The Hydrogen Assessments will support participants with the intelligence needed to develop a liberalised clean hydrogen market and optimise energy transition resources. The assessments are the first market-based assessments that are structured to be compliant with European Union and UK government standards for producing renewable hydrogen.
ICIS, a global source of Independent Commodity Intelligence Services, has announced that it has launched the first hydrogen price assessments to reflect the market value of renewable electricity. ICIS said that this product will support participants with the intelligence needed to develop a liberalised clean hydrogen market and optimise energy transition resources.
ICIS said that the European Commission’s REPowerEU plan has quadrupled hydrogen supply targets by 2030 and established criteria to ensure hydrogen production is sourced from renewable energy. To unlock investments of up to €500 billion outlined by the Commission’s hydrogen strategy, investors, policy makers and hydrogen industry participants thus require accurate and trusted pricing instruments aligned to Net Zero objectives.
Covering market-adopted technologies and locations, the ICIS European renewable hydrogen assessments have been produced through deep consultation with energy market participants. Also, the ICIS European renewable hydrogen assessments are the first market-based assessments that are structured to be compliant with European Union and UK government standards for producing renewable hydrogen.
These hydrogen price assessments accurately reflect the business conditions facing renewable hydrogen projects, providing participants with the confidence to make strategic investment plans, conduct bilateral negotiations and navigate volatility.
Simon Ellis, Head of Hydrogen Analytics at ICIS, says, “These assessments are an important step in ICIS’s commitment to providing price transparency to the renewable hydrogen market. They are the first true, independent reflection on the cost of producing renewable hydrogen and will give investors the confidence they need to bring capacity online”.
“Building on our track record of establishing commodity benchmarks like the ICIS TTF and ICIS NBP, as well as providing price transparency to global ammonia markets, the assessments will provide the clarity required to develop the European hydrogen economy,” said Stuart Wood, Head of Energy Strategy at ICIS.
The assessments combine ICIS’s cross-commodity energy analysis with price assessments of long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) provided by Pexapark that offers pricing data, software and services for RE. These PPAs are expected to be the primary means of supplying renewable power for the production of electrolytic hydrogen.
ICIS said that its renewable hydrogen assessments have also shown renewable hydrogen based on PPAs has avoided equivalent power market volatility over the past 20 months.