Interim Hydrogen RoadmapLast updated: November 2, 2023
Interim Hydrogen Roadmap
Published: November 2, 2023
Submitting To: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
Issue for Business: This paper is an interim roadmap before the release of a final roadmap. The paper outlines several opportunities for the use of hydrogen. We have recommended several main priorities underlying the hydrogen roadmap: a) The roadmap should aim to enhance the investability of hydrogen. In doing so, it should provide a lucid understanding of hydrogen's role in New Zealand. Once this clarity has been given, it will attract investments and international attention. b) Conduct a comprehensive assessment outlining the distinctive characteristics of NZ's possible market which is grounded in our unique energy system, including our geographic nuances, economic landscape and demand profile, prioritizing local considerations over global trends that may not be relevant for New Zealand's future demand. c) Perform analysis encompassing the uncertainties and risks associated with hydrogen utilization. This should explore alternative applications, ensuring that the evaluation is not isolated from other potential uses. d) Ensure ongoing monitoring of international and domestic developments that could significantly influence the economic and technological developments that could influence the economic viability of hydrogen. e) Promptly implement PwC's hydrogen regulatory pathway report submitted in July 2022.