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Gas Grids Plan £863 Million Hydrogen Project in Northeast England

  • Propose converting gas network to bring hydrogen to consumers
  • Hydrogen could provide as much as 35% of U.K. energy by 2050

Three grid companies in the U.K. have proposed a 863 million-pound ($1.2 billion) plan to convert the gas network in northeast England to use hydrogen.

Hydrogen could be used to supply 4.4 million households and as many as 39,000 industrial and commercial gas users costing about 13 pounds per household per year, according to a feasibility study for the East Coast Hydrogen project published Tuesday. The project could connect more than 7 gigawatts of production by 2030, exceeding the U.K.’s 5 gigawatt target in a single region.