Netherlands largest energy company, Essent, becomes only energy company in Europe to import green gas from UK
For the first time biomethane, also known as green gas, is being exported from the UK to Europe via the interconnector pipeline to Essent in the Netherlands. The green gas is being sent from the UK by Great Britain’s leading green gas shipper, Barrow Green Gas.
Essent, the largest energy company in the Netherlands, is importing green gas to meet growing demand in the Netherlands which cannot all be met locally.
Tim Wijnen, manager developing markets at Essent said: “Simply put, over time there will not be enough raw materials in the Netherlands to produce sufficient green gas from. It is anticipated that the number of green gas production sites will not be in step with the future demand. As the largest green gas supplier in the Netherlands, we have therefore given thought to how we will be able to continue to supply sufficient green gas in the Netherlands in the future too and that is to import green gas from neighbouring trusted countries.”
The green gas is produced by JV Energen of Dorchester, which was the first commercial plant to inject green gas into the existing UK gas network. Barrow Green Gas delivers the green gas to RWE, Essent’s parent company, for delivery to the Netherlands via a pipeline that connects the UK to continental Europe.
Tim Davis, managing director at Barrow Green Gas said:
“We have worked closely with JV Energen, Essent and RWE to put in place the arrangements which mean that not only Green Gas Certificates but also green gas is being delivered from the UK to the Netherlands. All the parties involved have been ISCC certified to demonstrate compliance with sustainability requirements, another first for the UK biomethane industry."
For more information, contact:
Suzanne Orsler, SOPR, email Suzanne@sopr.co, tel – 07813 131350
Barrow Green Gas
Barrow Green Gas (BGG) is the trading name of Barrow Shipping Limited (BSL). BGG holds GB Gas Shipper and Supplier Licences.
For producers Barrow Green Gas purchases biomethane, markets Green Gas Certificates (GGC) collectively to maximise their value and operates a Biomethane Producers Club – a forum to share technical, operational and commercial information to optimise plant efficiency and financial return for biomethane producers.
For buyers Barrow Green Gas supplies biomethane via the natural gas network and facilitates Green Gas Certificate (GGC) purchases.
Biomethane is supplied at prices linked to Natural Gas ‘daily system clearing price’ –and prices are driven by real supply and real demand on the day.
Essent NV, based in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, is an energy company. It is a public limited liability corporation. Essent is the largest energy company in the Netherlands. Belgium is their second home market.
ISCC is one of the leading certification systems for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2010, it received the worldwide first official state recognition by the German authorities.
In July 2011, the European Commission recognised ISCC as one of the first certification schemes to demonstrate compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive’s (RED) requirements.