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    Our Aim is to facilitate new connections to our gas distribution network that will enable biomethane producers to inject their renewable gas into the pipeline and grid network.  The addition of biomethane into the grid will help the UK minimise its carbon footprint and avert from unsustainable fossil fuels, whilst increasing the security and diversity of energy supplies.


    Why is sustainable gas important?

    The debate on how to deliver green or renewable heat to UK homes has gained momentum and the government now recognises the potential for renewable gas to contribute to the UK’s low carbon economy. Renewable gas (also referred to as methane-based gas or biomethane) can be produced from organic waste and injected into the gas grid and will therefore contribute to decarbonising (lowering CO2 emissions) energy supplies for heat.

    Biomethane has a key role to play in a low carbon economy.

    Biomethane is a renewable gas produced from biodegradable matter such as food waste, sewage or energy crops.

    Through injection to the gas grid biomethane provides a sustainable , flexible and economic solution that could provide a significant contribution to the UK' s heat demand by 2050.

    National Grid’s vision for injection is consistent with the UK Government’s targets for reducing landfill waste and greenhouse gas emissions and for meeting energy demand using sustainable resources.

    National Grid have helped develop the industry by:

    • supporting the government and convincing them of the long term need for gas used as heating;
    • responding on the consultation regarding the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI);
    • engaging with our customers and stakeholders;
    • reducing costs through policy evolution;
    • driving innovation by working closely with customers to trial new ways of working;
    • removing barriers and obstacles to make connecting to our grid easier;
    • giving our customers more choice and further evolve policies to pass on a lower cost to serve, and expedited project timescales;
    • listening to feedback and Industry support;
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    We continually engage with stakeholders to refine and enhance the level of service we provide, in order to better facilitate new sources of gas connections to our network.  These positive steps helps us contribute towards meeting both the UK's future energy needs and its carbon reduction targets. 
     
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    Author name:   Chris Train
    Author title:  Chief Executive, National Grid Gas Distribution
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    We continually engage with stakeholders to refine and enhance the level of service we provide, in order to better facilitate new sources of gas connections to our network. These positive steps helps us contribute towards meeting both the UK's future energy needs and its carbon reduction targets.
    Chris Train
    Chris Train
    Chief Executive, National Grid Gas Distribution