The UK’s commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 has reanimated an awareness in the networks industry and beyond of the damaging effects of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) on the environment and created sharpened political and reputational drivers for networks to invest in its safe removal from their asset bases.
In this webinar – hosted by Utility Week in association with Schneider Electric – industry, sustainability think-tank and supply chain leaders will consider the developing business case for eliminating SF6 from the asset base, the availability of viable alternatives to SF6 as an electrical insulator and the considerations which need to be taken into account for the creation of a replacement strategy without unintended negative consequences for networks, customers and the environment.
Event speakers will include:
- Judith Ward, deputy director, Sustainability First
- David Nankivell, asset strategy manager, SSEN
- Anthony Walsh, future networks manager, ESB
- David Spillett, head of safety health and environment, ENA
- Alexandre Gosliano, strategy director power systems, Schneider Electric
Event focus and discussion points will include:
- Corporate sustainability ambitions, reputational risk and SF6
- Environmental impact of SF6 leakage
- Regulatory incentives and barriers for SF6 removal
- The prospect of EU and UK legislation to ban manufacture of SF6 kit
- Availability of suitable SF6 alternatives for UK energy networks