Since 2017, EASE is involved in TSO2020 – Electric “Transmission and Storage Options" Along TEN-E and TEN-T Corridors for 2020, a project funded under the Synergy calls of Connecting Europe Facility that aims to explore the synergies between the hydrogen sector and the growing needs for alternative transport infrastructure.
The goal of the project is to demonstrate the possibilities and advantages of the use of green hydrogen through the transmission of electricity flows from the Cobracable PCI (connecting Denmark and The Netherlands) to major gas facilities in the Netherlands and neighbouring regions. Local businesses are involved by distributing hydrogen via road transport in the Netherlands and the western part of Germany.
In the framework of the project, EASE has published a Cost-Benefit Analyisis of the use of hydrogen in the transport sector, building up on the processes and results obtained during the demonstration. The report was drafted along with EASE members Tractebel, DNV GL and Circe, and showcases the benefits of the TSO2020 demonstration, both from a market and a societal perspective.
The analysis is divided into three extensive reports:
TSO2020 is the largest action funded under the energy calls of the Connecting Europe Facility; a cost-benefit analysis allows to accelerate identification of power to gas, storage and grid management solutions. It is a crucial phase in the overall evaluation of the technical and commercial viability of power-to-gas, and paramount to the replicability of the project’s concept elsewhere in Europe.
EASE is looking forward to build up on the results obtained in the project, making power-to-gas a more widespread technology in the European transport sector.