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Reference Number NIA2_SGN0025
Title Interventions for Hydrogen by Asset Group
Status Started
Energy Categories HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen) 50%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Other Supporting Data) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
SGN - Scotland
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 August 2022
End Date 31 October 2023
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £276,547
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SGN - Scotland (99.992%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.001%)
Project Contact , Cadent Central (0.001%)
Project Contact , Cadent Eastern (0.001%)
Project Contact , Cadent North London (0.001%)
Project Contact , Cadent North West (0.001%)
Project Contact , Cadent West Midlands (0.001%)
Project Contact , Northern Gas Network (NGN) North East (0.001%)
Project Contact , SGN - Southern England (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cadent Gas (0.000%)
Project Contact , SGN (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA2_SGN0025
Objectives The project will be split in 3 main phases, outlined below: Phase 1 – Initiation and Definition. Agreeing the studies to be included – should this include HyDeploy (hydrogen blend) and Hy4Heat (end use)? The boundaries of the study – should this include production/storage, pipelines, AGIs etc? Defining the type of study and whether the evidence is sufficient and credible enough to be used in a trial. Framework definition – confirm the categories and sub-categories required to support conversion. The classification of assets and their sub-categories. Agreeing who will supply the information/data and when to enable the project to be delivered on time. Inclusion of Technology and Commercial Readiness Levels (TRL and CRL) for equipment. Phase 2 – Analysis of the Data This phase will include the detailed project work following consultation with the networks. Create a database to map all the evidence in a single location. Identify knowledge gaps using existing gap analyses generated by HSE and BEIS NSI programme of work. Detail interventions required outlining what needs to be done, the parameters that need tested and any risks associated with the knowledge gaps. Phase 3 – Reporting An interim report will be published in April 2022 in time for networks bids to Ofgem including outcomes from Phase 1 and the key outcomes that had been agreed for Phase 2. It is proposed that DNV maintain and update the database using a SharePoint site or similar with access granted to an approved list of gas network stakeholders.Measurement Quality StatementThe project will use the above phased approach to ensure all parties agree the process before proceeding to future phases. The main approach of the project will be to identify and record what work has been done and the work that needs to be done with the project information stored in a database accessible to all key stakeholders. Data Quality StatementRegular meetings will be held with key stakeholders from each network and DNV to agree the format for the sharing and storage of project data. This is important as it will allow the gas networks to demonstrate to BEIS and Ofgem that there is no unnecessary duplication within the various hydrogen projects and trials, and justify any additional research required for the Hydrogen Village trials. DNVs involvement in the project will ensure a consistent approach in the presentation of the evidence and data due to their involvement in ongoing projects including H21 and H100. The gas networks currently share findings from their trial projects either directly with project partners or through industry groups like the ENA. This project will aim to document a detailed framework of all the areas that need to be addressed, the research and development work produced to date, the status and acceptance level of this work, and identify any remaining gaps.The scope of work will take inputs from the gas networks and any relevant supporting hydrogen transition research projects. The information gathered will be shared with the ENA and the gas networks and peer reviewed. The output of this scope of work will support the FEED phase of successful Hydrogen Village application during 2022.Each stage will be followed up with a group presentation of the work developed to date to facilitate group discussion and the transfer of information. The project aims to bypass potential issues that gas networks have with sharing information of ongoing projects by collating information onthe nature of the research, sharing preliminary findings, assessing how successful the research has been in addressing gaps i.e. any red flags or further gaps identified and indicating when the research report will be released for sharing/peer review with other gas networks. The project database will link to research reports as they are made available either through the gas network website or the IGEM Hydrogen Knowledge Centre. A SharePoint site (or similar) will also be created for any additional reports/information that are not publicly available but can be shared amongst named personnel who are stakeholders within this project. DNV will create and initially manage the database. The main objectives of the project are to analyse and collate the existing information from previous relevant hydrogen projects, produce a categorisation framework to identify any gaps in the evidence, detail the proposed interventions required to close these gaps, prepare a report detailing the work undertaken, and develop and maintain a database to monitor the progress of the intervention work undertaken through future hydrogen projects.
Abstract The project will look to develop an asset category framework and database to enable the networks to collate all the information, evidence and data generated from previous network hydrogen projects into one central location. This will help to highlight where evidence gaps still exist and the interventions required to fill them. The database will expand on the ENA NSIB evidence framework with each of the themes within this framework further divided into categories and sub-categories. The project will bring visibility to the status of the research work overall, identifying expected completion dates, RAG categorisation of the research work in terms of remaining knowledge gap, and will also help to avoid any unnecessary duplication within hydrogen projects and trials.
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Added to Database 14/10/22