CEEP report Q2 2020 Energy System Integration and the role of hydrogen

The second edition of CEEP report in 2020 focuses on the Energy System Integration and the role of hydrogen. These topics have recently gained a lot of attention in the debates in Brussels and the capitals how to frame the future energy systems with a perspective to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. In this CEEP report authors show that Central Europe is also considering the different options of sector coupling and the potential use of hydrogen in the power generation, transport and industry. It is presented some of the theoretical approaches as well as the practical examples from the Central European countries.

The experts from REKK foundation based in Budapest, Hungary, explain what the power-to-gas technologies are, what can be their role in the future system and how would it cost. They argue that advantage of the P2G technology is its capability to store low-carbon renewable electricity in the form of hydrogen (P2H) or synthetic methane (P2M).

The role of sector coupling with particular focus on heating and transport sector is presented by Andrzej Rubczynski from Forum Energii. He shows that the integration of electrified transport and heating with the energy system using RES, may bring numerous benefits, such as: reducing total operating costs of energy sectors; cutting CO2 emissions; reducing dependence on gas and oil imports.

How to accommodate the green hydrogen in the electric power system? Polish TSO – PSE and Grupa Lotos are conducting a research project that will enable to gain experience in the use of P2H technology and investigate its impact on the national electric power system.

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Źródło: Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP)