Nov

02-04

Renewable Gases – Virtual (Nov 02-04)

Renewable Gases including biomethane or RNG, hydrogen and syngas present an opportunity for members to reduce the carbon intensity of the gas streams provided to their end use customers. Join utility professionals responsible for carbon reduction efforts at their company as we discuss a wide range of strategic topics from policies, regulatory framework, safety and economics to gas quality and operational issues related to these efforts.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Sarah Smith, Director, NGT, Regional LNG and RNG, FortisBC

    • Program Location
    • Virtual Event
    • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided before the program.
    • Who Should Attend
      • Senior Management responsible for Renewable Gas efforts at their utility
      • Business Development professionals involved with Renewable Gas efforts at their utility
      • Government Affairs and Regulatory professionals within the utility
      • Invited Renewable Gas Subject Matter Experts
  • Registration Options
  • Member: $199 USD

    Registration includes online access and all digital meeting materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • To best serve WEI members and program participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, WEI will be waiving its standard cancellation policy for this program and all virtual programs through July 2021. Registrants can now receive a full refund should they need to cancel their registration up to the day before the program begins. This applies to both new and existing registrations for virtual programs.
  • 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, Program Manager at (971) 255-4969.

Agenda

All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Monday, November 2, 2020

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hydrogen Engineers Roundtable

Utility engineers will gather to share their experiences and questions concerning adding hydrogen to the suite of utility renewable gases. The goal of this session is to connect technical professionals from multiple utilities and allow them to begin to build a network of colleagues working within this ever-changing landscape.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Klatch + System Check

Bring your coffee, test your systems before the conference starts, and banter with friends as everyone logs on.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Welcome + Introductions

Attendees will introduce themselves and are encouraged to share issues and opportunities for their company related to renewable gas projects.

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

US Federal + State Policy Updates

US utilities update colleagues on recent legislature and policies affecting their business.

12:15 PM - 12:55 PM

California Policy Updates

California utilities update colleagues on recent legislature and policies affecting their business.

12:55 PM - 1:15 PM

Networking Break

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Canadian + Provincial Policy Updates

Canadian utilities update colleagues on recent legislature and policies affecting their business.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meet + Greet

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Emerging Issues Roundtable Discussion

Attendees discuss and introduce emerging issues their utilities are facing. Topics currently on the agenda are: Interconnect Agreements, Small Agricultural Projects, Hydrogen updates, what is the appropriate commercial role for the utility with emerging technologies, and reconciling growing demand for RNG with supply constraints.

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Networking Break

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Emerging Issues Roundtable Discussion

Attendees continue previous discussions paused due to available time, and introduce emerging issues their utilities are facing.

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Planning Topics for 2021 Spring Renewable Gases Meeting

Chair wraps up the conference, and attendees suggest topics for the April 2021 meeting.