Gas Goes Green is a response to the challenge of climate change and to the energy industry appraisal of what the gas network operators need to do to enable the first steps to be taken in delivering net zero, as set out in the Pathways to Net Zero report. But the programme goes further than this and introduces deliverables that go beyond the recommendations, reflecting the growing ambition in the networks to move at a pace, to go green.
Gas Goes Green has allocated the scope of work across six workstreams, each of which supports the net zero drive.
Workstream 1 - Deliverables in this workstream will examine the role the gas networks have in delivering the cost optimal route to a net zero future in a balanced energy system.
Workstream 2 - Ensuring the safe transportation and distribution of hydrogen and biomethane low carbon gases.
Workstream 3 - Revising network equipment and processes to facilitate net zero networks and smart operation.
Workstream 4 - Revising network equipment and processes to facilitate net zero networks and smart operation.
Workstream 5 - Deliverables here will establish hydrogen as a feasible means of delivering and transitioning to net zero.
Workstream 6 - This workstream will receive feedback on the programme and will engage stakeholders on the environmental, economic and social benefits of a decarbonised gas grid.