Innovation and Technical Evaluation

Redcar Hydrogen Community Project

About Redcar Hydrogen Community

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is proposing that around 2,000 properties in some areas of Redcar use hydrogen instead of natural gas from 2025 for a minimum of two years.  This is because hydrogen can be used for heating and cooking in the same way as natural gas, but it’s more environmentally friendly.

Redcar was chosen because there are already commitments to produce low carbon hydrogen in the area. The government has highlighted that the UK’s hydrogen economy could be worth £900 million by 2030 and create as many as 12,000 jobs, so hydrogen could represent a great opportunity for Redcar. 

The surveys form part of the detailed design which NGN needs to submit to government and the energy regulator, Ofgem. If successful, the gas supply would switch to hydrogen in 2025 for around two years. The project would be fully funded by Northern Gas Networks, UK Government and Ofgem.  There would be no cost to Redcar residents for taking part but lots of benefits of being involved, including brand new appliances supplied and serviced free of charge.

National Energy Action’s role in the project

NEA has been asked to provide independent and impartial advice to residents who are within the Redcar Hydrogen Community. If you have any concerns, or are confused by the project, or just want some advice on energy-related matters, please get in touch with NEA calling 0800 138 9023 or using the contact form below.

NEA is the national fuel poverty and energy efficiency charity, aiming to ensure that everyone can afford to live in a warm and safe home. 

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