Germany is on its way to climate neutrality by the year 2045, for Baden-Württemberg this will be achieved by 2040. terranets bw is part of this transformation and is an important companion in this process – thanks to our powerful transmission infrastructure.
The natural gas we are shipping today is building an important bridge into the future of energy supply. Today already, we are thus guaranteeing security of supply during the energy transition.
This can also be seen in steadily rising demand: our customers – regional suppliers, power stations and industry – are reporting a strongly increasing demand for natural gas shipping capacity.
And from 2035 at the latest, our gas infrastructure will be playing an essential role in transporting hydrogen and climate neutral, green gases.
In order to successfully implement the energy transition and to guarantee our citizens and our industry a secure supply of energy also in the future, not only further development of renewable energy sources is required but also a powerful gas infrastructure. By reliably transmitting natural gas, we are securing the electricity and heat supply during the phase-out of coal and nuclear energy.
In future, terranets bw´s gas infrastructure will be ready for transporting climate neutral, green gases and hydrogen.
The goal is big. And we can only reach it together: in the medium term, hydrogen - a climate neutral and supply-securing source of energy with the ability to couple sectors - will already become a significant pillar in the energy of the future. To pursue this aim requires decisive action today – from all of us. terranets bw is committed to connecting Baden-Württemberg to the German and European hydrogen infrastructure with its initiative "H2 for BW".
The planning for gradually converting the first pipeline sections to transport hydrogen has already begun: the South German natural gas pipeline (SEL) should supply hydrogen to the Rhein-Neckar and greater Stuttgart areas from 2035. The Danube-Lake Constance pipeline (DOB) in the Tübingen administrative district and in the eastern Lake Constance region should also be ready for H2 transport from 2040. Due to our transparency when presenting our projects, we create plannability for potential buyers, upstream grid operators and potential producers.
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.