Transitioning to hydrogen – Summary
The UK is investigating supplying hydrogen to homes and businesses instead of natural gas by “repurposing” the gas network. It presents a major engineering challenge which has never been done anywhere else in the world.
In this new report, experts from a cross-professional engineering institution (PEI) working group, including the IET, have assessed the engineering risks and uncertainties and concluded there is no reason why repurposing the gas network to hydrogen cannot be achieved.
This two-page summary highlights the key messages from the report, as well as the group’s recommendations and a number of societal questions that it seeks to address.