Chris Train OBE

Chris Train OBE

Company: Gas Goes Green

Job title: ENA green gas champion and former CEO - Cadent


Former CEO of Cadent, Britain’s largest gas distribution network, Chris is spearheading ENA’s Gas Goes Green programme as ENA’s Green Gas Champion, to create the world’s first zero carbon gas grid here in the UK, to hit our 2050 net zero carbon target.

Chris has 37 years’ experience of working in the UK energy industry, also serving for 7 years as National Grid’s Networks Operations Director, where he was responsible for the real-time running of Britain’s energy networks, ensuring that the country’s electricity and gas needs were met 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

During this period, he also worked closely with industry and Government to implement some of the most radical changes to Britain’s electricity system since privatisation, which have led to Britain’s position as a world-leading producer of renewable electricity, including through offshore wind.


The role of hydrogen within whole systems transition and integration 12:45 pm

What is the likely mix?  Electrification/hydrogen/renewables.  Where will hydrogen be part of the solution for intermittent supply and over supply. What impact could this have on electricity demand in future?  How will gas networks adapt to hydrogen in the mix, which parts of the system can be repurposed for hydrogen at lower costs for conversion. …Read more

day: 17 November 2021