Morning, Thursday, 5th July 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders to consider the future of UK gas infrastructure - looking at potential upgrades and decommissioning, system resilience and new technologies.
The seminar comes as Ofgem consults on the framework for the next price control (RIIO-2) for the gas distribution network and gas and electricity transmission, with the result due by summer 2018 - and discussion is expected on how this can best incentivise companies to deliver the services that consumers value, at the most efficient cost.
Following the sale of National Grid’s controlling stake in the UK’s gas distribution network and the formation of Cadent Gas, delegates will also examine the implications for future energy security and the maintenance of the UK’s gas network.
In light of the financial go ahead for projects such as H21 Leeds and the government’s £20 million fund for the future of the UK’s hydrogen economy, delegates will also consider the supply of conventional gas, LNG and pipeline maintenance, as well as the role of new, unconventional gas sources - such as onshore shale gas, biogas, and hydrogen - in reducing the carbon footprint of the heat, power and transport sectors.
Further sessions assess the challenges for decarbonising the gas network, and its interrelated role with renewable generation as a base-load energy source, in the context of the targets laid out in the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy.