Fuelling the transition


S2E3 | Building the UK hydrogen backbone with Tony Green, Hydrogen Director at National Grid

Season 2, Ep. 3

In this episode, Tony Green, Hydrogen Director at National Grid, and John Williams, Head of Hydrogen Expertise Cluster at AFRY Management Consulting, join us to discuss the challenges in implementing hydrogen. Tony is involved in two exciting hydrogen projects: FutureGrid and Project Union. FutureGrid involves building a facility to create a representative whole-network to trial hydrogen. Project Union will develop a UK hydrogen ‘backbone’, joining together clusters around the country, potentially creating a 2000km hydrogen network.


In addition to discussing these projects, this episode will explore the following issues:

-) Managing the transition and challenges in repurposing natural gas pipelines to hydrogen

-) The potential for blending and de-blending hydrogen

-) The impact of hydrogen on National Grid’s regulatory approach

-) How to take the first steps towards a hydrogen wholesale market

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