Partnerships are a great way forward to enable decarbonization of the gas sector. ENTSOG’s Members (TSOs) are engaging in new partnerships and initiatives such as the Green Gas Initiative, Gas for Climate initiative and are active via the European Power to Gas Platform, to name a few examples. Our TSOs are actively working together as well as with various private stakeholders on projects aimed to offer sustainable solutions for the gas sector and of the whole EU economy. Please have a look at some of the examples below.
TenneT and Gasunie published their first Infrastructure Outlook 2050, which is the result of a joint study on the development of an integrated energy infrastructure in the Netherlands and Germany. It takes the target of the Paris Agreement (COP21) as a starting point. This Infrastructure Outlook describes the consequences of for the existing gas and electricity transport infrastructures in three scenarios. This Outlook 2050 represents a solid, joint start with fresh new insights and shows the requirements and the restrictions for the infrastructure relating to a future CO2-neutral energy system.
TenneT Netherlands, TenneT Germany, Energinet, Gasunie and Port of Rotterdam joined to build an artificial island in the North Sea to host synergy technologies such as Power2Gas. The hub provides a basis for a joint European approach up to 2050 and focuses specifically on developing the North Sea as a source and a distribution centre for Europe’s energy transition.
FenHYx is a first demonstrator on a European scale to test hydrogen and decarbonised gases in the networks.The FenHYx platform in particular aims to reproduce the features of gas networks and especially those of the gas transmission networks: compression, expansion, measurement, analysis, injection loop, etc. The opening up of this platform to other operators will contribute to the emergence of the hydrogen sector.
Gasunie Deutschland, Tennet and Thyssengas will plan a 100 MW power-to-gas-installation. Planned operation in different phases from 2022. It will become the biggest power-to-gas-installation in Germany.
Snam, together with the Consorzio Italiano Biogas and Confagricoltura (CIB) has developed and presented a manifesto to the public in support of the Italian biomethane supply chain. CIB developed an innovative approach to produce sustainable biogas from winter crops called Biogasdoneright.
Eight leading players in the Antwerp Port area – Air Liquide, BASF, Borealis, INEOS, ExxonMobil, Fluxys, Port of Antwerp and Total – have signed a collaboration agreement as a first move towards the possible development of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) infrastructure. The consortium will carry out a joint study into the economic and technical feasibility of such facilities. CCUS applications can make an important contribution towards achieving climate goals.
The Gas Innovation Fund is intended to promote and encourage an environment of innovation in the gas industry. GNI wishes to engage with key stakeholders in order to share knowledge and leverage the best use of all resources for innovation.
Gaz Metro and Fluxys work together to develop the liquefied and compressed natural gas market. The agreement will pave the way for an exchange of information and expertise related to LNG and CNG, particularly on the technical, commercial, contractual, regulatory, fiscal and administrative fronts. The two parties, which indirectly share a major shareholder in the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, have also agreed to explore co-investment opportunities as interesting projects take shape.