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Reference Number ENA_10023216
Title Green Hydrogen Injection into the NTS
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 10%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen transport and distribution) 90%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Gas Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 March 2022
End Date 01 May 2022
Duration 2 months
Total Grant Value £114,652
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Gas Transmission (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/ENA_10023216
Abstract In Discovery Phase there are 3 key workstreams (WS):WS1 Establish a technical regime for Hydrogen injection into the NTS.This includes flow control, gas quality and energy flow-rate measurement and blending arrangements to comply with any National Grid Gas (NGG)/HSE requirements for maximum proportion of Hydrogen in any NTS pipeline.There are several inputs into the project that take advantage of knowledge from the development of the biomethane market including the EMIB Deliverables from 2012 (Energy Market Issues for Biomethane Projects) and the Somerset Farm Biomethane Injection (SFBI) into NTS project completed in 2019-20 as part of the Customer Low Cost Connection Innovation project.Technical lead CNG Services Ltd (CSL) represented the Renewable Energy Association on EMIB and was the design and build contractor for the SFBI projectWS2 Whole system integration.Review an NTS Feeder from St Fergus to North of England to establish locations which are close to the ET Grids. NGG will provide NTS flow data, project participant SSEN will provide ET Grid information including forward forecasts and possible constraints. Element Energy (EE), supported by CSL, will model the potential to produce green Hydrogen and inject into the NTS.WS3 Review the economics of green Hydrogen production and injection into the NTS to inform the development of appropriate financial incentives based on the new Green Gas Support Scheme.EE will lead this workstream utilising their extensive experience of modelling the costs of hydrogen production, particularly production via electrolysis using electricity from directly connected renewables, as well as systems using grid electricity, including the availability of curtailed wind. EE also bring extensive knowledge of the incentive regimes for Hydrogen including Renewable Transport Fuel Certification. CSL will support this activity with detailed knowledge of the biomethane incentive regimes. Centrica will support this activity by surveying their Industrial & Commercial customers to establish willingness to pay and interest in Hydrogen delivered via a swap with natural gas.If a safe and low capex technical regime for injection of green Hydrogen into the NTS can be established and BEIS persuaded to provide an appropriate CO2 saving related financial incentive then this activity will be of interest to:Industrial & Commercial customer suppliers such as CentricaBiomethane project developers and other small scale NTS connectees (Bio-CNG Mother Stations and <50 MW gas engines)Onshore wind/solar developers who may not have sufficient electricity grid capacityVIDEO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYbM3XwpwiQ&list=PLrMOhOrmeR6ktSag0RbT7zPNVn0p1P2f6&index=27
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Added to Database 14/10/22