Energy Transition

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


Power to Gas – A Sector Coupling Perspective

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.


Decarbonising through gas networks – A TSO perspective

This topic was presented by Jan Ingwersen at the Madrid Forum on 16 October 2018. The 2020 Gas Package will pave the way for achieving the sustainability goals for gas as well as for electricity/gas interaction –and at the same time continue pursuing the goals on gas markets and security of supply. ENTSOG’s five themes for the Gas Package 2020 are presented in this slide package


How to spend it: Future business models for European gas

This topic was presented by Jan Ingwersen at the GIE Annual Conference in Bucharest on 14 June 2018. Some key issues for the Gas Package 2020 include the need for political acceptance and support for a hybrid energy carrier system–aiming for utilization of existing assets, sector cooperation and optimisation, improved flexibility and better security of supply.