RP1.1-02 Regional case studies on gas and electricity system integration

Executive Summary

Final Report: Integrated Electricity and Gas Systems Studies: Electrification of Heating,

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Published August 2021.

The development of an energy systems model is underway to assist key energy market players in understanding the potential of different future fuel options to decarbonise the energy system. The research includes an assessment of integrated electricity-gas-hydrogen systems in the presence of different coupling technologies and scenarios for different sectors (e.g. injection of hydrogen into the gas network, production of low-carbon fuels for export, electrification vs decarbonisation of heating, etc.).

A state of the art integrated electricity-gas-hydrogen systems model was completed early 2021 to run several studies on behalf of industry. An example of such a study investigated the electrification of heating in Victoria.

The results inform on costs and benefits (economic and environmental) from energy system integration (particularly for developments of renewable electricity and future fuels), with benefits for network operators, energy planners, government stakeholders, and technology developers.

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Commencement / End Date March 2019 to March 2022
Outcomes / Impact

Literature review report, structured dataset, prototype model, quantitative understanding of the potential role of hydrogen for industry.

Partners University of Melbourne, University of Adelaide, APGA, ENA, Ausnet, OSD, SA Government.
Research Contact

Dr Stephen McGrail