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About Cadent

Cadent is the UK’s largest distributor of natural gas, bringing it to 11 million homes and businesses throughout the North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, South Yorkshire, East of England and North London.

It is the company responsible for developing the HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline.

The delivery of net zero by 2050 requires an unprecedented amount of change and investment alongside collaboration. Cadent is committing as a business to rising to that challenge. This means moving towards low carbon energy like hydrogen.

Our ambition is to make hydrogen a safe, fair and reliable choice for consumers.

Our Hydrogen Ten Point Plan outlines our long-term commitment to decarbonise homes and businesses in a way that minimises the impact on the consumer, while also creating jobs across the UK.

About Cadent and its hydrogen projects

Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network, managing a network of more than 80,000 miles of pipes, most of which are underground. These pipelines transport gas to 11 million customers throughout the North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, South Yorkshire, East of England and North London.

Cadent is involved in several hydrogen projects in partnerships with the energy sector. The three main areas it leads on are blending, industrial power and decarbonising heavy transport.

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About HyNet

HyNet is the UK’s leading industrial decarbonisations project, transforming the North West of England, and North Wales. The low carbon energy project is being developed by a consortium of world-leading organisations and is at the forefront of the UK’s journey to a Net Zero future.

From 2025, HyNet North West will produce, store and distribute hydrogen as well as capturing and storing carbon. It will decarbonise the North West of England and North Wales through the creation of state of-the-art infrastructure.

This game-changing project has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 10 million tonnes every year by 2030 – the equivalent of taking four million cars off the road. HyNet will create and maintain thousands of local jobs, as well as enable long-term sustainability for businesses and financial security for communities across the region.

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