Nov 28 2022, 09:30 - 18:00


EY (Ernst & Young LLP)
1 More London Place, London, SE1 2AF


The Hydrogen Economy

For information about our 2023 event please visit the Hydrogen Futures page here.

Sponsored by:

The British Energy Security Strategy announced on 7th April 2022 the UK Government’s intention to double its ambition to up to 10GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030, with at least half of this target coming from electrolytic hydrogen. Government has committed to meet the aspiration of 2GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity in operation or construction by 2025, with 1GW for electrolytic hydrogen.

To achieve this goal, concerted effort and cooperation from industry, Government, regulators, the investment community, and other key organisations is required to ensure that all pieces of the jigsaw puzzle come together.

This REA event will bring together key stakeholders and experts to discuss the latest policy, regulatory and technical developments supporting the hydrogen economy as well as showcasing industry and looking at the practical implementation of key regulatory and standard requirements for projects to get off the ground.

Key topics discussed will include :

  • Key policy levers to support the scaling up of the sector
  • Breaking the ‘chicken and egg’ cycle – scaling up supply and demand
  • Make hydrogen blending happen
  • Full hydrogen heating landscape from blending to conversion
  • Importance of regional approaches to hydrogen development
  • System benefits of electrolytic hydrogen
  • integration of development RTFCs into business models
  • Progress made with Hydrogen Guarantees of Origin
  • Implementing additionality across different policies

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Alison Conboy – Deputy Director, Hydrogen Production, BEIS
  • Amanda Lyne – Managing Director, ULEMCo Ltd
  • Anas Papazachariou – Manager, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Andrew Holyland – General Manager, Net Zero East & Hydrogen East
  • Angela Needle – Director of Strategy, Cadent
  • Charles Purkess – Business Development Manager, ITM Power
  • Chloe Lianos – Deputy Head, Low Carbon Fuels, Strategy and Regulations, Department for Transport
  • Eric Adams – Projects Director, Carlton Power Limited
  • Graham Hodgson – Chairman & CTO, NanoSUN Limited
  • Harsh Pershad – Head of Hydrogen, Tevva
  • Ian Livingston – Project Manager, Equinor
  • James Cross – Commercial Director, Motive
  • Jane Toogood – Chief Executive, Catalyst Technologies, Johnson Matthey and the UK Government’s first Hydrogen Champion
  • Jean-Pascal Boutin – Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Jesse Scharf – Scheme Director, Green Gas Certification Scheme and President of The European Renewable Gas Registry (ERGaR)
  • Julius Baghdadi – CCO and co-founder, Octopus Hydrogen
  • Mark Bartholomew and Sushma Maharaj – Energy Partners at Shakespeare Martineau
  • Matt Hindle – Head of Net Zero, Wales & West Utilities
  • Matthew Knight – Head of Market and Government Affairs, Siemens Energy
  • Michael Wagner – Special Advisor – Hydrogen, Afry
  • Mike Whiteley – Head of Hydrogen, Department for Transport
  • Mikkel Hesselbæk – Head of Flexible Services, Centrica
  • Oriol Margó – Sustainability Transformation Leader, Kimberly-Clark in Europe, Middle-East and Africa
  • Simon Collier – Associate Partner, Law, Energy, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Susannah (Suki) Ferris – Hydrogen Market Strategy Lead, National Grid
  • Tommy Isaac – Head of Hydrogen Research, Progressive Energy Limited
  • Tony Green – Hydrogen Director, Gas Transmission & Metering, National Grid
  • Vicki Robinson – Policy Delivery Manager, Hydrogen Economy, BEIS
  • William Mezzullo – Head of Hydrogen, Centrica
  • Zynep Kurban – Technical Director (EMEA), GHD

Download the programme below:

REA Hydrogen Conference 2022 – Programme

Current sponsors include:

Please contact Godwin Joseph at [email protected] if you’d like to get involved too.