Expert Exchange Event Series: Promotion of Green Hydrogen in South Africa
As the world urgently searches for solutions to decarbonising the hard-to-abate sectors, there is a current surge of global interest in green hydrogen (H2) and green-hydrogen-based Power-to-X (PtX) products. South Africa is characterised by favourable solar and wind energy conditions, significant mineral resources, and existing hydrogen value chains and industries. Thus, green hydrogen offers South Africa many opportunities. The country can both meet its global commitments to carbon reduction as well as export to international offtakers, who are willing to pay a premium price and sign long-term supply agreements to stimulate market development.
As part of the GIZ’s H2.SA programme, 15 events (offered online and in-person) will be hosted in collaboration with the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). The events will provide excellent opportunities for capacity building, knowledge sharing, networking, and showing international best practices for green hydrogen market development. The events will take place between March 2022 and July 2023. “Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: The Hydrogen Factor” is the first event in the series.
More about the series: Flyer_Green_H2_SA.pdf (sanedi.org.za)