Combining energy networks: The impact of Europe’s natural gas network on electricity markets until 2050
Combining energy networks: The impact of Europe’s natural gas network on electricity markets until 2050 / Jan Abrell, Clemens Gerbaulet, Franziska Holz, Casimir Lorenz, Hannes Weigt. Berlin : Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, 2013, 30 p. (Discussion paper ; 1317)
Authors’s abstract :
The interdependence of electricity and natural gas is becoming a major energy policy and regulatory issue in all jurisdictions around the world. The increased role of gas fired plants in renewable-based electricity markets and the dependence on gas imports make this issue particular striking for the European energy market. In this paper we provide a comprehensive combined analysis of electricity and natural gas infrastructure with an applied focus. We analyze different scenarios of the long-term European decarbonization pathways sketched out by the Energy Roadmap 2050, and identify criteria related to electricity and/or natural gas infrastructure and the interrelation between both markets.