About the project
The FutureGrid project will build a hydrogen test facility from a representative range of decommissioned assets. Flows of hydrogen and natural gas blends (up to 100% hydrogen) will be tested at transmission pressures, to better understand how hydrogen interacts with the assets. The project will increase understanding of the characteristics of hydrogen in the NTS and builds on the HyNTS programme of work carried out so far, demonstrating what is required for hydrogen to be safely transported within the NTS.
Hydrogen has the potential to play a role in the decarbonisation of heat, power, and industry. Using a hydrogen test facility that remains separate from the NTS will allow for testing to be undertaken in a controlled environment, with no risk to the safety and reliability of the existing NTS. FutureGrid provides a significant opportunity to increase collaboration across the gas networks, help share learning and increase hydrogen knowledge within the gas industry.