13 July 2023
Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Package – safeguarding the ENNOH
The co-signatories of this Joint letter call on the co-legislators to ensure a level playing field for new renewable hydrogen players during the negotiations on the Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Package by establishing an independent hydrogen network development entity (European Network of Network Operators for Hydrogen – ENNOH).
Due to its chemical and economic characteristics, renewable hydrogen will not replace fossil gas one-for-one, and therefore cannot be governed in the same way. An independent ENNOH should govern the ramp-up of this dedicated infrastructure for the transport of renewable hydrogen. ENNOH must be run by hydrogen network operators, whose mission and interest are solely in planning a cost-efficient and proportionate hydrogen infrastructure development, with no conflicts of interest.
The new entity must carefully and independently evaluate future network requirements based on sound scientific analysis and economic forecasts. It must collaborate with ENTSO-E, ENTSOG and ACER on the long-term integrated network development planning for the most energy- and cost-efficient decarbonisation solutions.
Read the joint letter