UK to build first Hydrogen town by 2030
The UK’s first hydrogen-heated town could be delivered by 2030.
Following the publication of the Future Homes Standard this week, which said that all new U.K. homes should be built without fossil-fuel heating from 2025, a coalition of UK grid operators published the Hydrogen Network Plan.
The plan outlines how household appliances like heaters and cookers will be tested to stand up to using the clean fuel. It will also model how much of the new network needs to be built and the amount of hydrogen that will be needed to run it.
Chris Train, ex-chief executive officer of Cadent Gas Ltd. and head of the Gas Goes Green program at the Energy Networks Association, said to Bloomberg, “Building the U.K.’s first hydrogen town is not just about replacing the natural gas that most of our homes rely upon today; it’s about reducing our carbon emissions in a safe and secure way.”