The challenges of metering hydrogen

Over recent years, a strong case for hydrogen as an alternative and sustainable energy source has been made by industry and policymakers alike. Many have argued that hydrogen offers a potential remedy for the decarbonisation of heat, power and transport.

The UK’s ‘hydrogen clusters’ such as those on Teesside or on Humberside offer sources of hydrogen generation and the potential for thousands of new jobs to be created and investment in a new supply chain. With plans underway from governments, including the UK, to blend hydrogen into existing gas grids, never has the vision of a hydrogen economy been closer.

However, little has been discussed about the need to meter hydrogen. This remains a fundamental gap in our planning for a hydrogen economy that needs to be fully addressed if we are to take advantage of everything hydrogen offers in terms of clean, emissions-free energy when sourced from renewables.

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