Gas Decarbonisation Pathways

Our gas network is one of the best developed in the world, providing safe, secure, affordable energy to homes and businesses across the UK. To meet the biggest energy challenge of our generation - making deep cuts to carbon emissions by 2050 - we need to embrace new technology which builds on these strengths and delivers the integrated, flexible network of the future.

ENA's Gas Decarbonisation Pathways Project is a major industry initiative to build on the work that the networks have been undertaking to build a low cost, low carbon network and develop new technologies that make the most of biogas, bioSNG, hydrogen and smart hybrid heating systems. It will help coordinate network activity and support policy making for decarbonised gas.

The shared pathways to a net zero compliant gas network

ENA has appointed Navigant to deliver a research project to provide independent, academic-reviewed assessment of the Decarbonisation Pathways and their impact. This research, supported by wide stakeholder engagement across the energy industry, will be published in summer 2019. 

Find out more about the research underpinning our Decarbonisation Pathways project here.

Alongside the Decarbonisation Pathways Project, ENA is supporting a Hydrogen Transformation Group to coordinate activity on the conversion of our existing gas networks to carry hydrogen. You can find out more about the approach we're taking to developing Hydrogen Networks here.

For more information on all of these initiatives, contact [email protected]