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Reference Number NIA_WWU_005
Title Unconventional gases within the onshore gas networks
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Non-conventional oil and gas production) 25%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 50%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Cadent Gas
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 February 2013
End Date 01 December 2013
Duration 10 months
Total Grant Value £113,220
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.001%)
Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (0.001%)
Project Contact , SGN (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_WWU_005
Objectives To provide Network Operators and suppliers/operators of biomethane plants with a UK standard for connection to the gas distribution network. It will include the requirements of any plant in relation to minimum connection, gas odourisation, dewpoint, gas quality measurement etc. This will provide consistency across the gas industry for the benefit of suppliers/operators of biomethane installations and gas distribution network operators. To stipulate the safe & efficient requirements of any Biogas collection network. To enable shale gas deposits to be developed in a safe and reliable manner, in order for the gas to be utilized either as a standalone energy source or for injection into the gas distribution network. This will also involve a report to identify the issues of shale gas extraction and the likely impact of shale gas injection into the gas distribution networks. In all cases to ensure that all relevant legislative requirements are met. 1 Production of standard IGEM /TD/162 Production of standard IGEM /TD/173 Production of Guidance note IGEM/G/114 Production of shale gas report
Abstract There are no standards currently available for the gas collection pipelines for biogas and for injection of biomethane into the gas distribution network. In addition, there is currently no guidance document for the onshore shale gas industry and how it may form part of the gas supply network. The document will reflect industry best practice as well as legislative requirements. The produced document can be used by all interested organisations involved in the process from local councillors, planning officers, exploration companies etc. The development of onshore Shale gas will form part of the UK gas energy mix and the development of the guidance document and the injection criteria of the biomethane Standard will form the basis for Shale gas injection into the gas distribution network. IGEM proposes to produce three documents to address these deficiencies. These will be: IGEM/TD/16 - the IGEM standard for biomethane injection into the gas distribution network; IGEM/TD/17 - the IGEM standard for biogas pipelines; IGEM/G/101 the IGEM guidance document on onshore shale gas. Also, a report relating to the impact of shale gas on the gas distribution networks.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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