Jun

05-07

Energy Management (Jun 05-07)

Professionals in natural gas energy supply, transportation and storage gather for presentations and roundtable discussions focused on Western North America’s demand outlook and factors expected to influence the cost of delivering natural gas. This collaborative atmosphere, combined with the attendee’s high level of expertise, leads to complex and analytical discussions regarding long-term forecasts, international energy demand, LNG updates, the price of carbon, renewable developments, electric/gas convergence issues, renewable natural gas, and the influence of storage and infrastructure projects.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Valeria Annibali, Manager, Sustainable Gas Supply, Southwest Gas Corporation

    • Program Location
    • Southwest Gas Las Vegas
    • 8360 South Durango, Las Vegas, Nevada 89113
    • Who Should Attend
    • Senior level management responsible for energy supply, storage, transportation, trading, marketing, transmission or business development. Electric utilities with gas generation are encouraged to attend.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $799 USD

    Registration includes digital materials and access to all event sessions and meals listed on the agenda.

    If you are planning to attend both Energy Management and Renewable and Low Carbon Gases, email WEI Member Services to register and receive a $50 discount per program registration fee.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public. Recording is not permitted for any portion of the event.
  • For more information contact Amy Carlow, Program Manager at (971) 303-1716.

Agenda

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Joint Forum Networking Lunch + Break

Energy Management Forum attendees join Renewable Gases Forum attendees for the afternoon.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Introductions for Energy Management Attendees
Facilitator(s): Valeria Annibali, Manager, Sustainable Gas Supply, Southwest Gas Corporation

Welcome Energy Management! All attendees briefly share name, title, company.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Innovation + Market Updates Related to RNG + H2

Innovation + Market Updates Related to RNG + H2
• Evolution of H2 Landscape
• H2 Hub project progress/updates
• How RG targets are progressing across the country and in Canada
• States with LCFS program

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Regulatory + IRP Updates

US & State and Canadian & Provincial Policy and IRP updates will be presented by Guidehouse. The discussion will be focused on regulatory updates and recent rulings that impact the Western US and Canada. 

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Joint Networking Reception

This is a joint reception with the Energy Management Forum. Enjoy a few beverages as gas supply professionals join our business development professionals.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

WEI hosted breakfast provided.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

PNW January Cold Weather event in PNW: Debrief + Lessons learned
Facilitator(s): Kevin Holland, Director of Energy Supply, Avista Utilities

• Lessons learned related to Gas/electric integration • Market impacts

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion: IRP Updates + Long Range Planning
Speaker(s): Nathaniel Taylor, Director of Integrated Infrastructure Planning, Southern California Gas Company, Valeria Annibali, Manager, Sustainable Gas Supply, Southwest Gas Corporation, Scott Johnson, Director, Gas Supply, NW Natural, Mike Ostrowski, Sr Analyst, Puget Sound Energy

•    How Gas IRPs evolve with deeper decarbonization goals
•    New house bill (WA HB1589) + impacts may be changing current processes
•    EM Policy Updates + Gas Order Instituting Rulemaking (OIR) 
•    Renewable purchases impacting supply portfolio decision-making and planning specific to energy management

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

WEI hosted networking lunch provided.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Rapid Industry Changes Affecting Energy Management

The energy industry is rapidly changing and affecting all aspects of energy management. There is also an increase in serving new data centers, which is a major demand for the sector. There is also the need to address peak loads, increased renewables and increased demand for electrification. There is also more pressure for utilities to reduce reliance on Natural Gas. What else is coming down the pipeline and happening industry wide? 

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Challenges + Successes: Open Roundtable Discussion
Facilitator(s): Valeria Annibali, Manager, Sustainable Gas Supply, Southwest Gas Corporation

Attendees discuss issues of importance for their utilities.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Networking Dinner

Friday, June 7, 2024

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Industry Topic

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Challenges + Successes: Open Roundtable Discussion
Facilitator(s): Valeria Annibali, Manager, Sustainable Gas Supply, Southwest Gas Corporation

Attendees discuss issues of importance for their utilities.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Wrap Up + Future Planning

Hotel + Travel

The following hotels are a short ride from Southwest Gas and are recommended for meeting guests that need accommodations:

Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas I-215 Curve
8470 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89113
(702) 907-9997

Click here to make a reservation at discounted group rate of $159 USD/night.

Durango Casino & Resort
6915 S Durango Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(888) 899-7770

Click here to make a reservation at the hotel’s best available rate.

Meet The Speakers

Valeria Annibali

Southwest Gas Corporation

Manager, Sustainable Gas Supply

Danielle Vitoff

Guidehouse

Director of Energy Systems Decarbonization Solutions

Peter Shaw

Guidehouse

Director, Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure

Kevin Holland

Avista Utilities

Director of Energy Supply

Nathaniel Taylor

Southern California Gas Company

Director of Integrated Infrastructure Planning

Scott Johnson

NW Natural

Director, Gas Supply

Mike Ostrowski

Puget Sound Energy

Sr Analyst