Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a clean gas with a future role to play in our energy system.

Current gas quality regulations allow only 0.1 per cent hydrogen to be blended into the gas mix.  Cadent, our neighbouring gas network, is planning to demonstrate how blending in up to 20 per cent hydrogen on Keele University’s private gas network will adequately address questions around safety, compatibility and billing – as well as prove its low-carbon capabilities.  A follow-on project will trial the same 20 per cent blend on a public network. 

Our own H100 project will see the construction of the UK’s first purpose-built hydrogen network at a location in Scotland to demonstrate safe and efficient delivery of 100 per cent hydrogen.

Both these studies and others consistently show that the decarbonising of gas is the most cost-efficient pathway for dramatically reducing heat-related emissions.

Read more about our featured hydrogen projects below.