Orsted pledged to link offshore wind to green hydrogen as it joined an already crowded field of heavyweights in a zero-subsidy tender for the Netherlands’ 750MW Hollandse Kust South 3&4 zone. The Danish utility said it will submit a bid for the area in the North Sea and has already taken a final investment decision on the project, with hydrogen production and storage from its Dutch wind farms now part of its plans. Green hydrogen produced from renewable power generation has long been seen as a potential option for storing excess output, and spreading its use to other sectors such as heating and transportation. A report this week said its use would be “widespread” by the middle of the century.

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Published: 14 March 2019