Energy Management (May 04-06)

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, H2/RNG/LNG updates, the price of carbon, renewable developments, electric/gas convergence issues, and the influence of storage and infrastructure projects. Open discussion and honest sharing of geographic and regulatory similarities and differences permeates the collaborative spirit of these meetings.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Tania Specogna, Director of Resource Development, FortisBC

    • Program Location
    • Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
    • 6333 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    • 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 attendance to all agenda topics and events as well as comprehensive meeting materials.

  • 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 Kris Taylor, Senior Program + Service Company Manager at (971) 930-2033.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM


5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Thursday, May 5, 2022

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Current RSG Tracking
Speaker(s): Jennifer Stewart, Principal Advisor, Equitable Origins

Hear Equitable Origin describe their method of tracking Environmentally Sources Gas (ESG) for their clients.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

PNW Market Project

FortisBC describes the Wodfibre LNG Expansion Project and their part of the project, to be followed by roundtable discussion.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Natural Gas Supply/Demand Fundamentals
Speaker(s): Ed Kelly, Executive Director, Consulting, IHS Markit, Ed Kelly, Executive Director, Consulting, S&P Global Commodity Insights

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hosted Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Demonstrating the Value of ESG
Speaker(s): Dave Lindenmuth, RNG Services Director, EcoEngineers

EcoEngineers will help us understand the various ways to calculate and demonstrate the value of using Environmentally Sourced Gas (ESG) .

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Networking Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

PNW Regulatory Updates

Dan Kirschner, NWGA will lead a discussion of the regional policy updates focusing on renewable gases in the Pacific Northwest.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Challenges + Successes Roundtable

Attendees discuss issues of importance for their utilities. Of particular interest this meeting will be: the California Long Term Planning IOR and the SB1440 decision on California renewable gases standards.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hosted Networking Dinner

Friday, May 6, 2022

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Tennessee Pipeline Roundtable Discussion

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Networking Break

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Industry Roundtable Discussion

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Industry Roundtable Discussion

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Wrap Up and Planning for the 2022 November 2-4, 2022 meeting in Palm Springs, CA

Hotel + Travel

  • Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
  • 6333 North Scottsdale Road
  • Scottsdale, Arizona 85250
  • Phone: 480 948-7750

  • Click here to make your reservation now.
  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (480) 948-7750 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) to receive a special rate of $169 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until April 13, 2022 or until the WEI room block is full.

Onsite Safety + Health Info

It is WEI’s policy that anyone attending a WEI-hosted program be vaccinated for COVID-19. This policy does allow for a negative COVID-19 test to be submitted in lieu of vaccination if the attendee is unable to receive the vaccine and if permitted by local host cities or venues. This policy applies to all WEI staff, as well as attendees, guests, speakers, and exhibitors.

Fully vaccinated is defined by the United States or Canadian governments. WEI accepts the following as proof of vaccination: (1) a CDC or Provincial-issued vaccination card, (2) a photo of a CDC or Provincial-issued vaccination card (front and back); (3) a document of vaccination from a licensed healthcare provider; or (4) a digital vaccine record issued by the State or Province in which the attendee resides.

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test means a printed document or image on a phone from a test provider, laboratory, or government agency-approved at-home test method that shows a negative result of a PCR or antigen COVID-19 test within 72 hours before first entry.

Attendees must show a picture or document with vaccine status or a negative test result upon arrival at the program. Attendees without the required proof will be denied entry. No refunds will be given if any attendee is denied entry due to vaccine and/or testing requirements.

Please refer to WEI’s Safety + Health Code of Conduct for other important considerations.

Meet The Speakers

Edward Kelly

IHS Markit

Executive Director, Consulting

Ed Kelly

S&P Global Commodity Insights

Executive Director, Consulting

Jennifer Stewart

Equitable Origins

Principal Advisor

Dave Lindenmuth


RNG Services Director