Hydrogen production facility at the Wildegg-Brugg hydropower plant forging ahead

24.06.2022  - Axpo is planning a hydrogen production facility at the Wildegg-Brugg hydropower plant, which is expected to produce green hydrogen from domestic hydropower by the spring of 2024. Some of this climate-friendly hydrogen will be delivered directly to the nearby Voegtlin-Meyer filling station via a pipeline, and contribute to decarbonisation in the mobility sector. The building permit application for the project was submitted today. 

Axpo's planned 15-MW hydrogen production facility in Wildegg-Brugg will use electrolysis to produce around 2000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year. The electricity required for production will come entirely from the nearby Wildegg-Brugg run-of-river power plant. The direct connection to the power plant enables climate-friendlier hydrogen production. Some of the hydrogen will be transported to the nearby Voegtlin-Meyer filling station via a new pipeline.

In the future, Voegtlin-Meyer will make green hydrogen available to regional users at its hydrogen filling station. IBB also plans to use the waste heat produced by means of electrolysis and make this renewable energy available to industries in the area.

Cooperation in the Canton of Aargau

The realisation of the hydrogen production facility and the pipeline to the nearby filling station are a cooperative project: Axpo, Voegtlin-Meyer, IBB and the City of Brugg signed a joint memorandum of understanding in November 2021.

The approximately 2000 tonnes of green hydrogen are sufficient to power about 300 trucks or buses per year. The project will thus make an important contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in the mobility sector.

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