Access to energy, always
Gasunie is an energy network operator. In the Netherlands and the northern part of Germany, we manage and maintain the infrastructure for large-scale transport and storage of gas. At the moment, this is mainly natural gas, but the energy transition will increasingly bring about a shift towards green gas and hydrogen. We also collaborate in the construction and management of heat and CO2 grids. We ensure that this part of the energy supply is safe, reliable and as sustainable as possible, ensuring that everyone has access to energy, always.
Our role in transitioning to clean energy
For the time being, natural gas will remain a key component of the energy transition. Other carbon-neutral gases need to be added to the mix, so in the run-up to 2050, Gasunie will be concentrating on green gas, hydrogen, district heating grids and carbon capture and storage. We will also be working towards collaborative energy, i.e. closer collaboration between gas and electricity networks.
What Gasunie does
The energy transition is one of the biggest challenges facing our society today. Our infrastructure will play a major role in this transition. We are working hard on accelerating this energy transition.
Our infrastructure, comprising thousands of kilometres of pipelines and tens of hundreds of stations, makes the safe transport, storage and transit of natural gas possible.
Green gas is produced from biomass (organic carbon-based material). We anticipate that green gas will play a substantial role in the transition toward green energy and our infrastructure is ready to facilitate this.
We can have the infrastructure for the large-scale use of hydrogen as a replacement for fossil fuel in place as early as 2030.
When it comes to experience with large energy infrastructures, we are number one. As the leading expert, we share our knowledge of the development of large-scale heat grids with others.
Cutting total carbon emissions quickly enough is proving extremely tricky. A temporary solution is the capture, storage and utilisation of CO2.