Mr. Alexander Behnke
Senior Referent Corporate Development and StrategyOpen Grid Europe GmbH

Ruhr Area - Heart of the European H2 economy

The Ruhr area as an industrial centre of Germany is a focal point of the OGE's project activities. In cooperation with companies from various industrial sectors, we are planning the decarbonization of the region. The first hydrogen transports will be possible as early as 2024 and the entire Ruhr area will be supplied by 2030.

Open Grid Europe GmbH

Kallenbergstraße 5
45141 Essen

OGE is one of Europe's leading gas transmission system operators. With our pipeline network spanning approximately 12,000 kilometres, we transport gas throughout Germany. Our geographic location makes us the central link for gas flows across the European single market. 1,450 OGE employees ensure security of supply. We make our network available to all market participants in a transparent and non-discriminatory way in line with market needs. We enable energy supply. Today and in the energy mix of the future. For more information about the company, go to