Gas 2018 - The Next 50 Years

The National Space Centre, Leicester

7th Nov 2018


  • Join EUA at Gas 2018 where we will be examining the future of gas and how it can support a low carbon future.

    There are a wealth of challenges facing the industry in the coming years with fast approaching carbon budgets, the ‘energy trilemma’ and significant political instability. 

    Gas can support a low carbon future not just in the energy sector, but in heat, transport and industry, and will play a crucial role in the overall energy mix. Eight out of 10 people rely on gas for home heating; and around 30% of Britain's gas is for industrial and commercial demand and all at a time when great progress is being made in decarbonising gas.

    Within the energy sector, ‘whole energy system' thinking is needed as the interactions between the gas and electricity systems continue to increase. Gas has a role to play beyond 2050 and this seminar sets out to investigate the long term future of gas as part of a sustainable energy mix.

    This information packed conference provides an opportunity for industry to gather for superb networking and critical insight from senior business leaders. From a view of the gas grid in 2068 and a look at what are our cities might do, to future scenarios for heating homes and developments in gas appliances, we examine the challenges and opportunities our industry faces.

    EUA/HHIC/ICOM/HWA/MARC/NGVN/PIG members: £150 + VAT (£180)

    Non-members: £300+ VAT (£360)

    For booking, sponsor or exhibiting information please contact Natalie Burrows  01926 513741

  • To register for this event please use the form below. Alternatively you can download/print our booking form and send it to the Events Manager by email.




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    • 9.00am

      Registration and Refreshments

    • 9.30am

      Session 1 - Introduction

      Chair: Tim Roff, Market Sector Lead - Midstream, Advisory, DNV GL

    • What will an integrated energy grid look like in 2068?

      Chris Clarke, Director of Energy Strategy, Wales & West Utilities

    • What will GD2 allow the networks to do up to 2025?

      Geoffrey Randall, Deputy Director, Gas Networks Price Controls, OFGEM

    • Where will we get our gas from?

      Mark Lappin, Technical Director, Cuadrilla

    • Changing the gas specification

      Sarah Kimpton, Market Sector Lead Innovation, Oil and Gas Advisory, DNV GL

    • Q&A

      Session 1 panel

    • 11.00am

      Refreshment break

    • Session 2

      Chair: Carly Gilchrist, Asset Director, Fulcrum

    • 11.20am

      Where are we on hydrogen?

      Andy Lewis, Future of Gas Innovation Manager, Cadent

    • The Energy Systems Catapult view of the future of gas

      Phil Lawton, Practice Manager Power System, Energy Systems Catapult

    • The future of gas for off grid

      Paul Blacklock, Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Calor Gas Ltd

    • Q&A

      Session 2 panel

    • 12.40pm

      Networking Lunch

    • 1.45pm

      Session 3

      Chair: Annabel West, Head of Engineering Policy, SGN

    • The Future Scenario for heating homes

      Marcus Stewart, Head of Energy Insights, National Grid

    • Gas boilers - Whatever next?

      Carl Arntzen, Chief Executive Officer, Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd

    • What will consumers want from gas in the future?

      Paul Hallas, Brexit Project Manager, Centrica

    • Q&A

      Session 3 panel

    • 3.30pm

      Planetarium show

    • 4.00pm

      Chairs closing remarks

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Event manager

Name Natalie Burrows

Tel 01926 513741


Event Speakers

  • Sarah Kimpton

    DNV GL Market Sector Lead - Innovation, Advisory

  • Paul Blacklock

    Calor Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs

  • Chris Clarke

    Director of Asset Management, Safety & Environment Wales & West Utilities

  • Paul Hallas


  • Carl Arntzen

    Chair Domestic Heat Strategy Group

  • Andy Lewis

    Cadent Future of Gas Innovation Manager

  • Tim Roff

    DNV GL Market Sector Lead - Midstream, Advisory

  • Phil Lawton

    Energy Systems Catapult Practice Manager Power Systems

  • Marcus Stewart

    National Grid Head of Energy Insight

  • Geoff Randall

    OFGEM Deputy Director, Gas Network Price Controls

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