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Gas Policy Conference (GPC)

The inaugural APGA Gas Policy Conference (GPC) has an agenda full of natural gas policy issues and their effects on the natural gas direct-use market.

Highlights of this new conference include how utilities can effectively influence the code development process, identifying threats to the direct-use of natural gas, and how to get your state to utilize the direct-use of natural gas.

All three conferences will start with two joint keynote sessions: “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels” by Alex Epstein followed by an expert panel to discuss how net zero energy will affect natural gas on the various local, state and national policies.

 

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GPC Agenda

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

10:00 a.m. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & EXHIBIT SETUP

1:00 p.m. JOINT SESSION: WELCOME Rich Worsinger, APGA Chair – City of Rocky Mount, N.C. Leonard Phillips, SIF Chair – City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri

1:10 p.m. JOINT SESSION: THE MORAL CASE FOR FOSSIL FUELS Author: Alex Epstein

2:10 p.m. JOINT SESSION: NET ZERO ENERGY PANEL Rodney Dill – Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia Sue Kristjansson – Southern California Gas Company Rick Murphy – American Gas Association Moderator: Greg Henderson – Southeast Alabama Gas District

3:30 p.m. NETWORKING BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS – GROUPS SPLIT AFTER THE BREAK

4:00 p.m. THE LOSS OF THRU‐PUT AND HOW UTILITIES ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE UP THE LOAD George Minter – Southern California Gas Company Greg Stunder – Philadelphia Gas Works Moderator: Jim Hodges – Middle Tennessee Natural Gas

5:00 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS, DOOR PRIZES & ADJOURNMENT 5:30 p.m. NETWORKING RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITORS

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

7:00 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS

8:00 a.m. WELCOME Rich Worsinger, APGA Chair – City of Rocky Mount, N.C.

8:10 a.m. FURNACE RULE UPDATE Neil Leslie – Gas Technology Institute Dave Schryver – American Public Gas Association Guido Zucconi – Air‐Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute

9:00 a.m. LOOKING FORWARD, ANALYZING THREATS TO THE DIRECT USE OF NATURAL GAS Arthur Corbin – Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia Nick Popielski – Laclede Gas Company Moderator: Dave Schryver – American Public Gas Association

10:00 a.m. NETWORKING BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

10:30 a.m. GETTING YOUR STATE TO UTILIZE THE DIRECT USE OF NATURAL GAS AS AN AIR QUALITY COMPLIANCE MECHANISM Danielle Jouenne – UGI Corporation Moderator: Dan Lapato – American Public Gas Association

11:30 a.m. ADJOURN FOR LUNCH (PROVIDED)

1:00 p.m. CURRENT RESEARCH NEEDS FOR THE DIRECT USE OF NATURAL GAS Ryan Kerr – Gas Technology Institute Jimmy Sprouse – York County Natural Gas Authority, Rock Hill, S.C. Moderator: Scott Morrison – APGA Research Foundation

1:50 p.m. LOOK CLOSER: DIRECT‐USE OF NATURAL GAS MARKETING CAMPAIGN & HOW APGA MEMBERS ARE USING IT (JOINT SESSION W/MSTTC) Andy Crabtree – Crabtree Ink APGA Members Using the Look Closer Campaign

2:40 p.m. NETWORKING BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS 3:10 p.m. PARTNER TRADE ASSOCIATION OUTLOOK Sarah Reboli – National Propane Gas Association Moderator: Stephen Mayfield – City of Tallahassee, Florida

4:10 p.m. INTEGRATING ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE FLEETS (JOINT SESSION W/MSTTC) Mark Bentley – Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition Mayor Gene Melton – Trussville, Alabama Cassie Powers – National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) Moderator: Debbie Moore – Okaloosa Gas District, Florida

5:00 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS, DOOR PRIZES & ADJOURNMENT

5:30 p.m. NETWORKING RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITORS

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 31

7:00 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS 8:00 a.m. WELCOME

8:10 a.m. HOW CAN UTILITIES INFLUENCE (AND WIN) THE CODE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Paul Cabot – American Gas Association Craig Drumheller – National Association of Home Builders Neil Leslie – Gas Technology Institute Moderator: Dan Lapato – American Public Gas Association 9:50 a.m. CLOSING REMARKS, DOOR PRIZES & ADJOURNMENT OF GPC

10:00 a.m. BONUS SESSION: NATURAL GAS 101: WELLHEAD TO BURNER TIP David Love & Randall Hackworth – Magnolia River Ed Young & Mike Javon – Ed Young Sales Co.   

12:00 p.m. ADJOURN