ScottishPower has narrowed down the locations it's considering for its 35MW electrolyser site, with the Cromarty Firth identified as “ideal”.
'Significant' cost reductions needed for green hydrogen as grid-connected electrolysers deemed more costly
Green hydrogen production costs in Europe could fall to between €2 (£1.72) and €2.5/kg, but hydrogen produced by grid electricity will drive up costs.
Electrolyser capacity is set to increase from 0.2GW worldwide today to 213.5GW by 2040, a thousand-fold increase, according to Aurora Energy Research.
ScottishPower has submitted a planning application for the UK’s largest electrolyser as part of the Green Hydrogen for Scotland project.