Storing renewables in the gas network: modelling of power-to-gas seasonal storage flexibility in low-carbon power systems
Stephen Clegg, Pierluigi Mancarella
IET GENERATION TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION | INST ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY-IET | Published : 2016
The power-to-gas (P2G) process, whereby excess renewable electrical energy is used to form hydrogen and/or synthetic natural gas (NG) that are injected, transported, and stored in the gas network, has the prospect to become an important flexibility option for the seasonal storage of low-carbon electricity. This study is the first to model and assess the potential of P2G when combined with gas seasonal storage operation accounting for the two networks' characteristics and constraints (including the amount of hydrogen that can be blended with NG under different gas network conditions). Power system operation with P2G is analysed via a two-stage optimisation based on DC power flow to assess the..View full abstract
Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support, inputs, and feedback of National Grid Gas plc, which has sponsored this work along with EPSRC through the iCASE Ph.D. programme.