Policy Conference 2024




Welcome and Introduction
David Tomkin, IGEM President 


Session 1 – Whole System Operation
Chaired by Matt Hindle, Head of Net Zero and Sustainability, Wales & West Utilities


Integrating gas, hydrogen and biomethane in to the National System Operator
Julian Leslie, Director of Strategic Energy Planning and Chief Engineer, National Grid ESO


What does a Labour Government mean for hydrogen?
Fenella Nance, Director, Beyond2050


Hydrogen's role in enabling a reliable, net zero energy system
Thomas Isaac, Associate Director - Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG


The Left Hand Path
Adam Bell, Director of Policy, Stonehaven


Panel Question and Answer




Session 2 – System Transformation
Chaired by Keith Owen, Head of Systems Development and Energy Strategy, Northern Gas Networks


Project Union: A UK Hydrogen Backbone
Dr Danielle Stewart, Project Director, Project Union, Hydrogen, National Gas Transmission


How would a network transition to hydrogen?
Lorna Millington MBE, Future Networks Manager, Cadent


Large scale research - shaping the energy transition
Adam Madgett, Principal Hydrogen Consultant, DNV


LTS Futures: Hydrogen Transmission
Nancy Thomson, Project Director, LTS Futures, SGN


Panel Question and Answer




Session 3 – Distributed Demand
Chaired by Dr Angela Needle, Director of Strategy, Cadent


Sugar and syrup made with hydrogen - will it ever happen?
Gerald Mason, Senior Vice President, Tate & Lyle Sugars


Decarbonising homes as a social landlord
Shaun Bennett, Director of Property, Derby Homes

  Pembroke Green Hydrogen, a PNZC (Pembroke Net Zero Centre) project
Louise McDonnell, Project Development Manager, RWE Generation UK


Panel Question and Answer


Closing Remarks
James Earl, Director of Gas, Energy Networks Association