Gas’s Pipeline to Sustainability

September 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706
$75 for members, $125 for non-members
Lori Sakk

Draft Agenda

 Gas’s Pipeline to Sustainability

0.6 CEUs

If done properly, gas can be a trusted bridge to help us move to a more integrated and cleaner energy platform. Or it could become a gangplank to continuing a carbon-based energy portfolio. In this session, will will look at what the future holds for gas markets.  We will then discuss how gas can become the backbone to a competitive, sustainable, clean energy future.


8:15-8:30            Registration check-in and welcome coffee

8:30-10:00         Update on Gas Markets — A review of gas supply availability, pipeline capacity and gas flows into the state of Wisconsin, both today and in the future, as well as potential cost impacts and price drivers.   Valerie Wood, President and CEO, Energy Solutions  Valerie Wood’s Presentation

10:00-10:15       Break

10:15-11:00       Geologic Supply and the Environmental Profile of Gas — What are the geology constraints of gas? Is there really a glut of natural gas?  Alan Carroll, Professor, Geoscience, UW-Madison  Alan Carroll Presentation

11:00-11:30       The State of the Natural Gas Market –  Public policy implications for the natural gas market. Kyle Isakower, Vice President for Regulatory and Economic Policy, American Petroleum Institute   Kyle Isakower Presentation

11:30-12:15       Lunch

12:15-12:45        Wisconsin’s Gas Network: Is it time to change our gas pipeline?   How fast can gas plants ramp up with current technology? Why are the uncoordinated timings of market networking causing micro and macro problems? How do system constraints affect gas markets?   Jeff Hicken, Manager Gas Trading and Dispatch, Alliant Energy   Jeff Hicken Presentation

12:45-1:15          Dispatching Gas with an Optimization Approach – This presents research conducted at the University of Wisconsin to tackle the problem of stranded power, power that does not have a market and how to improve gas dispatch with coordinating gas and electric markets.  Victor Zavala, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, UW-Madison   Victor Zavala Presentation

1:15-1:30               Break

1:30-2:30             CHP Technologies, Interconnection Practices, and Efficiency Opportunities  — Discussion of the new CHP systems being developed by a variety of manufacturers and of an analysis GTI performed regarding the barriers to the expanded deployment of CHP. Additionally, new technologies and practices for natural gas efficiency will be explored.  Daniel LeFevers, Senior Program Manager, Gas Technology Institute   Dan LeFevers Presentation

2:30-3:00             MISO Perspective on Gas Needs — How does gas fit into MISO’s resource planning process? The electric industry’s growing dependence on natural gas requires analysis on how generators get gas and how the industries affect each other.  Michael Nygaard, Policy Studies Engineer, MISO   Michael Nygaard Presentation

3:00                      Adjourn


Your registration fee includes printed materials, welcome coffee, breaks, and lunch. CEU certificates are available upon request.


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