Infrastructure for decarbonisation - Joining it all up: infrastructure to decarbonise heat, transport and industry

Infrastructure for decarbonisation - Joining it all up: infrastructure to decarbonise heat, transport and industry

15 May 2019, 16:00 - 17:30

Boisdale 1

Organised with Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS)

Chair: Stuart Haszeldine OBE, SCCS Director & Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, The University of Edinburgh  

Session introduction
Simon Gill, Scottish Government

Setting the scene on carbon targets
Matthew Knight, Head of Business Development, Power and Gas, Siemens; CCUS Task Force

Decarbonising Heat
Colin Thomson, Energy Futures Manager, SGN 

Role of the electricity grid to decarbonise heat, transport and industry
Alan Kelly, Transmission Commercial and Policy Manager, SP Energy Networks 

Re-use of O&G infrastructure. Is decommissioning an opportunity for CCS, or vice versa? 
David Vega-Maza, Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen 

Panel discussion 


Programme subject to change 


  • Alan Kelly


    Transmission Policy and Licence Manager

    SP Energy Networks

    Alan has 30 years' experience working in the electricity network industry for SP Energy Networks working across both distribution and transmission...

  • Colin Thomson


    Energy Futures Manager


    With 29-years in the gas industry Colin, a Chartered Engineer with the IGEM has experience covering network infrastructure, customer service,...

  • Matthew Knight


    Head of Business Development

    Siemens UK Gas and Power

    Matthew is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the IET Energy Policy Panel. He was a Director of Renewable UK and is on the Government’s Carbon...

  • David Vega-Maza


    Senior Lecturer, Energy, Engineering

    University of Aberdeen

    David Vega-Maza (DVM) is a senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Aberdeen Champion (CCUS), Scottish...

  • Simon Gill


    Energy Engineer

    Scottish Government

    I provide engineering advice, insight and support to energy policy making teams across Scottish Government with an emphasis on network...

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