The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association Gas to Grid Issues
ADBA: a brief synopsis • Established September 2009 • Objective: to break down the barriers and build a mature, safe industry • Over 250 members • Represents all of the key AD industry sectors • In England, Wales, Scotland & N Ireland • Developed good working relationships with Government and related sectors • Speaks with a single, united voice
GSMR Requirements • Current oxygen content limit (0.2%) is too low • Producers would like to see increase ideally to 2%, most would settle for 1%
Grid Connections • Quotations are high – and can vary significantly between projects • How can we reduce costs (and time taken)? • Should socialised costs be considered? • Developers struggle to know where possible connection points are • Can this be made easier?
Grid Capacity • Low summer use of low pressure grid can mean demand is not high enough • Can we discuss options such as pushing gas back up the grid?
Gas Analysis • Much existing equipment designed for large volumes of gas: expensive, and not always appropriate to biomethane • Manufacturers want to understand process for getting equipment approved by Ofgem
Propane Enrichment • Operators understand requirement to raise the CV to meet grid average • BUT this is costly and diminishes biomethane’s green credentials • Can we explore alternatives? • accept blending where possible • change the financial model for gas distribution • identify sources of biopropane • reduce grid average CV
Conclusions Matt Hindle Policy and Information Adviser ADBA firstname.lastname@example.org 020 3176 0591