Hydrogen (H2) produced with renewable energy is a key technology for the low-CO2 provision of electricity, heat and mobility. However, there are still many technical, economic and social challenges to be solved so that green hydrogen can become a supporting pillar of a renewable energy system. The H2-Wyhlen project, a regulatory sandbox of the energy transition, starting on 1 January 2021, aims to develop an economic overall concept for the use of green hydrogen. The involvement of regional stakeholders and citizens is also crucial. Therefore, all stakeholders affected by the regulatory sandbox in German city of Grenzach-Wyhlen will be continuously involved throughout the entire project duration of 5 years. DIALOGIK will structure this stakeholder dialogue and adaptively adjust the participation process.
The H2-Wyhlen regulatory sandbox is one of the winners of the idea competition "Regulatory Sandboxes of the Energy Transition" organised by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. Partners in the project are Energiedienst AG together with EnBW, the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), the industrial gases company Messer Group and DIALOGIK.