ITM pleased with EU directives decision to drive power-to-gas energy storage


ITM Power is pleased to note a new package of proposed directives announced yesterday by the European Commission: “Clean Energy for All Europeans – unlocking Europe’s growth potential.” The directives will have a significant effect on the uptake of Power-to-Gas (P2G) energy storage and green hydrogen (H2) fuel made by electrolysis across Europe.

A new definition of Energy Storage that includes Power-to-Gas

The energy storage definition specifically includes the conversion of electricity to another energy carrier such as H2. Unlike many previous definitions of storage, it is not restricted to power-in/power-out storage and so facilitates the adoption of the power-to-gas approach. The EC definition will enable P2G plant and electrolyser- H2 refuelling stations (HRS) to offer storage facilities to the electricity market, while selling H2 to the mobility and gas sectors. It will broaden understanding of the needs of a flexible power system and dissuade the electricity industry from thinking only in terms of Power-to-Power (P2P) storage, e.g. batteries.

A level playing field for generation, storage and demand response

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