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Gas Future Operability Planning (GFOP)

The gas landscape has changed considerably in the past 15 years. We expect this to continue in the short, medium and long-term. 

The GFOP describes how this ever-evolving landscape may impact gas network operability, with the aim of setting the direction for solutions that benefit all market participants.


Enabling net zero

There is an increasing body of evidence that supports the potential for hydrogen to play a key role in decarbonising the UK economy to support achieving our net zero target. In this document, we explore two potential roles the National Transmission System (NTS) could play in delivering this target:

1. Natural gas NTS in a net zero 2050
2. Hydrogen NTS in a net zero 2050.

Your insight and feedback is really important to us. Throughout this document, we have included key questions to ask for your support in shaping the debate on the future role of the NTS in a net zero 2050.

Enabling net zero
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Stakeholder feedback

Your feedback is important to us, thank you for continuing to engage with us. 

This interactive document provides you with:

A summary of your feedback on our GFOP studies from the past 18 months.
Potential options for future GFOP publications.
If you'd like a print ready version, please click here. 

We'd like to hear your views on which areas you think we should priorities for future GFOP studies, please contact us via our mailbox. 

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Delivering within-day customer needs now and into the future

How customers bring gas on and off the transmission system has changed. Through this study, we want to:

better understand \what influences within-day behaviour and how this could change in the future

test our physical network's capability to continue to meet future within-day needs

View study here
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June 2018 - Future gas supply patterns

This, our third document across 2017 and 2018, describes how variability in supply pattern seasonally and day-to-day has changed, and could change in the future.

Your input through these documents will help us to outline the future needs of the network and determine a set of potential options that meet these needs.

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March 2018 - Future gas-fired generation demand

In our November document, we introduced four drivers of change that could create future operability challenges over the next 30 years. This document takes a deeper look into one of these drivers: increasing gas-electricity interactions.  

Based on our findings, we have identified uncertainties that need further study to better understand the operability risk they pose. We want you to challenge our assumptions, telling us how you think gas-fired generation will change in the future.

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Operability Insights

Our latest thinking on the issues that matter most to gas market participants

Past GFOP documents