ЗаголовокState Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine has become a member of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
Created date24 09 2022
State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine has become a member of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, established by the European Commission in July 2020.
The alliance supports the large-scale development of hydrogen energy by 2030 and is part of the EU course on industrial decarbonisation.
"We consider the development of the hydrogen economy as one of the pillars of the reconstruction of Ukraine, its energy transformation and the formation of the basis for the decarbonization of the economy. At the same time, the criticality of the issue of energy security of both Ukraine and the whole of Europe opens up a wide horizon for close cooperation with EU partners," commented the Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Valerii Bezus.
"The State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine together with the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine are working out ways to build Ukraine's hydrogen economy within the framework of a working group on the basis of the ministry, as well as in an open dialogue with the scientific, business community and European partners," the Valerii Bezus added.
Thus, in its Hydrogen Strategy, the European Commission identified Ukraine as one of the priority partners in the future hydrogen economy of the European Union.
In addition, in the "REPowerEU" plan, the European Commission envisages the creation of several hydrogen import corridors in the EU, one of which is with Ukraine, as soon as the conditions will be appropriate.
Therefore, membership in the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance will help to intensify international cooperation, exchange of experience and information about the development of hydrogen energy in different countries. Also, participation in the alliance will facilitate the search for potential partners for the implementation of projects on production, transportation, storage and use of hydrogen.
Currently, more than 1,500 organizations are members of the alliance, including more than 10 from Ukraine, among them: the Ministry of Energy, State Enterprise "Energoatom", GTS Operator of Ukraine and others.
Among the main tasks of the alliance is to promote the attraction of investments and stimulate the production and use of pure hydrogen. In particular, the association is preparing a number of investment projects. To date, more than 1,500 projects have been collected from alliance members: https://single-market-economy.ec.europa.eu/industry/strategy/industrial-....
Alliance members meet twice a year at the Hydrogen Forum to discuss ways to develop hydrogen energy.
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