Denmark is in the process of developing a more sustainable energy system, where the development of a green gas system is a key component. Similar developments are taking place in other parts of Europe.
It’s on this background that Energinet.dk has signed a joint declaration with the gas transmission system operators Gasunie in the Netherlands and Fluxys in Belgium with the aim of cooperating in the common effort towards developing a carbon-neutral gas supply in 2050. Hopefully this is the beginning of a wider European cooperation.
The development of the green gas system
The development of the green gas system is a challenge demanding new technological developments within areas like bio gas, power to gas, and other technologies that can ensure that the gas system can support an electricity system based on fluctuating renewable energy.
Through European cooperation it is possible to share experiences and exchange know-how that can shorten the road towards a carbon-neutral gas supply.
Common objective –different initiatives
Energinet.dk, Gasunie and Fluxys have declared their commitment to developing a carbon-neutral gas supply in 2050. This challenge requires different initiatives in each country, since the political and regulatory framework differ.
However, it is vital to ensure some level of coordination when it comes to elements like infrastructure and market rules influencing the current development of the common European market for gas.
Energinet.dk, Gasunie and Fluxys have in relation to the common declaration published ”Fuelling the future: towards a sustainable gas market in Europe” highlighting some of the current challenges and opertunities.