From late 2021. 300 homes in Levenmouth, Fife, will be connected to a green hydrogen network during a four-five year trial. Part-funded by a £18m grant from Ofgem to gas network company SGN, the customers will be given free replacement hydrogen appliances and free maintenance over the length of the project and will pay the same as for natural gas. The project aims to demonstrate how renewable energy produced by electrolysis powered by an offshore wind turbine can generate a reliable supply of green hydrogen to heat homes.
Ofgem will also support a £12.7m project from National Grid to carry out “offline” hydrogen trials, using old gas grid pipes, to test the safety of transporting hydrogen gas across the country.
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