This is according to Fingrid, Finland’s national electricity grid which is aiming to integrate hydrogen into the country’s energy grid and put the country on the map for hydrogen technologies.

Fingrid has already signed more than 5000 MW worth of connection agreements for projects scheduled for completion in 2022–2024. Fingrid has received a total of 150,000 MW worth of inquiries about joining the main grid.

If all the projects go ahead, it is expected that it would produce about 500 TWh of electricity a year.

Of this potential, nearly 450 TWh could be available for the needs of new industry, which would correspond to the production of more than 300 TWh of pure hydrogen.

This is large figure to have applied to hydrogen and could decarbonise industry significantly.

As well as this, Fingrid will additionally support the development of a European Hydrogen Backbone initiative that aims to create a European-wide network for hydrogen.

Sara Kärki, Head of Strategic Analysis & RDI at Gasgrid Finland, said, “A hydrogen infrastructure pipeline can promote flexibility in the energy system, efficient energy transmission, and reduce risk to producers and consumers, once the infrastructure unites many producers and consumers with each other.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.