The presented project STORE&GO is funded under the umbrella of the EU programme "Horizon 2020" and its topic "Large scale energy storage" (LCE-09-2015). The project will demonstrate three innovative Power to Gas storage concepts at locations in Germany, Switzerland and Italy in
order to overcome technical, economic, social and legal barriers. The demonstration will pave the way for an integration of PtG storage into flexible energy supply and distribution systems with a high share of renewable energy. Using methanation processes as bridging technologies, it will
demonstrate and investigate in which way these innovative PtG concepts will be able to solve the main problems of renewable energies: fluctuating production of renewable energies; consideration of renewables as suboptimal power grid infrastructure; expensive; missing storage solutions for
renewable power at the local, national and European level. At the same time PtG concepts will contribute in maintaining natural gas or SNG with an existing huge European infrastructure and an already advantageous and continuously improving environmental footprint as an important primary/secondary
energy carrier, which is nowadays in doubt due to geo-political reasons/conflicts. So, STORE&GO will show that new PtG concepts can bridge the gaps associated with renewable energies and security of energy supply. STORE&GO will rise the acceptance in the public for renewable energy
technologies in the demonstration of bridging technologies at three "living" best practice locations in Europe.
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Publication date: 01 March 2018
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