Andy Lewis Network Innovation (Future Role of Gas)
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Network Innovation Competition
GD - Future of gas
The project builds on the foundational work at Keele University to demonstrate on public distribution networks that natural gas containing levels of hydrogen beyond those in GS(M)R can be distributed and utilised safely. Successful demonstration has the potential to facilitate 29TWh pa of decarbonised heat nationally, and more by unlocking extensive hydrogen use.
The project objective is that a supplier of hydrogen is able to apply to inject hydrogen into a GDNs network, just as biomethane producers can today. This enables hydrogen to deliver cost-effective and non-disruptive carbon savings to the customer.
Successful demonstration has the potential to facilitate 29TWh pa of decarbonised heat in the GB, substantially more than the existing RHI scheme is projected to deliver, with the potential to unlock wider savings through more extensive use of hydrogen. It addresses the energy trilemma, saving £8billion to consumers, and avoiding 119 million tonnes of carbon by 2050, whilst providing a greater level of diversity in supply.