Jan 2021
Gas Distribution
H21 - Hydrogen Ready Components
Jan 2021
Jan 2022
Northern Gas Networks and Cadent
Russ Oxley
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Network Innovation Allowance
GD - Future of gas
Gas Distribution Networks
The UK was legally bound to make ambitious carbon reductions under the terms of the Climate Change Act (2008). However, the UK government signed legislation on 27th June 2019 committing the UK to a legally binding target of Net Zero emissions by 2050. This means the UK must tackle decarbonisation at pace and change the way energy is produced, transported and consumed to meet this new target.
NGN have committed to work with stakeholders and the government to work towards a strategy to convert the gas distribution networks to hydrogen, including the H21 100% hydrogen project.
The current network components are designed and specified to be compatible with natural gas. In order to confirm that the current components are compatible with hydrogen, a review of the impact of the change in hydrogen characteristics on the materials that make up these components is needed to confirm if there are any issues of compatible or not and make recommendations if further research and testing is required.
To review the existing gas network components for compatibility with 100% hydrogen, provide a methodology tool for reviewing materials compatibility and produce an output report/schedule detailing the findings.