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New HSE Energy Conference will explore "The Future of Gas"

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), supported by the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM), will host the Safety Excellence in Energy conference on Thursday, 15 February 2018 in Leeds.

>> Register now for the conference

The energy system in the UK is changing as it pushes to decarbonise and achieve emission reduction targets by 2050. New technologies are being developed to ensure carbon targets are met, and these have implications for everyone from energy sector innovators, distributors and supplers through to end consumers.

The role of gas in this emerging low carbon energy system is becoming clearer but is complex. Managing the risks related to introducing alternative gasses into the UK's gas grid to safely enable energy storage, the integration of renewables, the use of hydrogen and the production and use of bio-gas from biomass all present challeges.

To address these challenges HSE is hosting Safety Excellence in Energy: The Future of Gas.

Working in partnership is one of the strengths of the British health and safety system, and this event will unite keynote speakers representing industry, the Government and research.

The conference will bring together the latest knowledge in this area, from ongoing activities and recent research across government and the gas industry, while sharing knowledge and lessons learned by HSE's technical specialists, to ensure we enable safe innovation. This knowledge is potentially valuable to a wide and varied audience. In particular the event is aimed at:

  • Directors of gas supplies, distributors, end users, equipment manufacturers and researchers
  • Energy sector representatives responsible for innovation , R&D, and health and safety
  • Risk management professionals
  • Process safety engineers
  • Senior gas engineers who will be affected by the impact of changes in the energy sector

Attendees will benefit from speaker presentations on:

  • the future of gas in an emerging low carbon energy system
  • asset management and possible transition pathways to transport different gases and mixtures through the gas network safely
  • energy vector options that could be transported in the network
  • Injecting Hydrogen into gas in the grid and Power to Gas technology. This will include HyDeploy, a project which is the first UK practical deployment of hydrogen onto a live gas network since the transition from town gas.

"I regularly meet with stakeholders across the Energy Sector and there is a lot of good work driving towards the UK's 2050 decarbonisation target. I am delighted that at this event we will focus on enabling safe innovation to accelerate progress still further", says Chris Flint, HSE's Director of Energy Division.

For a detailed programme, and to book your place today, visit link to external website


About HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain's national regulator for workplace health and safety. We seek to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health through regulatory actions that range from influencing behaviours across whole industry sectors through to targeted interventions on individual businesses. These activities are supported by globally recognised scientific expertise.

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