The National Transmission System (NTS) has 7660km of high pressure pipeline in the UK.
The National Grid Gas Transmission System (NGGT) has over 300 above ground connection points on the NTS such as multi-junction and block valve sites. The Above Ground Installations (AGIs) were built with flanged connections for operational requirements and possible future expansion.
30% of the UK mainland is withing 5km of the NTS, and Project CLoCC is now opening up that access by the end of October 2018.
Project CLoCC will open up accessibility to these connection points through offering standard physical connection designs, commercial improvements and a new online gas customer connections portal intended to greatly reduce the cost and time experienced in order to connect onto the NTS.