Below is an outline of the three phases of HyDeploy (to March 2020) and how your home will be involved:-
Phase 1 (To June 2018)
If your home is in the HyDeploy area, in Phase 1 you will be asked to consent to safety checks on your household gas appliances. This will help us provide the information required by the Health & Safety Executive so they can decide if a live trial can go ahead in 2019; and the specific blend of gas that can be delivered.
Phase 2 (July 2018 – Mar 2019)
If the HSE approve the live trial, HyDeploy will move into Phase 2. You will not be asked to participate in any activities during Phase 2, but will be kept up to date on progress. This phase will be the design and site build of the hydrogen blending unit; and some improvements to the gas pipe network on campus. We will communicate with all affected campus users and residents before works are done. Wherever possible this work will be coordinated with other estates work on the campus to minimise disruption.
Phase 3 (Apr 2019 – Mar 2020)
Following successful completion of Phase 2, the blend of hydrogen and natural gas will be delivered to homes and buildings in the trial area for 12 months. During this time you will be given an option to participate in spot checks on the performance of your gas appliances. You may also be invited to give general feedback on the performance of your appliances.
After Phase 3, the results of the live trial will be analysed. You will be kept up to date on progress and the final publication of the results.