Accenture has analyzed how the realization of a green hydrogen economy in the Northern Netherlands should be organized.
Although the vision to realize a green hydrogen economy in the Northern Netherlands as one of the first in Europe is realistic, it will not happen by itself. In this vision, the rationale for why a green hydrogen economy could develop in the Northern Netherlands is explained. This vision also includes a high-level roadmap for the development of production, infrastructure, markets and societal activities in order to realize a first phase of the green hydrogen economy up to 2030, together with a rough estimate of the necessary investments. Accenture concluded that a green hydrogen economy can only be realized by a well-coordinated and tightly directed approach by companies and governments together. Companies need to do the investments, but governments need to create the right conditions. To realize this large-scale green hydrogen economy, Accenture proposes the following phased approach consisting of: I) current phase focused on ideation and mobilization; II) masterplan phase; III) backbone realization phase; IV) scale up phase; and V) maturation phase.
Development phases for the green hydrogen economy realization in the Northern Netherlands