The future of home heating

Hydrogen is the gas that will play an essential part in Britain’s future energy supply, providing locally produced, low-carbon heat and power to millions of homes.

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The future of home heating

Hydrogen is the gas that will play an essential part in Britain’s future energy supply, providing locally produced, low-carbon heat and power to millions of homes.

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Why are we talking about hydrogen gas?

Learn more about hydrogen

Why are we talking about hydrogen gas?

Learn more about hydrogen

Hydrogen heating: how it works

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Hydrogen heating: how it works

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Your questions answered

Not just yet – unless you are lucky enough to live in one of the proposed hydrogen neighbourhoods and villages which will be the first places to use hydrogen.

With 22 million homes using natural gas for heating and hot water in the UK, not to mention the millions of gas hobs used to cook with, it will take some time for everyone to have hydrogen. That’s why we are starting the conversation today.

We are confident the switch to hydrogen can work and the UK has history when it comes to this. In the 1970s the country successfully moved from Town Gas to Natural Gas to heat our homes and we think hydrogen is the next viable option for a greener future with minimal fuss.

The last natural gas shift took ten years to achieve and with more villages and even towns looking to use hydrogen we hope you will be able to use hydrogen soon too. The existing pipes can pump the new gas, the hydrogen boilers are in development, we just need the green light from Government to make it happen.

Yes, new boilers will be needed for homes to use 100% hydrogen. The benefit of a hydrogen-ready boiler is, it will fit in the same spot as your old one and manufacturers have committed to ensuring they will be the same price as a traditional boiler.

You also won’t need to upgrade your boiler until it runs to the end of its natural life. Think of it like HD-Ready TVs that were introduced before the rollout of High Definition TV channels – they worked with the old and new technologies seamlessly and the speed of the switchover was done at a gradual pace region by region.

Manufacturers are already making and testing hydrogen-ready boilers, which can be easily converted to use 100% hydrogen in the future. These are expected to be ready for sale in large volumes from 2026. Boiler makers have said they will need at least three years to develop and produce the hydrogen-ready boilers at scale to keep prices low.

The Government wants to see ten gigawatts of hydrogen production capacity in operation by 2030. On its own, that’s enough to heat more than two million homes.

We expect industrial users like factories and power stations to receive hydrogen supplies first, followed by homes getting at first a blend of hydrogen and natural gas.

The gas networks then plan to extend hydrogen supplies to residential areas nearby. and at the same time start the conversion of the national grid gas system that runs the length of the country connecting up these hydrogen production sites.

We don’t know just yet who will get hydrogen first but, working with the Government, we expect to be able to produce a roadmap in the coming years.

Got a question about hydrogen?

Your questions answered

Not just yet – unless you are lucky enough to live in one of the proposed hydrogen neighbourhoods and villages which will be the first places to use hydrogen.

With 22 million homes using natural gas for heating and hot water in the UK, not to mention the millions of gas hobs used to cook with, it will take some time for everyone to have hydrogen. That’s why we are starting the conversation today.

We are confident the switch to hydrogen can work and the UK has history when it comes to this. In the 1970s the country successfully moved from Town Gas to Natural Gas to heat our homes and we think hydrogen is the next viable option for a greener future with minimal fuss.

The last natural gas shift took ten years to achieve and with more villages and even towns looking to use hydrogen we hope you will be able to use hydrogen soon too. The existing pipes can pump the new gas, the hydrogen boilers are in development, we just need the green light from Government to make it happen.

Yes, new boilers will be needed for homes to use 100% hydrogen. The benefit of a hydrogen-ready boiler is, it will fit in the same spot as your old one and manufacturers have committed to ensuring they will be the same price as a traditional boiler.

You also won’t need to upgrade your boiler until it runs to the end of its natural life. Think of it like HD-Ready TVs that were introduced before the rollout of High Definition TV channels – they worked with the old and new technologies seamlessly and the speed of the switchover was done at a gradual pace region by region.

Manufacturers are already making and testing hydrogen-ready boilers, which can be easily converted to use 100% hydrogen in the future. These are expected to be ready for sale in large volumes from 2026. Boiler makers have said they will need at least three years to develop and produce the hydrogen-ready boilers at scale to keep prices low.

The Government wants to see ten gigawatts of hydrogen production capacity in operation by 2030. On its own, that’s enough to heat more than two million homes.

We expect industrial users like factories and power stations to receive hydrogen supplies first, followed by homes getting at first a blend of hydrogen and natural gas.

The gas networks then plan to extend hydrogen supplies to residential areas nearby. and at the same time start the conversion of the national grid gas system that runs the length of the country connecting up these hydrogen production sites.

We don’t know just yet who will get hydrogen first but, working with the Government, we expect to be able to produce a roadmap in the coming years.

Got a question about hydrogen?

Who we are

We are a group of the UK’s biggest gas networks, boiler manufacturers and energy suppliers who have come together to raise awareness of the exciting potential for hydrogen heating homes across the country.

Meet the team

Media

We want to heat up the energy debate and explain why hydrogen can play an integral role for a green future. Find out more and get in touch to speak to our experts.

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Energy Advice

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Who we are

We are a group of the UK’s biggest gas networks, boiler manufacturers and energy suppliers who have come together to raise awareness of the exciting potential for hydrogen heating homes across the country.

Meet the team

Media

We want to heat up the energy debate and explain why hydrogen can play an integral role for a green future. Find out more and get in touch to speak to our experts.

Read the stories

Energy Advice

Got a question about your current energy bills?

find out more

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