Shaping the gas transmission system of the future

Winter 2022

Welcome to our latest engagement programme, the output of which will help shape the gas transmission system of the future. 

So much has changed over the last 12 months and we’re keen to keep connected with our customers and stakeholders, ensuring you continue to get your voices heard throughout our business.

As previously, there are sessions dedicated to specific topics, allowing you to engage in the topics of interest to you. We look forward to speaking with you over the course of the programme!

Date / TimeEvent NameDescription

Monday 28th November

(Completed)

Keynote Speech

Recording

Slides

We are at a critical point across the energy landscape. The decisions we make over the next 12 months will set the direction for how we will deliver a clean energy future for everyone.  Join Jon Butterworth, CEO of Gas Transmission & Metering, as we explore some of the challenges facing the industry and GB as a whole.  We will also discuss the policy landscape, signposting some of the key policy decisions being made in relation to energy.

Tuesday 29th November

(Completed)

Facilitating Commercial and Regulatory Change

Recording

Slides

Join Ian Radley, System Operations Director, as we explore the Gas Uniform Network Code (UNC). Industry codes underpin the electricity and gas wholesale and retail markets and 2022 has seen an unprecedented rate of change to these codes. 

We will take you through the change process for the UNC, the  physical and commercial  impacts for customers and stakeholders, and our role in helping facilitate it. 

We will be looking for your input as we ask how we can improve the process and our communication with the market; this is a can’t-miss opportunity for you to get involved in the debate and influence the future of the gas industry. 

Wednesday 30th November

(Completed)

Sustainable Construction

Recording

Slides

Join Mark Lissimore, Construction Director as we share a progress update on our construction programme and our performance in a number of key areas including our environmental and local community engagement. During the session we will also be asking your thoughts on how we can better engage with local communities.

Thursday 1st December

(Completed) 

Accessing Energy Data

Recording

Slides

Building on our previous webinars, this session will address the feedback we’ve received on our Data Discovery Project and signpost future areas for improvement.

Join Mark Lissimore, Construction Director, as we look at the operational data we provide, your user experience feedback and how we will  improve awareness, accessibility and visibility to ensure you have the data you need - in the format you need it.

Friday 2nd December

(Completed)

Operating the Network

Recording

Slides

Always a popular topic, once again we invite you to join Ian Radley, System Operations Director as we look at how gas gets from where it’s produced to where it’s used.  We’ll cover the day to day running of the gas transmission system, managing supply and demand and how hydrogen could impact this. We will also look at challenges we face and how we anticipate and plan for them.

Monday 5th December

10:00

Blending

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Join Tony Green, Hydrogen Director, as we look at all things blending.  What do we mean by ‘blending’? How feasible is blending at a transmission level? Could blending start to decarbonise the energy system?  What are the commercial implications of blended gases?  We’ll discuss all this and more so come and join the conversation.

Tuesday 6th December

11:00

Transitioning to 100%

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Transitioning to 100% hydrogen will support the decarbonisation of difficult to address sectors such as industry and power.  Join Martin Cook, Commercial Director as we discuss latest developments to enable this transition including an update on market developments and regional projects.

Wednesday 7th December

12:00

Hydrogen Regulatory Framework

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Developing a fit for purpose regulatory framework that will enable a whole energy system view whilst meeting the needs of consumers is critical for a successful transition to net zero.  Join Tony Nixon, Director of Regulation as we explore some of the key areas being considered in this space.

Thursday 8th December

13:00

Monitoring and Mitigating Methane Emissions

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Following on from our earlier engagement, we’re proud to update you on our latest performance in methane emissions management.

Join Steven Vallender, Asset Director, as we discuss progress against our plan and signpost what’s next.

As always, we’ll be hearing from industry experts, sharing some best practice in the field of methane detection and mitigation.

Friday 9th December

13:30

Future of Heat

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Join Tony Green, Hydrogen Director, as we look at the future of heat. This is your opportunity to hear the latest thinking on this exciting and thought provoking subject that impacts us all. What will the future look like for heating? What are the options available and how does this fit in with getting us to Net Zero by 2050? This is your chance to join in the conversation.

Monday 12th December 

14:00

FutureGrid - Progress Report 

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The FutureGrid Team are pleased to invite you to the official launch of the FutureGrid 2022 Annual Progress Report. With construction of the facility nearing completion, we’ll share our progress over the past 12 months and give you the opportunity to ask us about the project, learn more about our testing plan and tell us how you’d like to continue to engage.

Tuesday 13th December 

13:00

Innovation

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Join Tony Green, Hydrogen Director, as we share our innovation strategy and ongoing activities with you. We'd love for you to get involved and to hear your thoughts on how we can progress innovation through to 2050 in our bid to support a smooth energy transition.

Wednesday 14th December 

10:00

Driving a Positive Environmental and Community Impact

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Join Jake Tudge, Corporate Affairs Director, as we explore how we are bringing our Purpose, Priorities and Values to life through our actions. Jake and the ESG team will share how we are working to minimise our impact on the planet and enhance the natural environment, whilst delivering positive social impact, in both the communities where we operate and wider society.

 

Previous Engagement

Catch up on all of our previous engagement webinars below

Shaping the Future Lite - Summer 2022

We’ve heard, and responded 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 recent programme of events for our light touch edition of Shaping the Gas Transmission System of the Future engagement. 

Following great feedback, the sessions followed 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. You can catch up on all of our shaping the future webinars below.

We received many questions throughout the sessions most of which were answered live during the webinars. Due to receiving a large number of questions during the Future of Energy webinar, we were unable to answer them all live so you can find our responses to them here

We always appreciate your engagement so please do get in touch should you have any further questions or interests.

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Tuesday 5th July

(Completed)

Keynote Speech

Recording

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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

(Completed)

Operating the Network

Recording

Slides

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

(Completed)

Digital Strategy and Information Provision

Recording

Slides

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

(Completed)

Future Regulation Framework

Recording

Slides

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. 

Read the document

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

Thursday 14th July

(Completed)

Future of Energy

Recording

Slides

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.

Shaping the Future - Winter 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.