Energy Management (Oct 24-26)

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.

General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Nate Taylor, Southern California Gas Company

    • Program Location
    • Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
    • 506 S Grand Ave
      Los Angeles, CA 90071
    • 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: $749 USD
    Regular: $1,299 USD

    Registration prices increase $100 after October 9, 2018. 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. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.

    There is a $100 discount for registering for both the Renewable Natural Gas and the Energy Management conferences. If you would like to receive the discount, register for the Energy Management conference first. Your confirmation email will include a special code which you can use when registering for the Renewable Natural Gas conference.

  • 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 Kristen Taylor, Program Manager at (971) 255-4969.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM


5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Dinner on your own.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM


8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome and Introductions

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Hydrogen Integration Power to Gas Roundtable
Speaker(s): Nate Taylor, Product Development and Strategy Manager, Southern California Gas Company

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Hydrogen Integration Demand Side - Vehicles and Stationary Fuel Cells
Speaker(s): Greg Caldwell, Director, Development & Innovation, ATCO Pipelines

10;15 AM - 10:30 AM


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Hydrogen Integration Roundtable
Facilitator(s): Nate Taylor, Product Development and Strategy Manager, Southern California Gas Company

This session will build upon earlier discussion with details on precipitating carbon from natural gas technologies, policy updates concerning hydrogen in vehicles, and learning about international H2 projects.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Distributive Ledger and the Digitization of Natural Gas: Real World Use Case
Speaker(s): Peter Schriber, VP Market Development Canada, Xpansiv

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hosted Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Policy Updates - PNW Overview
Speaker(s): Dallas Scholes, Government Affairs Representative, Williams Northwest Pipeline

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Policy Updates - Recent CA legislative activity
Speaker(s): Jared Liu-Klein, Public Policy Manager, Southern California Gas Company

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Policy Roundtable - National
Speaker(s): Dallas Scholes, Government Affairs Representative, Williams Northwest Pipeline

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hosted Networking Dinner

Location TBD

Friday, October 26, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Roundtable Discussion

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Roundtable Discussion (continued)

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Planning for 2019 Spring Energy Management Meeting

Hotel + Travel

  • This 1923 beaux arts-inspired grande dame is a 10-minute walk from both the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and 2 blocks from the Pershing Square rail station. Refined rooms with plantation shutters offer WiFi (fee), satellite TV and marble baths.
  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please use the booking link above to reserve your room and receive a special rate of $190 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until October 9, 2018 or until the WEI room block is full. If conference attendees have difficulties booking a room at the Millennium Biltmore please call Kris Taylor at 971-930-2033.

Meet The Speakers

Gregory Caldwell

ATCO Pipelines

Director, Development & Innovation
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Greg was educated as an Engineer at the University of Alberta, specializing in Petroleum Engineering.
Greg’s professional experience consists of Engineering, Accounting, and Regulatory work in the Utility and Oil Field Industries.

His recent focus (since 2012) has been in the areas of Business Technology, Utility Regulation, and Innovation. Greg has extensive professional experience
dealing in Regulatory and financial matters, which when combined with his technical background provides a unique skillset to help understand and analyze problems holistically from an engineering, financial, and regulatory perspective. He currently participates on national committees with the Canadian Gas Association in partnership with multiple levels of government with goal of funding and testing of emerging technologies to combat climate change, promoting energy security, and alternative ways for Canadians to provide for their energy needs. Greg also participates as the Canadian representative for the International Gas Union Innovation committee.
Greg is married and has two children aged three and six. When not spending time with his family he enjoys playing hockey, travelling, and learning about new technologies and strategies to solve the challenges facing industry and society.

Nate Taylor

Southern California Gas Company

Product Development and Strategy Manager

Dallas Scholes

Williams Northwest Pipeline

Government Affairs Representative
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Dallas Scholes (pronounced SKOALZ) is a Director of Government Affairs and has been a government affairs representative for Williams since 2007. Prior to Williams he worked as Manager of Government Affairs for Kennecott Energy. Dallas, a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, spent 10 years in Washington, DC working for Senator Dirk Kempthorne, then US Congressman Mike Crapo, US Congressman Wally Herger and US Senator Michael B. Enzi. Dallas also is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Holly, have five children and one grandchild.

Jared Liu-Klein

Southern California Gas Company

Public Policy Manager
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Jared Liu-Klein is a Public Policy Manager at SoCalGas. He has worked in the utility sector for almost five years and specializes in Legislative Affairs for the company. Jared is going to give his perspective on California’s 2018 legislative sessions with a focus on energy and the impact on gas utilities. Jared lives with the wife and three kids in Sierra Madre and when not working enjoys watching his kids play soccer, basketball and tee-ball. He’s a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan and hates the New England Patriots.

Peter Schriber


VP Market Development Canada