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Distribution Technology Transfer Audio Conference

Co-Sponsors: American Gas Association, Southern Gas Association, Northeast Gas Association, Ohio Gas Association, Texas Gas Association, and Western Energy Institute
May 17, 2005

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1:00 – 1:10

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Kimberly Denbow, American Gas Association
Roger Fernandez, Natural Gas STAR Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

1:10 – 1:30

Presentation: Reduction of Distribution System Pressure (Part I) (PowerPoint, 14 pp., 892 KB)
Provides an overview of economic savings possible by reducing the pressure in distribution pipeline systems. Reviews the amount of fugitive methane emission in various types of distribution pipe as compared with other sources of methane emissions. Outlines several manual and automated strategies that Natural Gas STAR Partners have reported to reduce system pressures during off-peak periods. Presents a decision process for identifying good candidates for economic pressure reduction, estimating the costs and savings for the various manual and automated alternatives, and a step-by-step economic evaluation methodology. Concludes with a discussion by Natural Gas STAR Partners on how they have successfully applied pressure reduction techniques to reduce methane emissions from their systems, reduce operating and maintenance costs and increase system efficiencies.

1:30 – 1:40

Q & A

1:40 – 2:00

Presentation: Reduction of Distribution System Pressure (Part II) (PowerPoint, 17 pp., 825 KB)
Please see description above.

2:00 – 2:10

Q & A

2:10 – 2:15

Presentation: Entergy Partner Experience in Methane Emissions Mitigation (PowerPoint, 3 pp., 622 KB)
Mike Leger and Keith McInerney
Entergy will discuss their approach and experience in implementing cost-effective methane emissions reduction technologies.

2:15 – 2:20

Presentation: Con Edison Partner Experience inMethane Emissions Mitigation (PowerPoint, 1 pp., 673 KB)
Tony Mancino
Con Edison will discuss their approach and experience in implementing cost-effective methane emissions reduction technologies.

2:20 – 2:25

Presentation: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Partner Experience in Methane Emissions Mitigation (PowerPoint, 3 pp., 2.5 MB)
David Merte and Karl Reer
Central Hudston Gas & Electric will discuss their approach and experience in implementing cost-effective methane emissions reduction technologies.

2:25 – 2:30

Closing Remarks

 


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