Wales & West Utilities invests further £80 million to its gas network

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WALES & West Utilities is planning to invest over £80 million during 2020 to upgrade their network in order to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses.

Not only working towards a net zero gas network, the company wants to ensure their pipelines are ready to accommodate greener gases.

The news comes after the company invested £81.3 million in 2019, upgrading 406 kilometres of gas pipes across their operation area.

Rob Long, Wales & West Utilities Director of Operations, commented on the news:

“While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Wales and the south west of England.

“We’ve pledged to deliver a Net Zero ready gas network by 2035, so this work will not only keep the gas flowing safely and reliably today, it will also make sure the gas network is fit for the future and is ready to transport green gases like hydrogen and biomethane.”