Green gases as a future energy source
We are committed to a future with green gas. With our gas infrastructure, we are the ideal partner for shaping and successfully implementing the energy transition.
We are experts in the transmission of gaseous energy sources. Gas as an energy source will always be an integral part of the future energy system in Europe. With our existing gas transmission system, we are already able to transport green gas for our customers. The sustainable use and further development of the gas infrastructure is of paramount importance for us – today and in the future.
We are preparing our gas infrastructure for new requirements related to the pipeline transmission of green gases. We are therefore developing competencies and assume social responsibility for expanding the gas infrastructure in a sustainable energy system of the future.
Injection of green gases
There is currently one biogas plant with an injection capacity of 450 Nm³/h connected to our transmission system. The biogas plant Mammendorf (in the district of Fürstenfeldbruck) has been in service since 2012 and is operated using sustainable raw materials.
In some gas distribution systems, the all-year-round offtake of biomethane is not ensured. In such cases, it is possible to connect biogas plants to our network via a recovery system.
The following biogas plants are connected to our grid via a recovery system:
- Biogas plant Altenstadt/Schongau with an injection capacity of 690 Nm³/h
- Biogas plant near Biburg with an injection capacity of 350 Nm³/h
We were a study partner for the landmark “dena Study Integrated Energy Transition” and we are a project partner for the "dena Study Climate Neutrality":
With our active participation in the “Energy Summit Bavaria”, we have been contributing to shaping the energy transition in Bavaria from the very beginning.
As a member of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, we support the aims of the European hydrogen strategy, which is an elementary and integral part of the European Green Deal and the European Energy Transition, and thus actively contribute to the expansion and development of a corresponding hydrogen infrastructure.
As a member of the Research Institute for Energy e.V. (FfE), we have our finger on the pulse of research into developing and further integrating the energy systems of the future.
Together with the other member companies, we are developing TSO contributions to the energy transition. We also ensure the transparent depiction of the capacity and potential of the gas transmission infrastructure for efficiently developing the energy system:
Partnership with the GWI gives us the opportunity to participate in important Power-to-X research projects and future use of the gas infrastructure.
As a partner of the Hydrogen Alliance Bavaria, we contribute to the strengthening and expansion of Bavaria's technological competence in the field of hydrogen.
Future of the gas infrastructure
Gas as an energy source is indispensable for a secure, flexible and future-viable energy supply. Renewable and decarbonised gases will be a decisive component in the energy transition and will take on an important role in the energy mix of the future.
Sector coupling: The energy system of the future must be seen as an integrated system. To use the gas infrastructure is an ideal solution for intelligently coupling the electricity, heating, mobility and industrial sectors.
Flexibility: An integrated energy system using the existing gas infrastructure can guarantee the spatial and temporal flexibility required for implementing the energy transition.
Security of supply: Gas as a source of energy provides the required long-term storage potential and thus a guarantee for the security of supply.
Acceptance and affordability: Using the existing infrastructure saves system costs. The gas infrastructure already lies in the ground and can be used to transport large volumes of energy without encountering acceptance problems.
Power-to-gas technology (PtG): The technology is decisive for achieving a future-viable energy mix. Renewable electricity is converted into hydrogen or methane by electrolysis. The renewable gas can be easily transported and stored in the existing gas infrastructures.