RAG-Energy-Storage

Christmas donation campaign 2018

Christmas donation campaign 2018

In the course of this year’s Christmas donation campaign we support the non-profit organization Sterntalerhof in Loipersdorf-Kitzladen, Burgenland.
The core responsibility is the in-patient care of families with ill children at Sterntalerhof. In addition, affected families are provided with mobile care in their homes. Furthermore, all therapeutic facilities can be used by families in the region and guidance through grief after the loss of loved ones is an integrated part of the work.

The Sterntalerhof pursues an interdisciplinary approach consisting of therapy and pedagogy, psychology and spiritual guidance combined with therapeutic horseback riding and if necessary palliative and nursing care.

Europe’s energy supply sector is facing an exciting future.

Europe’s energy supply sector is facing an exciting future.

Natural gas and gas infrastructure will play a central role in this new era. Gas storage facilities will have a particularly important part to play, owing to the demand for flexibility created by new energy sources and increased reliance on energy trading. In response to these needs, on 1 January 2013 Rohöl-Aufsuchungs Aktiengesellschaft (RAG) formed a modern, customer friendly subsidiary, RAG Energy Storage, to market its storage capacity.

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Gas storage facilities fulfil a variety of functions on the energy market.

Gas storage facilities fulfil a variety of functions on the energy market.

Apart from their conventional function of balancing gas demand swings, storage facilities are playing an increasingly important role as a means of storing other forms of energy. They are crucial to the use of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. The higher the share of renewables in the power mix, the larger are the gas stocks that must be held in reserve to enable standby generating stations to kick in whenever unfavourable weather conditions prevent wind turbines or solar arrays from producing electricity. Generation at gas-fired power stations, using natural gas in storage, compensates for the swings in renewable generation.

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