Gas Storage - Bridging Energy Transition
and Energy Security

Gas storage contributes to a large extent to the success of the energy transition in Germany and Europe. Gas storage guarantees a secure gas supply, functions as a cornerstone of an affordable energy system, and provides a storage solution for renewable energy in the future. INES is the association of gas storage system operators in Germany. INES’ members represent over 90 per cent of German gas storage capacities and account for more than 20 per cent of gas storage capacities in the European Union.

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INES veröffentlicht Gas-Szenarien

Berlin, 18. November 2022

Die Initiative Energien Speichern e. V. (INES) hat heute Szenarien für die Gasversorgung in Deutschland im Winter 2022/2023 veröffentlicht und betrachtet dabei auch die erneute Befüllung der Speicher vor dem Winter 2023/2024. Die Berechnungen basieren auf verbandseigenen Kompetenzen zur Modellierung…

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INES Publishes Guide to the Gas Storage Act

Berlin, June 16th 2022

The Initiative Energien Speichern e.V. (INES) has today published a guideline for the implementation of the Gas Storage Act. In less than ten weeks, the storage industry is thus presenting a practical and legally tested proposal for implementing the legal…

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Wasserstoff speichern – soviel ist sicher

Berlin, 13. Juni 2022

Im Rahmen einer Kooperation haben der Bundesverband Erdgas, Erdöl und Geoenergie e.V. (BVEG), der Deutsche Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V. (DVGW) und die Initiative Energien Speichern e.V. (INES) eine techno-ökonomische Studie zu den Potenzialen der Wasserstoffspeicherung in Gasspeichern in…

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Gas Storage Act puts System Operators in front of enormous Challenges

Berlin, 25 March 2022

The German Parliament (Bundestag) today debated the so-called Gas Storage Act and passed regulatory changes to the Energy Economy Act (Energiewirtschaftsgesetz, EnWG) connected therewith. The Gas Storage System Operators are now facing large financial, legal, and operative risks and accept…

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New draft creates further uncertainty in the gas market

Berlin, March 17th, 2022

Today, a new draft bill by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action on the Gas Storage Act became known. The further development of the planned interventions in the gas storage market have not contributed to any…

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Policies and Objectives

Storage for Europe's
Energy Future

Gas storage plays a decisive role in a carbon-neutral energy supply. The Power-to-Gas technology allows electricity from renewable sources to be converted into green gases and then be stored in gas storage facilities for longer periods of time. Thus, gas storage provides a means for renewable energies to be available at all times - on short notice and as flexibly as necessary.

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Security of Supply:
Today and Tomorrow

Gas storage is a cornerstone of the energy infrastructure in Europe. When demand peaks on cold winter days, up to 60 per cent of Germany's gas supply is provided by gas storage facilities. Looking at future storage needs for renewable energies, however, gas storage will also be a necessary pillar of a secure energy system in the future.

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Affordable Energy for Germany and Europe

Gas storage meets gas demands flexibly and locally. It thereby reduces the necessity to invest excessively in new transport infrastructure in the gas as well as the electricity sector. Hence, gas storage reduces the costs of the energy system and plays a vital role in securing an affordable energy transition throughout the future.

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