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
This topic was presented by Jan Ingwersen at the GIE Annual Conference in Bucharest on 14 June 2018. Some key issues for the Gas Package 2020 include the need for political acceptance and support for a hybrid energy carrier system–aiming for utilization of existing assets, sector cooperation and optimisation, improved flexibility and better security of supply.