Natural Gas Distribution + Transmission Emergency Response

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Meet the Natural Gas Distribution + Transmission Emergency Response PDT.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Gas Incidents Lessons Learned
Speakers: Seth Gulley, Manager of Safety, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation
Robert Peterson, MDU
Gas Utilities deal with “routine” emergencies on a daily basis, and we’re very good at it. We respond, make safe, repair, and resolve the issue. What happens when the emergency situation isn’t routine? How do we respond to a gas explosion in a downtown urban center? What do we do when a hotel is full of gas? What does ICS look like during a large-scale incident ? In this session, we share our learnings from personal experience with critical emergency response.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Shut It in or Let it Blow
Speaker: Logan Monroe, Manager, Gas Emergency Preparedness, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
We will discuss isolation plans, customer impacts, safety matrix, escalation procedure, after action reporting.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
We’re Going In!
Speakers: Barron Kelley, Manager, Gas Operations, Dominion Energy
Robert Peterson, Director, Safety and Technical Training, MDU Utilities Group
The possibility of working within a gaseous atmosphere is one of the biggest hazards faced by field employees in the Natural Gas Industry. We will be reviewing the answers to a survey that was sent to member company’s regarding their policies and procedures for employees who are working in a gaseous environment. A four person panel with representatives from Southwest Gas, Dominion Gas, P.S.E, and MDU will discuss in further detail there organizations answers to the survey.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Emergency Response Roadblocks
Discuss procedures and strategic planning for emergency response during large scale public events, both planned and unplanned.