Future Uses for the UK Gas to Grid

The Climate Change Committee is preparing their recommendations to government in the 6th carbon budget and need to understand the possible future role of the UK gas network in meeting the UK’s 2050 emissions reduction targets.

5% to 18%

Potential contribution of “Green gas” to total gas demand in the UK

3yr’s

Current length of time for a connection to the NTS

£2M

Current cost for a connection to the NTS

< 1yr

Length of time for a CLoCC connection

< £1M

Cost for a CLoCC connection to the NTS

The project developed a number of credible scenarios for the future of the UK gas grid in a transition to a low carbon economy

AQUA was engaged to provide expert gas industry technical knowledge to inform the Climate Change Committee’s recommendations to government in the 6th carbon budget. The project developed a number of credible scenarios for the future of the UK gas grid in a transition to a low carbon economy, including two hydrogen conversion scenarios. An economic model was developed for each scenario, identifying the impacts on customers, investors and network owners to help identify the “least regrets” options as the UK transitions to a low carbon economy.

AQUA worked collaboratively with our project partners and key stakeholders to ensure robust recommendations were developed to help inform future government energy policy.

Enquiries about this project:  

 

PAUL MASSEY 

Director

+44 (0)7920 832 726

paul.massey@aquaconsultants.com