1. RWE Launches Power-to-Gas Storage System

    RWE Launches Power-to-Gas Storage System

    German utility firm RWE has launched a power-to-gas storage system, which it claims has achieved efficiencies as high as 86%. The plant uses excess electricity from the local grid to create hydrogen via an electrolyser bult by UK firm ITM Power. The hydrogen is pumped into the natural gas network and heat from the process is drawn by a district heating system. The hydrogen can be called on to generate power when it is needed.

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