The PERTE of renewables and hydrogen is delayed until next year, the IDAE does not launch the call

The Order of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition was published in the BOE on December 24, but without the call of the IDAE nothing can be done.

Electrolysis plant to generate hydrogen

Just over two weeks ago the Government announced the PERTE ERHA (Renewable Energies, Renewable Hydrogen and Storage) and also the imminent call for the first projects. On December 24, the Ministerial Orders were published with the first four, and although he kept his word, he left it in the hands of the IDAE (Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving) the opening of the presentation of projects.

It’s about the Order 1444/2021, endowed with 250 million for the promotion of the renewable hydrogen value chain, from component manufacturing to prototypes of new vehicles or electrolyser projects to produce renewable hydrogen on a large scale.

A second, Order TED / 1445/2021, with the call for a line endowed with 150 million for pioneering renewable hydrogen projects, another, Order TED / 1447/2021, with the regulatory bases of aid for R&D projects in energy storage. And finally, Order TED / 1446/2021 for pilot projects for energy communities, endowed with 40 million.

However, companies still cannot present their projects because it depends on the IDAE to launch them. According to the text of the orders published in the BOE, in its Chapter III it says that “the calls will be made by the IDAE and will be published in the National Subsidies Database (BDNS)”.

With certainty it is not known when the call will come out“, Sources from IDAE explain to EL ESPAÑOL-Invertia. “Energy communities or MOVES fleets are also pending to publish an extract in the BOE“. It is calculated as “Realistic date that is available at the end of January or beginning of February”, they assure this newspaper.

Boost to the hydrogen industry

The PERTE ERHA is one of the outstanding tools of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR), which states that almost 40% of the investments will go to the ecological transition. It is linked to Components 7, 8, 9, 10 and 17, dedicated to innovative renewables; to storage, flexibility and new models of intelligent energy management; renewable hydrogen; the Just Transition Strategy; and to the complementary R + D + i plans, respectively.

And Spanish companies are prepared to promote this promising industry, especially hydrogen, closely linked to energy storage.

Electric, gas, oil, technology sector, startups, funds … all are preparing their projects to access European aid.

Renewable hydrogen is expected to play an important role in the decarbonisation of sectors such as cement, steel or transportation, as well as in long-term energy storage.

Since the approval of the PERTE ERHA, many companies have already made known their plans and their suitability to obtain European funds.