Gas Storage: Cornerstone of the Energy Infrastructure

Gas storage contributes significantly to the main goals of Germany’s and Europe’s energy transition: sustainability, affordability and security of supply. In connection with the Power-to-Gas technology gas storage is a key storage solution for renewable energies. In times of peak demand gas storage guarantees a timely, flexible and secure energy supply. And, gas storage reduces the costs of the energy system and thus prices for consumers – by more than two billion euros per year.

Storage for Europe's
Energy Future

Gas storage plays a decisive role in a carbon-neutral energy supply. The Power-to-Gas technology allows electricity from renewable sources to be converted into green gases and then be stored in gas storage facilities for longer periods of time. Thus, gas storage provides a means for renewable energies to be available at all times - on short notice and as flexibly as necessary.

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Security of Supply:
Today and Tomorrow

Gas storage is a cornerstone of the energy infrastructure in Europe. When demand peaks on cold winter days up to 60 per cent of Germany's gas supply is provided by gas storage facilities. Looking at future storage needs for renewable energies, however, gas storage will also be a necessary pillar of a secure energy system in the future.

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Affordable Energy
for Germany and Europe

Gas storage meets gas demands flexibly and locally. It thereby reduces the necessity to invest excessively in new transport infrastructure in the gas as well as the electricity sector. Hence, gas storage reduces the costs of the energy system and plays a vital role in securing an affordable energy transition throughout the future.

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