Energy Management (Nov 01-03)

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, and the influence of storage and infrastructure projects.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • John Olenick, Director/Gas Supply, Southwest Gas Corporation

    • Program Location
    • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
    • 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
      Las Vegas, NV 89119
    • Who Should Attend
    • Senior level management responsible for energy supply, storage, transportation, marketing, transmission or business development. Electric utilities with gas generation are encouraged to attend.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $699 USD
    Regular: $1,119 USD

    Registration prices increase $100 after October 2, 2017. Registration includes attendance to all agenda topics and events as well as comprehensive meeting materials. Guest tickets are available for $125 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event.

  • 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.
  • For more information contact Christopher Lee, Senior Program Manager at (971) 255-4967.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Optional Networking Tour - Grow House

Meet in the Mandalay Bay lobby at 1:15pm

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Dinner on your own.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM


8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome and Introductions

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Gas Price Update

This presentation will cover the current influences on gas prices and will address the slowdown of LNG.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Local Energy Spotlight

This presentation will highlight the recent developments in the local energy market from the electric side.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Natural Gas Pathways - Towards a Clean and Renewable Energy Future for Californi

Measures to reduce smog and GHG emissions drive today’s energy and environmental agenda. Natural gas will play an increasing role as a solution. This presentation will outline how the industry can help contribute to de-carbonization. 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Integrating Natural Gas Infrastructure and Services with Intermittent Renewable

Kinder Morgan will present on how it is integrating its natural gas infrastructure with the growing load from renewable sources.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion (continued)

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hosted Networking Dinner

Location TBD

Friday, November 3, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Renewable Natural Gas and Green Programs

A look from the financing perspective to developing RNG and green projects. Equilibrium's mission is to innovate and manage sustainability-driven real asset investment strategies and products for institutional investors.
This presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion and updates on current programs.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Roundtable Discussion (continued)

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Roundtable Discussion (continued)

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Planning for Spring Meeting

11:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Meeting Adjourns

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please click the link below to book your room online or contact the hotel directly at (702) 632-9000. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute and use the discount code ‘SWEI1117MB’ to receive a special rate of $95 USD/night plus a $35/night resort fee. This rate is guaranteed until October 2, 2017 or until the WEI room block is full.

  • Click here to make your reservation now.