Regen’s whole-system thinking is seeking to understand how both the electricity and gas networks will evolve, in a decentralised and decarbonised UK energy system. Building on the growth scenarios work Regen has undertaken for WPD and other DNOs, Wales and West Utilities (WWU) has commissioned Regen to develop a methodology to create regional growth scenarios to support long term demand and investment planning for the gas network.
The development of this methodology uses common assumptions and approaches that Regen has developed for electricity network scenarios, but also develops an approach that will be bespoke to the gas networks. The scenarios focus on the evolution of heat demand, delivery technologies and fuels, the growth of gas fired power generation and the changing gas supply mix, including the introduction of hydrogen and injection of biomethane.
Regen is working closely with WWU to understand how this methodology could be developed to support future investment planning and the evolution of the gas distribution networks.
Led by: Ray Arrell – Senior Project Manager