Nearly every town in the UK has a high street, filled with shops and – in pre-COVID days, at least –activity. But few have a ‘HyStreet’, buzzing with action of a different kind, as a group of energy pioneers including BDR Thermea Group test hydrogen as the emission-free fuel of the future.
H21 is a Network Innovation Competition project sponsored by Ofgem. Northern Gas Networks is leading the project with partners Cadent, Scottish Gas Networks, Wales & West Utilities, National Grid, DNV GL and the Health and Safety Executive’s science division.
The hydrogen-ready prototype boilers installed at Spadeadam by Baxi and Worcester Bosch were developed as part of the UK government-funded Hy4Heat programme, which is also supporting the development of hydrogen-ready gas cookers, fires and gas meters. They are part of over 200 tests underway at the test site, all researching and proving the safety of converting homes and gas networks to hydrogen.
Jeff House | Head of External Affairs Baxi Heating