Session Category: Natural Gas

October 25, 2018

9:30  -  10:30

Grand Cypress B

102: Natural Gas Price Projections in Electric Utility Long Term Resource Planning

Natural gas has competed with fuel oil, coal and, more recently, renewables for inclusion in electric utility energy portfolios. Although the focus of long term resource planning has changed over the years, the projection of future natural gas pricing continues to be a key driver in these planning studies. Sources include market-based forward curves and … Continued

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302: 1-in-N Year Weather Selection for Design Day Analysis

1:45  -  2:45

Grand Cypress B

302: 1-in-N Year Weather Selection for Design Day Analysis

Local distribution companies (LDCs), like CenterPoint Energy, need to know how much gas their customers will demand on their design day, which for CenterPoint Energy is defined as the highest volume of gas it expects to use in a single day. LDCs must design their natural gas distribution systems as well as procure enough third … Continued

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402: Advanced Analytics in Asset Management

3:00  -  4:00

Grand Cypress B

402: Advanced Analytics in Asset Management

Enbridge Gas Distribution (EGD) maintains and manages a large number of physical assets to supply natural gas safely to over 2.1 million customers in Ontario, Canada. EGD’s is developing its Asset Management discipline to use data-driven techniques and methods to support long range asset investment planning. Some key elements of this are the establishment of … Continued

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October 26, 2018

8:30  -  9:30

Grand Cypress B

502: Detecting Abnormal Gas Usage

The SoCal Gas Business Operations and Support Analytics Team monitors the daily natural gas consumption of almost 6 million customers for various unusual consumption patterns. To achieve the task, the group has had to automate a variety of routine tasks including the labeling process that is part of machine learning. There are deep learning techniques … Continued

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