The Hydrogen sector in Ireland

The Hydrogen sector in Ireland

ECRN’s partner EDU SMART TRAINING CENTRE LIMITED published the report titled “The Hydrogen Sector in Ireland” in the context of the project Professions and competences in the hydrogen sector (Project no. 2023-1-PL-01-KA220-VET-000159821).

The text highlights current Ireland’s hydrogen strategy which is aligned with EU regulations and national policies aimed at achieving climate neutrality by 2050. Key legislative frameworks, such as the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2021 and the Climate Action Plan 2023, provide a roadmap for Ireland’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The development of renewable hydrogen is central to these plans, with targets set for production from surplus renewable electricity by 2030 and the commencement of zero-emission gas-fired generation.

The growing hydrogen mobility market presents opportunities for job creation and economic growth in Ireland, the text underlines. As the sector expands, there will be demand for skilled professionals in various fields, including construction, engineering, and project management. With an emphasis on safety and sustainability, the hydrogen workforce must be adequately trained to handle the unique challenges associated with hydrogen technology.

Finally, professionals working in the hydrogen sector in Ireland must possess a diverse range of competencies, including technical expertise, leadership skills, and a strong commitment to safety and environmental stewardship. As the industry evolves, there will be increasing demand for professionals with experience in renewable energy, supply chain management, and policy development. Collaboration between industry stakeholders and research institutions will be crucial to driving innovation and ensuring the long-term success of Ireland’s hydrogen industry.

The full text is available here: The Hydrogen sector in Ireland