📅 #GRIDTech2022 conference
on 28 June 9:30-17:30

Join us online or in-person in #Brussels
and discuss the #EnergyTransition, #Hydrogen, #GasInfrastructure and #SecurityOfSupply.

More info 👉https://www.gridtechevent.eu/

@ENTSOG @Eurogas_Eu

The European biomethane map 2020 released by @European_Biogas (EBA) and @GIEBrussels has recorded a 51% uptake for biogas in Europe. We have compiled a list of the biggest biomethane plants in Europe. #biomethane #biogas #repowereu
https://hubs.ly/Q01bzvfH0

#MadridForum
Explaining how #hydrogen, #gas and #electricity markets are interrelated, in one slide.
A great picture, well done !@EFET_Europe

The value of #hydrogen #storage.
Coming @GIEBrussels study mentioned at #MadridForum

#H2 storages:
1) give additional value for #kickstarting hydrogen economy
2) avoid #curtailment in power system
3) make H2 #cheaper as production can take place, when power is cheap

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Who we are

Gas Infrastructure Europe is a representative organisation towards the European Institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the European Union) as well as the European bodies of regulators (ACER, CEER) and other stakeholders.

GIE was formally established on 10 March 2005 as a legally independent and non-profit association with official articles of associations. Its Secretariat is based in Brussels (Avenue de Cortenbergh 100). The GIE President is Mr. Torben Brabo.

GIE – Gas Infrastructure Europe – is representing 68 member companies from 27 countries, gathering operators of gas infrastructures across Europe: transmission pipelines, storage facilities and LNG terminals.

Mission & Objectives

Mission

GIE aims to find market-based solutions in order to best meet the interests of the network users; with regard to regulated activities of our members we advocate a stable and predictable regulatory framework consistent throughout the European Union in order to create an environment that facilitates investments. This is of particular importance since infrastructure is a prerequisite both for security of supply and for creating competition. Only if investments into infrastructure and the creation of new capacity are sufficient in order to cope with the rising demand for natural gas can natural gas remain a cornerstone of the European energy mix.

GIE is promoting interoperability of the European gas systems to enhance cross-border gas exchanges through the work done within GIE on this issue and in cooperation with other stakeholders.

Objectives

The GIE objectives comprise mainly but are not necessarily limited to those listed:

  • Contributing to a safe and reliable European transmission system suitable for meeting present and future transportation needs;
  • Supporting the European Union on its path to deliver the EU Green Deal’s objectives;
  • Enhancing decarbonisation of all regions and sectors, including the hard-to-abate ones;
  • Supporting the development of the hydrogen economy with the existing gas infrastructure and via the development of innovative projects;
  • Promoting market solutions;
  • Contributing to the setting of a stable public policy framework;
  • Voicing the opinion of the its members in Europe according to the previous points.

Structure

GIE is the umbrella organisation for its three subdivisions

GTE – Gas Transmission Europe
representing the Transmission System Operators (TSO)

GLE – Gas LNG Europe
representing the LNG Terminal Operators (LSO)

GSE – Gas Storage Europe
representing the Storage System Operators (SSO)

Natural Gas Area

[focus on existing markets]

The management of the classical natural gas market we see to be developed under the Natural Gas Area. The existing market and its regulatory design are very mature and requires its own focus. Markets in some regions should be finalised, and the CCE/SEE prospects should have more focus

Topics followed:

  • Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market Package
  • Gas prices and Security of Supply
  • Decarbonisation of the CEE/SEE region
  • Fit for 55

Relation with ACER/CEER and policymakers (ad-hoc) on natural gas

Hydrogen Area

[focus on new markets]

We introduce a new area, the Hydrogen Area, where the role of new gases on a wholesale level will be tackled more in depth. Such change is born from the EC decarbonization process, the EC System Integration and Hydrogen strategies.

Topics followed:

  • Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market Package
  • RED II
  • Additionality Principle
  • Guarantees of Origin (GOs)
  • GIE Contribution to European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

Disruptive Energy Area

[focus on disruptive markets]

We introduce a new area, the Disruptive Energy Area, where the more disruptive, decentralised and circular technologies and markets should be assessed.

Topics followed:

  • New disruptive business models connected with decentralisation
  • Energy storage
  • Sector coupling and joint gas-power markets design (prosumers, flexibility platforms, ..)
  • Dialogue and work with DSO’s (gas and power)
  • GIE Innovates (disruptive technology development, mainly cluster)
  • Digitalisation

System Operation & Development Area

The technical work addressed so far under the System Operation Area, together with the GIE Maps and Transparency will be covered under the existing System Operation and Development Area.

Topics followed:

  • Methane Emissions
  • Security of Supply
  • Gas Quality
  • Cybersecurity
  • Transparency (including GIE/GTE/GLE/GSE Maps, ALSI/AGSI+, REMIT)
  • H2 Infrastructure Maps TYNDP, databases (data for EHB, IOGP/GIE/ENTSOG, NGN H2 Map)
  • TYNDP