An innovative network as the nerve centre for the new energy sector.
A successful energy transition includes all sectors and energy sources.
Our gas infrastructure plays the key role in the energy transition. Today, it transports the energy source that, at 1,000 TWh, makes the greatest contribution to Germany’s energy supply: Gas.
Electricity takes second place. When these two energy sources interact intelligently, when we are able to conceive of and couple the sectors with the highest consumption – heating, mobility, electricity generation and industry – as a single system: only then can we achieve the breakthrough to a carbon-free future.
An innovative gas infrastructure is the prerequisite for efficiently achieving the goal of climate-neutrality.
Our gas infrastructure plays the key role in the energy transition. It is reliable, modern, safe and deeply integrated. Up until now, it has mainly transported fossil gas; right now, however, green gas from biogas facilities is already being fed into our pipelines. And this is just the beginning. The plan is to increase the proportion of non-fossil gas in our system, step-by-step, up to 100 per cent, and to use our existing network to contribute to the widespread distribution of renewable energy throughout Germany. Because of the high storage capacity of the gas network, our transmission system will then become a gigantic “battery for the energy transition” if we use power-to-gas technology to convert electricity from sun and wind energy into renewable gas and feed it into our network.
Thyssengas GmbH has the technology and the expertise to be able to make a contribution to the greatest challenges of the energy transition. We put our innovative power to logical use with a view to letting the electrical and gas energy systems grow together and achieving the practical implementation of sector coupling.
With hydrogen, we will overcome the fossil age of energy.
Climate-friendly hydrogen – for example, that produced carbon-neutrally using green electricity and water and power-to-gas technology or electrolysis – is the multi-tool of the energy transition.
Hydrogen in pure form can replace hydrogen, which is not yet CO₂-neutral, in industrial processes.
It is available to the automotive sector in connection with fuel cell technology for alternative drive concepts and will allow the rapid substitution of fossil fuels – initially in the heavy cargo field. In addition, it can be used to create green petrol and diesel fuels for use in today’s combustion engines.
In the heating market too, CO₂ reduction can be driven forward with climate-friendly hydrogen.
Millions of households can be reached by successively increasing the addition of climate-friendly hydrogen to traditional natural gas. In this way, decarbonisation alternatives for the heating sector are being created in a field where essentially the only options currently available to home owners are capital-intensive insulation solutions.