Volume of gas lost from the distribution network: At-a-glance summary
All gas distribution network owners are meeting their annual volume of gas lost ('shrinkage') targets and forecast to meet them for the rest of the RIIO-GD1 price control period.
Relevance and further information
Under the RIIO-GD1 price control, we expect companies to reduce their environmental impact, including reducing the amount of shrinkage from their networks.
We incentivise gas distribution companies to minimise shrinkage through two mechanisms, the:
- Environmental Emissions Incentive
- Shrinkage Incentive.
Shrinkage targets were updated in 2014/15 following an update of the model used. We have therefore revised the 2013/14 figures to make them relative to the new targets.
Each year, network companies must report on their performance under the RIIO-GD1 price control. Our review of their submissions and supporting information informs our annual publications on network company performance.