Natural gas system decarbonization and adaptation require a strategic approach to meet the needs of your customers while also responding to the energy transition. While electrification offers many solutions for electric utilities when they consider decarbonizing their energy systems, gas distribution pipeline owners will have to weigh the alternative options to pure natural gas, focusing on timing, cost implications, infrastructure and regulation. Early planning can enable organizations to take advantage of the opportunities in energy transition while mitigating costs and reducing barriers to conversions to clean fuels.
We have a long history of supporting gas distribution operators and utilities to adapt and decarbonize their systems. DNV has expertise across the entire energy value chain with an expansive understanding of materials and their limitations for conversions, financing models and rate cases that impact customers, and insight into the pressures utilities face when considering non-pipe options. We also understand the state and local policy and regulatory environment related to the energy transition and can help you understand their ramifications on your operations.
Upcoming Content Series
Over the next few months, DNV will bring you thoughts and insights from the industry's top leaders who are tackling these issues. Be sure to explore our introduction article where DNV's leading energy expert Pedram Fanailoo dives into the complex issues that gas distribution operators and utilities are facing in adapting systems for decarbonization.