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 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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INES Publishes Evaluation of Gas Storage Act

Berlin, 30th January 2023

The Initiative Energien Speichern e.V. (INES) has presented an evaluation of the German Gas Storage Act today. The storage industry describes its experiences with the regulations for gas storage introduced by the law last year and derives recommendations for refilling…

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INES presents January Update of Gas Scenarios

Berlin, 10th January 2023

The Initiative Energien Speichern e. V. (INES) published another update of its scenarios on the gas supply in Germany in winter 2022/23 and on re-filling gas storages before winter 2023/24 (January update). If current consumption reductions are held up Germany…

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INES tritt Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie bei

Berlin, 22. Dezember 2022

Zum 1. Januar 2023 tritt die Initiative Energien Speichern e.V. (INES) dem Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V. (BEE) als Mitgliedsverband bei. Mit der Mitgliedschaft im BEE setzt die INES ihre konsequente inhaltliche Ausrichtung auf die Energiewende auf institutioneller Ebene fort.

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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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