The UK gas market, regulated by Ofgem, is split into several phases: Production, Transmission, Distribution and Supply. The Distribution system connects the transmission system to the consumers within a region. IGTs are networks embedded within the distribution system that own the ‘final mile’ of gas infrastructure within a new development.
Typically, all new property developments will require a new gas distribution network and those networks are installed by a qualified Utility Infrastructure Providers (UIP) accredited to the Lloyds Register Gas Industry Registration Scheme (GIRS).
As an Ofgem regulated Independent Gas Transporter (IGT) EA Pipelines adopts new gas distribution assets constructed by UIPs after agreeing the value of the assets.