Hydrogen action plan: draft

Our draft Hydrogen Action Plan articulates the actions that will be taken over the next five years to support the development of a hydrogen economy to further our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Scotland’s energy system while ensuring a just transition.


1. Further detail on the different types of hydrogen production is set out in the Hydrogen Policy Statement.

2. Scottish hydrogen: assessment report - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) In the 2030s our assessments suggest the hydrogen economy will be worth between £2.5bn and £6bn in GVA to Scotland and we have the potential to be supporting between 31,000 and 81,000 jobs. In the 2040s the hydrogen economy could be worth between £5.7bn and £25.9bn in GVA to Scotland and we have the potential to be supporting between 68,000 and 313,000 jobs

3. https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-offshore-wind-green-hydrogen-opportunity-assessment/

4. https://www.gov.scot/publications/onshore-wind-policy-statement-9781788515283/

5. https://www.gov.scot/publications/securing-green-recovery-path-net-zero-update-climate-change-plan-20182032/

6. Heating Value of 39.4kW/kg and annual consumption of 12,000kWh per year for an average house.12,000/39.4 = 304.6kg ,1000kg (1 tonne) = 1000/304.6 = 3.3 homes -1MW of electrolytic hydrogen production produces 92 tonnes of hydrogen p.a.= to 302,0000 homes.

7. https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/media/4109/development-hydrogen-production-in-scotland.pdf

8. https://www.gov.scot/publications/fostering-future-scottish-french-research-development-collaboration-floating-wind-green-hydrogen/pages/7/

9. Scottish Government Draft Hydrogen Action Plan Consultation


Email: hydrogeneconomy@gov.scot

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