APGA Educational Webinar Series

APGA is proud to announce the development of an educational webinar series for APGA members. These webinars will serve as vehicles for providing education and value to membership covering a variety of topics pertinent to public gas utilities. These webinars are free to APGA members and $199 for non-APGA members.

Upcoming APGA Educational Webinars

Febuary 10 - NextAire Multi-zone Gas Heat Pump webinar. Registration and details coming soon!

March 18 - Fuel Cell webinar with the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association. Registration and details coming soon!

Past APGA Educational Webinars

Recap: Review of 2014 Government Affairs and Look Ahead to 2015

When: December 8 at 2 p.m. EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar here.

Presenter: APGA Executive Vice President Dave Schryver, APGA Director of Government Affairs Scott Morrison, and APGA Director of Government Affairs Dan Lapato.

Recap: Natural Gas Solutions for the National Account Customer

When: November 13 at 3 p.m. EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar here.

Presenter: Richard Biljetina is ESC’s Director of Energy Technologies and NA Consortium Coordinator.  Richard has over forty years of experience in research and market development for the natural gas industry.  Richard will be joined by Melanie Anthony, ESC’s NA Relationship Manager.  Melanie has served in that role since 2009.

Recap: MicroCogeneration

When: October 22 at 2 p.m. EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar here.

Presenter: Mike Cocking of MicroCogen Partners LLC

Recap: Overview of Supply and Demand Fundamentals Impacting Natural Gas Markets

When: September 25 at 3 p.m. EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar here.

Presenter: Jenny Fordham, Vice President of Markets for the Natural Gas Supply Association

Recap: SIF Webinar

When: August 27 at 3 p.m. EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar here.

Presenter: John Erickson, APGA SIF COO

Recap: DOE Home Energy Scoring Tool Webinar

When: June 5 at 3 p.m. EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar at www.apga.org/DOEwebinar

Presenter: Joan Glickman of U.S. Department of Energy

Recap: APGA Research Foundation - Update on Select OTD Projects

When: May 15, 2014 at 11am EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar at www.apga.org/otdupdate.

Presenters: Maureen Droessler - OTD Administrator, Monica Ferrer - Project Manager, and Jim Marean - Senior Program Manager

Recap: HOUZE Project

When: May 13, 2014 at 3pm EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar at www.apga.org/HOUZE.

Presenters: David Goswick, CEO of HOUZE

Ratemaking: 2014 Government Relations Webinar

When: April 23, 2014 at 3pm EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar at www.apga.org/2014GovtRelations.

Presenters:

Dave Schryver, Scott Morrison and Dan Lapato of APGA

Ratemaking: SOAR Recognition

When: February 20, 2014 at 3pm EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar at www.apga.org/SOARwebinar.

Presenters:

Rich Worsinger, Director of Utilities, Rocky Mount, N.C.

John Erickson, Vice President of Operations, APGA

Rod Walker, Director, Management Consulting Division, Black and Veatch

Description: Public gas systems take great pride in their ability to deliver natural gas safely and efficiently to over 5 million customers in 37 states.  APGA is pleased to announce the System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) to recognize those public gas systems that have achieved excellence in the operation of their natural gas utility.

Ratemaking: Cost of Service Part 1 & 2

When: January 23, 2014 at 3pm EST & February 6 2014 at 3pm EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar at www.apga.org/ratemaking. (APGA members-only page)

Presenter: Dwight Work, Partner at Frazier & Deeter, CPA

Description: Are your utility rates sufficient? Have there been changes to your utility's cost structure or sales that require more revenue? It is important that utility management understand their utility's cost structure and how it drives revenue requirements to properly structure customer rates. Natural gas utilities, like any business, must regularly review its rates to make sure it is the fair price for its services and periodically adjust customer rates. Dwight Work has over 30 years of experience in accounting and 35 years of experience working with utilities. Due to the expansive nature of ratemaking, it will be covered in two webinars.

A Review of 2013 Legislative and Regulatory Activities Impacting Public Gas Systems and a Look Ahead to 2014

When: December 9, 2013 at 2pm EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar at www.apga.org/2013GovtAffairs. (APGA members-only page)

Presenter: Dave Schryver, Executive Vice President of APGA, and Scott Morrison, Government Affairs Manager

Description: The webinar provided an update on important issues being discussed in Congress and at Executive Agencies. The webinar will both look back at the important events of 2013 and will look ahead at policy developments for 2014. Issues covered will include but are not limited to: natural gas vehicles, gas-electric coordination, liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, energy efficiency and codes/standards, among other topics.

Facilities Modifications for NGV Maintenance

When: August 28 at 2:30 p.m. EST

Recap: You can view the presentation & video recording of the webinar at www.apga.org/FacilitiesNGV. (APGA members-only page)

Presenter: Stephe Yborra, on behalf of NGVAmerica and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation

Description: The webinar will provide an update on important issues being discussed in Congress and at Executive Agencies. The webinar will both look back at the important events of 2013 and will look ahead at policy developments for 2014. Issues covered will include but are not limited to: natural gas vehicles, gas-electric coordination, liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, energy efficiency and codes/standards, among other topics.

Wholesale Natural Gas Markets

When: August 26 at 2 p.m. EST

Recap: You can view the presentation at www.apga.org/wholesalewebinar. (APGA members-only page)

Presenter: Dan Crosby, Managing Director (Pipelines & Retail Gas and Power), Craig Taylor, Managing Partner (Natural Gas), James Marshall, Partner (Crude & Refined Products), Chris Land, Partner (Power), and Blake Owen, Director of Market Research (Market Intelligence) of Atlas Commodities.

Description: This webinar will provide a broad overview of the structure and function of the wholesale natural gas market and will discuss specific products such as swaps, options, etc. that are relevant to municipal gas systems.

Marketing & Sales Webinar: How to Use Social Media to Market to Your Customers

When: July 10 2013 at noon EST

Presenter: Chris Gent, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Kissimmee Utility Authority

Recap: You can view the presentation slides & video recording of the webinar at www.apga.org/socialmarketing (APGA members-only page)

Description: Chris Gent will present the webinar about how to use social media to grow your business. Chris is vice president of corporate communications for Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida’s sixth largest municipal electric utility. He holds responsibility for the utility’s internal and external corporate communications, including marketing and advertising, media and public relations, employee communications, special events and corporate philanthropy. An avid social media enthusiast, Chris maintains seven Twitter accounts, six Facebook pages, four Flickr sites, three YouTube channels and two websites. During this webinar, Chris will offer best practices on using social media platforms to educate your existing customers while attracting prospective customers. Learn how to add value and engagement to your social media efforts by using a deliberate mixture of listening (to your audience), sharing (your relevant message) and enabling others (to share your relevant message).

Dodd-Frank & What it means for public gas systems

When: April 30 at 2pm EST

Presenters: Paul Architzel, Partner at WilmerHale
                     Braxton Williams, APGA Gas Supply Chair

Recap: You can view the presentation slides & video recording of the webinar at www.apga.org/DoddFrankrecap (APGA members-only page)

Description: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law in July, 2010, represented a dramatic overhaul of the financial regulatory system.  While there were some things in the bill that APGA supported, such as increased market transparency and aggregate position limits, there are also challenges that public gas systems and their counterparties are facing as a result of some of the 193 rulemakings that were required by the Act.  The regulations coming out of this Act will impact the manner in which public gas systems utilize swaps and derivatives to hedge their commodity purchases. 

APGA has been involved in a number of Dodd-Frank rulemakings and has focused its resources on those rulemakings that have potentially to have the most significant impact upon public gas systems.  APGA has filed comments and met with CFTC staff in regard to a number of rulemakings that include, but is not limited to: position limits; standards of conduct; the end-user exception from mandatory clearing; capital and margin requirements; the definition of a “swap dealer; and the registration of municipal advisors.  These and other rulemakings will be discussed during the webinar.

DIMP Webinar

When: All About Dimp, December 16 2009 at 2 pm

Presenters: John Erickson, APGA Vice President of Operations

Recap: You can view the presentation slides & video recording of the webinar here (APGA members-only page)

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