Senedd Member Paul Davies has recently met with Wales and West Utilities to hear more about some of their projects being planned and already underway to support the transition to Net Zero in Wales. Mr Davies also discussed ‘HyLine Cymru’, the proposal to build a new 130km hydrogen pipeline from Pembrokeshire to Port Talbot, which could save 3.2m tonnes of CO2 each year and unlock 4.5GW of offshore wind generation. If the pipeline is built, it would pave the way for commercial scale hydrogen production in Pembrokeshire, Port Talbot and in the Celtic Sea.
Following the event, Mr Davies said, “I’m grateful to Wales and West Utilities for coming to the Senedd to discuss HyLine Cymru and explain how the pipeline could help deliver cleaner, greener energy across south Wales. It was also interesting to hear from some of their partners, like RWE power, about the role they are playing in helping to maximise decarbonisation opportunities in south Wales. Hydrogen will undoubtedly play an enormous role in providing energy in the future and so it’s vital that Welsh homes and businesses can make the most of the opportunities that hydrogen offers.”
PIC CAP (L-R): Richard Little, Director of the Pembroke Net Zero Centre (PNZC), Matt Hindle, Head of Net Zero and Sustainability at Wales & West Utilities and Paul Davies MS.