Role of Gas in a Decarbonized Future

This track will delve into how natural gas is key to our environmentally focused future. Session topics cover how the gas industry needs to take control of the narrative to reinvent itself in the changing energy landscape, how gas utilities support the electric utilities and work together to develop common models and the associated assumptions, and discuss the lessons learned from the variety of hydrogen blending tests and pilot programs across the continent. Come join us as we explore the exciting future of our natural gas industry.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
A Narrative for Energy Transition
Speakers: Jeffery Preece, Director R&D, NetZero Resources, EPRI
Paul Glanville, Senior R&D Director, Hydrogen Technology Center, GTI Energy
Learn about a possible path forward for the natural gas industry to pivot to net-zero operations and reimagine its role in helping decarbonize the economy. Two industry leaders will share insights on aligning the decarbonization goal with advanced technologies, including renewable natural gas, hydrogen, and carbon capture and sequestration. Join us to discuss creating a positive narrative to share with employees, customers, and the energy industry.

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Coordinating Electric and Gas Utilities Planning for a Decarbonized Future
With the emphasis on decarbonization, the best results will come from the gas and electric utilities working together. Join us for a robust panel discussion with industry experts on the challenges, the opportunities, and the practical steps for achieving a greener future while keeping rates affordable for customers.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Hydrogen Blending – Post-Commissioning Lessons Learned
Join us to go beyond the theoretical and planning phases! Hear from utilities who have blended within their systems and performed blending tests on gas-powered equipment. We anticipate an engaged audience and a vibrant discussion for this hot topic.