Power to Gas (PtG)
New market potential for PtG plants
Power to Gas (PtG) is a key technology in the sector coupling and realizes several goals of the energy transition: Thanks to their flexibility, PtG systems can react to price fluctuations on the stock exchange and thus contribute to grid stability. In addition, the technology enables the conversion of excess electricity into storable gas or methane, which is then available for various applications.
Solutions for all PtG application scenarios
As one of the largest virtual power plants in Europe, we see the enormous potential of power-to-gas technology and would like to realize future-oriented and marketable solutions for PtG together with you. No matter whether you use power to gas in an industrial context, in the mobility sector or as long-term storage in the electricity sector - we offer you solutions for the most diverse application scenarios. Thanks to intelligent control technology and our access to all relevant markets, we are able to implement complex requirements with local, regional and seasonal parameters.
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Electricity supply: Inexpensive electricity for your electrolyser
To operate your electrician, you need an electricity supply contract. Our experienced trading department enables us to supply you with electricity at favourable conditions. In addition, we offer you the opportunity to profit from price fluctuations on the electricity exchange. This is because the variable feed-in of the renewable energy sources wind and sun causes fluctuations in the intraday market in the double-digit euro range. You can use these price differences for your power-to-gas plant via our virtual power plant. If you are interested in this flexible form of electricity supply, you have two options.
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Reserve power: Using excess electricity and stabilising the grid
The fluctuating feed-in of renewable energies not only creates situations in which there is too little electricity in the grid. If the sun and wind supply more than expected, there may also be an excess of electricity in the grid. In this case, negative control energy needs to be activated: The transmission system operators reduce the feed-in or increase the demand and thus ensure that the grid frequency drops back to the required 50 Hertz. Thanks to the enormous reaction speed of the power-to-gas technology, the electrolyser is ideally suited for providing control energy. The advantage: Instead of shutting down systems, the excess electricity is used and converted into storable gas. If necessary, this can be converted back into electricity.
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- Via the Next Box we connect your PtG plant to our virtual power plant.
- We carry out the necessary test procedure, the prequalification.
- For the provision of your PtG system, you receive a standby remuneration, the so-called demand price. In the event of a call-off, you will also receive the energy price.
By the way: We do not charge any fees for our marketing services, but only receive a share of your revenues (profit sharing). So there is no financial risk, you can only win.
A practical experience
Networking of the power-to-gas plant of Windgas Haßfurt (Germany)
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We implement your requirements
As one of Europe's largest Virtual Power Plants, we already connect more than 5000 decentralized power generators and consumers. This network enables us to benefit from market opportunities for decentralised units such as wind, solar and biogas plants as well as PtG systems. Our own trading floor enables us to react quickly to price fluctuations on the electricity markets and provide reserve capacities to stabilize the grid. In addition, we are involved in numerous research projects relating to the successful market integration of renewable energies.
Non-binding inquiry for your PtG plant
We advise you individually on the market opportunities you can exploit with Power to Gas: Simply fill out the following contact form or call us a +32 (0) 2 342 02 68