P2G is a method of converting surplus renewable power into gases, which can be used for transportation, domestic heating, as feedstock for the chemical industry, and power generation.

DNV KEMA said the gas infrastructure can accommodate large volumes of electricity converted into gas in case the supply of renewable power is larger than the grid capacity or than the electricity demand.

P2G will enable the share of renewables in the European energy mix to increase, making it an important innovation in achieving a carbon-neutral gas supply in 2050.

DNV KEMA P2G expert and secretary of the Platform Lukas Grond said the establishment of the North Sea Power to Gas Platform is an important step in the transition towards a sustainable energy system.

DNV KEMA noted that P2G is of particular interest for the North Sea area as its on- and off-shore natural gas infrastructure is well developed.