EUA welcome hydrogen homes plan

1st Dec 2020


Leading trade body, the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) today welcomed the announcement by Ofgem to fund the H100 Fife project to connect 300 homes to a dedicated hydrogen gas grid.

Commenting on the successful £18.1 million National Innovation Competition project, Mike Foster, Chief Executive, EUA said: 

“This is brilliant news for the UK gas industry, for heating appliance manufacturers, consumers, and the planet. Using a wind-powered electrolyser, hydrogen will be piped into homes, giving Net Zero emissions for heating, hot water, and cooking. This is the future many energy analysts have predicted and will cement the UK’s position as a world-leading low carbon energy user.” 

“Coming after the Prime Minister’s 10-Point Plan for energy, heralding the roll-out of hydrogen to be blended into homes with natural gas and the creation of hydrogen towns, this project also sends a clear message that the UK means business ahead of COP26.”

“Two of the UK’s leading boiler manufacturing companies, who have already built hydrogen-ready boilers, will be part of this project, showcasing great British innovation.”

“For 85 per cent of homes connected to the gas grid, this project will show how they can decarbonise heat without major change and disruption. Our members are front and centre of this project, as they are, in setting the agenda for decarbonising UK homes.”