In pursuit of alternative back-up energy: a closer look at power-to-gas technologies

POWER TECHNOLOGIES | With back-up power typically generated by fuel-operated peaker plants, the industry has been on the search for more environmentally friendly backup sources, which could also react quickly if the regular power stream is interrupted.

As Ed Reid, head of strategy for Centrica Business Solutions says: “The latest gas turbine technology is designed for maximum efficiency and natural gas is likely to play a key role in backing up intermittent renewable power generation over the next 10 to 15 years.”

Recent demands have led to an elevated interest in power-to-gas technologies partially operating with traditional fuels as well as batteries.

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