Centrica joins up with National Grid for green hydrogen project


Centrica will support National Grid in establishing methods for injecting green hydrogen into the National Transmission System (NTS).

On 7 March, Centrica announced that it is linking up with National Grid, CNG Services and Element Energy for the project – which has been granted £114,652 from Ofgem’s Strategic Innovation Fund for its discovery phase – which will strive to fully understand what is required to establish a connections process for injecting green hydrogen into the NTS. It will also review the economics of both green hydrogen production and injection in an effort to inform the development of appropriate financial incentives.

Assuming the project’s discovery phase and subsequent phases prove successful, it will allow for excess renewable electricity to be used to create hydrogen. This can then be injected into the gas network, illustrating a whole system approach to reaching net zero.

John Baldwin, Managing Director of CNG Services, said: “The NTS is a particularly valuable asset for the creation of a Green Hydrogen market with prospects for significant investment in the next few years as Green H2 coupled with a Guarantee of Origin system helps I&C customers to replace the natural gas they consume.”