Canadian Gas Association releases a foundational report on increasing Hydrogen Blending in Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure

Today, the Canadian Gas Association released “Enabling Higher-Hydrogen Blending in Natural Gas Distribution Systems”, a first of its kind national Canadian hydrogen report that examines the technical and engineering aspects of introducing higher hydrogen blends (>5%) into natural gas delivery systems. The report leverages extensive industry consultation, international literature review and industry analysis to guide its conclusions.

With this report, the industry is signaling to energy decision makers and manufacturers how hydrogen blending can help deliver affordable emission reductions for buildings, transportation, power generation, and industrial users of gaseous energy. The findings, summarized in the attached infographic, will support existing hydrogen work being carried out by policymakers, economic and environmental regulators, and investors.

“The natural gas delivery industry is committed to constantly improving its offering while pursuing emission reduction targets, enhancing environmental performance and advancing innovation. Enabling increased hydrogen blending can provide pathways to those ends for our society while leveraging existing natural gas infrastructure. The recommendations shared in this report will provide key guidance for utilities, policymakers, and regulators to ensure that the regulatory and technical environment is modernized in a way that allows the industry to continue to deliver for their customers,” says Timothy M. Egan, President and CEO, Canadian Gas Association.

The report can be read and found here.

Key Recommendations & Actions:

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheliak
Vice President, Strategy & Delivery
Canadian Gas Association

About Canadian Gas Association
The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) is the voice of Canada’s gaseous energy delivery industry, including natural gas, renewable natural gas (RNG), and hydrogen. CGA membership includes energy distribution and transmission companies, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers of goods and services to the industry. CGA’s utility members are Canadian-owned and active in eight provinces and one territory. CGA members meet 38 per cent of Canada’s energy needs through a network of over 577,000 kilometres of underground infrastructure. The versatility and resiliency of this infrastructure allows it to deliver an ever-changing gas supply mix to over 7.4 million customer locations representing approximately two-thirds of Canadians. CGA members ensure Canadians get the affordable, reliable, clean gaseous energy they want and need. CGA is also working to constantly improve that gaseous energy offering, by driving forward innovation through the Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF).

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