GAS INNOVATION SHOWCASE

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GAS INNOVATION SHOWCASE

THE UK's GAS NETWORKS ALL IN ONE PLACE

The Gas Innovation Showcase (GIS) brings together the five UK Gas Networks Operators (National Grid Gas Transmission, Cadent, Wales & West Utilities, Northern Gas and SGN) and the Energy Networks Association (ENA) who represent the ‘wires and pipes’ transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland.

The purpose of the showcase is to demonstrate the challenges faced by the gas distribution networks, how innovation is driving change and to seek new opportunities to deliver innovative approaches that deliver value to the UK gas consumer.

Throughout the event there will be a chance to learn more about the challenges and developments in innovation at Stand F2, whilst also participating in a number of demonstrations. In addition there will be a number of talks across the Innovation and Network Theatres, focused around our Gas Innovation Strategy and giving an opportunity to learn more about work in these areas.

Meet them all face-to-face. Discover the challenges and innovations.

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GAS INNOVATION STRATEGY AGENDA

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11:30
    • Gas Innovation Showcase
    Innovation Theatre

    The gas network is at the heart of Great Britain’s energy system. It plays a vital role in transporting energy to consumers securely and cost-effectively. It’s also flexible and can adapt to support the decarbonisation of heat, transport and energy towards 2050 and beyond. So, as the nation’s energy mix changes, what does the future hold for gas? How will technology, policy and customer demands evolve, and what does that mean for network innovation?

    This session will feature some of the key projects underway within the Gas Networks, with a follow-on Q&A and an opportunity to meet the speakers at the Gas Innovation Showcase Stand, Stand F2

    Chair introduction: Matt Hindle, head of gas, ENA

13:30
    • Gas Innovation Showcase
    Network Theatre

    As an industry we have committed to minimise the risks associated with operating the gas network for our stakeholders and society. Our shared aim is to ensure the provision of a safe network in compliance with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) standards and improve asset knowledge. In addition, cyber and information security are increasingly crucial issues as we move towards a smart energy future with more connectivity. These changes mean that the way we protect our networks must change too.        

    This session will feature some of the key projects underway within the Gas Networks, with a follow-on Q&A and an opportunity to meet the speakers at the Gas Innovation Showcase Stand, Stand F2.

    Chair: Richard Hynes-Cooper, head of innovation, Northern Gas Networks 

16:00
    • Gas Innovation Showcase
    Innovation Theatre

    Britain’s gas network has been serving customers since the Victorian age, and continues to evolve to meet new reliability and maintenance challenges. For example, we must deal with the effects of ageing assets and examine the potential of new materials to transform the way we operate. As smart systems are increasingly adopted, how should our network management adapt to a digital future? And how can gas and electricity networks work more closely to improve reliability and maintenance?

    This session will feature some of the key projects underway within the Gas Networks, with a follow-on Q&A and an opportunity to meet the speakers at the Gas Innovation Showcase Stand, Stand F2

    Chair Introduction: Gulraj Chatha, Cadent

09:45
    • Gas Innovation Showcase
    Network Theatre

    The gas network is at the heart of Great Britain’s energy system. It plays a vital role in transporting energy to consumers securely and cost-effectively. It’s also flexible and can adapt to support the decarbonisation of heat, transport and energy towards 2050 and beyond. So, as the nation’s energy mix changes, what does the future hold for gas? How will technology, policy and customer demands evolve, and what does that mean for network innovation?

    This session will feature some of the key projects underway within the Gas Networks, with a follow-on Q&A and an opportunity to meet the speakers at the Gas Innovation Showcase Stand, Stand F2

    Chair introduction: Anthony Green, head of network engineering, National Grid Gas Transmission

12:10
    • Gas Innovation Showcase
    Innovation Theatre

    The gas distribution network is complex and has a 200-year history. The Iron Mains Risk Reduction Programme began in 2002 and has accelerated work to replace old mains with polyethylene plastic (PE). It is a huge task.  However, under current plans, parts of the network will remain metallic after this programme finishes in 2032. We need repair technologies that can solve issues with legacy metallic pipe on the distribution and transmission networks. Alongside this, the technology we use must also be able to repair new plastic in an efficient and cost-effective way, causing as little disruption as possible.

    This session will feature some of the key projects underway within the Gas Networks, with a follow-on Q&A and an opportunity to meet the speakers at the Gas Innovation Showcase Stand, Stand F2.

    Chair: Lucy Mason, innovation manager, Wales & West Utilities

15:15
    • Gas Innovation Showcase
    Innovation Theatre

    Improving our environmental performance is more important than ever. We must think both locally and globally as we manage the impact of the gas network on the  environment. There any many issues to consider – ranging from gas leakage and venting during field operations, to dealing with contamination during decommissioning and how we remediate legacy gas industry sites. Sustainability is fundamental to the future of the gas network and reducing environmental impact and costs.

    This session will feature some of the key projects underway within the Gas Networks, with a follow-on Q&A and an opportunity to meet the speakers at the Gas Innovation Showcase Stand, Stand F2

    Chair: Adam Madgett, HyDeploy 2 project manager, Northern Gas Networks  

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