The Delegated Act on additionality rules defines under which conditions hydrogen, hydrogen-based fuels or other energy carriers can be considered as an RFNBO → Agreement reached in trilogue.
Ensuring that RFNBO production contributes to increased renewable electricity deployment
The RFNBO unit sources renewable electricity equivalent to the amount used for the production of the RFNBO, either on their own site or via power purchase agreements (PPAs) under the following conditions:
Controversy: The additionality clause does not apply to RFNBO production plants commissioned before 2028.
Temporal correlation – Until 2030, renewable electricity must be generated within the same month as the electrolyser is used for producing the RFNBO. After 2030, it even has to be produced within the same hour. Exceptions can be made for grid-balancing purposes.
Geographic correlation – The electrolyser used for RFNBO production should either be in the same 'bidding zone' where the renewable electricity is generated, or in a connected bidding zone if prices there are equal or higher.