ENA calls for hydrogen future to be reflected in new price controls

Follwoing, the Committee on Climate Change is releasing a report today with an update on its view on the role for hydrogen in the UK’s energy system, Energy Networks Assocation has issued the following statement: 

“Hydrogen offers enormous potential to decarbonise our energy system in the most cost-effective way and the gas networks are already developing technical and strategic solutions for hydrogen-ready grids for homes and businesses. But the Government must provide the right strategic direction, not only for decarbonising heat but for the whole energy system. With this, the gas networks can optimise network investment, including into existing infrastructure and pipes, and operational decisions for the future. The RIIO-1 regulatory price control has proven itself time and time again as a highly effective, incentive-based mechanism for delivering innovation and keeping costs down for the public. The same must be guaranteed for RIIO-2.”

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