The future of gas – IGEM conference examined the role gas will play in Ireland’s energy future

Gas Networks Ireland proudly sponsored ‘The Road to 2050: The Future of Gas Infrastructure in Ireland’ a one-day conference examining the contribution gas and its infrastructure can make to a low-carbon energy future in Ireland.

GNI had an influential presence at the conference with three representatives presenting to the audience. Julie McGrath, CNG Commercial Engineer, outlined the development of Ireland’s national CNG refuelling network while Ian Kilgallon, Innovation and Business Development Manager discussed the integration of renewable gas into Ireland’s national gas grid. Finally, Maurice Power, GNI’s Senior Planning Engineer, explored the ten-year outlook for gas in Ireland.

Over 150 delegates representing over 60 organisations attended ‘The Future of Gas Infrastructure in Ireland’ Conference on 13th September at The Grand Hotel, Malahide.  Hosted by IGEM, with Gas Networks Ireland as lead sponsor, the full day event brought together a range of speakers from industry to look at the role gas will play in the future energy mix of Ireland, from now to 2050 and beyond.

Many themes were explored including the role Renewable Gas will play in decarbonising the gas network; the practicalities of injecting Renewable Gas into the national gas network;  LNG and hydrogen potential and the effects of gas quality on the supply chain.

Pictured at the event: Liam Nolan, Head of Technical Competency, Development  & Training, Gas Networks Ireland, Sheila Lauchlan, IGEM President and Bob Hanna, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.