For the implementation of a climate-friendly heat and power supply, it may be necessary to build a future-proof and reliable hydrogen infrastructure for Berlin’s northwest. In the medium term, the modern pipeline network of Future Connect North West is intended to supply the heat and power plant Reuter West with climate-neutral hydrogen. The project partners are making a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.
Climate-neutral hydrogen is an important component in securing and simultaneously decarbonising Berlin's electricity and heat supply. ONTRAS' hydrogen network for eastern and central Germany is an integral part of this. Vattenfall and ONTRAS want to jointly facilitate regional hydrogen transport by installing the Future Connect North West and connecting Berlin to the European Hydrogen Backbone. In this way, 100 % hydrogen can be transported to the northwest of Berlin and potentially used at other locations. In addition and as part of a larger hydrogen project, alternative connection options are being developed together with other network operators.
Within the scope of the completed regional planning procedure, the project partners developed possible routes for connection to the supra-regional gas pipeline network, based in particular on the following criteria: