Join the South Australian Branch of the Australian Institute of Energy for an online presentation from Ben Wilson, Chief Executive, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG).
Natural gas provides a substantial proportion of Australia’s energy supply. While natural gas is currently cleaner than electricity delivered by the National Electricity Market, more can be done to help lower emissions while also contributing to energy security and ensuring costs remain as low as possible.
AGIG is committed to sustainable gas delivery today, and tomorrow. In 2017, AGIG worked with Australia’s five peak gas bodies to develop Gas Vision 2050 – a pathway to achieve near zero emissions in our gas sector. AGIG is now delivering on this Vision by deploying Hydrogen Park South Australia, Hydrogen Park Gladstone, the Australian Hydrogen Centre, and a range of other current and prospective projects.
In this session Ben Wilson will address the substantial development occurring in hydrogen and other carbon neutral gases that pave the way to deliver whole of network decarbonisation for domestic and industrial customers. He will also outline lessons learned from AGIG’s current projects and next steps.
Ben joined AGIG as Chief Executive Officer in March 2015 and became Chief Executive Officer of Multinet Gas Networks and the Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline in 2017. Previously, Ben was the Director of Strategy and Regulation and CFO at UK Power Networks, a large electricity distribution company in the UK with eight million customers.
Before joining UK Power Networks in 2011, Ben was a utilities investment banker for 15 years, working in Europe, Asia and Latin America, most recently at Deutsche Bank. He is a Director and Deputy Chairman of Energy Networks Australia (ENA) and Chairman of the ENA Gas Committee. In 2020, Ben commenced as Chair of the Energy Charter CEO Council, and as a member of the Technology Investment Advisory Council advising on the strategic direction of the Australian Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap.
AGIG owns and operates one of Australia’s largest gas infrastructure businesses with operations across every mainland state and the Northern Territory supplying approximately 2 million customers. Operations include 40,000km of gas distribution and transmission pipelines, 60 petajoules of gas storage capacity, gas processing facilities and remote power generation.
Time: 4:45pm for a 5:00pm start ACDT (Adelaide time)