RePowerEU Plan: Joint European action on gas supply security

Last updated: 30 January 2024

The REPowerEU Plan aims to fast forward clean energy transition of the European Union and make Europe independent from Russian fossil fuels well before 2030.

Measures related to gas supply security include:

  • Common purchases of non-Russian gas, LNG and hydrogen via the EU Energy Platform for all Member States who want to participate as well as Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and the Western Balkans
  • Diversification through new partnerships with reliable suppliers, including future cooperation on renewables and low-emission gases
  • A legislative proposal on minimum gas storage, with an 80% filling target by 1 November 2022 and to 90% ahead of all following winter periods 
  • Support to coordinated gas refilling operations, for example through joint procurement, collecting orders and matching supplies
  • Optimize and make more transparent use of the import, storage and transmission gas infrastructure
  • Diversifying gas supplies and working with international partners to move away from Russian gas, import more LNG and invest in the necessary infrastructure
  •  EU-coordinated demand reduction plans in case of gas supply disruption 
  • A Hydrogen Accelerator to build 17.5 GW by 2025 of electrolysers to fuel EU industry with homegrown production of 10Mt of renewable hydrogen, and an additional 10 Mt of renewable hydrogen imports by 2030, along with the necessary infrastructure, storage facilities and ports
  • The development of a modern regulatory framework for hydrogen
  • Doubling the EU ambition for biomethane to produce 35 bcm per year by 2030, in particular from agricultural waste and residues

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