Exclusive: Cooley on how P2G could solve the UK’s largest infrastructure problems


ITM Power is working on a power-to-gas (P2G) demonstration in conjunction with National grid and Northern Gas networks, with funding from Ofgem. Together, they will be setting new legislation and initiating the future of decarbonising the gas grid using hydrogen (H2) in order to supply renewable heat.

It will be the very first official P2G energy storage operating in the UK, and thanks to exemption from the health and safety executive, it will be the first time that H2 has been injected into the gas grid at higher concentrations than what is usually permitted.

gasworld spoke exclusively with ITM Power’s CEO, Dr Graham Cooley, about the benefits of P2G and how overly strict UK legislation has caused the UK to slip behind the rest of Europe.

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