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The Significance of Formal & Legal Factors in Selecting a Location for a Hydrogen Buffer to Stabilize the Operation of Power Distribution Networks


This article presents the conceptual assumptions for the process of identifying and evaluating the formal & legal factors that impact the choice of a hydrogen buffer location to stabilize the operation of power distribution networks. The assumption for the research process was establishing a methodological framework for an in-depth analysis of legislative acts (the EU legislation and the national law) to enable identification of synthetic groups of formal & legal factors to be further analyzed using the DEMATEL method. As a result, the cause-and-effect relations between the variables were examined, and an in-depth analysis was carried out to investigate the level of impact of the formal & legal factors on the functioning and location of a hydrogen energy buffer.

Funding source: This research was partially funded by the National Center for Research and Development (Poland) in the framework of the H2eBuffer project. Grant Nr POIR.04.01.04-00-0040/20 (2021–2023). This research was supported by University of Szczecin, Institute of Management, Cukrowa Street 8, 71-004 Szczecin, Poland. This research also was funded by the program of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, Poland under the name “Regional Excellence Initiative” in the years 2019–2022; project number 001/RID/2018/19; the amount of financing: PLN 10,684,000.00.
Related subjects: Policy & Socio-Economics
Countries: Poland

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