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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HanseWerk AG Joins INES as Member Company

Berlin, 2nd June 2023

On June 1, 2023, the Energy Storage Association INES (Initiative Energien Speichern) welcomed a new member: HanseWerk AG. The INES general assembly unanimously approved the admission at the beginning of May. HanseWerk AG is the fifteenth INES member company.

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INES präsentiert Karte für Gas- und Wasserstoffspeicher

Berlin, 11. Mai 2023

Die Initiative Energien Speichern e.V. (INES) stellt seit heute mit einer interaktiven Karte eine neue Datenbank für Gas- und Wasserstoffspeicher in Deutschland zur Verfügung. Die INES-Speicherkarte erweitert bestehende Datenangebote vor allem um die wichtigen Wasserstoffspeicher. Die Karte kann auf der…

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INES Models Gas Scenarios for Winter 2023/24

Berlin, 19th April 2023

Today, the German Gas Storage Association (Initiative Energien Speichern, INES) published gas scenarios for Germany for the upcoming winter 2023/2024 for the first time. The scenarios consider the upcoming filling of gas storage facilities and the gas supply situation in…

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INES Publishes March Update of Gas Scenarios

Berlin, 13th March 2023

The German Association Initiative Energien Speichern e.V. (INES) has published a March update of its own gas scenarios for Germany. The scenarios examine the gas supply in Germany for the remainder of winter 2022/2023 and the refilling of storage facilities…

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February Update of INES Gas Scenarios Released

Berlin, 9 Februar 2023

The gas and hydrogen storage association Initiative Energien Speichern (INES) has published the February update of its monthly gas scenarios for Germany. The scenarios consider the gas supply in Germany in the winter of 2022/2023 in detail and the refilling…

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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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