Gasgrid Finland and Fingrid are running a joint project that examines the potential trends in the hydrogen economy and their impact on the energy system. The project creates the conditions for developing Finland’s electricity and hydrogen transmission infrastructure in a holistic and long-term manner, taking into account both current and future energy transmission needs. In order to identify the needs, we have drafted scenarios specifically related to the potential of the hydrogen economy in Finland. Please provide feedback on the draft scenarios by 19 August 2022.
Gasgrid Finland and Fingrid have jointly prepared draft scenarios that describe at the top level how the hydrogen economy will affect the development of the energy system. Three scenarios have been presented for the Finnish hydrogen economy, with different development trends and roles for Finland in the hydrogen value chain. Will Finland develop into a significant exporter of P2X products, hydrogen gas, or both, to meet the increasing demand in the domestic and European markets? A hydrogen infrastructure that enables domestic use and foreign exports and imports has been formed in the scenarios based on Finland’s possible different roles.
In the scenarios, hydrogen production will become Finland’s largest consumer of electricity, and wind power will become the largest form of electricity production. Finland’s electricity consumption will almost double from the current level by 2030 and triple-quadruple by 2040. This trend is mainly driven by electricity needed for hydrogen production. The required energy transmission within Finland will increase significantly as the production and consumption of both electricity and hydrogen are distributed across Finland. Energy transmission can take the form of electricity, as is the case today, or in the future, part of the transmission can also be carried out as hydrogen using domestic hydrogen transmission infrastructure.
We hope for feedback from stakeholders on the draft scenarios of the joint project, which are described in full in the consultation report. The scenarios will also be presented in today’s webinar, the recording of which will be available on the companies’ websites in the coming weeks. The feedback will serve as input for refining the scenarios in autumn 2022, along with the results of the studies carried out in the joint project. The final report of the project will be completed and published at the end of 2022.
Venla Partanen, Development Engineer, email@example.com, tel. +358 50 305 3504
Sara Kärki, Head of Strategic Analysis & RDI, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 40 158 1722
Jussi Närhi, Specialist, Strategic Grid Planning, email@example.com, tel. +358 40 846 8948
Mikko Heikkilä, Manager, Strategic Grid Planning, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 40 637 4720