The use of green hydrogen in Mexico's National Gas Pipeline Network
(RNG) would end the intermittency of renewable sources; This was confirmed by Israel Hurtado, founder of the Mexican Hydrogen Association
(AMH), during the webinar 'Going up to energy efficiency on the hydrogen train', within the framework of the Energy Efficiency Week
; event organized by the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy
(Conuee) and the Ministry of Energy
In his presentation, he declared that, as part of the diversification of the energy matrix in the country, green hydrogen is also framed in this aspect, which would have many applications for the energy market. "We could get it (hydrogen) from renewable plants and use it as fuel to inject 24/7; with which, the famous issue of intermittency or variability of renewables could be completely mitigated ", he declared during his speech.
In this respect, Mario Carrero
, CEO of H2Greem Global Solutions
and also a panelist in the webinar
, highlighted that among the many applications that green hydrogen can have, he also agrees that its best use would be in the electricity grid.Next Monday we participated in the Week of Energy Efficiency in Industry invited by CONUEE (Mexico).Next Monday we participated in the Week of Energy Efficiency in Industry invited by CONUEE (Mexico).
"Of all the applications that have been discussed, the one I like the most is injecting hydrogen directly into the network. Since green hydrogen is always coupled with renewables to mitigate this variability. You help renewables and avoid one of the biggest problems with hydrogen, which is storage. Before storing it, what better way to inject it directly into the network ", he pointed out. Long-term hydrogen projects in Mexico
Likewise, Israel Hurtado celebrated that the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) already includes green hydrogen in the National Electricity System Development Program (Prodesen); although with a percentage of 1.31% of the total capacity addition.
"What is mentioned as a 1.31% technology capacity addition is to change turbines from natural gas to green hydrogen, and they specifically mention it that way. In this particular point, they put it 2025-2034, then in that period of time these modifications will be made ".
However, Israel Hurtado also clarified that there is still a learning curve for the development of green hydrogen in Mexico, starting by establishing a national hydrogen strategy as is the case in other countries in the world.
"We saw what happened in Texas, with the issue of frost, and Mexico could try to seek greater production of green hydrogen to have some independence, autonomy, or energy security," said the founder of the AMH.