Gas to Power
Natural gas has the potential to play a leading role in a successful and cost-efficient transition to a low-carbon economy. In addition to a comparatively low CO2 content, gas power plants are highly flexible and can therefore act as a back-up for variable renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. Accordingly, we strongly believe that access to a flexible and competitive integrated European gas market is essential for the integration of renewables in the electricity sector.
To reach this objective, it is essential to take into account the correlations between the gas and electricity regulatory frameworks when reforming the gas sector. EURELECTRIC therefore advocates for the essential interrelations between gas and electricity to be fully considered in any forthcoming legislation.