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Reference Number NIA_NGTO021
Title Decarbonisation vision for South Wales
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields AREA STUDIES (European Studies) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 November 2018
End Date 01 July 2019
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £131,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_NGTO021
Objectives This work will review the current status of carbon emissions in the energy sector in South Wales and the opportunities and options for their reduction. This will include an examination of the industrial, power generation and domestic sectors and seek to identify opportunities for fuel switching.The use of low carbon hydrogen will be examined and promising hydrogen production sources will be identified.The evidence produced will be combined to produce a roadmap for the role of decarbonised gas in particular in meeting emissions reduction targets, together with identification of the major opportunities for R&D. Identify opportunities for fuel substitution and related options for carbon capture Establish options and opportunities for carbon transport and CO2 storage infrastructure Establish opportunities for the production of decarbonised hydrogen Review the opportunities for the use of hydrogen and other decarbonised fuels in the transport sector in South Wales Produce a roadmap for the use of decarbonised gas in South Wales Consider the opportunities for energy storage needed to meet variable energy demand and integrate this into the roadmap Provide a high-level review of the application of existing R&D in supporting the roadmap The aim is to produce a roadmap for achieving significant decarbonisation in South Wales recognising the opportunities for fuel substitution across electricity, gas and oil to achieve the 2050 carbon reductions.
Abstract This project will examine the sources of carbon emissions in South Wales from the use of all energy vectors, (electricity, gas and oil) and seek to identify the opportunities for substantial cost effective reductions. The use of decarbonised gas and the reduction of industrial emissions are a particular focus. The aim is to produce a roadmap for achieving significant decarbonisation of the area and to identify the role of each energy vector.The project will also aim to better understand the interaction of combined gas and ED networks with transmission networks as we move into a whole energy networks future.
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