The path to net zero Carbon has been welcomed across Northern Ireland as the Economy Minister Gordon Lyons MLA officially published his Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland on Thursday 16th December 2021, whilst the Department for Economy has taken two years to prepare the energy strategy, we wanted to show you some of the great work that is happening at firmus energy to deliver net-zero by maximising our use of renewable gases.
firmus energy, Northern Ireland’s largest supplier of natural gas, has been taking active steps to ensure its natural gas network can be used to deliver renewable fuel sources for the future. The company has invested over £220m to date in constructing and future-proofing the Ten Towns network and now supplies over 108,000 customers in the Greater Belfast and Ten Towns networks areas.
Until now, the gas network has been transporting natural gas, but with an increased focus on climate change, and advances in renewable gases, there is a very real opportunity to decarbonise the gas network by using biomethane and hydrogen from renewable sources.
As firmus energy prepares to lead Northern Ireland’s transition to achieve a net-zero carbon future, Eric Cosgrove, Director of Engineering and Sustainability proudly shared the organisation's plans. He said:
“Our existing network is a ready-made renewable energy distribution system which will deliver significant carbon savings for domestic, commercial, and eventually transport customers as soon as renewable gas can be injected into the grid.”
Watch the video below to learn more about our ambition to deliver net zero in our Ten Towns network by 2030.