The Gas Goes Green Programme developed by the gas networks and the Energy Networks Association (ENA) describes a viable pathway to the injection of hydrogen and biomethane as a practical step towards the decarbonisation of the UK gas sector, and will play a key role in the UK’s Net Zero energy strategy.
It therefore follows that technical and management teams in the supply chain and related industries will need a sound understanding of the issues surrounding this deployment.
This event creates a forum to share our industry’s progress towards implementing the Gas Goes Green programme. Presenters will share their views on what has already been achieved, and explain what they feel still needs to be done to develop the decarbonised gas network of tomorrow.
Please submit written questions for the Q&A session in advance to email@example.com (closing date for submission is 26/11/2021)
Chair: Oliver Lancaster, CEO IGEM
Oliver has worked in the gas industry for 14 years. Before joining IGEM he worked as Net Zero Relationship Manager for Wales & West Utilities, where his focus was on the future; leading innovative research and developing demonstration projects to identify the energy solutions required if the UK is to heat homes, power heavy industry and keeping the lights on in a green, zero carbon way.
Dr Thomas Koller, Programme Lead Gas Goes Green at the Energy Network Association (ENA)
Thom leads ENA’s Gas Goes Green programme, the gas network blueprint to meet the challenges and opportunities of climate change, delivering net zero in the most cost effective and least disruptive way possible. He represents ENA’s ‘wires and pipes’ transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland. Thom previously worked on green gas and energy policy in the biomethane sector. His PhD from the University of Birmingham focuses on international law.
Ian McCluskey CEng FIMechE FIGEM, Head of Technical and Policy, IGEM
Ian is responsible for the management and facilitation of the development, production of IGEM Technical Standards and related activities including research, record management, training and liaising with industry and external stakeholders. He is Director for the Gas Industry Safety Group, Member of All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, Steering Group member for the Decarbonised Gas Alliance. He also oversees the management and governance of the Hydrogen Knowledge Centre; working with IGEM's Technical Coordinating Committee and Hydrogen Committee to ensure robust policies and processes are in place to maintain a high quality repository of hydrogen resources.