Tuesday June 25, 2013

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Opening Reception

The ESC NA Workshop is held in conjunction with Technology & Market Assessment Forum (TMAF).   This is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with North American utility representatives, manufacturers, service providers and your peers.

Wednesday June 26th

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Natural Gas 101: Fundamentals What You Need to Know to Buy

8:40 am – 9:20 am

In this session you will learn the basics on what you need to know to buy natural gas – from the pipeline, to the city gate, to the burner tip, as well as key contributors that impact delivered cost of gas.

Facts and Insight: Customer Guide to Commodity Purchasing Strategies

9:20 am – 10:00 am

Mr. Rich Costello conducts Energy Procurement Seminars nationwide for the Association of Energy Engineers, and will lead this discussion on natural gas purchasing strategies that can expand profitability for the customer by better controlling their price risk.  Learn about contract negotiating points, and tips to align the transportation and commodity supply agreements with Company’s risk tolerance.  Understand challenges National Account customers are up against, and discuss various ways in which similar organizations purchase natural gas.

Presenter: Rich Costello

Moderator: Melanie Anthony

Get the Most Out of a Regulated Environment - From California, the Carolinas, to Canada

10:40 am- 11:20 am

What utilities are rebating and why? Discuss 2013 utility conservation programs.  How rates are developed – a regulatory perspective.  How to stay tuned-in to upcoming utility rate cases throughout North America that may affect your bottom line.

Customer Only Round Tables

11:20 am – 12:00 pm

Customer focus discussions to share business related anomalies and potential solutions.

Potential Topics: a. ROI levels for effeciency projects, b. Contract language focus points, c. Validating non-commodity contract costs, d. How trading points limit market exposure.

Utility Facilitator: Mark R. Roche, C.E.M, C.E.P., B.E.P., C.I.A.Q.P. – Tampa Electric Company

Customer Facilitator: Shay Reed, Costco

Networking Lunch

12:05 pm – 1:15 pm

Guest Speaker: Host Utility Enbridge or Union Gas

Managing Energy Consumption

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

CNG - Accessibility and expansion plans for CNG stations in North America

3:20 pm – 4:00 pm

Presenter: Susan Davis, Questar
Moderator: Brad Simons, Questar

Customer Choice / Vendor Meetings

4:00 pm – 4:25 pm

Time allotment for customer choice meetings with non-utility bases businesses.  Sign-up sheet at registration area to reserve private 10-15 monute meetings with suppliers, product and service companies.

Reception at Hotel

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Sponsored by Union Gas and Enbridge

Thursday June 27th

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Break & Hotel Check Out

8:45 am – 9:15 am

Rebate Trends

9:15 am – 9:45 am

Utility & Supplier Perspectives on Buying 3rd Party in Canada and California

9:45 am – 10:15 am

Discover the market intricacies that affect supply procurement and utility operation.  Learn about available rate schedules and it’s impact on total delivered, cost of gas.  Find out about planned system upgrades and main extensions, when Telemetry and Smart Meters are required, and Riders available to accommodate load following.  Notice to switch suppliers, updates on Capacity, pipelines and more.

Presenter: Enbridge
Presenter: Andrea Morrison, Direct Energy (CA).
Moderator: Bill McGoldrick, FPU

Technology and Conservation for the commercial, reatail, and industrial natural gas user

10:15 am – 10:45 am

The latest devices and measures in use that aid natural gas conservation at the burner tip.

Presenter: GTI

National Account Customer Panel shares best in class utility service examples

10:45 am – 11:15 am

This really works!  Opportunity for utility and non-utility businesses to learn customer views on best in class utililty practices.  Gain insight on what will get you recognized as the utility that raised the bar.

Customer Panel: Larry Fichuk, Extended Stay Hotels; Shay Reed, Costco; Mitch Gutell, Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.

Utility Moderator: Greg Anderson, Atmos Energy