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

On 19 October 2011, the European Commission unveiled its proposal for a Regulation on “Guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure”. This proposal aims at ensuring that strategic energy networks and storage facilities are completed by 2020. To this end, the Commission has identified 12 priority corridors and areas covering electricity, gas, oil and carbon dioxide transport networks. It proposes a regime of “common interest” for projects contributing to implementing these priorities and having obtained this label. also energy storage projects will be included. It is not clear how much of the budget is dedicated to renewable energy infrastructure.

For more information see: EU Energy Infrastructure 2020