As the main stakeholders convened in Brussels at an important EC meeting on the role of hydrogen in energy policy (see EHA in Action) 11 leading companies in Europe have joined forces in the newly established North Sea Power to Gas Platform to further develop the concept of Power-to-Gas (P2G): the conversion of renewable power into gas. P2G will play an increasingly important role in our future energy system, as it reduces temporal surpluses of renewable power by converting these surpluses into gases. As these gases can be used for different purposes such as transportation, domestic heating, as feedstock for the chemical industry, and power generation, the potential value of P2G is considerable.
The establishment of the North Sea Power to Gas Platform is an important step in the transition towards a sustainable energy system”, says Lukas Grond, P2G expert at DNV KEMA and secretary of the Platform. “I am pleased that this group of reputed companies has joined forces to bring this technology a step further into the global energy market.” The Platform is an initiative of energy consulting and testing & certification company, DNV KEMA, and includes Fluxys and Hydrogenics (Belgium); Energinet.dk and Maersk Oil (Denmark); Alliander, Gasunie and TenneT (Netherlands); ITM Power and National Grid (UK); and Open Grid Europe (Germany).