Regulation

In this segment, Hydrogen Valleys provide additional insights into the regulatory side of their projects. What are the main regulatory hurdles? What are the regulatory provisions that Hydrogen Valleys value as key for the success of their project?

Main regulatory hurdles (number (share) of Valleys)

This question provides insights into the main regulatory hurdles of Hydrogen Valleys displaying both the number of Valleys as well as the share of all Valleys that identified the respective hurdle. Use the filter options to find out information on Hydrogen Valleys based on more specific characteristics. Please note that the Hydrogen Valleys were able to choose multiple answers.

Key regulatory provisions

For this segment, Hydrogen Valleys were asked about the key regulatory provisions that impact their projects. Please see below a selection of insightful answers from the Hydrogen Valleys themselves.

"Led by CORFO and supported by the Ministry of National Property, the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Economy."
"More than 11,000 hectares of public land will be available for the construction of a large scale facility for the production of hydrogen from renewable energy projects."
"Pre-Investment studies have already been made, strategic evaluation of land and mining rights, topographical study, geo-technical study, solar resource, wind, corrosiveness and meteorology as well as industrial water supply alternatives."
"IPCEI calls."
"Time of implementation, cost of project and amount of the state aid."
"CO2 reductions."
"Permits: construction permits, civil work, environmental permits and all around necessary procedures controlled by state authorities."
"In order to generate sufficient demand and willingness to pay, a regulatory framework for industrial players to incentivise the use of green hydrogen will be needed (e.g. RED II)."
"Projects are targeting Just Transition regions."
"Application to the IPCEI programme could allow covering the funding gap."
"In the Spanish gas quality specification blending is currently allowed until 5%. A modification is under evaluation to provide greater flexibility."
"Renewable hydrogen is supported by the National Energy and Climate Plan."
"The regional hydrogen policy strategy."
"European, national and local funds (private and public)."
Partnership between Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council & CEA on R&D development (High temperature electrolysis, PEM fuel cells, Hydrogen solar PV)
Get better air quality
"Funding and upcoming taxation of CO2 emissions."
"Distinction between grey, blue and green hydrogen."
"Strategy plans for climate and sustainable mobility, European regulations (Clean Vehicle Directive, Directive for Infrastructures for Alternative Fuels, RES I and RES II) as well as regional and European funding programs."
"Exemption from a tax regarding the energy purchase (called "accisa")."
"Public awareness and sensitivity regarding air pollution, noise pollution and the climate problem."
"European funding programs (FCH JU, LIFE, CEF) supporting new technologies related to climate actions."
"European Directives."
"Roll-out in larger scale needs understanding on individual scale by stakeholders."
"Hydrogen Strategy for the Orkney Islands (published in 2020) and Scottish Energy Strategy (published in 2018), the latter includes hydrogen and local energy systems as a key priority."
"FIT for RES (H2 production from curtailment)."
"The project deploys H2 technologies and works on regulatory aspects across the entire value chain, including distribution of H2 both by road and RO-RO ferries, use for heating and power in public buildings and port facilities."
"Reduction of CO2 emissions (EU regulations - obligations)."
"Exemptions for gas grid injections."
"The initiative is part of a broader agreement between the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the Balearic Government with Enagás, Acciona and CEMEX to reindustrialize the Lloseta area of Mallorca."
"Application to the FCH JU call could help to cover part of the funding gap."
"The project includes large-scale green H2 production via electrolysis at multi-MW scale including the deployment of local grid infrastructure and the interconnection of the existing electricity and gas regional networks."
"Renewable hydrogen is supported by the Regional Balearic Government, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge."
"PPE for the French Guiana draws a carbon free grid for 2030."
"Electricity price is competitive with the existing solution."
"Carbon regulations."
"Need for energy storage driven by growing curtailment of renewables."
"This project is primarily funded via a government grant from the California Air Resources Board, which includes several requirements/provisions."
Environmental permits and subsidies / grants
Financial input stakeholders
PNIEC (National plan of energy and climate), Hydrogen Roadmap (a committment to renewable hydrogen)
Exemption from use of system charges and levies is crucial for profitability of grid integrated electrolyser operation
PNIEC (National plan of energy and climate), Spanish Hydrogen Roadmap (a committment to renewable hydrogen)
RED II, pending on 2021 delegated acts
MOU has been signed with Tatweer (SEZ Development)
Potential funding for proof of concepts from state
Potential tax benefits
There are numerous regulatory provisions associated with the wind energy.