Uniper and Siemens Gas and Power have announced a new partnership to decarbonise power generation.
The extension of the existing partnership between the companies will see them cooperate to develop clean power generation projects and promote ‘sector-coupling’.
The businesses state “it is important to look at the energy, mobility and industry sectors together, because they all can and must contribute to reducing greenhouse gases” and notes one focus of the planned cooperation will be the production and use of hydrogen from renewable energy sources.
They will also evaluate the potential of Uniper’s existing gas turbines and gas storage facilities for the use of hydrogen and discover what role the gas can play in the coal power plants of the future.
Uniper CEO Andreas Schierenbeck: “After the coal phase-out and the switch to a secure gas-based energy supply, the use of climate-friendly gas will be a major step towards successful energy system transformation; therefore, the decarbonisation of the gas industry, including gas-fired power generation, is essential if Germany and Europe are to achieve their climate targets.
“We are ready to invest and have set the strategic course to significantly accelerate the decarbonisation of our portfolio. In doing so, it is important to bundle energies, act openly in terms of technology, and work with proven high-technology partners like Siemens.”