ENTSOG work is continuing to evolve: from fulfilment of its regulatory tasks assigned by the Third Energy Package, through to responding to future challenges and supporting Europe's energy transition, market competitiveness and security of energy supply. ENTSOG aims to contribute to the realisation of European Green Deal, including legislative initiatives within the 'Fit for 55' package, Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market package and the REPowerEU action plan. ENTSOG will also continue its work on Energy System Integration, specifically the development and planning of the EU hydrogen backbone via repurposing and retrofitting of existing pipelines, based on the revised TEN-E Regulation.
Challenges include addressing fluctuating gas qualities, framing the proper conditions for connecting decarbonised and renewable gases production, planning usage of gas grids from hydrogen and biogas friendly perspective or designing new data flows between TSOs and DSOs. Nevertheless, gas systems offer a long-distance transportation, a long-term energy storage, decarbonisation of heating and short-term demand management support tools.
ENTSOG will continue to engage with stakeholders along the whole value-chain via:
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Sara Piskor - Director, Strategy, Policy and Communication
EC Head of Cabinets – Stefano Grassi and Diederik Samsom discussed the regulatory framework the newly published Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Markets in detail with participants, with a transition phase by 2030, towards a hydrogen market in 2050. Watch the recording here:
ENTSOG, together with its Members, have developed a Hydrogen Project Visualisation Platform to map the numerous hydrogen projects to identify supply and demand centres, to develop an EU-wide Hydrogen Backbone. This is comprehensive, interactive map for hydrogen projects along the whole value chain based on open source data.
ENTSOG facilitates the Roundtable on Clean Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution under the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, which contributed to two main ECH2A deliverables: Project Investment pipeline and Report on Barriers and Mitigation measures.
ENTSOG launched in January 2021 an Advisory Panel for Future Gas Grids with the purpose to discuss openly among stakeholders along the entire value chain on how to transition the gas grids to net-zero by 2050. The video summarises the work done in 2021 and future steps and deliverables for 2022.
ENTSOG, GIE and Hydrogen Europe have joined forces on a factsheet that answers a number of fundamental questions about gaseous and liquid hydrogen transport and storage. This factsheet provides an objective and informative analysis on key concepts, terminology and facts and figures from different public sources.
On 8 December 2020, ENTSOG hosted its fourth annual conference online - ‘Future of Gas Grids: Decarbonisation and Energy System Integration’.
Please click the adjacent image to watch the full recording of the conference
On 12 December 2018 ENTSOG hosted its second annual conference, to a wide group of ENTSOG stakeholders, including the European Commission and a range of electricity and gas representatives. See here the main highlights from the event.