Supporting the gas industry since 1863
Date6th June 2018
Time17:00 - 19:30
VenueBirchwood Golf Club
Price Free (Members) Free (Non-Members)
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Birchwood Golf Club, Kelvin Close, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 7PB

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A North West Section event
About The Event
H21 Leeds City Gate Project – The Future of Gas

The H21 Leeds City Gate Project is a feasibility study developed by Northern Gas Networks (NGN). The projects aim is to establish if it is technically and economically possible to convert the existing natural gas supply in Leeds, one of the largest UK cities, to hydrogen. If successful, this project could be used as a blue print for a potential UK wide incremental rollout of a hydrogen gas system to decarbonise the production of heat.

This a great opportunity to hear how UK energy demands could be met whilst meeting the 2050 challenge of reducing carbon emissions by 80% of the level in 1990, under the terms of the Climate Change Act.

Guest speaker Dan Sadler was the originator and Project Manager of the high profile H21 Leeds City gate project. Since returning to NGN in 2017, he has taken up the role of H21 Programme Director working on projects which are designed to deliver critical evidence for a hydrogen gas grid conversion. These projects, including a collaborative UK Gas Distribution network £10.3m project, are being delivered out of the H21 Leeds based office with the ultimate goal of supporting and influencing UK government and global energy policy.  

A buffet will be provided from 17:00 with Dan’s presentation starting at 18:00.

H21 Future



A Chartered Engineer with nearly 20 years industry experience,  Dan started on British Gas’s graduate training program progressing to project manager for high pressure gas pipelines and pressure reduction stations.  In 2008 he joined Rhead Group, a professional services consultancy, in the role of as Divisional Director for Energy (UK). 

Dan joined Northern Gas Networks (NGN) in 2012 as ‘Head of Investment Planning and Major Projects’ following supporting the network in their RIIO-GD1 regulatory submission.  After undertaking several highly strategic roles within NGN Dan was seconded throughout 2016 to the UK governments Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) advising across policy teams on all gas industry and wider energy related topics. This secondment also included the design of the governments Hy4Heat programme.

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