Around 83% of UK households – that’s 11 million customers – are connected to the fossil gas network today. They rely on gas to be there whenever they need it – for heating and cooking – and it responds brilliantly to changes in demand.
It just works. We believe that it makes sense to carry on using the gas network for which customers have already paid and to make it deliver lower carbon gases rather than fossil gas.
Fortunately this is possible, particularly when we consider blended hydrogen which is where HyDeploy comes in. Cadent lead the HyDeploy consortium which includes Progressive Energy Ltd, Keele University and Northern Gas Networks. HyDeploy is demonstrating that a blend of 20% hydrogen and 80% fossil gas can be used safely and effectively by customers without them even noticing any difference. 100 ordinary houses at Keele University are using this blend to heat and cook with and the customers are very pleased with it.