Stop of Russian gas supplies: Simulation of the European pipeline grid highlights deficits in the infrastructure

Press Release SCAI /

What happens if Russia completely stops gas supplies to Europe? Fraunhofer IEG, Fraunhofer SCAI, and TU Berlin have analyzed the situation by accurately modeling the entire European gas network. The result: Since it is impossible to rebuild the technical infrastructure so quickly, Germany will have a shortfall of 30 percent of the natural gas volume in the coming winter compared to the previous year. Targeted technical measures could reduce the deficit to 20 percent, provided Europe acts in a coordinated manner.