ITM Power Joins German Power-to-Gas Strategy Platform

21 Jun 2013

German P2G PlatformITM Power (AIM: ITM) has announced that it has joined the Power-to-Gas (“P2G”) Strategy Platform managed by the Deutsche Energie Agentur (“dena”) – the German Energy Agency. dena acts as a conduit between politics and business providing advice to politicians, manufacturers and service providers.

The Power-to-Gas Strategy Platform (“the Platform”) was launched by dena in 2011 and includes 31 partners from the electricity and gas markets, equipment suppliers and leading German research institutes. The Platform expedites the necessary interaction between the established and emerging industrial segments that will ultimately merge to bring to fruition the German Energiewende, which represents the complete, long-term transformation of Germany’s energy markets.

Today, renewable energy in Germany contributes on average around 25% of its power supply and for the first time recently contributed more electricity to the grid than conventional power stations. By 2050, the proportion of renewable electricity is expected to reach at least 80%, requiring the complete overhaul of the electrical system, which without the storage of energy in the form of hydrogen is inconceivable. To this end the natural gas network will function as the battery of the future.

ITM Power has identified Germany as a key territory for its expansion plans, and has established ITM Power GmbH and as well as breaking ground on its first P2G project with Thüga in Frankfurt am Main.

Andreas Weber, project director for the Platform, commented: “We are delighted that ITM Power has joined the Platform and are convinced that its technology and know-how will make a significant contribution to our power-to-gas activities. Electrolysis is a key component in the development of the power-to-gas sector, without which the Energiewende will not succeed.”

Phil Doran, MD ITM GmbH commented: “The Platform is a very significant grouping of international energy players working to establish the role of P2G in the Energiewende. Our invited membership is further testimony to how far ITM Power have developed in the German market”

Members of the Power-to-Gas Strategy Platform are: 50Hertz, Bayerngas, Biogasrat+ e.V., Robert Bosch GmbH, BTU Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, DBI - Gastechnologisches Institut GmbH Freiberg, DVGW Deutscher Verein des Gas, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, ENERTRAG AG, E.ON, ETOGAS GmbH, Evonik Industries AG, EWE AG, Fraunhofer-Institut, Gasunie, GDF Suez, GP JOULE, Hydrogenics, IAEW, IVG Caverns GmbH, performing energy, RWE Deutschland AG, Thüga AG, TRIANEL, UGS GmbH, Der VKU im Profil, VNG Gasspeicher GmbH, Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG, Volkswagen AG, WINGAS GmbH, ZSW Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg.

     

Source: ITM Power


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