Gas Utility Fundamentals + Insights – Puget Sound Energy (Oct 07-08)

This program provides utility and service company employees with a broad understanding of how the natural gas industry works, as well as with a better awareness of their own roles within their organizations. Designed for new, seasoned and emerging employees, participants will explore the critical issues affecting the gas industry and the interaction between utilities and their stakeholders. The program offers a customizable curriculum, incorporating information specific to the utility, in order to address their organizational needs and provide a unique, individualized training experience for their employees. The class is also delivered in a one-day format at the WEI office in Portland, Oregon.

General Details

  • Program Location
  • Puget Sound Energy - Bothell Building O
  • 3rd Floor, Helvetica Conference Room
    20111 120th Ave.
    Bothell, WA 98011
  • Who Should Attend
  • Wondering if this course is right for you or your staff…

    • Are you new to the energy industry?
    • Have you worked in just one or two areas of the organization?
    • Are you looking for a broader perspective of the business of electricity and emerging issues?
    • Do you work for a service provider to the energy industry who wants to learn more about your customer?

    If the answer is yes to any of these, this course was designed for you.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Not Applicable
  • Participation Policy
  • Registration for this course is limited to employees of Puget Sound Energy only. WEI also offers this course in Portland which is open to anyone. Contact WEI for more information.


Monday, October 7, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Participant Introductions

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Natural Gas Industry Overview

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM


9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Natural Gas Consumption

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How Utilities Make Money

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gas Operations

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Regulations and Safety

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Emerging Issues

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Q&A and Wrap-Up

Meet The Speakers

Vaughn Shosted

Self Employed

Instructor, Gas Utility Fundamentals + Insights
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Vaughn retired from Dominion Energy in 2018 as Vice President of Operations after 43 years. He has 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Has been married to his wife, Nancy for 42 years.