We’re paving the way for renewables
We originally formed “performing energy – the alliance for wind hydrogen” in 2011 to represent leading manufacturers, research institutes and organisations for investment in the environment and technology sector. The alliance was amalgamated in 2015 into the German Hydrogen and Fuel-Cell Association (DWV) as an Expert Commission. The performing energy initiative is supported by the federal states of Brandenburg, Schleswig-Holstein and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
The members of performing energy work to expound the economic benefits of an integration of renewable energies using wind hydrogen systems. The main concern is the strategic integration of renewable energy into the three energy sectors of electrical power, heating and mobility.
A cost-neutral market incentive programme for fuels derived from electrical power is needed to integrate the transport sector into the government’s energy strategy and to optimise renewable energy for the supply of electricity.
For this reason, it is mandatory to implement EU Directives for an effective market launch of green hydrogen and for the recognition of the CO2 reductions it achieves as a substitute for natural gas.
There must be a definition of the standard emission values for the use of green hydrogen in the refinery process for application in combustion engines.
According to the Renewable Energy Act (§ 64 EEG, Appendix 4, No. 78, List 1), Power-to-Hydrogen plants are classified as “power-intensive enterprises”. This recognition has to guarantee investment security several years prior to initial operation of the plants.