Chief Executive Officer at the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) Oliver Lancaster will be speaking at Hazardex Live 2024, offering perspectives on the energy transition and the importance of understanding the complexity of current energy systems to enable society to reach net zero.

With an abundance of work already delivered and yet to be done to support the energy transition and the decisions that need to be taken in policy and regulation to get us to net zero, it’s imperative that we actually understand the complexity of the system we have today.

Connections to the gas grid for different demands are too often simplified and assumed.  Typically it is thought that industry and power generation are only on the gas transmission system, and the gas distribution network only has domestic building connections. Research shows this is not the case.

About the author:

Oliver Lancaster is the Chief Executive Officer at the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers, which is the professional engineering institution for individuals and businesses working to deliver advancement in knowledge and sciences for the benefit of the global gas industry. Oliver is experienced in whole energy systems, with knowledge gained in developing net zero pathways, technologies and customer propositions to mitigate climate change and optimise flexibly across gas production, electricity generation, energy storage, distribution networks and the industrial, buildings, power and transport demand sectors.

Oliver has also led for the energy sector on climate change adaptation and developed the first national flood map to understand the impact climate change could have on infrastructure and justify proactive investment.