The future of energy
With more than 80% of heat and power demand at peak times met by the gas network, we’re planning for the future - to make sure we can continue to deliver reliable energy at affordable costs for customers, whilst helping the UK meet our decarbonisation targets.More
We’ve built a unique simulator that models future energy supply and demand – and its conclusions are clear. To make sure we have a secure supply of affordable and sustainable energy for future generations, we must continue to invest in and use the gas network.
Our underground gas network is safe, secure and resilient – whatever the weather, and as part of an integrated energy network, it can continue to power homes, businesses and industry long into the future.
The gas network can underpin the decarbonisation of electricity, acting as an ‘energy battery’ and supporting renewable electricity generation to help keep the lights on.
Smart controlled hybrid heating, where a gas boiler and an electricity powered air source heat pump work together, could be the breakthrough we've been looking for in the decarbonisation of heat.
Injecting gas into our network
If you’re producing biomethane or any other renewable gas you can connect to our network
Preparing for the future
Read cutting edge research from our team, and try out our 2050 Energy Pathfinder model – our industry first energy modelFind out more
Meet the colleagues working to deliver an affordable, secure and low carbon energy futureFind out more