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Is Germany Ready for Hydrogen? Outlook on New Reliable Capacity

The German government’s new power plant strategy—the Kraftwerksstrategie—is designed to replace the remaining coal power plants with low-carbon alternatives, mainly by building new hydrogen-ready plants. However, unresolved ambiguities in the specific subsidy mechanisms for new power plants make the planned coal exit in 2030 more and more unrealistic. The first tender for hydrogen-ready plants was originally scheduled for December 2023 but has been postponed to 2024.

Read the report to discover:

  • What is the current status regarding the Kraftwerksstrategie?
  • What could different subsidy schemes for new reliable capacity look like?
  • Is the Kraftwerksstrategie needed to phase-out coal and bring in new hydrogen assets?

Are you interested to join our study on the Kraftwerksstrategie and the future of the German gas fleet? Contact Benjamin La Trobe!

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