Ireland's gas network consists of over 14,600 km of gas pipelines and ensures that over 711,000 homes and business receive a safe and secure supply of natural gas. There is currently over 827 km of pipeline in Kildare alone, serving over 36,000 customers in Naas, Athy, Kildare Town, Clane, Straffan, Newbridge, Kilcock and Johnstown.
Gas Networks Ireland therefore has a pivotal role to play in enhancing the environment and supporting Ireland transition to a net zero energy system.
County Kildare has played a key role in supporting this journey to date, as the renewable gas biomethane was injected into the gas network for the first time at Ireland’s first purpose-built injection facility in Cush. The dedicated renewable gas entry point commenced commercial flows in May 2020 and once flowing at maximum capacity, will have the capability to supply renewable gas to approximately 11,000 homes.
Please join us for this webinar where representatives from Gas Networks Ireland will highlight the range of renewable gas projects that are being developed to diversify Ireland's gas supplies and support customers decarbonise their businesses.
Roibeard Long, Technical Sales Consultant, Gas Networks Ireland
Topic: Decarbonising Ireland’s gas network with biomethane
Roibeard is a technical sales consultant with the New Connections team in Gas Networks Ireland. The New connections team are responsible for connecting all new customers to the national gas network and Roibeard acts as an advocate for our natural gas network, educating stakeholders and our customers about the pathway to decarbonisation for our natural gas network.
Darragh Kyne, Hydrogen Programme Analyst, Gas Networks Ireland
Topic: Hydrogen and Ireland’s Natural Gas Network
Darragh Kyne is a hydrogen programme analyst with Gas Networks Ireland working with the dedicated hydrogen programme team. With a career focused on the areas of renewable energy and innovation, Darragh is dedicated to transitioning the gas network towards a cleaner, carbon neutral future.
Also in attendance:
Padraig Fleming, Biomethane Programme Manager, Gas Networks Ireland
Padraig Fleming is currently working on increasing the amount of renewable gas that Gas Networks Ireland transport to start the transformation of gas industry to a sustainable energy business. He has previously worked for a number of energy companies including Ervia, Bord Gáis Energy, Commission for Regulation of Utilities and ESB.
The first step to a cleaner energy future for over 710,000 gas customers began in Cush, County Kildare as the renewable gas biomethane was injected into the gas network in 2019.
Biomethane is a carbon-neutral renewable gas made from farm and food waste through a process known as anaerobic digestion and can be used in exactly the same way through the existing infrastructure, boilers and appliances. This means that as the volumes of renewable gas in Ireland's gas network increase, the 36,000 homeowners and businesses in Kildare using gas will benefit from this sustainable energy source without changing a thing.
Register online now via the link at the top of this page.
*Please note that all booking/ attendee contact details will be shared with Gas Networks Ireland.