STUTTGART (dpa-AFX) - The federal government's strategy for the construction of hydrogen-capable gas-fired power plants is falling short of the expectations of Stuttgart-based grid operator TransnetBW. "We welcome the fact that progress is finally being made with the power plant strategy and consider this to be an important first step. However, what was presented today still leaves many questions unanswered," explained company boss Werner Gotz on Monday. It is therefore all the more important that the four 2.5-gigawatt power plants now envisaged are built quickly at the right locations, primarily in the south.

After a long struggle, the German government had agreed on a strategy for the construction of hydrogen-capable gas-fired power plants. They are to start up when there is no wind and no sunshine. TransnetBW wants to incentivize the construction of new power plants with an advance payment. In return, the company guarantees a certain remuneration based on forecasts for the use of the plants./hoe/DP/men