Apr

01-02

Renewable Natural Gas – Virtual (Apr 01-02)

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) technologies present an opportunity for our members to produce a renewable product from organic material to their end use customers. Join professionals responsible for RNG efforts at their company as we discuss a wide range of strategic topics from policies, regulatory framework, and economics to gas quality, and operational issues related to these efforts.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Anna Chittum, NW Natural and Halli Chesser, NW Natural

    • Who Should Attend
      • Senior Management responsible for RNG efforts at their utility
      • Business Development professionals involved with RNG efforts at their utility
      • Government Affairs and Regulatory professionals within the utility
      • Invited RNG Subject Matter Experts
  • Registration Options
  • Western Energy Institute takes the health and safety of our employees and members very seriously. With safety as our top priority, this program is being offered in a virtual format. No hotel or travel is required. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Manager directly.

    Member Attendee: $199 USD
    Registration includes online access and all digital meeting materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • WEI will be waiving the standard cancellation policy for this program and other programs occurring in March, April, May, and June 2020. Registrants can receive a full refund of their fee if requested up to the day before the program occurs for increased flexibility due to the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation. This applies both to new and existing registrations. This also applies to any registration fees paid for virtual program formats.
  • 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 Kris Taylor, Program Manager at (971) 255-4969.

Agenda

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Welcome + Introductions
Speaker(s): Anna Chittum, Director, Renewable Resources, NW Natural, Halli Chesser, Project Engineer, NW Natural

Attendees will introduce themselves and are encouraged to discuss issues and opportunities for their company related to RNG projects. 
Note: all times are for the Pacific time zone.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

US Federal and State Policy Updates
Facilitator(s): Anna Chittum, Director, Renewable Resources, NW Natural

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

2:15 PM - 2:55 PM

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

2:55 PM - 3:05 PM

Break

3:05 PM - 4:45 PM

Canadian and Provincial Policy Updates
Facilitator(s): Sarah Smith, Director, NGT, Regional LNG and RNG, FortisBC

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

Thursday, April 2, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Emerging Issues Roundtable Discussion Part 1
Facilitator(s): Anna Chittum, Director, Renewable Resources, NW Natural

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

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM

Break

2:40 PM - 3:45 PM

Emerging Issues Roundtable Discussion Part 2
Facilitator(s): Anna Chittum, Director, Renewable Resources, NW Natural

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

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Planning for 2020 Fall Renewable Natural Gas Meeting

Information

This event will now be held in a virtual format. Hotel and travel arrangements will not be required to attend.

If you previously made hotel reservations for this event and need to cancel them, we’ve included the contact information for the hotel below for your convenience. If you have additional questions about this event, please contact the Program Manager directly.

The Porter
1355 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503.306.4800

Meet The Speakers

Anna Chittum

NW Natural

Director, Renewable Resources

Halli Chesser

NW Natural

Project Engineer

Jared Liu-Klein

Southern California Gas Company

Public Policy Manager

Kurt Salloux

WRH Associates, LLC

Managing Member

Sarah Smith

FortisBC

Director, NGT, Regional LNG and RNG

Randy Gabe

Southwest Gas Corporation

Vice President, Gas Resources