Power-to-gas push no surprise – opinion
The joint power-to-gas (PtG) project by power and gas transmission grid operators Amprion and Open Grid Europe (OGE) should not come as a surprise, as especially the gas industry worries about its future in a decarbonised Germany, writes Andreas Mihm in an opinion piece in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Carbon-neutral gas produced from renewable electricity could be used in the existing pipelines, storages, and end-use infrastructure. No one knows whether PtG will become competitive in the end, writes Mihm. “Still, nothing is won unless risks are taken.”
For background, read the new CLEW factsheets Power-to-gas: Fix for all problems or simply too expensive? and Sector coupling - Shaping an integrated renewable energy system.