In 2013 we have rebranded this event as the “Global Energy Village‟, to reflect that energy
storage is fast becoming the dominant buzz word in the storage market. Key is the storage
of extra wind and solar power.
Because capacity is exceeding demand with the possible risk of overloading the electrical
grids, there is a strong need for converting renewable electricity into hydrogen or methane
and injecting this into the gas network. Giving the gas storage market a new lease on life.
An examination of gas consumption, statistics up to the period 2030 (see below), reveals
that within the EU gas consumption will remain flat at best; the current economic downturn,
however, does not necessarily tell the whole story.
If one examines the growth of renewables, approximately 30% of global growth, mostly
wind and solar energy, is taking place within the Eurozone. The storage of this extra energy
in existing gas storages is the challenge for the next decade.
We would welcome your participation on a variety of fronts:
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