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A project that aims to combine the hydrogen expertise and experiences across European gas distribution companies

About Ready4H2

Hydrogen is key to the European energy transition, and gas distribution companies across Europe are a natural part of the rapid hydrogen development.

Ready4H2 is a project that aims to combine the hydrogen expertise and experiences across the European gas distribution companies creating a common understanding of how the distribution networks can help realize the huge growth potential and deliver the carbon reduction potential of hydrogen utilization.


For decades European gas distributors have shown the ability to deliver cost-effective and safe pipeline distribution and have gained extensive knowledge and experience that can contribute to the transformation of the European energy infrastructure.

Who we are 

The Ready4H2 project consists of 91 European gas distribution companies and organisations working together to support the built-up of a strong hydrogen market and create a common European understanding of the future related to the transformation of the gas distributors towards climate neutrality.

At this point there are DSOs participating from the following countries:

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Bulgaria

  • Czech Republic 

  • Denmark

  • England

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Holland

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Israel

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Romania

  • Slovakia

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Turkey

  • Ukraine

News from Ready4H2


New report published 
The Ready4H2 Alliance’s third report which presents a roadmap towards fully decarbonized gas distribution grids across Europe.


What we do

The Ready4Hydrogen project consist of three new studies:

  1. The gas distribution companies’ hydrogen knowledge: The first analysis will be a collection of the experiences that the European gas distribution companies have with hydrogen projects and hydrogen infrastructure. It will furthermore investigate how the DSOs are involved in their country’s hydrogen developments and how far the country’s hydrogen strategy is evolved

  2. How can the gas distributors contribute to the hydrogen value chain: The second analysis will build upon the first analysis by analyzing how the European gas distributors can contribute to the hydrogen development. The gas distributors’ experiences and knowledge will be analyzed and converted into value propositions for the hydrogen value chain. Not just hydrogen experience but also the gas distribution companies’ unique positions and contribution to strategic land planning.

  3. A roadmap on how the gas distribution companies can transform into Europe’s primary hydrogen distribution infrastructure: The third analysis will provide a roadmap with concrete initiatives for how the gas distribution companies at the European and national level can be a link between hydrogen producers and consumers. It should describe possible barriers and opportunities along the gas distributors' road to being the responsible hydrogen pipeline distributor. 

Participating DSOs and affiliated national umbrella organisations

Gas and Power Distribution Network Operator in west Germany

Bayernwerk - Grids for new energies

MRG is a natural gas distribution company in Madrid

Evida, operates, builds & maintains the gas distribution network in Denmark

supplying swabia with future energy

Attiki Natural Gas Distribution Company

Public Gas Distribution Networks (DEDA) SA. Greek DSO

GNI owns, operates, builds & maintains the gas network in Ireland.

Gas distribution company in Spain & part of the Naturgy group

Redexis is engaged developing natural gas, LPG and renewable

ÖVGW – Austrian Association for Gas and Water

German Gas and Water Association

Germany's strategic DSO energy transition initiative for gas

GGND Portugal’s main gas distributor

Powering a changing society.

Verteilnetzbetreiber, Dienstleister für Erdgasnetze

Electricity and gas grid operator in Flanders (Belgium

Regional Gas Company (RGC) – Ukraine

GRDF, the leading gas distribution company in France

Regional. Safe. Connected. Climate neutral 2035.

The Slovak gas distributor

Portgás - The Gas Distribution Network Operator in north west of Portugal

GNI owns, operates, builds & maintains the gas network in Ireland.

Netbeheer Nederland, The Dutch association for electricity and gas network operators

The largest Czech Gas DSO

Synergrid is the association of networkoperators for gas and electricity in Belgium

The largest and groundbreaking Italian gas DSO

Swiss Association of Gas Industry

Bulgarian Natural Gas Association

The Swiss Gas and Water Association

Spanish gas distributor

Harz Energie Netz GmbH

Energienetze Bayern GmbH & Co. KG

EAM Netz GmbH

Gas Extremadura

SWM Infrastruktur GmbH & Co. KG

Stadtwerke Essen AG

OsthessenNetz GmbH

NBB Netzgesellschaft Berlin-Brandenburg mbH & Co. KG

Inetz GmbH

ENERVIE Vernetzt GmbH

Energis-Netzgesellschaft mbH


DVGW – Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfachs

Stadtwerke Ludwigsburg-Kornwestheim GmbH

Stadtwerke Bochum Netz GmbH

Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH

MVV Netze GmbH

ESWE Versorgungs AG

Avacon Netz GmbH

Gas network Ireland

Wesernetz Bremen GmbH

Stadtwerke Karlsruhe GmbH

SachsenNetze GmbH


Mitteldeutsche Netzgesellschaft Gas mbH

Energienetze Mittelrhein GmbH & Co. KG

Dortmunder Netz GmbH


TEAG Thüringer Energie AG

Stadtwerke Heidelberg Netze GmbH

Rheinische NETZGesellschaft mbH


Mainova AG

Participating organizations

Eurogas is a European trade association representing the gas industry.

The European Gas Industry’s collaborative R&D association

An international organization extending the energy acquis

The European Federation of Local and Regional Energy Companies

European association of Gas Distributors for Sustainability


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