Interconnecting renewable natural gas or hydrogen gas supply.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) or Hydrogen Gas NW Natural Pipeline Interconnect Services

An interconnect receipt point facility provides pipeline access for a new source of natural gas or hydrogen gas to be sold to the energy marketplace after being interconnected to NW Natural's distribution system. At NW Natural, we promote the injection and use of RNG (biomethane) and hydrogen gas for our customers. We are committed to interconnecting renewable energy projects that provide safe and reliable renewable energy that supports our region's climate goals.

How to get started

Read and complete the RNG Producer Inquiry Form or the Hydrogen Gas Producer Inquiry Form which NW Natural will use for the initial evaluation of your RNG or hydrogen gas project’s potential connection to our system. Once the initial evaluation has been completed, we will schedule a time to meet and discuss the project in greater detail and answer any questions you may have.

RFP issued

NW Natural, Oregon’s largest natural gas utility, has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the sale of a total or partial interest in existing or development RNG projects, or for the sale of pipeline-quality RNG. This RFP seeks RNG resources and/or associated environmental attributes from around the country and from a wide variety of feedstocks and sources, including renewable hydrogen resources.

Please complete the required documentation outlined in the RFP and submit them to renewables@nwnatural.com by May 23, 2022.

RFP schedule

  • April 14, 2022 – RFP issued
  • May 3, 2022 – Questions due on RFP
  • May 9, 2022 – Question responses posted
  • May 23, 2022 – Proposal submissions due
  • June 10, 2022 – Initial notification to responders

More information

  • NW Natural’s Interconnect Agreement Template provides potential RNG producers greater detail regarding requirements for injection and gas quality.
  • NW Natural's Hydrogen Gas Interconnect Agreement Template is currently going through a draft process and is not available for review at this time.
  • NW Natural’s RNG Producer Inquiry Form.
  • NW Natural's Hydrogen Gas Producer Inquiry Form.
  • NW Natural’s RNG Factsheet provides a great overview of RNG production and a look at how RNG addresses climate challenges and provides a solution for our energy future.

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