In Distributed Energy, the gas system supports the integration of significant levels of renewable gas production in Europe compensating the decline of conventional natural gas. Under peak demand situations, the gas demand decreases overall. However, the increase in gas demand for power generation compensates partially for the decreasing gas demand in other sectors. The increasing share of indigenous renewable gas production, especially non-intermittent such as biomethane, allows for more flexibility imports/storage in the system to satisfy the demand. Nevertheless, the gas storages still provide 30 % (8,500 GWh/d) of the peak flexibility in 2040.
In Global Ambition, the gas European gas system can be part of a global transition where renewable and decarbonised gas can be imported. Therefore, the gas system copes with peak demand situations relying mainly on gas storages and imports while the increasing share of indigenous production bring some flexibility.
The evolution of the supply mixes share in Low and Advanced infrastructure level, follow the same trend as for existing infrastructure level.