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Safety Excellence in Energy: The Future of Gas

Event: Safety Excellence in Energy: The Future of Gas
Date: 15 February 2018
Location: Leeds, UK
Description: The Future of Gas: Are you ready?

Introducing innovative and safe energy supplies that will meet the UK’s emissions reduction target by 2050 has implications both for industry and consumers.
The future of gas in this emerging low carbon energy system is becoming clearer, but it is also complex.

Managing the risk related to introducing alternative gasses into the UK’s gas grid and ensuring the safety of new energy technologies presents challenges.

Three key themes that the UK needs to address are:
• The transition to low carbon and decarbonised gas
• Asset management and operability during the transition and beyond
• The important role of Power to Gas

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), supported by the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM), is responding to these challenges by hosting Safety Excellence in Energy: The Future of Gas.

Keynote speakers
Guest speaker Phil Cohen, Industry & CCS Innovation Delivery Engineer at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Chris Flint, Head of HSE’s Energy Division, will focus on the possible future gas options in the energy system and how to enable safe innovation to accelerate progress. HSE’s Stewart McEwen will deliver a keynote presentation on regulation in the future gas system.

These talks will be followed by sessions on key topics, with Industry and HSE speakers, and Q&A sessions to ensure the topics are fully explored.

The first session, led by Ian McCluskey, Head of Technical Services at IGEM, will focus on Asset Management and Operation, including cross-industry experience from HSE’s Key Programme 4: Asset Integrity and Life Extension in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Further speakers from industry will deliver a series of presentations on Low Carbon and Decarbonised Gas including key projects – such as the ground-breaking H21 project - that will partly or fully decarbonise the gas system.

The final session of the day will discuss the key technology of Power to Gas. Professor Marcus Newborough of ITM Power’s presentation will include the HyDeploy project, which is the first implementation of Power to Gas on a live gas grid in the UK. This session will also include a presentation on gas measurement and analysis in hybrid gas systems.
Organiser: Health & Safety Executive
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