Gas companies declare they are 'ready' to mix hydrogen into grid next winter

Hydrogen fuel could be mixed into Britain’s gas grid as soon as next year, with Britain’s gas grid companies announcing this morning they should be able to replace a up to a fifth of fossil gas in their pipes with the lower carbon fuel from next winter.

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) announced this morning the UK’s five gas network companies – Cadent, National Grid, Northern Gas Networks, SGN & Wales, and West Utilities – were all on track to be ready to deliver a 20 per cent hydrogen mix to homes and businesses around the country from 2023.

The ENA said a 20 per cent hydrogen blend in the gas mix would reduce carbon emissions equivalent to those from 2.5 million cars a year, without any changes required to people’s cookers, boilers or heating systems.

“Whether it be heating our homes, powering our businesses or generating cleaner electricity, hydrogen

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