The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is holding a competition to demonstrate commercial scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology in the UK.
This technology may require changes to the National Transmission System (NTS), so that carbon dioxide can flow through pipelines to disused North Sea fields for safe storage.
The NTS is the high pressure gas transmission network which transports gas from the entry terminals to gas distribution networks or directly to power stations and other large industrial users. It is owned and operated by National Grid Gas.
Our role in CCS is linked to our central objective of protecting the interests of consumers. When granting consent for the transfer of National Transmission System assets, we ensure consumer interests are taken into account during the process.