Practical information

Date: Thursday, 19 December
Time: ±15:00 – 17:00h
Location: Room 29, Energy Academy Europe (Nijenborgh 6)

The Infrastructure Outlook 2050 is a joint study by Gasunie and TenneT on an integrated energy infrastructure. This outlook describes the consequences of possible transition pathways for the existing gas and electricity infrastructures, for various scenarios.

Although electricity produced from sun and wind is seen as the main source of energy by 2050, a major part of it has to be converted to molecules. As a consequence, the energy system of the future is expected to not only require a strong electricity infrastructure, but also a strong gas infrastructure.

  • Get to know the ins and outs of the Infrastructure Outlook 2050
  • Learn about the goals of an integrated energy system
  • Examples of different scenarios for the existing gas and electricity infrastructures

The European transition towards a renewable energy system is entering a new phase where the general direction is starting to become clear: a strong growth of solar and wind power in combination with the development of power-to-gas (P2G) (hydrogen) conversion, the production of chemicals and liquid fuels and the development of energy storage.

To meet the 2050 emission targets set in the Paris Climate Agreement, the energy transition will require a complete overhaul of the current fossil fuel-dominated energy system. Although electricity produced from sun and wind is seen as the main source of energy by 2050, a major part of it has to be converted to molecules (such as hydrogen) to meet the demand of the chemical and fertilizer industries, and other forms of final consumption, all of which are difficult to electrify. The gas system also allows to accommodate green and CO2 neutral gases from biomass and imports.

This event is a public event organized by Energy Academy and is defined as an Energy Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze University of Applied Sience and the University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Programme. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and complete 30 ECTS in energy Course at Hanze UAS or University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate.