Italgas and Australian Jemena have agreed a collaboration aimed at sharing knowledge and experiences in distribution network management, with a particular focus on technological innovation and decarbonization.
Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will collaborate and share information on digital solutions to transform gas networks into carriers and storage systems for renewable gases, such as hydrogen, biomethane and synthetic methane.
They will also collaborate on intelligent metering solutions, with a focus on next-gen smart meters, sensors and appliances, along with customer experience, asset reliability and safety with particular reference to monitoring systems for the mitigation of fugitive methane emissions.
The partnership will also allow Italgas and Jemena to discuss their plans to develop innovative technologies, including Power to Gas technology. Both companies, are currently implementing pilot projects, in the South of Sardinia and Sydney respectively. These projects are testing how renewable gases can store surplus electricity generated from renewable sources, as well as the use of renewable gas in residential, commercial, and transport settings.