Germany is on its way to climate neutrality by the year 2045,
Baden-Württemberg is aiming to reach this goal as early as 2040. terranets bw is part of this transformation, providing important support in the process – thanks to our high-performance transmission infrastructure.
Today, the natural gas transported by us is already building an important bridge into the future of energy supply. We are thus already guaranteeing security of supply during the energy transition today.
This can also be seen in increasing demand: our customers – regional suppliers, power stations and industry – report a significant increase in demand for shipping natural gas.
From the year 2030, our gas infrastructure will additionally play an essential role in transporting hydrogen and climate neutral, green gases.
To successfully master the energy transition while also guaranteeing a secure supply of energy for citizens and industry in the future, a high-performance gas infrastructure is required while further developing renewable energies. By reliably transporting natural gas, we are securing the heat and power supply during the phase-out of coal and nuclear energy. In the future, terranets bw´s gas infrastructure will be ready for shipping climate neutral, green gases and hydrogen. All network development measures carried out by terranets bw are already being implemented in an "H2 ready" way and therefore, as far as possible, meet the requirements for transporting hydrogen.
Ein breites Bündnis unter der Schirmherrschaft des Landes Baden-Württemberg setzt eine Kampagne zur H2-Bedarfsermittlung um. Beteiligte sind neben terranets bw u.a. die Plattform H2BW, der Industrie- und Handelskammertag (BWIHK) sowie weitere Verbände.
Das Ziel: Eine belastbare Datengrundlage als valide Basis für die Planung einer leistungsfähigen Infrastruktur.
Denn die Ermittlung und Kommunikation des Wasserstoffbedarfs in Baden-Württemberg sind entscheidend für die Infrastrukturplanung und den möglichst raschen Anschluss des Landes an ein Wasserstoffnetz.
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By the year 2040, Baden-Württemberg aims to be climate-neutral and this means it needs hydrogen. Specific planning for the gradual conversion of the first pipeline sections to ship hydrogen is already underway: the Upper Rhine region is to gain access to the first H2 network in Baden-Württemberg via RHYn Interco from 2028, which will transport 100 % hydrogen. From 2030, the South German natural gas pipeline (SEL) is to be converted for shipping hydrogen, thus enabling large quantities of hydrogen to be transported into the Rhine-Neckar region and greater Stuttgart area. In 2035, the Lake Constance / Upper Swabia region is be been connected.
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On the website of its "Hydrogen for Baden-Württemberg" initiative, terranets bw transparently presents its hydrogen activities. How conversion of the existing gas infrastructure could succeed by 2040 is depicted by means of corresponding conversion paths for network transformation based on five consumption regions in Baden-Württemberg. By showing our projects in such a transparent way, we enable potential customers, upstream grid operators and potential producers to plan ahead.
Details on the consumption regions (so-called clusters) shown on the maps are available at "www.h2-for-bw.de
The goal is big. And we can only reach it together: ensuring security of supply and climate neutrality while enabling sector-coupling, hydrogen will become a significant pillar in the energy system of the future mid-term. And this requires decisive action today – from all of us. With its "H2 for BW" initiative, terranets bw is committed to connecting Baden-Württemberg to the German and European hydrogen infrastructure. Its goal: hydrogen should become a real option in Baden-Württemberg from 2030. On its platform www.h2-for-bw.de , terranets bw transparently presents its plans and specific conversion projects and determines future hydrogen requirements. Together with grid operators and hydrogen producers, the company is working on reliable transport routes from the sources to the points with highest demand in Baden-Württemberg.
With the Flow – making hydrogen happen project, the transmission system operators GASCADE, ONTRAS and terranets bw are planning a high-performance pipeline system for green hydrogen. We are connecting international hydrogen markets and thus opening up supply options for large volumes of hydrogen to be supplied to industry in Europe. First pipeline sections could be converted as early as 2025, thus enabling CO2 emissions to be reduced faster than was hitherto possible. With Flow – making hydrogen happen, we are providing an important building block for the European ramp-up of hydrogen and the energy transition.
Existing infrastructure will be used to quickly connect important regions in Europe for the hydrogen ramp-up. Flow – making hydrogen happen thus connects the Danish "Energy Island" Bornholm with the Czech Republic. Additional connections towards the southwest will also enable a connection between France and Austria. German regions such as the Halle/Leipzig chemical triangle and the Rhine-Main-Neckar region will also benefit from this.
Connections to international import routes, hydrogen storage facilities, further major projects in the area of hydrogen transport as well as to the EHB will create additional security of supply. In this way, Flow – making hydrogen happen is significantly shaping the European hydrogen ramp-up.
Step 1 from 2028
By constructing the connection to France and converting existing gas pipelines, industrial customers of badenovaNETZE will be connected near Freiburg i.B.
Step 2 from 2035
By converting an additional section, the H2 network can be extended from Freiburg i.B. to Offenburg and further industrial and mobility customers can be connected.
The Upper Rhine region thus gains access to the first H2 network in Baden-Württemberg, which will be transporting hydrogen to 100 %. In this way, green, low-carbon hydrogen produced in France can be delivered to industrial and mobility customers in the whole Upper Rhine region, reducing CO2 emissions sustainably.
By connecting to the European hydrogen backbone, RHYn Interco will provide an essential building block for creating the first local H2 market in Baden-Württemberg.
Together with more than ten scientific institutes, over 70 companies and a 45-member advisory board with experts from science, politics and society, the Germany Energy Agency (dena) has defined fields of actions and solution pathways to achieve climate neutrality in Germany by 2045. A total of 84 tasks in central fields of action were developed. The sectors included in the study were energy, buildings, industry and traffic.
terranets bw contributed to this study as a partner, predominantly in the energy module.
In a cross-network cooperation with supra-regional gas transmission companies in Germany, we are working on the development of a hydrogen infrastructure, among other things. The FNB Gas association promotes the exchange of information between experts and further development, while at the same time it serves as a point of contact for politicians and the public.