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.
In the H2-suitability of steels project , materials that are currently used in Germany for the transport of natural gas are to be examined for their suitability for hydrogen. Random fracture mechanical tests should be carried out to check the steels used. The determined characteristic values are compared with the results on which the American regulations ASME 31.12 are based. The transferability of the ASME standard to the steels used in Germany is then validated. In partnership with Materials Testing Office (MPA) Stuttgar, DVGW
hybridge – the name of the largescale power-to-gas project by Amprion and Open Grid Europe (OGE). From 2023 it is planned that the pilot plant will be able to convert up to 100 megawatts of electrical power into hydrogen. With this project, the aim is to further develop a technology that will play a key role in the transformation of our energy system.
The strategic goal of Get H2 is to combine regions with a high share of renewable energies from wind and solar sources with H2 production on an industrial scale. The focus is on the development of a nationwide H2 infrastructure with the coupling of all sectors.
The aim of the HESTOR research and development project carried out by a scientific and industrial consortium was to investigate the possibility of hydrogen storage in salt caverns, generated from RES, and its further use for energy generation and technological purposes in oil & refinery industry. The Project also considered technical and economic aspects of the use of hydrogen as a fuel in transport. Read more about the other issues addressed in the document using the link below.
ENTSOG and its TSO members are engaging in partnership organisations to assess and create awareness about the role of renewable and low carbon gas in the future energy system.
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Amprion and Open Grid Europe (OGE) are joining forces to press ahead with intelligent sector coupling. The two companies are planning to trial the power-to-gas (PtG) technology on an industrial scale to help accelerate the energy transition. The aim is to build PtG plants in the 50 to 100 MW range. Potential sites in Lower Saxony and northern North Rhine-Westphalia have been identified.
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.