SGN sets out path to decarbonisation

SGN has launched its gas quality decarbonisation pathway which sets out a series of technical and commercial steps to a fully decarbonised gas network.

SGN sets out path to decarbonisation

The company hosted a Parliamentary Reception in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday night with MSPs, academics and local authorities joining staff from SGN.

At the event in Holyrood, which was hosted by Clare Adamson MSP, SGN introduced its gas quality decarbonisation pathway, which it has developed in collaboration with the other GB gas networks. Each step outlined is underpinned by research, development and demonstration projects that seek to evidence both the technical and commercial viability. For example, SGN’s H100 project will look to demonstrate the world’s first 100% hydrogen distribution network from renewable sources in Scotland.

Director of energy futures Angus Mcintosh said: “Meeting the UK and Scottish Government’s 2050 targets for reducing carbon emissions will require significant decarbonisation of heat. We believe our network is key to delivering a reliable future low-carbon energy system at the least cost and with the lowest impact on homes and businesses across Great Britain.”

In closing the event, Clare Adamson MSP, noted: “I was delighted to be able to welcome SGN to the Scottish Parliament once more and to be part of the very lively debate that SGN stimulates about a wide range of issues in relation to energy production and distribution. The focus on decarbonisation of the gas network in pursuit of ‘net-zero’ emissions was lively, innovative and – crucially – encouraged all present to consider the issues in a much wider and integrated context.

“I look forward to continued discussion of these issues and continuing development of a positive partnership, whole system approach.”


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