Renewable gas will mean different things to different people.
The transition to renewable gas will eventually be for all gas users, but what will it actually mean for you?
We have already met with many communities about the change to renewable gas and have had very positive feedback. But there are always questions, so below are the common things people want to know more about.
You don’t need to do anything.
That’s right – nothing!
For blends of up to 10% renewable gas, everything will just work. No new appliances. No upgrade to your connection. We’re doing all the heavy lifting to get it to your doorstep.
Yes, once the blend over hydrogen goes over 10% some changes to appliances will be required. This might be quite simple changes to the burners, or for the oldest appliances it may mean replacement.
Appliances manufacturers are already working on making appliances ‘hydrogen ready’ so the changeover process should be simple.
It won’t cost you more
The changes we’re making to bring you renewable gas won’t impact the price you pay at the moment – we’re absorbing the costs for now.
Renewable gas currently costs more to produce than natural gas, but with improvements to technology and an increase in production, it’s expected that prices will go down quickly. But as we have seen with other low emission energies, there is likely to be a modest increase in costs eventually.
We have been safely delivering natural gas for decades and are continuing the trend with renewables. All safety checks have been made, we have done our research, and we have already delivered blends of renewable gas to the community.
We’re also not doing this alone – we’re learning from projects around the world (link to ‘what’s being done now’ page). Similar international projects have shown that appliances work safely and reliably at blends of up to 20% hydrogen.
When will I get it?
It’s already being delivered to parts of Australia. Learn how it’s being rolled out to the entire network.
What is renewable gas?
Learn what makes a gas renewable, which one we’re using, and how it’s made.
What’s being done now?
Many countries around the world are embracing hydrogen to deliver a renewable energy future. Find out how.