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Reference Number NIA_NGGT0179
Title HGR&D ST - Assessment Methodologies
Status Completed
Energy Categories HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen) 70%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Energy system analysis) 15%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 15%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 50%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 50%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Gas Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 July 2021
End Date 31 March 2022
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £388,671
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Gas Transmission (99.991%)
  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 - Scotland (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/NIA_NGGT0179
Objectives The project is looking to address the problem by utilising the following steps:1 - Kick-off activitiesThe first stage will agree approach to take for stakeholder engagement, form the groups, key dates put in place. A second important kick-off activity will be to obtain a baseline understanding of the “test cases”. Test cases are defined as a set of compatible pathways, end states and scenarios that can be taken forward for use in the System Transformation programme.2 - Assessment CriteriaStage two requires the identification of potential assessment criteria that will allow a comparison of different test cases contribution to meeting the objectives.3 - Data IdentificationStage three of the project will involve determining what data could be used to assess the test cases against each of the criteria defined above. An important input into the decision on the appraisal methodology, which will depend on the extent to which the criteria can be quantified.4 - Appraisal Methodology SelectionStage four is to develop the appraisal methodology. This will define how the scoring of each test case against the criteria will be aggregated into an overall decision. Some criteria may require significant effort to fully quantify, and so it is possible that a range of methodologies will be recommended, from more qualitative approaches that can be used immediately in phase 1, to more intensively quantified methods that could be applied in future phases before decisions are committed to.5 - First Cut AssessmentThe previous phases of work will have resulted in a proposed set of criteria and methodology being developed, and the relevant data identified. In building this up prior to making recommendations, we will have been applying it to the test cases to assess its performance, as such we will already have pulled together the building blocks for a first-cut assessment of those test cases using the proposed methodology. This phase will essentially draw this together to make an assessment of the output of the current CBA tools (or alternative assessment tools). This will include a systematic sensitivity analysis focuses on answering the following set of questions that will inform the next phases of work (including a decision of whether they are required)6 - Stage Gate DecisionThere are a number of outputs that will need to be pulled together to inform the Stage Gate decision. A report will be produced on the potential tools / techniques to support the decision on the need for follow-on phases. Where there is currently no satisfactory method or tool to undertake an assessment, options will be provided to fill the gaps that have been assess. This will very much be developed in tandem with the other workstreams given the inter-relationships between them all and the need to see this work as part of a larger over-arching programme. To inform this a review of the criteria that were identified in the early stage of work to establish if there are benefits to adding further criteria to the overall assessment methodology as part of the next phase. This will include a “blank page” review of all possible criteria and a review of whether any of the “secondary” criteria should be promoted to become “primary” criteria. Data Quality Statement (DQS):The project will be delivered under the NIA framework in line with the agreed Energy Networks Innovation Process document NGGT internal policies. Data produced as part of this project will be subject to quality assurance to ensure that the information produced with each deliverable is accurate to the best of our knowledge and sources of information are appropriately documented. All deliverables and project outputs will be stored on our internal SharePoint platform ensuring backup and version management. Relevant project documentation and reports will also be made available on the ENA Smarter Networks Portal and dissemination material will be shared with the relevant stakeholders. Measurement Quality Statement (MQS): The project is rated low in the common assessment framework detailed in the ENIP document after assessing the total project value, the progression through the TRL levels, the number of project delivery partners and the medium level of data assumptions. No additional peer review is required for this project. The main output of this project is to define a full list of common assessment criteria, with the key [primary and secondary
Abstract This programme of work will assess the key strategic gas system options, impacts, barriers and opportunities in order to support policy decisions on whether to proceed with a transition to hydrogen to produce heat across domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.This project will recommend and develop a standardised methodology (or set of increasingly advanced methodologies) to support repeated and consistent appraisal for a set of credible and compatible ends states, pathways and scenarios (test cases) used in the System Transformation programme. The outputs will allow comparison of the benefits and challenges associated within each test case to provide the practical evidence required to inform future policy on heat.
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