Carbon Capture and Storage

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.


Publications and updates

  • Published: 6th May 2010
  • Closed: 4th Jun 2010
  • Consultations and responses
  • 22 Associated documents
National Grid has updated its proposal for the possible alternative use of some of its NTS assets for Carbon Capture and Storage.

  • Published: 20th Jan 2010
  • Closed: 19th Feb 2010
  • Consultations and responses
  • 8 Associated documents
We invite views on these two studies which address concerns raised by respondents to our April 2009 consultation 'Proposed Disposal of Part of the NTS for CCS.' We will publish a further consultation on the disposal of NTS assets for CCS by April 2010.

  • Published: 8th Apr 2009
  • Closed: 22nd May 2009
  • Consultations and responses
  • 29 Associated documents
National Grid Gas have proposed possible alternative uses of some National Transmission System assets for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Scotland. The key issues, regulatory concerns & benefits associated are highlighted and comments are invited.