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 25 June 2009 the European Commission (the “Commission”) selected the law firm Philippe & Partners for performing a study on “the liability of electricity transmission system operators for failing to supply” in Europe. The study aims at:

• Understanding liability of transmission system operators (“TSOs”) for all failures of supply (any type of supply failure, such as failure resulting from operation deficiencies, capacity curtailment, etc.);

• Analysing the way TSOs are insured against risks;

• Highlighting differences, common practices, good practices, etc. in the scrutinised Member States (“MS”);

• Determining to what extent such differences or practices affect the internal electricity market and/or hamper competition; and

• Assessing whether a Europe wide approach is recommendable.

The study covered eight MS, namely Poland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Czech Republic. The study can be downloaded at the EU Energy Website