Shaping the gas transmission system of the future

July 2022

We’ve heard, and are responding to our stakeholders’ requests for more events so that you can have your say and shape what we do.  That is why we are pleased to share with you the upcoming programme of events for our light touch edition of Shaping the Gas Transmission System of the Future engagement. 

Following great feedback, the sessions will follow a similar format to our last series of activities, with webinars focused on key topics, allowing you to feed in your views on areas that impact and interest you.

We always appreciate your engagement and look forward to seeing you at some (or all) of the events below.

Date / TimeEvent NameDescription

Tuesday 5th July

11:00

Keynote Speech

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The last six months has seen an unprecedented amount of unpredicted change.  The distressing events in Ukraine have had huge impacts across the world including on energy.  Join Martin Cook, Commercial Director, as he discusses the broader energy landscape.  We will also provide an update on how we are performing against our strategic priorities.

Friday 8th July

11:00

Operating the Network

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Back by popular demand, we invite you to join us as we explore how we are balancing the changing demands on the gas transmission network.  During this session, we will cover:

  • Impact of the Russian/Ukraine war on gas flow
  • Thinking ahead to the winter and market information

Monday 11th July

11:00

Digital Strategy and Information Provision

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Data provision and analytics is critical to the transition to a decarbonised energy system. Additional information allows businesses to optimise and innovate with greater certainty in a changing environment. Join us to hear about how we’re responding to societal trends in the digital domain, covering:

  • Refreshed digital strategy
  • Data Modelling
  • Data Discovery Project
  • What this means in reality: practical initiatives completed, underway, and in the future

Tuesday 12th July

11:00

Future Regulation Framework

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Once more, our regulatory business planning cycle will shortly commence. Due to recent significant changes in the external landscape, we have gathered our thoughts into a document sharing key areas of discussion around the forthcoming regulatory framework. We would like to share these thoughts with you and invite your feedback. 

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Please note, there are some aspects of this webinar that contain technical language.

Thursday 14th July

11:00

Future of Energy

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During our hydrogen webinar in December, we heard an overwhelming message that stakeholders wanted more visibility of how things are progressing and how it all fits together.  As a result, we would like to invite you to join Tony Green as we bring all the activities together…from physical assets to markets and everything in between.

 

Previous shaping the future engagement

Catch up on our previous engagement below

Completed Events 2021

Our programme of events in November and December 2021 focused on a variety of subjects, including our priorities over the next 12 months, the development of a clean energy future and the challenges facing the industry.

Throughout the sessions we received a number of questions. You can take a look at the answers to the questions from the Keynote webinar now. Questions and answers from all the other webinars can be viewed here.

Please click the event name to view the recordings of each event. You will also find the accompanying slides and any other useful documentation linked below.

Date/Time

Event name

Description

Monday 22 November

(Completed)

Shaping the gas transmission system of the future – key note speech

Slides

It’s the most exciting time to be involved in the gas industry. We now have the potential to help develop a clean future for everyone. What does that mean for gas transmission? Join Jon Butterworth, CEO of National Grid Gas Transmission, as he explores some of the challenges facing the industry over the next 12 months.

Wednesday 24 November

(Completed)

Future of gas

Slides

Hydrogen Roadmap

Join Martin Cook, Commercial Director, Gas Transmission, for a closer look at the future of gas. In this session, Martin will talk about the role of gas today and the role gas can play in the energy transition.

Thursday 25 November

(Completed)

Innovation – broadening the horizon

Slides

Join Steven Vallender, Asset Director, Gas Transmission, as we explore how some unexpected innovations could unlock value for consumers.

Tuesday 30 November

(Completed)

Gas Market Plan

Slides

As decarbonisation policy impacting the use of gas ramps ups, the industry will need to come together to evolve the structure of the current gas market to facilitate low carbon and decarbonised gases. This session will explore the recent Gas Market Plan projects and recommendations.

Publications discussed during the session:

H2 Scenarios  |  H2 Town Market Considerations  |  Long Term Access Review  |  Implementing Proposed Gas Quality

Thursday 2 December

(Completed)

Transitioning to a hydrogen backbone

Slides

Join us to explore the key challenges we need to address to transition the transmission network to hydrogen, together with an overview of the projects that look to answer them.

Thursday 2 December

(completed)

Managing methane emissions

Slides

With an increased focus from government on managing and reducing methane emissions, how are network companies responding?

Friday 3 December

(Completed)

Supporting regional hydrogen transitions

Slides

Join us to explore the key challenges we need to address to transition the transmission network to hydrogen, together with an overview of the projects that look to answer them. This session will focus on what’s needed to transition different regions across GB to hydrogen transmission.

Monday 6 December

(Completed)

Understanding the skills needed for a net zero world

Slides

What does tomorrows workforce look like? How do we understand and then develop the skills needed to effectively achieve such a transition?

Tuesday 7 December

(Completed)

Digital Strategy and Information Provision

Slides

Join Steven Vallender, Asset Director, Gas Transmission, as we take a walk through our digital strategy, including how to have your say to ensure we continue to deliver your data and information needs throughout RIIO-2.

Wednesday 8 December

(Completed)

Operating the network

Slides

Ever wondered how the gas gets from where it’s produced to where it’s used? Join us as we go back to basics on operating the gas system. During this session we’ll cover the day-to-day running of the gas transmission system, managing supply and demand, and how hydrogen could impact this.

Thursday 9 December

(Completed)

Gas emergency frameworks overview

Slides

Join Tom Wilcock, Emergency and compliance manager, for an overview of the gas emergency frameworks.

Tuesday 14 December

(Completed)

FutureGrid 2021 Progress Report

Slides

Progress Report 2021

Join the FutureGrid Team for the official launch of the FutureGrid 2021 Annual Progress Report. Ask us about the project, the progress we've made and hear what's coming up in 2022.

Wednesday 15 December

(Completed)

Annual Network Capability Assessment report

Slides

Gas Ten Year Statement

As part of the Annual Network Capability Assessment Review, we welcome you to talk through the outputs of this years network capability review, including potential areas of constraint.