Presentation on theme: "The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association Gas to Grid Issues."— Presentation transcript:
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