Sep 2020
Gas Distribution
Safety & Operational Framework for the Temporary Provision of Alternative Natural Gas Systems 2 (SOFTPANG 2)
Sep 2020
Apr 2021
Northern Gas Networks
Sam Lynch
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Network Innovation Allowance
GD - Safety and emergency, GD - Reliability and maintenance, GD - Repair and GD - Mains Replacement
Energy Storage and Demand Response and Gas Distribution Networks
Following on from original findings in the first SOFTPANG project (which identified the feasibility of a temporary gas solution; it’s legal and regulatory restriction, potential advantageous technologies and training requirements to equip this solution) and the current COVID-19 Pandemic, there is an opportunity to use the findings and help mitigate the risk to customers and operational workforce where properties that are identified as ‘high risk’ as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and cannot be accessed by network engineers as part of planned operations.
The work will be undertaken in one short stage and the project will focus on the following objectives:

  • Down selection to preferred technology/technologies
  • Detailed technical note on the requirements to be met to allow field trials of the preferred technology.