The Future of Networks

The OIES research on decarbonising energy markets has identified particular threats to gas networks from both declining demand for gas and a failure to adapt to new requirements in a low carbon world. Gas networks represent a huge, sunk cost asset and with the right mix of investment and incentives they could play a significant role in underpinning a decarbonised gas market. The research will explore these issues in more detail with a view to dimensioning the scale and timings of the various threats and identifying the policy priorities and possible barriers to implementation.


By: Chris N Le Fevre


Gas , Gas Programme