Synergies utilising renewable power regionally by means of Power to Gas
Integration of energy vectors is key to ensure cost-efficient inclusion of renewable energy. This is highlighted in the SET-Plan Action 4 Implementation Plan as well as the ETIP SNET R&I roadmap 2017-26, where P2G is mentioned explicitly. P2G will contribute to the overall efficiency and balancing of the energy system with energy storage and transfer of green energy to industry, transport and energy conversion. There are around 30 P2G pilot/test facilities in various EU regions, most being publicly supported; regional commercial P2G-projects have however not yet emerged. This phase of innovation is typically called the valley of death. Several factors prevents private investments; such as lack of business strategies enabling use of P2G for multiple grid services required by regional energy system operators. SuperP2G will ensure that P2G solutions approach commercial implementation by contributing to 1) technical optimization and system integration, 2) market access and uptake as well as for 3) development of solutions for organization and adoption. The approach is to interconnect leading P2G initiatives, locally anchored in five countries, ensuring joint learning and co-development of solutions. Each national project focuses on different challenges, where researchers team up with local need-owners to co-create solutions to their specific issues. Each project consider all three dimensions of Integration but with different focus. Each project looks at key aspects in the three layer research model and moves the P2G technology forward.
The objective of the Austrian share in the project SuperP2G is analysing the future demand for renewable H2 and SNG for the Austrian industry / in the Austrian model region WIVA P&G, including aspects of cost development based on existing tools CoLLeCT, PResTiGE, and MOVE. Additionally, the data on the future demand and cost development is prepared for usage in the overall SuperP2G tool. Results, best practices and experiences are shared between the project stakeholders and integrated in the ERA-NET Knowledge Community. This allows a transnational 360° view of P2G. The consortium will assess how P2G may come into play, enhancing renewables and regional system integration. Specifically, analyses will include regional uptake of green gases, regional stakeholder involvement and the potential to expand P2G to other EU regions.
Further information: https://projekte.ffg.at/projekt/3234880
Funding program: ENERGIE DER ZUKUNFT, Smart Energy Systems, ERA-Net SES