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    Cadent submits proposal to Government for Hydrogen Towns

    23 January 2023

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    Cadent has submitted an outline proposal to government for the possible development of a hydrogen town pilot in the Cheshire West and Chester and a town in Humberside region too.

    Proposals for the initial pilot hydrogen heated towns are being considered by government across all UK gas network areas and this is the first stage.

    No decisions have been made on where the potential towns might be located. The government is expected to announce which possible locations will be developed later in March 2023. The hydrogen towns are not likely to be realised until 2030 at the earliest.

    This is a separate programme to the hydrogen village trial in Whitby, Ellesmere Port.


    For further information about the Hydrogen Town pilot scheme:


    Energy Networks Association

    • In the UK Hydrogen Strategy the UK Government committed to developing plans by 2025 for a possible hydrogen heated town
    • The aim of the outline plan for the town project is to provide further information to inform policy decisions and future roll-out plans
    • If implemented, any technologies used in the town project will have already been deemed safe by the Health and Safety Executive following previous assessments
    • Following this submission, BEIS will make a decision on the proposals, announcing the results later in the year


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