The TSO2020 project at EU Fair

TSO 2020 will have a stand on the 19th of June 2019 at the European Union Sustainable Energy Week’s Energy Fair in Brussels. The stand will be present in the Networking Village, at the Residence Palace venue, between 14:00 and 18:00.

At the stand, visitors will be able to discover more about the project, provide valuable feedback, and engage in one of the several activities organised, such as a quiz.

Stakeholders and policymakers are invited to come to the stand: we can show how synergies between the transport and the energy sector can have positive impacts on operations and business models.

European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. EUSEW is organised by the European Commissions’ Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in close cooperation with Directorate-General for Energy.

TSO 2020 Power to Hydrogen Mid-term workshop, October 24, 2018

Sector coupling is rapidly becoming the cool kid on the block in EU’s Energy transition.

Who and what does it take to develop a sector coupling project?

Which key players and key regulation need to be engaged?

How to get your “sector” connected to these exciting new developments?

Join us in Brussels on  24 October 2018 from 10:00 to 12:30 for the TSO 2020 Power to Hydrogen Mid-term workshop that will showcase project’s first results regarding Stability study and Cost-benefit Analysis to relevant stakeholders, it will also wider audience in order to discuss action progress and raise strategic interest from all stakeholders.

The event is free of changes and will be followed by a networking lunch.

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Photo: Courtesy EnergyStock

TSO2020 kicking off synergies energy #transport to new levels!

With windforces around 10 Bft, Europe’s windparks at peak production and the Dutch Transmission System Operator running in overdrive to integrate all this green electricity, the TSO2020 Action, the first Synergy Action funded by the EU CEF program, was launched on September 13, 2017  in the Ae church in Groningen.

Hydrogen responsible officer in the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, Dirk Schaap,  pointed to the need for synergies in financing the link between increasing renewable capacities and fuelling clean transport corridors; EU, national and private investment  is needed to roll out the Dutch Fuel Vision.

TenneT CEO Mel Kroon, partner in the Action  told the audience that you do not need to be a H2 believer anymore as hydrogen is proven an key enabler to integrate increasing renewable power into electricity nets. Together with TSO2020 coordinator and Gasunie CEO Ulco Vermeulen he announced the NorthSea Wind Power Hub, that will connect the electricity grid with the gas network through an electricity conversion and hydrogen production facility near the Doggersbank offshore.

EnergyStock, a full subsidiary of Gasunie will be installing a 1 MW electrolyser with an annual productioncapacity of 8500 hrs and  @17kg/hr,  totalling 145 ton H2.. Energy Stock gas storage facilities of 240.000MWh, at 80 – 130 bar in the salt caverns on the premises of EnergyStock, will allow large  quantities of H2 to be stored underground. Interesting fact: Gasunie’s total of 100 mln m3 of gas storage space would match 22 mln Tesla Power Walls.

Karl Zaechmeister of the Austrian Rail Cargo presented the results of the BulkH2Rail project that analysed technical and economic feasibility. Liquid hydrogen costs could come down to 50 €cst per ton per km  on distances between 300 – 1200 km.

(Photo: TSO2020 partners join with EU DGMOVE principle advisor Helmut Morsi to sign TSO 2020 into force)