100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

The European Commission published on August 29th 2011 a Study on “The structuring and financing of energy infrastructure projects, financing gaps and recommendations regarding the new TEN-E financial instrument”.

The report, written by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants aims to answer three key questions :

1. What was the structure of energy transmission infrastructure investments in the last five years in terms of investment volumes, financing structures, financing sources and the financing capacity of operators, and what do we expect to see in the future?

2. What challenges arise regarding the financing of such infrastructure projects, and where are the financing gaps?

3. What measures and instruments should be implemented to over come such challenges and gaps?

Source: Energy Studies