FutureGrid Phases 1 & 2 , 13 October

Tom will be talking about FutureGrid, on Day Two of ENIC. This is a project that will involve building a hydrogen test facility from a representative range of decommissioned NTS assets. Flows of hydrogen and natural gas blends (up to 100% hydrogen) will then be tested at NTS pressures, to better understand how hydrogen interacts with the assets. The data gathered will be used to assess the impact that a hydrogen conversion of NTS assets will have. His presentation will provide an update on the project and a look ahead to further phases.

Speaker profile

Tom has over ten years’ experience in National Grid, covering both Gas Distribution and Gas Transmission. Tom joined National Grid in 2011 as part of the Graduate Development Programme, having graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Business Management Degree.

During his time at National Grid Gas Distribution, Tom gained a wealth of experience across the end-to-end innovation process and has forged key links across the industry. In early 2016, Tom joined the Gas Transmission Innovation Team where he held several roles. As Innovation Delivery Manager, Tom focused on developing a strong portfolio of innovation and collaborating across the industry including with key regulators to deliver the best value to UK energy consumers.

As FutureGrid Manger, Tom is leading the FutureGrid team to deliver Phase 1 of FutureGrid, which has been funded under the 2020 Network Innovation Competition. FutureGrid will build a hydrogen test facility from decommissioned assets a to demonstrate our high-pressure gas network can transport hydrogen.

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