01.06.2017 / News
EASE published an article in the summer edition of the European Energy Innovation magazine.
08.06.2017 / Press Releases
EASE Recommendations on Sectoral Integration Through Power-to-Gas/Power-to-Liquid
EASE, the European Association for Storage of Energy, has published its position paper “EASE Recommendations on Sectoral Integration Through Power-to-Gas/Power-to-Liquid”.
By using electricity generated from renewable energy sources (RES) to produce Green Hydrogen and other energy carriers, PtG and PtL belong to the few energy storage technologies available to store large amounts of energy seasonally and provide it on-demand to different sectors and applications. They have the potential to contribute significantly to the integration of renewable electricity into various sectors of the energy system, hence to support the objectives of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package and the long-term vision of the Energy Union.
However, some key regulatory barriers are still blocking developments in the PtG and PtL sectors. To overcome these hurdles, EASE recommends the following measures:
- Develop a certification system for production pathways of Green Hydrogen and Green Synthetic Fuels.
- Develop comprehensive and fair life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies for assessing GHG emission savings from renewable and low carbon fuels in the overall system to evaluate an adequate remuneration scheme for those savings.
- Promote sectoral integration by reducing the barriers between the different energy and economic systems (mobility, industries, heating, etc.). This includes especially those fees and taxes applied when energy is transferred from one sector to another.
- Develop a coherent remuneration system for flexibility services.
- Create a level playing field for Green Hydrogen and green fuels/blending components when used in refineries or during the fuel production process by classifying them as advanced biofuels under the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED).
- Reduce the economic gap by promoting, especially through EU funds, the development of innovative pilot projects.