According to the List of legislative and program works of the Council of Ministers, the government plans to adopt the “Polish Hydrogen Strategy until 2030 with a perspective until 2040” (PHS) in the first quarter of 2021. According to information about this project, the strategy has, inter alia, present the basic technological and business obstacles and indicate the directions in which the hydrogen market should develop in order to soon function on a scale that allows it to compete with conventional fuels.
PHS distinguishes six goals that are necessary to achieve. The first concerns the implementation of hydrogen technologies in the energy sector. The second goal is to use hydrogen as an alternative fuel for transport. The third – supporting the decarbonization of industry, including by supporting activities for the acquisition and application of low-emission hydrogen for petrochemical and fertilizer production processes.
The fourth goal is the production of hydrogen in new installations, including the commissioning of installations for the production of hydrogen from low-emission sources. The fifth goal is an efficient and safe distribution of hydrogen, including the gradual development of the hydrogen transmission and distribution network, and the introduction of gas produced in power-to-gas systems to the gas networks. The last, sixth, is the creation of a stable regulatory environment, removing barriers to the development of the hydrogen market and encouraging the gradual increase in the use of renewable energy for the purposes of electrolysis.