According to its national action plan, Hungary aims to integrate hydrogen into its mobility, industry, construction, gas and electricity systems.
and energy. The NCEP states that "hydrogen can play an important role in integrating renewable electricity generation
renewable electricity generation, strengthening the national security of supply and achieving Hungary's decarbonisation goals". New
regulatory measures in the gas, storage and transport sectors that address the entire hydrogen value chain, encompassing generation, storage, transmission, distribution and distribution.
covering generation, storage, transportation, distribution and end-use. Among the different applications, Hungary
considers the possibility of using hydrogen to decarbonise its gas supply, produce electricity (in the long term), replace
replace fossil fuels in the transport sector and partially replace fossil hydrogen with renewable hydrogen. Hydrogen will support the
integration of higher volumes of variable renewable electricity into the system, improve system flexibility and increase security of supply.
security of supply
The NECP includes the concrete 2030 target of a renewable electricity-based hydrogen consumption of 51ktoe in
in the heating and cooling sector. Hungary also plans to use renewable hydrogen as an alternative fuel for transport,
even in its Business As Usual scenario (considered as "with existing measures" scenario). With the additional measures of the NECP
(WAM scenario), renewable hydrogen could cover around 1% of the total transport energy needs in 2030.
Hungary has a positive environment to address the deployment of renewable hydrogen in all its possible applications,
given the announced pilot projects and its commitment to address regulatory barriers, its participation in the Green
Hydrogen Blue Danube, Black Horse, Silver Frog and H2Go4 IPCE projects, the entry of Hungarian oil and gas supplier
and Hungarian gas supplier MOL, which is entering the hydrogen business, and the Hungarian TSO, which is willing to establish a framework for introducing hydrogen into the system.
to introduce hydrogen into the gas system. Hungary also participated in the HyLaw project, which identified and assessed the main regulatory barriers, with the Hungarian
the main regulatory barriers, in order to prioritise measures to address them.
According to its NCP, Hungary considers that hydrogen fuel cell cars would be available and deployed from 2025,
while fuel cell buses and heavy-duty vehicles could be used already. Even in its business-as-usual scenario,
Hungary expects renewable hydrogen to play a role in the renewable energy target for transport. With the additional NECP measures
additional measures, Hungary could cover around 1% of its transport needs with hydrogen in 2030, and around 5% in 2040 (for a total of around 5% in 2040).
in 2040 (for a total of around 30% renewable energy for transport).
In Hungary there is 1 hydrogen filling station, albeit for private use.