E.DSO Position Paper on EU Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market Package

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E.DSO publishes its position paper on EU Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market Package. This paper sets the DSOs’ underpinning approach to important regulatory loopholes touching upon the repurposing of the gas infrastructure to hydrogen, considerations for a better integrated sector coupling, and the EC proposal to include gas DSOs into the newly established EU DSO Entity.

E.DSO members advocate for a holistic, forward-looking EU regulatory framework that will promote the positive contribution of DSOs to the Fit for 55 package and its implication on the EU hydrogen economy. We particularly acknowledge that sector coupling can provide innovative solutions to the flexibility short-term and longer-term needs of the electric system, where synergies and complementarities can be exploited across energy sectors, essentially creating a cost and energy-efficient system if it is integrated smartly. A smart energy sector coupling is thus required, and, if successfully integrated, can contribute to cost-efficient investment decisions in, and use of energy infrastructure.