Hydrogen is often seen as a key enabler of the energy transition. Analysis tends to focus on the technical and economic challenges around its production and use. But preparing for a widespread and efficient "hydrogen economy" will also require significant changes to the regulatory framework of any jurisdiction that already has a liberalised downstream gas industry, and it is not too early to start thinking about these.
In this article we consider how the commercial and regulatory framework for gas supply in Great Britain may be impacted in a transitional phase in which hydrogen is injected and blended with natural gas in the existing gas grid.
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