The transition to a zero-emission energy system will require major changes in the energy transport and storage infrastructure, on all scale levels from local to supra-national. In order to achieve the transition at the lowest possible cost, sector coupling and smart energy transport and storage strategies are essential. In this context, further integration of the electricity and gas sectors are of particular interest.
Recent examples of our work include a study which assessed the impact of EU decarbonisation policies and replacement of fossil gas with renewable gases on gas infrastructure and the business case of transport system operators, a study on the benefits of sector coupling and another on the role of energy storage technologies in security of electricity supply.
João Gorenstein Dedecca