Hydrogen’s Place in the Energy System Seminar Programme


Scotland’s Hydrogen Potential: The Experts’ View

With our abundant renewable energy resources and expertise in gas engineering, Scotland is being touted as a potential hydrogen powerhouse.  

But what does this actually mean, and what is the real scope and scale of our potential? 

In this session you’ll learn:

  • What the Scottish Government’s plans and ambitions are for hydrogen
  • How hydrogen fuels cells could be a game-changer
  • The scale and location of Scotland’s green hydrogen potential
  • What’s needed to catalyse Scotland’s hydrogen revolution

Helen Melone, Senior Policy Manager, Scottish Renewables

Clare Lavelle, Associate Director, Energy Consultancy Leader – North, ARUP

Stuart McKay, Head of Hydrogen Policy, Scottish Government  
Nigel Holmes, CEO, Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
David Wallace, Senior Strategy Manager, ORE Catapult

Q & A


Comfort break


Potential into reality: future technology today

The promise of heat, storage and transport based on ultra-low-carbon hydrogen is now a reality thanks to our rapidly-decarbonising electricity supply and advances in technology. But how do we mainstream their use in Scotland? 

This session brings together the innovative early-movers who’re already grasping the opportunities hydrogen and net-zero offer.

In this session you'll learn:

  • The potential of combining Scotland’s abundant wind energy resources with our unique transport requirements
  • How hydrogen is key to the emergence of smart, local energy systems
  • Hydrogen’s role in enabling phase shift in renewable energy

Morag Watson, Director of Policy, Scottish Renewables

Adam Frew, Renewable Energy Consultant, Wood 
Adele Lidderdale, Hydrogen Projects Manager, EMEC
Rebecca Rosling, Head of Smart Customers, EDF Research & Development UK 
Rob Duncalf, Head of UK, US & Strategic Projects, Hydrogen, Ørsted

Q & A

Closing remarks
Morag Watson, Director of Policy, Scottish Renewables


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