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Wales & West Utilities launch new podcast

Posted on: 10/10/2019
Wales & West Utilities has launched a new podcast. The first episode of The Utility Room talks about the company's vision for the future and what it means for customers.
  • You can listen on Soundcloud here
  • You can listen on Spotify here
In 2019, more than 80% of homes and businesses in the UK rely on the gas network for heat and power. Daily, gas also plays a key role in keeping the lights on. Connected to Wales & West Utilities gas network is a fleet of flexible power stations backing up renewable electricity. They come on when the wind doesn't blow or the sun doesn't shine.
 

But what does the future look like?

The UK has challenging carbon targets, and as a country we recently committed to 'Net Zero'. This means that the country will have to reduce carbon emissions significantly. Good progress has been made on decarbonising electricity. May 2019 saw the first coal free week since the 1880s! But heat has long been a bigger challenge...
 
At the heart of all Wales & West Utilities work on the future of energy is what energy customers want and need - reliable, affordable and green energy. If the country is to meet Net Zero, how will the customer of the future heat their home?
 
Do we turn off the gas network and electrify home heating? Perhaps we should convert the gas network to carry green gases like Hydrogen. And what on earth is a smart hybrid heating system?
 
Find out the answers to all these questions and more in the first episode of The Utility Room, the Wales & West Utilities podcast.
 
From Hydrogen to Hybrids, green gas to gas powered buses, Energy Strategy Director Chris Clarke and Future of Energy Project Manager Ollie Lancaster talk all things future of Energy.