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Power to the molecules (from technology to market uptake)

11-12 July 2019 | Florence

power to gas 

The interactive 2-day training organised within the framework of the STORE&GO project will guide you through technical, economic, business, legal and regulatory aspects of Power-to-Gas (P2G).

This interdisciplinary training builds upon the practical experience of 27 STORE&GO partner organizations and companies from all over Europe, which joined forces to integrate P2G technology into the future of the European energy system.

  • Overview

    The integration of a rising share of variable renewable energy sources in the energy system is one of the major challenges of EU energy transition. P2G technology may help smooth over this transition as it offers the possibility to convert intermittent electricity from renewable sources into the form of gas, which can then be easily transported and stored in already-existing gas infrastructure. All in all, this process contributes to the decarbonisation of gas, which currently satisfies a quarter of the EU energy needs.

    Despite the fact that P2G technology is already mature, no business cases based on P2G have emerged that confirm its impact on the energy sector. This training however won’t shy away from the topic and will expand on the current legal, technical and economic barriers to the widespread deployment of P2G technology.

  • Learning Objectives

    This training will provide specialist insight into:
    • why and how P2G can support the energy transition in Europe
    • the current technological developments in terms of electrolysis and methanation processes
    • the market potential of P2G
    • the role of P2G in achieving EU long-term climate and energy objectives
    • the impact of P2G on the environment
    • legal and regulatory challenges related to P2G
    • support schemes for the producers of hydrogen and synthetic methane
  • Content

    • The rationale for Power-to-Gas and methanation
    • Power-to-gas technologies – efficiencies, load profiles and performance indicators
    • Smart energy solutions with hydrogen options
    • Economics and market potential for methanation
    • Environmental impacts of Power-to-Gas
    • European energy and climate policies
    • Unbundling rules in the context of Power-to-Gas
    • Legal framework for accommodating SNG in the gas network (and future network development)
    • Network tariffs, taxes and other surcharges
    • Support schemes for the use of SNG
  • Faculty

    Course Directors:
    • Ilaria Conti, Florence School of Regulation
    • Funda C. Ertem-Kappler, New Energy Coalition

    Course Instructors:

    • Machiel van Steenis, New Energy Coalition
    • Andras Perl, Hanze University
    • Canan Acar, Bahcesehir University
    • David Parra, University of Geneve
    • Zhang Xiaojin, Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
    • Maria Olczak, Florence School of Regulation
    • Markus Schreiber, University of Lucerne
    • ENTSOG and Marcogaz (TBC)
    • Attila Kovacs, European Renewable Gas Registry (ERGaR)

  • Target group and knowledge level

    Registration is open to all professionals (institutions, utilities, associations, academics and researchers) or students of any level who are interested in having a deeper understanding of the Power-to-Gas technology and its role in the decarbonisation of the EU economy.

    No specific academic background is required. The language of instruction is English.

  • Fee

    The participation in the training is free of charge.

    We will accept up to 25 participants, based on the quality of submitted applications.
    There are 5 seats reserved for the FSR Donors.

    All potential candidates are kindly requested to fill in the registration form and upload the following documents:

    A Short Motivation letter (max 2 pages, in PDF format) explaining why you are interested in this training and how you are going to apply the knowledge acquired during the training in your career.

Register here