Synergies Utilising renewable Power REgionally by means of Power To Gas

Project Details


The energy transition needed to achieve EUs climate and energy targets, challenges the design of tomorrows energy systems, due to the stochastic nature of VRE production and limited sustainable carbon sources. Smart energy networks is a way to cost-efficiently integrate high shares of renewable energy sources, using key concepts of cross sector integration and systems flexibility. The P2G technology facilitate the integration across energy vectors, i.e. power, gas and heat, and can contribute to the overall efficiency and balancing of the energy system with energy storage and transfer of green energy to industry, transport and energy conversion. These are all key measures in the cost-efficient deployment of low-carbon technologies. However, in order for stakeholders and end-users to benefit from the techno-economic potentials of developing and operating multi-vector energy systems, the implementation of P2G has to be optimized as a function of various factors. Tools are therefore required to realize these optimizations. At present, no comprehensive and end-user-friendly tool is available allowing end-users to adapt and optimize the installation of P2G solutions to their specific needs, taking into account all the following: location, size, technology, electric and gas transmission networks, energy integration, energy production characteristics and other costumer specific demands. The Super P2G project therefore aims at improving existing tools, as well as developing new tools. The idea is to combine the spatial and temporal system integration between gas, electricity, and district heating systems including technical, regulatory (political) as well as economical aspects. The result is an open source - and open software tool with the aim of communicating the big questions regarding P2G concepts: Where do we have to build them, what political framework helps the private sector to invest and where can well aimed public funding achieve the most effects to speed up the deployment of systems. Key objectives 1) To establish a common ground for P2G calculations in Europe and to lower the threshold for need-owners to validate and put P2G to practice for "Smart Energy Systems", "Sectorial Integration" as well as "Local&Regional development" 2) Optimise P2G systems by connecting leading national projects/regions with regard to P2G and their corresponding need-owners in EU with each other to utilize synergies with regard to the evaluation tools and procedures used when evaluating P2G 3) Showcase the potential for P2G in each involved country and derive pan European conclusion with regard to the technology, market conditions and stakeholder adaptation 4) Raise visibility and knowledge levels about the possibilities with P2G throughout Europe and especially in the involved countries
Effective start/end date01/11/201931/10/2022

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Bologna
  • Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • National Research Council of Italy
  • DBI Gastechnologisches Institut gGmbH
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Deutscher Verein des Gas-und Wasserfaches e.V.


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