The aim of the project is, together with the five participating energy firms – EnBW, EWE, MVV, E.ON Ruhrgas and VNG Verbundnetz Gas — to undertake parallel field tests for the installation and operation of fuel cell heating systems with important accompanying measures, to prepare for the market introduction of such systems.
The project is divided into the following six work packages: market partners, market research, infrastructure, communication, scientific monitoring and project coordination. These will generally be undertaken simultaneously throughout the project’s duration. The results of the project will be implemented in the subsequent market introduction phase by the participating energy firms and equipment manufacturers alike.
The project makes a significant contribution towards bringing natural gas-run fuel cell heating systems to market maturity. It will help pave the way for widespread implementation and use of this particularly efficient and climate friendly household energy supply.