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GMRC is a subsidiary of the SGA founded in 1952 to provide its member companies and industry with the benefits of an applied research and technology program directed toward improving reliability and cost effectiveness of the design, construction, and operation of mechanical and fluid systems.

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Only GMRC workshops and conferences provide professionals of all levels the opportunity to gain knowledge that can be used immediately, acquire skills to help you work safer and smarter, and keep up with the latest industry regulations …see more

Gas Machinery Conference (GMC)

The GMC is an industry unique event that brings together subject matter experts in gas machinery for three days to include short courses, technical papers and new technology updates …see more

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Now Available – Natural Gas Champions Online Training


SGA is revising the art of verbal persuasion and energizing an industry through the Natural Gas Champions training program. This unique course is a result of a collection of industry leaders' vision to harness the power of knowledge sharing and evaluate the sentiment of conversation about the future of energy in this country.

For more information, please contact Nicolle Billmyre.

Whether you’re already a member or considering SGA membership, you can purchase the learning module at any time here.

 

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Introduction to Ratemaking - Virtual workshop 

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

This 1.5-day course will introduce the student to the ratemaking process as it pertains to the natural gas industry. It is important that individuals working in the natural gas industry gain an understanding of this process since almost everyone in the industry has some impact on rates. 

 

Learning Objectives:

The first day provides information on the basic components of the rate process from the pipeline and LDC perspective, including fundamentals of the ratemaking process such as:

  • Rate of return issues
  • Mock rate case exercises
  • Revenue requirements
  • Cost of service issues
  • Rate design components
  • Regulatory considerations
  • Future trends in ratemaking

The day concludes with an interactive group exercise, the Van Go Transportation Company, which illustrates issues companies face when structuring their rates and determining if services are fixed, variable, or both.

The second day of the workshop provides an opportunity for participants to apply the information received the previous day in a series of case studies and role-playing exercises. The Ratemaking Game - a set of case studies based on actual rate cases - divides participants into role-playing groups comprised of gas company representatives, commissioners, consumer advocates and interveners

 
 

Attendees will receive 12 Professional Development Hours

 

 

Who Should Attend 

  • Rate Analysts (two years or less) from LDC, transmission, or gas supply marketing companies
  • Non-rate professionals from any department who would benefit from a broad understanding of the rate process, including: Operations, Government Relations, Marketing, Public Affairs, Accounting, Engineering, and other departments

 

When & Where 

June 18, 2020 |8:00 am - 4:30 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

June 19, 2020 |8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $750

Non-Member: $925 

( If you prefer to avoid the credit card fee and pay by check, we can extend a 4% discount by registering with Member Services)

 

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Experienced Instructor:  

Mark Caudill

Mark Caudill, Attorney at Law, Mark D. Caudill, LLC

Mark Caudill is an attorney with more than 30 years of energy utility regulatory, legal, and management experience, including work before numerous state commissions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Mark has served natural gas distribution companies, interstate pipelines, and producers; electric distribution companies, transmission companies, and generators; energy marketers; and financial institutions that fund utility-related transactions. Based in the Atlanta metropolitan area, Mark is currently admitted to the Georgia and Alabama state bars. He works with companies and their local attorneys in matters regarding regulated markets. His clients include some of the leading energy companies in North America

 

 

  

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Remote Workers - Webinar

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

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We are in the middle of a gold rush for cybercriminals - a huge number of people working from home on their personal devices, a global health crisis, many people out of work and desperate to make money, tax season, government stimulus programs, the US census...all happening at the same time! There are endless opportunities for criminals to prey on this situation.

In this webinar, we'll talk about the threats you need to be aware of, along with how to spot and avoid them. We'll go over some of the technology and tools that can help you stay safe. And we'll end with a Q&A so we can make sure all your security questions are answered.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to identify potential cyber threats 
  • Discover ways to avoid threats  
  • Review available technological tools mitigate cyber threats  
 

Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour

 

Who Should Attend 

  • Newly remote workers  
  • Internet users who desire increased security   

 

When & Where 

June 3, 2020 |10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: Free

Non-Member: $25

( If you prefer to avoid the credit card fee and pay by check, we can extend a 4% discount by registering with Member Services)

 

 Register Now

 

 

CYBERSECURITY BEST PRACTICES FOR REMOTE WORKERS is powered by our sponsor:

 

GROEBNER Vertical PMS

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 
Reese Ormand

 

Reese Ormand , Founder and CEO, Techvera

 

Reese is the Founder and CEO of Techvera, one of the fastest-growing technology firms in North Texas, Reese’s career in technology spans two decades, opening his first IT business by 2005 while a full-time student at University of Texas. Techvera focuses on small business IT management and has evolved into a best-in-class, cloud-centric, security-focused company. Techvera’s emphasis on long-term business growth via strategic technology management has positioned them as a forward-thinking and respected IT provider.

 

 

 

  

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

Contractor PSMS and Quality Management Systems (QMS) - Webinar

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

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Why Should Operators Engage their Contractors on PSMS and QMS?

API RP-1173 (Pipeline Safety Management Systems - PSMS) requires operators to define, document, and measure multiple processes and activities where they use contractors. In many cases, contractors constitute a large percentage of an operator’s workforce and play a big role in ensuring the quality of new pipelines constructed and the identification and mitigation of threats identified during contracted O&M activities.

In this session, we will identify and discuss the various reasons why operators should engage their contractors to help ensure the quality and integrity of new pipelines constructed and their ongoing safety.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why it is important to engage your contractors in your PSMS program
  • Learn how you can involve your contractors in your PSMS program
  • Learn about Quality Management Systems for pipeline construction and why you should embrace it

 

Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour

 

Who Should Attend 

Natural gas operators, engineers, and contractors 

 

When & Where 

June 15, 2020 |11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: Free

Non-Member: $50

( If you prefer to avoid the credit card fee and pay by check, we can extend a 4% discount by registering with Member Services)

 

 Register Now

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 
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Stephen Allen, Executive Director of Pipeline Safety, Energy Worldnet

Mr. Allen oversees EWN’s Pipeline Safety Division and advocates for the adoption of PSMS concepts and approaches across the pipeline industry. Prior to joining EWN in 2018, he was the Director of Pipeline Safety for the state of Indiana where he was responsible for ensuring compliance with pipeline safety regulations for all intrastate operators. He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Transportation in 2016 to PHMSA’s Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) where he served until joining EWN. Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University, a Master of Business Administration from Butler University and is a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant in the state of Indiana.

 

 
 

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

Assessing PSMS Safety Culture - Webinar

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

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What goes into a proper Safety Culture Assessment?

API RP-1173 (Pipeline Safety Management Systems - PSMS) calls for Pipeline Operators to complete assessments of their safety culture. Many operators already complete safety surveys but most of these focus on occupational safety and not safety culture, which includes management systems and controls to address major hazard risks. Successfully completing a “Pipeline Safety Culture Assessment” can be complicated and time-consuming.

This session will introduce you to the three components needed to effectively assess your safety culture as envisioned by RP-1173.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about what “Safety Culture” means and why is it important
  • Gain a better understanding of the differences between traditional occupational safety surveys and a safety “culture” survey
  • Learn the steps to take in order to assess your safety culture
  • Understand how the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” process can apply to safety culture

 

Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour

 

Who Should Attend 

Natural gas operators, engineers, and contractors 

 

When & Where 

June 8, 2020 |11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: Free

Non-Member: $50

( If you prefer to avoid the credit card fee and pay by check, we can extend a 4% discount by registering with Member Services)

 

   Register Now   

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 
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Stephen Allen, Executive Director of Pipeline Safety, Energy Worldnet

Mr. Allen oversees EWN’s Pipeline Safety Division and advocates for the adoption of PSMS concepts and approaches across the pipeline industry. Prior to joining EWN in 2018, he was the Director of Pipeline Safety for the state of Indiana where he was responsible for ensuring compliance with pipeline safety regulations for all intrastate operators. He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Transportation in 2016 to PHMSA’s Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) where he served until joining EWN. Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University, a Master of Business Administration from Butler University and is a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant in the state of Indiana.

 

 
 

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.