Education & Workforce

PG&E Lacked Basic Training Before California Blackouts

10/19/2020

PG&E did not train staff on how to handle blackouts before outages last year. With new training in place, the company saw an improvement in blackout response this year.

PUC Enhances Protections for Customers Financially Impacted by COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has placed a number of enhanced consumer protections to protect families and small businesses who are financially impacted by COVID-19.

CoServ Gas Receives National Award for Safety from American Gas Association

10/6/2020

CoServ received the 2019 Safety Achievement Award from the American Gas Association.

Con Edison and Itron Continue to Innovate Natural Gas Delivery in New York

Itron Inc. and Con Edison have teamed up to use Itron’s 550G Gas Encoder Receiver Transmitter for use by New York State’s gas utilities.

Gas South and Cobb EMC to Host Inaugural Virtual Forum on Energy

Gas South, a leading natural gas provider in the Southeast, and parent company Cobb EMC will host "Energy Forward," a new virtual symposium on key issues affecting the energy industry's future.

Piedmont Natural Gas to Offer Renewable Natural Gas Through Nashville Fueling Station

Piedmont Natural Gas announced that renewable natural gas (RNG) is now available at its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Nashville, Tennessee.

ICC Approves Independent Report on Condition of Natural Gas Delivery Network in Chicago

9/28/2020

An extensive independent study that found the Peoples Gas program to replace aging natural gas pipes will increase public and customer safety has been approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Offers First Responder Natural Gas Safety Program

9/25/2020

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania partnered with the Northeast Gas Association to offer a free First Responder Natural Gas Safety Training Program through December 14.

CPS Energy Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

CPS Energy, the nation's largest municipally owned electric and natural gas utility, has released its 2019 Environmental Sustainability & Stewardship Report.

The Pandemic Makes Infrastructure Damage Prevention More Important Than Ever

9/17/2020

The stay-at-home orders issued to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in unplanned challenges for the utilities and midstream asset operators responsible for protecting critical infrastructure.

Natural Gas Associations Collaborate to Expand National Mutual Aid Program

The American Gas Association, American Public Gas Association, Northeast Gas Association, Southern Gas Association and the MEA Energy Association announced the creation of a new, expanded National Mutual Aid Program.

Botetourt County and Roanoke Gas Co. Partner for Blue Ridge Service

9/15/2020

Botetourt County and Roanoke Gas Company in Virginia have partnered to bring natural gas service to the Blue Ridge community.

Entergy Continues to Restore Service for Customers Affected by Hurricane Laura

9/11/2020

Entergy is working to restore service to customers in Texas and Louisiana that still face power outages from Hurricane Laura that battered the U.S. Gulf Coast during the last week of August.

PG&E Works to Restore Power to Customers Affected by Wildfires

Pacific Gas and Electric Company has restored power to almost all customers who can receive service and were impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff event that started Monday, Sept. 7.

CEWD to Host EnergyCareers 2020, a Virtual Career Event and Job Fair

The Center for Energy Workforce Development will host EnergyCareers 2020, a virtual career exploration and job fair event, on October 21.

New Record for Gas Main Relining

9/8/2020

New Jersey contractor Progressive Pipeline Management broke its own world record for the largest size natural gas pipe to be rehabilitated with Starline cured-in-place pipe liner.

Study Finds Gas Utility Residential Satisfaction at All-Time High

The J.D. Power 2020 Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study shows the top Gas Utilities with the highest customer ratings.

New Report Details Benefits of Natural Gas for Tennessee Families, and Businesses

The availability of low-cost natural gas and investment in related infrastructure has saved Tennessee’s families and businesses more than $14 billion between 2008 and 2018, according to a new report released by Consumer Energy Alliance.

Consumers Energy Recognized as Best Employer for Women in Utility Sector

9/1/2020

Consumers Energy has been named the best employer for women in the utility sector and tied for third best employer in Michigan according to a new ranking from Forbes magazine of the best places in America for women to work.

Consumers Energy Hosts Virtual Public Open Houses to Inform About Clean Energy Plan

8/14/2020

Consumers Energy is hosting a series of virtual public open houses to gather suggestions for its Clean Energy Plan, which eliminates coal and achieves net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

EnerCom Released Schedule for August 17-19 The Oil & Gas Virtual Conference

8/5/2020

EnerCom, Inc. has announced the schedule for The Oil & Gas Conference which is now available on the conference's website.

SGA's Natural Gas Champions Training Now Online

7/23/2020

The Southern Gas Association has made its Natural Gas Champions training program available online.

AGA Chair Diane Leopold Brings Positive Outlook to Challenging Period for Industry

4/1/2020

Diane Leopold became chair of the American Gas Association just in time for an unprecedented economic shutdown in response to Covid-19. In this interview, the Dominion Energy executive discusses challenges and opportunities facing gas utilities