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Reference Number NIA_NGN_269
Title H21 - Understanding Industrial & Commercial Customers
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Demographics) 50%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Other infrastructure and systems R&D) 50%;
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
Northern Gas Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 August 2020
End Date 01 May 2021
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £64,250
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (99.999%)
Project Contact , Cadent Gas (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_NGN_269
Objectives The project will be delivered in three stages:Stage 1 - Obtain the information from the various systems and collate into one data set. This will involve filtering and triaging the information to highlight potential customer types that need further investigation.Stage 2 - Review and assess the triaged information collated to ascertain the issues and potential mitigation needed.Stage 3 - Report on the findings from the review of the I&C data and make recommendations that should be incorporated into future conversion plans. The project will collate the information NGN stores on its Industrial and Commercial customers, including any standard service agreements, uninterruptible and interruptible agreements and any technical details they have on the connections. This data will then be cross checked with the funding parties to ensure that a wide range of I&C sites are covered by the project. The project will liaise with the Hy4Heat project to obtain their current research on hydrogen commercial and industrial appliances, (work packages 5 & 6) within I&C customers.The project will include: Collation of Address and industry type of I&C Customers from the models and the Demand Derivative System (DDS) A review of the industry types to look at the impact of the hydrogen conversion process on that specific industry and conclude any findings and make recommendations around minimising the impact of conversion, e.g. converting schools during a holiday period etc. A review of the Hy4Heat research on hydrogen for commercial and industrial appliances Sample review of specific service agreements, such as Guaranteed Standard of Service, uninterruptible and interruptible service agreements, etc. to highlight where additional mitigation maybe required, including, for example amendments to notification periods etc. An output report highlighting the key issues raised during the review of I&C customers and provide details of any issues found that will require further investigation 1. Collation and review of I&C data to highlight key customer types, or key service agreements that need further, more detailed, research and suggested mitigation recommendations.2. A report on the various key issues found, potential mitigation measures and further research requirements. This can be used to inform future engagement with I&C customers.
Abstract Future hydrogen projects will require the conversion of existing Industrial and Commercial customers to hydrogen. There is a high potential that there are going to be issues with converting I&C customers that needs to be reviewed and assessed so that future conversion projects can be planned to take into account these issues and the mitigation applied where possible. For example, I&C customers may have concerns around the duration and timing of the conversion activity, and it may be mitigated if planned in line with their requirements.
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Added to Database 02/11/22