Interconnected electricity and natural gas supply chains: the roles of power to gas and gas to power

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Abstract

Historically, the interaction between the gas and electricity networks has been one directional: the electricity network has been one of the consumers of the natural gas network for running gas power plants (i.e., gas to power, GtP). With the increased penetration of renewable energies into the electricity grid, a new challenge of electron oversupply and undersupply arises due to variable renewable resource availability. This challenge has created abundant interest in the “power-to-gas (PtG)" concept, where surplus electrons from the electricity network can be utilized for hydrogen or methane production to feed into the natural gas network. In this chapter, we investigate the PtG and GtP concepts and analyze the challenges and opportunities of available options.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolygeneration with Polystorage
Subtitle of host publicationFor Chemical and Energy Hubs
EditorsKaveh Rajab Khalilpour
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherElsevier
Chapter5
Pages133-155
Number of pages23
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780128133064
ISBN (Print)9780128133071
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Electricity supply chains
  • Energy storage
  • G2P
  • Gas to power
  • GtP
  • Hydrogen economy
  • Natural gas polyutilization
  • P2G
  • Power to gas
  • PtG
  • Water electrolysis

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