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Gas Utility Fundamentals + Insights – WEI Hosted (May 16)

This program provides utility and service company employees with a broad understanding of how the gas utility 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. This program is offered biannually as a general session for individual registrations. Additionally, it is offered with a customizable curriculum and hosted regularly by WEI member companies in order to address their specific organizational needs and provide a unique, individualized training experience for their employees.

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General Details

  • Program Location
  • Western Energy Institute Facilities
  • 1050 SW 6th Ave, Suite 325
    Portland, Oregon 97204
  • 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.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $499 USD
    Regular: $999 USD

    Registration prices increase $100 after May 1, 2019. Registration includes all course materials, continental breakfast, and a catered lunch.

  • 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.

Agenda

Thursday, May 16, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration Open

Continental breakfast provided.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Participant Introductions

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Natural Gas Industry Overview

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Break

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Natural Gas Consumption

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How Utilities Make Money

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Lunch provided.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gas Operations

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Regulations and Safety

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Break

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Emerging Issues

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Q&A and Wrap-Up

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • WEI has partnered with AC Hotel Portland Downtown, a part of the Marriott Collection, for 2019 and the hotel has extended a special discounted rate for WEI Members which can be booked online. The property is situated in the heart of downtown Portland and is only three blocks away from WEI’s office located at 1050 SW Sixth Ave, Suite 325. With a unique modern design and numerous amenities, the AC Hotel Portland Downtown awaits to accommodate WEI Members in comfort and style. Please reach out to your WEI contact directly if you have any issues using the link.

Meet The Speakers

David White

Self Employed

Instructor, Gas Utility Fundamentals + Insights

Vaughn Shosted

Self Employed

Instructor, Gas Utility Fundamentals + Insights
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Vaughn Shosted became Vice President of Operations of Questar Gas Company February 18, 2015. Prior to that time, he had served as General Manager of Operations Support for Questar Gas, where he was placed on the Questar Gas Management Team. Vaughn has been employed by Questar Gas since 1974 and held a variety of positions in Operations, including welder, trainer and region manager. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Blue Stakes of Utah, the one-call association to protect underground utilities, since 1998. He makes his home in West Jordan, Utah with his wife Nancy.