RNG Interconnect Database (NYSEARCH Project T-789)

Figure 1: Screenshot of Spreadsheet Tool

Figure 2: RNG Skid Piping & Instrumentaion Diagram

As interest in the decarbonization of energy increases, many natural gas utilities are exploring or already injecting renewable natural gas (RNG) into their distribution networks to reduce their carbon impact on the environment. Through the collaborative efforts of the consortium, NYSEARCH has pioneered a digital database to provide a common framework on RNG interconnection which allows utilities to select an optimal design for their respective systems as they accept, interconnect, and transport RNG. This database serves as a valuable resource for utility companies who are just beginning to engage with RNG producers and to those who have well established relationships with biogas producers to streamline and reduce capital costs of the interconnection process.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) can be captured and upgraded from wastewater treatment plants, dairy farms, landfills, power-to-gas (P2G) units, and generated from direct carbon capture or woody biomass via gasification and pyrolysis. This NYSEARCH product allows economies of scale to be realized through the standardization of skid design and its components such as instrumentation, measurement, regulation, gas quality analysis, and associated manufacturing processes with respect to the fabrication of RNG interconnection skids. Also, the plug-and-play approach incorporated within the digital database allows utilities to develop an RNG interconnect skid that best fits their needs while minimizing costs.

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For over thirty years, NYSEARCH has worked as a consortium of natural gas Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) who have a common interest and need for research and technology development and demonstration. Today, as part of the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), NYSEARCH manages over (30) projects in various stages of development for LDCs, transmission companies, federal agencies and their manufacturing and commercial partners. NYSEARCH is located in Parsippany, NJ and NGA is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts.