ENTSOG facilitates gas grids’ constructive role in the energy transition, including the repurposing, retrofitting and refurbishment of the gas grids for the transport of renewable and low carbon gases. The team will undertake the necessary activities that will be required within the regulatory framework of the Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Markets package. This legislation aims to decarbonise gas markets, promote hydrogen and biomethane and reduce methane emissions.
ENTSOG is committed to the goals of the European Green Deal, including legislative initiatives within the 'Fit for 55' package. ENTSOG will also continue its work on Energy System Integration, specifically the development and planning of the EU hydrogen backbone via repurposing and retrofitting of existing pipelines, based on the revised TEN-E Regulation. ENTSOG will continue dialogue with relevant stakeholders from the hydrogen, electricity, and gas value chains. Engagement with storage and LNG system and ports operators, DSOs and hard-to-decarbonise off-takers of hydrogen are of particular relevance.
Challenges include addressing fluctuating gas qualities, framing the proper conditions for connecting decarbonised and renewable gases production, planning usage of gas grids from hydrogen and biogas friendly perspective or designing new data flows between TSOs and DSOs. Nevertheless, gas systems offer a long-distance transportation, a long-term energy storage, decarbonisation of heating and short-term demand management support tools.
ENTSOG will continue to engage with stakeholders along the whole value-chain via:
For further information please contact:
Sara Piskor - Director, Strategy, Policy and Communication
On 8 December 2020, ENTSOG hosted its fourth annual conference online - ‘Future of Gas Grids: Decarbonisation and Energy System Integration’.
Please click the adjacent image to watch the full recording of the conference
On 12 December 2018 ENTSOG hosted its second annual conference, to a wide group of ENTSOG stakeholders, including the European Commission and a range of electricity and gas representatives. See here the main highlights from the event.
Hear from our key stakeholders at ENTSOG's Conference on 'Gas Infrastructure on Sustainable Economy'.
Focusing on gas innovation, decarbonisation and the coupling of gas and electricity systems, ENTSOG Members (Transmission System Operators – TSOs) presented four innovative projects. These can be found on ENTSOG’s newly updated website called ‘Innovative Projects Platform’. The conference outcomes from the event support some of the conclusions of the last 31st Madrid Forum and ENTSOG sees these ideas as an important part of the potential gas legislation review in 2020.
To date, the electricity transmission grid and currently available technologies efficiently integrated renewable sources of electricity into the power system. The ongoing energy transition will require additional developments. Power to Gas – and other P2X (e.g. Power to Liquid, Power to Heat) may have the potential to reduce the cost of the decarbonised energy system in particular when the end consumption is either gas or other high value energy forms.