Norddeutsches Reallabor – new market and business models, regulatory (Norddeutsches Reallabor – Neue Markt‐ und Geschäftsmodelle, Regulatorik (NRL))
The Norddeutsches Reallabor (NRL) is a cross-state collaborative project that examines a holistic transformation of the energy system. Under the current market conditions, the large-scale implementation of innovative projects in the area of sector coupling, especially power-to-gas for the production of green hydrogen, is not (yet) possible. In addition, the market framework conditions for an energy-optimised supply of neighbourhoods and cities must be adapted for the rapid decarbonisation of the heating sector. By means of concrete options for further development and action, the path to more sustainability in all consuming industries is to be demonstrated.
Duration: 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2026
Funded by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Project partners: Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Frauenhofer IEE and more than 40 other partners
The work in the NRL project examines several aspects of sector coupling with a focus on hydrogen and energy-optimized neighborhoods and cities. As the consortium’s legal project partner, the Stiftung Umweltenergierecht (Foundation for Environmental Energy Law) is conducting the legal analyses of the issues arising in the project: We assess the legal framework conditions for sector coupling projects with a focus on hydrogen as an energy carrier and with regard to energy-optimized neighborhoods and cities. Furthermore, with regard to the business models of the demonstrators in the NRL, we collect, evaluate and systematize the different approaches taking into account the relevant jurisprudence. Based on this legal groundwork, the business models will be reevaluated together with the technical and economic project partners and approaches for new, optimized business models will be elaborated. The project objective of the Foundation for Environmental Energy Law is thus the elaboration of further development options for a multimodal legal framework that includes all stages of the value chain.