Gas customers in Winlaton, England, will be the first on a public UK gas network to use blended hydrogen for heating and cooking.
From December 2020, 670 homes and businesses will take part in the next stage of HyDeploy, a hydrogen energy pilot project designed to help reduce UK CO2 emissions and reach the Governments net zero target for 2050.
“We all have a duty to act to help prevent further climate breakdown which is already causing serious damage around the world,” said John McElroy, Gateshead Council’s cabinet member for environment and transport.
“The council has committed to being carbon neutral by 2030 and by taking part in innovative pilots such as these we can further help ensure Gateshead is making a positive contribution to reversing the effects of climate change.”
The pilot in Winlaton aims to highlight how hydrogen can be more widely used in a practical, affordable way. It will also be the first time most customer will experience using hydrogen for energy in the home.