Energy Storage Strategy Online Launch Event

Join SGN and our project partners DNV and Cadent on Wednesday 15th March 10:00-11:00 for an online event to showcase the progress and development of the Energy Storage Strategy.

The Energy Storage Strategy is an important initiative that will help identify a hydrogen and wider gaseous energy storage approach for the UK.

The Energy Storage Strategy project is a partnership between gas networks SGN and Cadent, and leading energy consultancy DNV, that has investigated the past, present and future role of gas storage in the UK energy landscape, including an assessment of the potential role of hydrogen storage. The study looked at the requirements for storage in an extreme weather scenario, modelling the decarbonisation direction through electrification or hydrogen for heat, and the next steps for supporting hydrogen storage to achieve binding climate change targets.

This launch event will provide an overview of the five key conclusions of the project, which are:

  1. To meet net zero the UK will require considerable energy storage.
  2. Hydrogen storage will be a major and essential part of this.
  3. Physical hydrogen storage is needed in the UK.
  4. Only geological hydrogen storage can deliver at the scale needed within the timescales for net zero.
  5. Geological hydrogen storage should be supported through a viable business model now, to ensure it can be available in the 2030s.

The project findings make clear that the development of hydrogen storage is a no-regrets option for energy system resilience, required regardless of heat decarbonisation pathway. Our launch event will further explain these findings and provide recommendations on the urgency and funding of storage implementation in the UK. We look forward to welcoming you there.

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