If you live or operate a business in the Redcar Hydrogen Community, you will receive a letter from us. If the project ultimately goes ahead and you have a gas supply, the supply would be switched from the natural gas supplied today to hydrogen in 2025.

Your current gas appliances would need to be swapped if the project goes ahead. They will work in a very similar way to the natural gas appliances in your home today and will work with your current radiators.

Hydrogen appliances have already been developed by leading manufactures and are installed at our Hydrogen Home near Gateshead.

You can see them and understand how they work by watching our Hydrogen Home video

  • Gas boiler
  • Gas cooker
  • Gas hobs
  • Gas cooker with electric oven
  • Gas meter
  • Gas fire
  • Radiators
  • Internal pipework
  • Electric plugs and sockets
  • Electric meter
  • Electric cooker
  • Electric fire

It will not be possible to continue using natural gas once the project is live as the gas supplied in our pipes will have been changed to hydrogen    

You can view our map to see whether your home or business is within the proposed Redcar Hydrogen Community.


Tenant

If you are a tenant living within the proposed Redcar Hydrogen Community, we’ll liaise with your landlord about the proposed switch to hydrogen gas and how it may affect the appliances in your home.

If the gas appliances in your home are owned by the landlord, it will be their decision about whether the appliances are switched to 100% hydrogen versions or electric alternatives are installed.

During the trial, if you pay for your gas and electricity bill, we will ensure that you do not pay any more than you would have done, had you continued to use natural gas. 

 

Landlord

If you are the landlord of a home or business premises in the proposed Redcar Hydrogen Community area, we’ll be getting in touch with you to keep you up-to-date with our plans.

You will to need to agree to us undertaking a survey at the property and it will be your decision whether to choose hydrogen, or an electric alternative if the project goes ahead. We’d ensure the bill payer is not financially disadvantaged during the project.

Business

We understand that the needs of businesses during a proposed conversion will vary and we are committed to working with you to understand your individual needs.  Any gas appliances will need to be switched to hydrogen appliances or swapped for an electric alternative. 

During the trial, if you pay for your gas and electricity bill, we will ensure that you do not pay any more than you would have done, had you continued to use natural gas.