Eneco has officially submitted its planning application for the electrolyser, a hydrogen production facility designed to split water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity. This marks a significant departure from conventional hydrogen plants, which predominantly rely on natural gas and consequently contribute to substantial carbon dioxide emissions.
The initiative aligns with the global shift towards emission-free green hydrogen, recognized as a pivotal component in the ongoing energy transition. The Dutch government has set ambitious targets, expressing its commitment to escalate green hydrogen production in the Netherlands to 4 gigawatts by the year 2030.
Scheduled to commence construction in 2026, Eneco's innovative plant aims to be fully operational by 2029. The electrolyser is anticipated to boast a substantial capacity of 800 megawatts, drawing on renewable energy harnessed from solar parks and wind farms for the hydrogen production process.
This initiative underscores Eneco's dedication to sustainable practices and aligns with broader efforts to establish cleaner alternatives within the energy sector.