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Real-time networks

Meet future energy needs with next-generation demand modelling

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The current approach to network design is outdated and needs a new approach due to changing energy demands and introduction of novel gases, such as hydrogen and biomethane. The rise of data and digitalisation has helped many sectors become more efficient and resilient – and as we move toward a future net zero energy system, the application of these future technologies will become even more important. 

Our award-winning Real-Time Networks project developed and demonstrated a world-first real-time energy model; a critical step in the decarbonization journey aiming to demonstrate a flexible gas network that can meet current and future energy needs. 

Watch this recorded technical webinar to:

  • Gain an understanding of the Real-Time Networks demand model, its testing, accuracy, and potential benefits
  • Gain knowledge and inspiration for how to future-proof your gas distribution network with real-time demand modelling

The session is relevant for all who are responsible for pipeline distribution network planning, operations, innovation, digitalization, and demand management.


Alex Webb, Innovation project Manager, SGN

David Gower, Principal Gas Industry Consultant, DNV - David has over 30 years extensive experience in gas network operations, construction, modelling, analysis, and planning of gas infrastructure. David’s most recent experience is as a Technical Lead in research projects within DNV. As a Principal Consultant, David has worked with customers to identify, lead and deliver significant research projects. 

Sarah Kimpton, Senior Principal Consultant, DNV - Sarah has over 25 years’ experience in the natural gas industry particularly in the areas of:

  • Gas energy measurement including both custody transfer metering and gas quality
  • Uncertainty calculations for energy measurement and other properties of natural gas
  • Thermodynamic properties of natural gas including fluid phase behaviour
  • Carbon capture metering

Andy Gordon, Senior Solutions Consultant, DNV - Andy has extensive experience in all areas of statistical analysis, research and delivery in utility industries. He has worked in this area for over 25 years, on large-scale projects covering both transmission and distribution. Andy is the analysis lead for the RTN project and is responsible for all areas of demand modelling.