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In-Person workshop: Why European underground hydrogen storage needs should be fulfilled

4 April @ 10:30 - 13:30 CEST

Presentation of the study

Introductory remarks
Torben Brabo, GIE President

Presentation of the study

  • Christopher Andrey | Director, Artelys
  • Catherine Galano | Director, Frontier Economics

Panel discussion

Moderated by Anne-Sophie Corbeau | Global Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA

  • Vasilis Papandreou | Policy Officer, Emerging Hydrogen Markets, ACER
  • Marzia Sesini | Senior Research Associate, FSR Gas and Hydrogen Area, European University Institute
  • Kamila Waciega | Director, Energy & Infrastructure Policy, Hydrogen Europe
  • Michael Schmöltzer | Head of the Value of Storage Working Group, Gas Infrastructure Europe
  • Romain Capaldi | Director, Guidehouse, H2eart for Europe

Concluding remarks & GIE recommendations

Charlotte Roule | President, Gas Storage Europe

GIE Stakeholder Workshop

Why European underground hydrogen storage needs should be fulfilled

Thursday 4 April  (10:30-13:30 CEST)

NH Brussels EU Berlaymont : Boulevard Charlemagne, 11-19, 1000 Bruxelles – Belgium

Registrations are now closed!

We invite you to send an email to gie@gie.eu in case of questions.

 

 

Objective of the Event

The main goal of this workshop is to convene stakeholders from across the hydrogen value chain, including market players and institutions, for collaborative discussions centered around the recent study conducted by GIE, supported by Artelys and Frontier Economics, on “why European underground hydrogen storage needs should be fulfilled”.

The workshop aims also to facilitate networking, knowledge-sharing, and collective learning to advance positive change and advancement in the areas of UHS.

Through an interactive panel discussion, participants will have the chance to share their perspectives on the contributions of UHS in an evolving energy system where sectoral integration could be enhanced, while making sure to revisit the aspects highlighted in the study, both from a quantitative perspective and from a regulatory standpoint.

Among the topics to be discussed during this workshop, it is already possible to mention: flexibility, resilience of the energy system, system optimisation, kick-starting the hydrogen eco-system and security of supply.

 

Description

In forthcoming integrated and low-carbon European energy systems, Underground Hydrogen Storage (UHS) will be integrated as a vital component to facilitate the effective deployment of renewable energy sources and enable the significant reduction of CO2 emissions at the lowest cost for society.

Given the societal benefits associated with UHS, Artelys and Frontier Economics will provide, for the first time, an insight into the optimal and necessary storage capacity required by 2030 and by 2050 in Europe. Through this assessment, it will become apparent that there exists a massive gap between the required and planned storage capacity already by 2030 if storage operators intend to align with the ambitious goals of REPowerEU, with potential implications for long-term storage requirements.

In order to gain further insight into the causes of this gap, Frontier Economics and Artelys will delve into the circumstances that currently hinder storage operators from developing the necessary capacities. This review will then lead to an exploration of all regulatory measures and financial support mechanisms that could bolster a more cost-efficient, integrated European energy system.

 

Meet market players from the entire energy value chain

Join us for an exclusive presentation featuring experts from Artelys and Frontier Economics. On this occasion, esteemed representatives from the European Commission, ACER, and industry players across the energy value chain will convene on stage to debate the study findings on fulfilling underground hydrogen storage needs in the European energy system and the hydrogen storage targets for 2030 and 2050.

 

Interactive sessions

Through interactive panel discussions and insightful presentations, delve into topics such as flexibility, resilience of the energy system, system optimisation, kick-starting the hydrogen ecosystem and security of supply.

 

UHS’ role

In forthcoming integrated and low-carbon European energy systems, Underground Hydrogen Storage (UHS) will be integrated as a vital component to facilitate the effective deployment of renewable energy sources and enable the significant reduction of CO2 emissions at the lowest cost for society.

 

Required & planned storage capacity by 2030 and 2050: the gap

Given the societal benefits associated with UHS, Artelys and Frontier Economic

 

will provide, for the first time, insight into the optimal and necessary storage capacity required in Europe by 2030 and 2050. This assessment underlines the massive gap that exists between the required and planned storage capacity by 2030 if storage operators intend to align with the ambitious goals of REPowerEU, with potential implications for long-term storage requirements.

 

Regulatory & financial solutions

Frontier Economics and Artelys will present the circumstances hindering storage operators from developing the necessary capacities. Regulatory and financial measures will be reviewed to lead to an exploration of support mechanisms that could bolster a more cost-efficient, integrated European energy system.

GIE Stakeholder Workshop

Why European underground hydrogen storage needs should be fulfilled

Thursday 4 April  (10:30-13:30 CEST)

NH Brussels EU Berlaymont : Boulevard Charlemagne, 11-19, 1000 Bruxelles – Belgium

10:30-10:40 | Introductory remarks

  • Torben Brabo | President, Gas Infrastructure Europe

 

10:40-11:10 | Presentation of the study

  • Christopher Andrey | Director, Artelys
  • Catherine Galano | Director, Frontier Economics

11:10-11:30 | Q&A session

 

——————11:30-11:45 | Coffee break——————

 

11:45-12:45 | Panel discussion

Moderated by Anne-Sophie Corbeau | Global Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA

  • Vasilis Papandreou | Policy Officer, Emerging Hydrogen Markets, ACER
  • Marzia Sesini | Senior Research Associate, FSR Gas and Hydrogen Area, European University Institute
  • Kamila Waciega | Director, Energy & Infrastructure Policy, Hydrogen Europe
  • Michael Schmöltzer| Head of the Value of Storage Working Group, Gas Infrastructure Europe
  • Romain Capaldi | Director, Guidehouse, H2eart for Europe

 

12:45-13:00 | Concluding remarks & GIE recommendations

  • Charlotte Roule | President, Gas Storage Europe

——————13:00-13:30 | Lunch——————

Click on the photos below to check out the biography.

Torben Brabo

President, GIE & Senior Vice President, Energinet Group

Torben Brabo

President, GIE & Senior Vice President, Energinet Group


Torben Brabo is CEO of the Gas TSO in Energinet, the Danish national transmission system operator for electricity and gas – which is an independent public enterprise owned by the Danish state under the Ministry of Climate, Utilities and Energy. He has 25 years of experience in the energy and gas sector in Denmark and abroad.

Prior to joining Energinet, he took part in European power and gas projects as part of the liberalisation of the Danish gas market in 2002-2004. As the current CEO in Energinet Gas TSO, Torben Brabo is highly involved in European renewable and low-carbon gas projects.

Besides of being GIE’s President, he is engaged in ENTSOG (European Network of gas TSOs) and the European gas capacity trading platform PRISMA, and promoting ERGAR. Moreover, he participates in several decarbonisation projects, such as the Green Gas Initiative and Gas for Climate. He has held a position as chairman of the board of the Danish-Swedish gas exchange ‘Gaspoint Nordic’.


Torben Brabo
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Christopher Andrey

Director, Artelys

Christopher Andrey

Director, Artelys


Christopher Andrey is an associated director at Artelys and is heading Artelys’ Brussels office since 2018. Ever since completing his PhD in high energy physics from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL – Switzerland), Christopher has worked in the energy sector. After having carried out long-term investment planning studies in the context of national energy transition strategies, Christopher specialised in the economic analysis of energy/climate policies, market design proposals, and of infrastructure projects. He works for clients all along the energy value chain: from project promoters to regulators, from TSOs to NGOs, from national entities to the European Commission. In the recent years, Christopher has devoted his time to analysing the synergies and interdependencies that emerge in closely integrated energy systems

Publications

Catherine Galano

Director at Frontier Economics

Catherine Galano

Director at Frontier Economics


Catherine Galano is a Director in Frontier’s Energy practice. Based in Paris, she advises European players across the value chain in electricity and gas(es). Catherine has twelve years' experience advising on regulation and policy, with a focus on infrastructure and the roll-out of technologies required to achieve the energy transition


Catherine Galano

Anne-Sophie Corbeau

Global Research Scholar at Centre on Global Energy Policy (CGEP)

Anne-Sophie Corbeau

Global Research Scholar at Centre on Global Energy Policy (CGEP)


Anne-Sophie Corbeau is a Global Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Her research focuses on hydrogen and natural gas. Anne-Sophie has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry and is a recognized expert on natural gas. She is the author of many publications focusing on gas, LNG markets, Asia, China, India and Africa, including the book “LNG markets in transition: the great reconfiguration” (Oxford, 2016). She is also a member of the Gastech governing body.

Prior to joining the Center, Mrs. Corbeau was a senior Leader and head of gas analysis at BP, where she was responsible for advising the Leadership Team on gas market developments and long term pricing assumptions. As part of the Economic and Energy Insights team, she was leading the Energy Outlook’s analysis on gas, industry, nuclear and hydrogen. She also served as a member of BP France’s Comex (board). Before joining BP, she was a Research Fellow at KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center) in Riyadh where she set up and expanded the natural gas program. She also worked for the International Energy Agency (IEA) where she was responsible for managing the research on global gas markets, and for IHS CERA.

She began her career as an engineer working on fuel cells and hydrogen at Peugeot and Debis Systemhaus. Anne-Sophie holds an MSc from the Ecole Centrale Paris and an MSc from the University of Stuttgart.


Anne-Sophie Corbeau

Vasilis Papandreou

Policy Officer, Emerging Hydrogen Markets, ACER

Vasilis Papandreou

Policy Officer, Emerging Hydrogen Markets, ACER



Vasilis Papandreou

Charlotte Roule

Chief Executive Officer of Storengy

Charlotte Roule

Chief Executive Officer of Storengy


O 1 March 2023, Charlotte Roule took the position of Chief Executive Officer of Storengy, the European leader in underground natural gas storage.
She will continue to develop and leverage the company's unique expertise in the storage of renewable gases and the production of natural hydrogen, while accelerating its role as a leader in the energy transition.

As part of her significant roles, she will also assume the management of the storage business in France following the departure of its Managing Director, Pierre Chambon, who has just joined ENGIE. Charlotte Roule was hitherto ENGIE Group Strategy Officer. In charge of long-term forecasting, strategic dialogue, and competitive intelligence, she participated in the review of major projects for the company. Before joining the Strategy Department, she managed Storengy UK and ENGIE in China where she coordinated projects focusing on renewable energy, clean solutions for cities and industries, such as cooling networks and electrical mobility.

She was Vice President of the European Chamber of Commerce in China from 2018 to 2021. Now, she represents the Chamber in Paris. Moreover, she is currently a member of the Board of Directors of France Gaz (formerly Association Française du Gaz).

In 2022, Charlotte Roule accompanied the President of ENGIE in his role as co-chair of the B20 (G20business group) Energy, Sustainable Development and Climate working group.


Charlotte Roule

Marzia Sesini

Senior Research Associate, FSR Gas and Hydrogen Area, European University Institute

Marzia Sesini

Senior Research Associate, FSR Gas and Hydrogen Area, European University Institute


Kamila Waciega

Director, Energy & Infrastructure Policy, Hydrogen Europe

Kamila Waciega

Director, Energy & Infrastructure Policy, Hydrogen Europe


Michael Schmöltzer

Head of the Value of Storage Working Group, Gas Infrastructure Europe

Michael Schmöltzer

Head of the Value of Storage Working Group, Gas Infrastructure Europe



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Romain Capaldi

Director, Guidehouse, H2eart for Europe

Romain Capaldi

Director, Guidehouse, H2eart for Europe



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NH Brussels EU Berlaymont

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NH Brussels EU Berlaymont
Boulevard Charlemagne – Karel de Grotelaan, 11-19, 1000 Bruxelles – Belgium

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NH Berlaymont, Brussels
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