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READY4H2

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 66 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

  • Czech Republic 

  • Denmark

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Portugal

  • Slovakia

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Ukraine

  • Schweiz

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What we do

The Ready4Hydrogen project will run until February 2022 and 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

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

The Slovak gas distributor

GGND 
Portugal’s main gas distributor

ÖVGW – Austrian Association
for Gas and Water

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Public Gas Distribution Networks (DEDA) SA. Greek DSO

Attiki Natural Gas
Distribution Company 

MRG is a natural gas distribution company in Madrid

Powering a changing society.

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GRDF, the leading gas distribution company in France

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The largest and groundbreaking
Italian gas DSO

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Second Spanish gas distributor

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Gas and Power Distribution Network Operator in west Germany

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German Gas and Water Association

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GELSENWASSER AG

Mainova AG 

NBB Netzgesellschaft Berlin-Brandenburg mbH & Co. KG

Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH

SachsenNetze GmbH

Stadtwerke Heidelberg Netze GmbH

SWM Infrastruktur
GmbH & Co. KG

wesernetz Bremen GmbH

Erdgas schwaben gmbh

GALP

EAM Netz GmbH

energis-Netzgesellschaft mbH

ESWE Versorgungs AG

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Regional Gas Company (RGC) – Ukraine

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Bayernwerk - Grids for new energies

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The Swiss Gas and Water Association

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Electricity and gas grid operator in Flanders (Belgium

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Regional. Safe. Connected.
Climate neutral 2035.

Harz Energie Netz GmbH

Mitteldeutsche
Netzgesellschaft Gas mbH

N-ERGIE Netz GmbH

OsthessenNetz GmbH

Stadtwerke Bochum Netz

GmbH

Stadtwerke Karlsruhe GmbH

TEAG Thüringer Energie AG

DVGW – Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfachs

Gas network Ireland

Dortmunder Netz GmbH

Energienetze Bayern
GmbH & Co. KG

ENERVIE Vernetzt GmbH

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

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

Redexis is engaged developing natural gas, LPG and renewable

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

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Verteilnetzbetreiber, Dienstleister
für Erdgasnetze

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The leading gas distribution company in Spain and it is part of the Naturgy group

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inetz GmbH

MVV Netze GmbH

EWE NETZ GmbH

Rheinische NETZGesellschaft mbH 

Stadtwerke Essen AG

Stadtwerke Ludwigsburg-Kornwestheim GmbH

Thüga Aktiengesellschaft

Gas Extremadura

H2vorOrt

Avacon Netz GmbH

Energienetze Mittelrhein
GmbH & Co. KG

erdgas schwaben GmbH

Participating organizations

The European Federation of Local and Regional Energy Companies 

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Eurogas is a European trade association representing the gas industry.

An international organization extending the energy acquis

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Eurogas is a European trade association representing the gas industry. 

The European Gas Industry’s collaborative R&D association 

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Participating companies

Digital Construction Management Platform for Utilities

Participating DSOs and affiliated national umbrella organisations

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

The Slovak gas distributor

GGND 
Portugal’s main gas distributor

ÖVGW – Austrian Association
for Gas and Water

zelena.jpg

The largest Czech Gas DSO

ML_colore.png

The largest and groundbreaking
Italian gas DSO

LOGOPEQUE.jpg

Second Spanish gas distributor

westNetz.png

Gas and Power Distribution Network Operator in west Germany

Logo DVGW.png

German Gas and Water Association

Swiss_Association_GasIndustry_Logo_Web.jpg

GELSENWASSER AG

Mainova AG 

NBB Netzgesellschaft Berlin-Brandenburg mbH & Co. KG

Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH

SachsenNetze GmbH

Stadtwerke Heidelberg Netze GmbH

SWM Infrastruktur
GmbH & Co. KG

wesernetz Bremen GmbH

Erdgas schwaben gmbh

GALP

EAM Netz GmbH

energis-Netzgesellschaft mbH

ESWE Versorgungs AG

Public Gas Distribution Networks (DEDA) SA. Greek DSO

Attiki Natural Gas
Distribution Company 

MRG is a natural gas distribution company in Madrid

Powering a changing society.

LOGO-GRDF_descripteur_CMJN.jpg

GRDF, the leading gas distribution company in France

RGC_logo_RGB_eng.jpg

Regional Gas Company (RGC) – Ukraine

bayernwerk.png

Bayernwerk - Grids for new energies

SVGW-Logo.jpg

The Swiss Gas and Water Association

Fluvius_Logo_POS_RGB.png

Electricity and gas grid operator in Flanders (Belgium

NetzeSuedwest_Logo_sRGB.jpg

Regional. Safe. Connected.
Climate neutral 2035.

Harz Energie Netz GmbH

Mitteldeutsche
Netzgesellschaft Gas mbH

N-ERGIE Netz GmbH

OsthessenNetz GmbH

Stadtwerke Bochum Netz

GmbH

Stadtwerke Karlsruhe GmbH

TEAG Thüringer Energie AG

DVGW – Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfachs

Gas network Ireland

Dortmunder Netz GmbH

Energienetze Bayern
GmbH & Co. KG

ENERVIE Vernetzt GmbH

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

evida_Logo_Stor.png

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

Redexis is engaged developing natural gas, LPG and renewable

Synergrid_rgb.jpg

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

MITNETZ.png

Verteilnetzbetreiber, Dienstleister
für Erdgasnetze

Nedgia_grupo_Naturgy_PPAL_COLOR_RGB.png

The leading gas distribution company in Spain and it is part of the Naturgy group

EDIS_Logo_RGB.jpg
LOGO_E.ON.png
NBB_Logo_Firmierung-Gruppe-unten_RGB_Farbe_2500px.jpg
Logo Netze BW mit Endorsement - rgb.png

inetz GmbH

MVV Netze GmbH

EWE NETZ GmbH

Rheinische NETZGesellschaft mbH 

Stadtwerke Essen AG

Stadtwerke Ludwigsburg-Kornwestheim GmbH

Thüga Aktiengesellschaft

Gas Extremadura

H2vorOrt

Avacon Netz GmbH

Energienetze Mittelrhein
GmbH & Co. KG

erdgas schwaben GmbH

Participating organizations

The European Federation of Local and Regional Energy Companies 

EurogasLogo2021.png

Eurogas is a European trade association representing the gas industry.

An international organization extending the energy acquis

marcogaz-logo-png-transparent.png

Eurogas is a European trade association representing the gas industry. 

The European Gas Industry’s collaborative R&D association 

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samuel-sianipar-scUBcasSvbE-unsplash.jpg

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