Natural gas is an integral part of the Island’s energy mix and will play an important part of the transition to renewable energy.
The Island’s power station at Pulrose has a working life until at least 2030’s and is reliant on natural gas.
The Isle of Man has also significantly invested in the all-Island natural gas infrastructure used by approximately 20,000 residential and business customers.
As the cleanest fossil fuel, natural gas is the ideal solution while the Isle of Man transitions towards renewables and a zero carbon future.
The independent energy transition study from DNV GL predicts that increased investment in gas production is required to support renewables, stating the following:
- Natural Gas remains key to the secure supply of affordable energy up to 2050.
- Natural gas is predicted to become the primary energy source from the mid-2020s
- Natural gas increasingly complements variable renewables
- Natural gas is predicted to be the dominant primary energy source in mid-century (supplying 29%)
Natural gas can help the Island meet the projected increased energy demands whilst supporting the transition to renewables and net zero carbon by 2050.