Natural Gas Operational Excellence

Wednesday, April 19

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Strategic Engagement – Finding a Way to Connect, Information on Chelan PUD
Speaker: John Stoll, Managing Director, Customer Utilities, Chelan County PUD
One utility’s unique approach to engaging the community. Finding ways to help capture your customer’s attention by setting up a process to answer “What’s in it for me?” and “Why do I care?” This effort will also better inform the organization and lead to increased customer satisfaction.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Tracking and Traceability New Regulations are Coming
Speaker: Tren Giles, Operations Project Manager, Questar Gas
This presentation will provide an overview of the mobile solution at use at Questar Gas that supports the tracking and traceability bar code requirements within their as built construction workflows. Also covered is the process for collecting bar codes in the horizontal bore workflow and considerations for steel pipe barcodes for an upcoming as built transmission project.

Thursday, April 20

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
How Much Is a Life Worth? The True Cost of Third Party Damages
Speaker: Vaughn Shosted, Vice President of Operations, Questar Gas
What happens when excavators don’t follow the One-Call laws. Vaughn Shosted will go through the result of job where an excavator chose to disregard marks on the ground and how it devastated families, a company and the community. Discussions will center on marking and safe digging to avoid tragedy.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Revitalizing the Industry: Recruiting and Retaining Employees
Speakers: Gilbert Archuleta, Manager, Customer & System Project, Puget Sound Energy
Jenny Macy, Electrical Engineer, Burns & McDonnell
The session will cover aspects of recruiting and retaining energy industry employees including appealing to a younger generation, identifying core values, promoting industry innovation, competitive advantage, cutting edge technology and career development.