Oil & Gas
DNV Advises Australia’s Plan for Decarbonising Gas Networks
DNV is supporting Energy Networks Australia’s demonstration on how it will enable the blending of renewable and decarbonised gases into its networks by
DNV is supporting Energy Networks Australia’s demonstration on how it will enable the blending of renewable and decarbonised gases into its networks by 2030, and de-risk conversion of the networks to 100% renewable and decarbonised gas by 2050. DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has already begun its work in support of ENA, the national industry body representing Australia’s electricity transmission & distribution and gas distribution networks, to develop ‘A National Plan for Decarbonising Gas Networks’ Co-funded by Australian Pipelines and Gas Association, the peak body representing Australasia’s pipeline infrastructure.
The project has kicked off and will run to June 2021, with three main targets that are aligned with ENA’s Gas Vision 2050:
Enable blending of up to 10% (volume) of renewable and decarbonised gases by 2030
Enable 100% renewable and decarbonised gas supply to new residential developments before 2030
De-risk a full network conversion to 100% renewable and decarbonised gases by 2050.
All decarbonised gas options will be considered in the project, including blue and green hydrogen, biomethane and renewable gas.
Australia’s interest in hydrogen as an energy carrier has rocketed in recent times. Federal and state governments are pledging significant funding to pursue hydrogen as a fundamental part of the country’s low carbon energy needs for the future.