E.DIS and GASAG have entered into a cooperation agreement to develop a power-to-gas (P2G) project in Ketzin in Havelland, Brandenburg. At P2G, hydrogen is generated by regenerative electricity through electrolysis.
On the one hand, this “green hydrogen” can be fed into the existing gas network, which uses its huge storage capacity. Elsewhere, hydrogen can be extracted as an admixture with natural gas and used for heat and power generation. This will make a contribution to decarbonisation – in other words, CO2 reduction – in the heating sector. On the other hand, green hydrogen can also be used in the transport sector, for example in fuel-cell-powered cars, buses, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles or even ships to reduce emissions.
The Brandenburg-based energy service provider E.DIS and the Berlin-based GASAG are now entering the development of the P2G project at the Ketzin site. They are supported by EMB Energy Mark Brandenburg, a company of the GASAG Group, which, among other things, contributes a location. Concrete goals in this first phase of cooperation are the joint preparation of the planning as well as obtaining the approval for the construction and operation of such a facility.
From the point of view of the partners, the location is predestined for such a project because, in addition to the neighboring Nauener Platte wind generation area with around 300 wind turbines, the electricity and gas-related cable-bound infrastructure is available directly on site. At the site, E.DIS Netz operates the low and medium voltage grids as well as a 110 kV substation as a point of connection to the high voltage grid. NBB Netzgesellschaft Berlin-Brandenburg, a member of the GASAG Group, operates the local and regional gas networks with a transfer point to the Ontras high-pressure network. In addition, BMV Energie, in which E.DIS participates alongside various municipal partners, operates a biogas plant with renewable electricity generation and biomethane treatment. This plant has recently been expanded to include a PV system.
The goal of E.DIS is to set up an “Energy Transition Laboratory” at the Ketzin location, in which, together with partners from science and research, models of the intelligent combination of regenerative energy generation, power-to-X, energy storage and energy transport will be further developed and tested. E.DIS had already informed Ketzin’s City Council on this project in the summer of 2018. This will make Ketzin at the gates of Berlin and Potsdam a place where the energy transition is driven forward and brought to life.