Enel and Rusnano representatives discussed partnership in “Green” hydrogen at SPIEF 2021

Published on Tuesday, 8 June 2021

“The topic of “green” hydrogen production becomes more popular around the globe. At the level of Enel Group, we are actively working in this field in many countries of our presence. And, of course, we consider Russia as a potential region for implementation of such projects. The mutual project with RUSNANO is the first step towards exploring this potential in different regions of Russia.”

– Enel’s Head of Europe Simone Mori

“Russia has enormous potential both for the production and use of "green" hydrogen. The state and private companies are more and more actively involved in the work, the goal of which is to form a high-tech and export-oriented hydrogen energy industry in Russia. RUSNANO intends to pay great attention to the development of this new industry and to participate in the implementation of hydrogen projects using the most modern technologies. Successful implementation of a joint pilot project with Enel will prove the feasibility of the concept of ”green” hydrogen production and scale up the project in future, which will contribute to the implementation of the national hydrogen strategy.”

– Sergey Kulikov, Chairman of the Executive Board of the management company RUSNANO

Speaking at the plenary session of the St.Petersburg Economic Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of the country’s priority projects is the reduction of emissions in all sectors and increasing the share of low-carbon sources. The President stressed that the significance of the Russia’s natural potential for ensuring the climate sustainability of the whole Planet is enormous.

Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global power and renewables markets, as well as a main gas operator in the retail market.

It is the largest European utility by ordinary EBITDA, and is present in over 30 countries worldwide, producing energy with around 88 GW of installed capacity.

Enel distributes electricity through a network of over 2.2 million kilometers, and with more than 74 million end users is the 1st network operator globally1. The Group brings energy to around 70 million homes and businesses and has the largest global customer base. Enel’s renewables arm Enel Green Power is the world’s largest renewable private player, with around 49 GW of wind, solar, geothermal, and hydropower plants installed in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Enel X, Enel's global advanced energy services business line, is the worldwide demand response leader, with a total capacity of over 6 GW managed globally; the company has installed around 100 MW of storage capacity as well as, in the electric mobility sector, 195,000 EV charging points2 around the globe.

1Publicly owned operators not included.

2 Public and private charging points. It includes interoperability points.

The RUSNANO Group includes the RUSNANO JSC, the RUSNANO management company LLC and the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs. Thanks to the investments of the RUSNANO Group, 138 enterprises and R&D centers operate in 37 regions of Russia.