"#BusinessAsUsual doesn’t exist anymore. Transport capacity must be reallocation in line with the new geopolitical reality and the new #gasflow patterns resulting from it."
Arno Büx, #GLE President

#GRIDTech2022 | @FluxysGroup
@FluxysBelgiumFR | @FluxysBelgiumNL

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"The priority is to solve the #EnergyCrisis. #EU energy #security is more important than #climate goals. Without prosperity and security, we will not be able to afford a green transformation. #Fitfor55 assumptions must be verified," says @MarcinWNowacki @eaGreenEU #eaDebates

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"#REPowerEU impresses a new sense of urgency to the #energytransition. EU needs to:
🎯Correct its trajectory to be climate neutral by 2050
🎯Disengage from unreliable partners
✅Producing 35 bcm of #biomethane can provide for 20% of current Russian Gas"
@glcancian

#GRIDTech2022

“The existing #gasinfrastructure already offers a sustainable network to transport renewable & low-carbon molecules. The #EHB intends to use exactly this network for #H2 in order to contribute to the EU's #decarbonisation of the EU"
Niko Bosnjak @OpenGridEurope

#GRIDTech2022

Friday @IEA on #Biomethane and "How Denmark created a biomethane value chain?" with @European_Biogas @EnerginetDK @enagas @SWENCP

🇩🇰 points:
1. Political support - subsidy
2. #Farmers #Industry #partnership
3. Green market design (#TSO)
4. Clear connection options (#DSO)

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North Sea Wind Power Hub

By TenneT, Energinet, Gasunie & Port of Rotterdam (North Sea)

North Sea Wind Power Hub is an international consortium, run by TenneT (Germany), Energinet (Danemark), Gasunie (Netherlands) and Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands), which goal is to build wind power hubs in the North Sea from 2030-2050.

The idea is to build one or more hubs in the central North Sea, with interconnections to the bordering countries. Such artificial islands will be situated at a location where there are frequent high wind speeds and will be connected to a large number of offshore wind farms. The electricity will then be distributed to The Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Norway, Germany and Denmark via current connections.

Furthermore, the surplus can be converted to hydrogen for large scale transport or storage, thanks to Gasunie expertise in power-to-gas technology based on electrolysis.

Today, the project is in the research phase, and recent results have shown its feasibility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTuYlybeiXA

Technical aspects

  • The idea is to gradually develop 10 to 15 GW hubs before a large offshore wind build-out.
  • A first hub will likely be electrically connected to the coast and with additional power-to-gas to provide energy system flexibility and could be operational in the 2030s.
  • The implementation of 180 GW offshore wind can be achieved by 2045.
  • After 2030, once large, far-offshore wind regions have been defined for development, it will be possible to develop several hubs that will act as central platforms for supporting the infrastructure required to transport the energy, e.g. for converting electricity into gas (in particular green hydrogen) instead of using the offshore converter platforms commonly used at the moment.
  • The relevant wind power capacities range from 70 to 150 GW by 2040 and up to 180 GW by 2045.

Contribution to energy transition

The project could lay the foundation for supplying hundreds of millions of Europeans with green energy.

The project aims to meet Paris Agreement climate goals and those of the countries around the North Sea. Close collaboration between countries is essential since such a system cannot be realized by individual EU members states on their own.

Overall, it will help pave the way for hydrogen economy.