New members Smart Delta Resources
In 2019, three companies joined the Smart Delta Resources partnership as a new member, namely Fluxys, Gasunie and PZEM
Fluxys is a fully independent gas infrastructure group with its headquarters in Belgium. The company contributes to a sustainable energy future and driven teams ensure a reliable and affordable energy inflow to the market. Fluxys wants to make its extensive knowledge and experience in the development and operation of open access gas infrastructure available to further the energy transition and to develop infrastructure for the gas and energy flows of the future. In the past decade, Fluxys has developed into a reference partner for gas infrastructure projects and companies across Europe.
Fluxys and SDR
Fluxys has been active in Belgium for 90 years and also has a thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations that apply to large-scale infrastructure developments.
In its endeavor to provide solutions to societal needs, Fluxys is also looking for sources other than natural gas as part of its growth ambitions. In the Delta Region in particular, Fluxys can act as an enabler to achieve the objectives of the SDR Roadmap 2050. It can use its expertise to develop and operate an open access pipeline infrastructure, which is needed to connect the various industrial partners. Which is also true for projects in the field of industrial symbiosis as well as those in the field of energy transition. As a neutral and reliable project partner, Fluxys strives for cooperation with the other SDR members in order to take an important step towards a sustainable future.
Gasunie is a network company for energy. In the Netherlands and Northern Germany, Gasunie manages and maintains the infrastructure for the large-scale transport and storage of gas. Currently that is mainly natural gas. With the energy transition, this will increasingly shift to green gas and hydrogen. In addition, the company participates in the construction and management of networks for heat and CO2 and ensures that this part of the energy supply is safe, undisturbed and as sustainable as possible. So that everyone can always have energy.
The role of Gasunie in the energy transition
Gasunie is a European energy infrastructure company with a gas transport network that is among the largest in Europe. It consists of more than 15,000 kilometers of pipelines in the Netherlands and northern Germany. Gasunie wants to help accelerate the transition to a CO2-neutral energy supply and believes that infrastructure plays an important role as a connecting and facilitating element.Within the energy transition, natural gas remains a significant source of energy for the time being. In addition, there must be more CO2-neutral gases. As we move to 2050, Gasunie focuses on green gas, hydrogen, heat with heat networks and the capture and storage of CO2. The company will also make the energy networks for gas and electricity work together more closely.
Gasunie and SDR
The role that Gasunie wants to play in the area of the energy transition is perfectly in line with the objectives set out in the SDR Roadmap 2050, in particular with the infrastructure projects that must be realized for the transport of hydrogen and for CCS (carbon capture and storage)
In addition to natural gas, which will still play a role for a long time to come, Gasunie sees a crucial role for hydrogen, green gas, CO2 and heat in particular. Both existing and new gas infrastructure is important. As an independent network manager, Gasunie wants to transport hydrogen from different suppliers to the most important industrial clusters in the Netherlands in the future. This is possible for a very large part through the existing network. In Zeeland, the first 12 kilometers of the network have already been successfully converted by Gasunie Hydrogen Services (GWS). Southwest Netherlands is therefore definitely on the map.
PZEM produces energy day in and day out. In addition, 40% is already generated sustainably in an optimal mix with flexible conventional production. The PPA with Gemini (the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands), the Borssele nuclear power plant, the BMC biomass power plant and the modern, clean and highly flexible Sloe power plant are the pillars of PZEM's portfolio. On the trading floor this portfolio is optimized and traded 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ultimately, the energy is supplied at the most competitive prices to heavy industries, but also to supermarket chains, holiday parks, joinery works and greenhouse horticulture companies. This is the way it has always been.
PZEM In the future
Looking to the future, PZEM is fully meeting the challenges arising from the energy transition. As an energy specialist, this is of course what is expected of the company. The vision of PZEM is that renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly important in the transition to a low-CO2 energy supply. Because the wind does not always blow and the sun does not always shine, this will lead to increasing differences between energy supply and demand. The need for flexibility to keep the energy market in balance will increase, which will make price fluctuations more extreme. For both supply and demand, this is an increasing risk that needs to be controlled. PZEM will focus on this even more vigorously in the future.