Renewable Gas in the Energy Industry

August 6-7, 2020


AGENDA

Thursday, August 6, 2020 – Central Time

9:40 – 10:00 am :: Log In and Sign On

  10:00 – 10:10 am :: Welcome & Introduction


10:10 – 11:00 a.m. :: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG): A Brief History, Supply & Production Potential, & Emerging Trends

Philip Sheehy, Technical Director, ICF


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Project Development, Transactions & Emerging Markets

Moderator: Scott Chabina, CEO & Founder, Chabina Energy Partners

Ben Gerber, Executive Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS)

Gautam Arora, CEO and Founder, Biogas Engineering

Bryan Nudelbacher, Director of Business Development, U.S. Gain

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. :: Break for Lunch


1:15 – 2:30 p.m. :: The Regulatory & Policy Landscape in California: Decarbonization, Natural Gas & Renewable Gas Initiatives

Chris DiGiovanni, Manager – Gas Strategy, Policy & Development, Pacific Gas & Electric

Michael Colvin, Director Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, California Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


2:45 – 3:45 p.m. :: The Green Hydrogen Solution

Decarbonizing the grid is no easy task – it will require new forms of collaboration, effective policies, and implementing a variety of new technologies and energy resources.  Green hydrogen – a GHG-free energy source that can be used across sectors – is one resource that could play a major role in grid decarbonization efforts and transform power, transportation, industry, and more.  This session will evaluate green hydrogen and its potential, discussing:

Janice Lin, Founder & President, Green Hydrogen Coalition


3:45 – 4:30 p.m.  :: Power-to-Gas (P2G): Applications & Potential as a Long Duration Energy Storage Resource

As higher percentages of renewable energy come onto the grid, there is an increasing need for longer duration energy storage resources.  The California energy grid is now generating higher amounts of renewable energy than is needed at certain times of the day, resulting in a supply/demand mismatch for when energy is needed most to meet peak demand.  Lithium-ion batteries offer some support, but only last for 4-6 hours.   Power-to-gas (P2G) offers a promising technology solution for this situation.  P2G uses surplus electricity from renewable energy to create renewable hydrogen or renewable methane that can then be stored in natural gas pipelines and used as needed, and thus can utilize the utility/gas pipeline system as a giant slow battery.  This session will explore P2G technologies and potential.  It will evaluate how the P2G pathway could help address the challenges of renewable energy variability on the grid and support higher integration of renewable energy needed to meet California state goals. 

Arun Raju, Director - Center for Renewable Natural Gas & Assistant Research Engineer at University of California, Riverside


Friday, August 7, 2020 – Central Time

9:40 – 10:00 a.m. :: Log in and Sign On

10:00 – 11:45 a.m.  :: International Update: Gas Utility Decarbonization in Europe

Moderator: Tanya Peacock, Public Policy and Planning Manager, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)

Etienne Goudal, Gaz Réseau Distribution France (GRDF)

Renault-François  Lortie, Vice President, Customers & Gas Supply, Energir

Laurent Thery, SVP International & Business Development, GRTgaz


11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Southern California Gas: Evolving the Role of the California Gas Utility

Ron Kent, Technology Development Manager, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Break for Lunch


1:15 – 2:00 p.m. :: Pacific Gas & Electric: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) & Hydrogen Roadmap

Danielle Mark, Senior Gas Engineer - R&D and Innovation, Pacific Gas & Electric

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


2:15 – 3:15 p.m. :: Closing Panel: Moving Forward to Optimize the Role of Renewable Gas in the Energy Industry

Philip Sheehy, Technical Director, ICF

Janice Lin, Founder & President, Green Hydrogen Coalition

Tanya Peacock, Public Policy and Planning Manager, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)


SPEAKERS

Scott Chabina, Scott Chabina, CEO & Founder, Chabina Energy Partners

Michael Colvin, Director Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, California Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund

Renault-François  Lortie, Vice President, Customers & Gas Supply, Energir

Ben Gerber, Executive Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS)

Etienne Goudal, Gaz Réseau Distribution France (GRDF)

Ron Kent, Technology Development Manager, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)

Janice Lin, Founder & President, Green Hydrogen Coalition

Danielle Mark, Senior Gas Engineer - R&D and Innovation, Pacific Gas & Electric

Emily O’Connell, Director of Energy Markets Policy, American Gas Association (AGA)

Jamie Ormond, Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst – RNG, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Tanya Peacock, Public Policy and Planning Manager, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)

Arun Raju, Director - Center for Renewable Natural Gas & Assistant Research Engineer at University of California, Riverside

Philip Sheehy, Technical Director, ICF

Laurent Thery, SVP International & Business Development, GRTgaz


ONLINE DELIVERY

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