Long-Term Development Plan

Read our latest Long-Term Development Plan, published 31 October 2019:
Long-Term Development Plan 2019

In addition to the report, if you would like to see a detailed breakdown of the demand forecast for our networks over a 10-year period, download Appendix A.
Appendix A: Demand forecast data

To view the planned areas of activity across our networks as part of our gas mains replacement programme, view Appendix B - G.
Appendix B: East of England mains replacement heat map
Appendix C: North London mains replacement heat map
Appendix D: Greater London mains replacement heat map
Appendix E: North West mains replacement heat map
Appendix F: Greater Manchester mains replacement heat map
Appendix G: West Midlands mains replacement heat map

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Long-Term Development Plan 2018

Renewable gas potential

Renewable gases represent a great opportunity to deliver ‘green fuel’ for heating and transport in the UK.

Renewable gas is produced from waste and non-waste material, known as feedstocks. The gas is delivered to homes using the existing gas network and used by customers in the same way as natural gas.

As a low carbon transport alternative, renewable gases deliver significant emissions reductions compared to diesel.

What contribution could renewable gas make to a low carbon energy future?

As part of our wider efforts to support a low carbon energy future for the UK, Cadent commissioned an independent study to evaluate the potential of renewable gas out to 2050.

It reviews and updates estimates of renewable gas potential (converted from bioenergy) published in a 2011 report by the Committee on Climate Change. It considers all of the potential feedstocks, including waste and sustainable energy crops. Renewable gases take the form of biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) and Bio-Substitute Natural Gas (bioSNG).

The study looks at renewable gas potential based on current feedstock availability. It also explores how we could accelerate that potential by maximising available feedstocks.

We believe that with the right government policies in place, renewable gas can play a significant role to help the UK meet its carbon reduction targets; and contribute towards waste management.

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