£6.7m has been provided by Ofgem’s Gas Network Innovation Competition. In addition, Cadent Gas Ltd and Northern Gas Networks have invested £375,000 each.
Taking part in HyDeploy will not cost you anything.
The funding by Ofgem requires the HyDeploy project team to make sure that the percentage of your normal gas bill, which will be hydrogen during HyDeploy, will not be charged to you.
Your usual projected energy costs for March 2019 will reflect this. Ofgem are there to protect you, and will have to agree how this billing is done.
The gas appliance safety checks in Phase 1 are free. Any repairs or replacements to domestic gas appliances, as recommended following these checks, will also be paid for by HyDeploy.
In addition, if the HSE agree that HyDeploy can go ahead to Phase 2 and a live trial in Phase 3, you will also receive a free service for your gas boiler during the live trial period.