Feb 2018
Gas Distribution
Safety & Operational Framework for the Temporary Provision of Alternative Natural Gas Systems (SOFTPANG)
Feb 2018
Feb 2019
Northern Gas Networks
Wayne Smith
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Network Innovation Allowance
GD - Safety and emergency
Gas Distribution Networks
Project Deliverables ​
A legal and commercial framework initially accepted by the regulator and shippers. ​
A safety management framework and decision guidance tool.​
A recommendations report, enabling a future project to field trial the methodology.
Stage 1 Objectives Overview
Review of the legal, commercial, licencing and regulatory requirements related to the temporary use of portable natural gas storage
Documented robust evidence to gain initial support and agreement for the use of temporary gas / storage technologies from the regulator and shippers.
Stage 2 Objectives Overview
Review of the range of available and new technologies to provide a temporary gas supply.
Understand the risks, capabilities and limitations of each type of temporary gas storage / supply technology, allowing for scenario based decision making.
Identify the training requirement for each type of temporary gas storage / supply technology.
Documented robust data to inform a CBA of implementing gas storage / supply technologies within the network.