The UK’s steel industry could be entirely decarbonised with green hydrogen produced from wind generation, which would otherwise have to be switched off due to grid constraints, according to modelling carried out for a new report. Policy Exchange says the growing costs of congestion on the grid – predicted to grow to £3.5 billion a year by the end of the decade – is holding back development of the UK’s “world-class” wind fleet.
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- Renewable Energy News, ‘Waste wind can fill UK green hydrogen needs’