Research from Northern Gas Networks and ITM Power concludes large scale power-to-gas energy storage could integrate with current gas networks. Ambitious plans to harness hydrogen’s potential as a form of energy storage and then inject the resulting green gas into the existing gas network could be delivered at scale, according to a major new government-backed feasibility study. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) and hydrogen technology specialist ITM Power announced this week that they have completed a collaborative desktop study, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to explore the potential for large scale power to gas installations. The Power-to-Gas study examined potential deployment of large-scale storage capacity of 50 MW and above within the boundaries of NGN’s distribution network. It concluded that after accounting for seasonal variations in gas demand and the amount of hydrogen that would be able to be produced and blended with natural gas, a large area of the existing NGN grid could support power-to-gas.