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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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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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How Digital Flare Mitigation Benefits the Environment and Oil and Gas Operators- WEBINAR 



About this webinar

Reducing flaring and related emissions are critical to reducing carbon and attaining corporate ESG goals. New technologies have emerged to enable efficient and cost-effective management of stranded or flaring gas volumes.

Join SGA for “How Digital Flare Mitigation Benefits the Environment and Oil and Gas Operators” as we discuss Digital Flare Mitigation® technology with Crusoe Energy Systems & INNIO Waukesha. Crusoe Energy Systems deploys mobile, modular data centers and rich burn gas engines to convert flare gas into electricity for energy-intensive computing processes at the well site. We invite you to learn how this innovative technology can help reduce flaring and related emissions and help operators meet ambitious ESG goals.




  • What is Digital Flare Mitigation?
  • How does Digital Flare Mitigation work?
  • What are the costs and deployment considerations to operators?
  • What are the use cases? 
  • Who are Crusoe's clients?
  • How does Crusoe use Waukesha Gas Engines’ technology? 




October 26, 2020 | 11:00 am – 12:00 PM  Central time CT 




Thanks to SGA’s member companies this webinar is being offered free to participants

 Registration is now closed




Experienced INSTRUCTOR:

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Cully Cavness, President and Co-Founder of Crusoe Energy Systems

Cully is an energy industry professional with a passion for innovative environmental solutions. He was formerly Vice President of Finance at Highlands Natural Resources, a private equity-sponsored exploration and production company with operations in Colorado and Montana. While at Highlands, Cully's role included responsibility for commodities sales and marketing, which exposed him to the industry's challenges with flaring. Cully was previously an oil and gas investment banker at Petrie Partners, a boutique finance firm servicing upstream and midstream clients. Before that Cully worked in technical business development roles in the geothermal power generation industry domestically and internationally. Cully holds an undergraduate degree in geology from Middlebury, an MBA from Oxford and completed a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship researching the "triangle of E's" (Energy-Environment-Economics) principally in China, Iceland, Spain, and Argentina. Cully is an avid endurance athlete, and has completed various ultra long distance events including IronMan Zurich, North Face Endurance Challenge and the Death Race.




Hari Sivadas, Sales Director North America, INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines

Hari Sivadas is the Sales Director for Waukesha new engine sales for North America. Hari has been with the business for 7 years in a variety of sales, business development and marketing roles. Prior to this he also spent time at Caterpillar and in other consulting roles in the Energy and Transportation sectors.





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You Are Equipped, Now Be A Natural Gas Champion - WEBINAR 



Now that you are equipped with information, inspiration and tools, go forth and communicate. This webinar is an abbreviation of our Natural Gas Champions training course and will share best practices of navigating a constructive conversation around natural gas as well as help you craft your elevator speech. That quick well-crafted pitch designed to convey your position on natural gas. The most important part of the elevator pitch is that it organizes your thoughts and doesn’t make the listener yawn.




October 30, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 PM  Central time CT 




Thanks to SGA’s member companies this webinar is being offered free to participants


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Experienced INSTRUCTOR:

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Bill Cantrell, Executive Liaison at Southern Gas Association (SGA)

William N. (Bill) Cantrell is the Executive Liaison at Southern Gas Association (SGA). With more than 40 years of experience, he has become a trusted leader across the energy industry and developed a passion for working to advance the field. Before joining SGA Bill was president and chief executive officer at SourceGas, now part of Black Hills Corp., an SGA member company. In 2009, he led SGA as chairman of the board of directors. Bill worked for TECO Energy for over 34 years, with the last 12 years serving as President of Peoples Gas. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tampa and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Bill was recognized as a Georgia Tech Distinguished Engineering Alumni in 2005. He also serves as an independent director of Artera Services.



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Sensitivity Training: Expectations in the New World of Inclusion and Diversity Webinar


about this webinar:

We are navigating unprecedented times, and shifting toward providing a culture of inclusion, diversity, and belonging requires a new approach that will equip employees for success in our evolving work environments.  How can we ensure that our teams are prepared to grow and work successfully, as the environment around them is changing?  We’ll tackle tough questions about shifting expectations and offer guidance to leaders and organizations on how to handle challenges they are likely to face.  Tommi Paris, Director, Diversity and Inclusion with Southern Company Gas, shares an approach to sensitivity training and provides a forum for questions and discussion.


Learning Objectives:

1. Understanding the need for and purpose of sensitivity training

2. Reviewing an example of sensitivity course content

3. Sharing successes and challenges of implementing sensitivity training


Attendees will receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours.


Who Should Attend:

HR and Inclusion and Diversity Management, Legal, Learning and Development Management, all Management


When & Where: 

September 21, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm central


Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $50

Non-Member: $100

*When using a credit card, a 4% convenience fee is added.

Registration is now closed.



Experienced Instructor: 


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Tommi Paris, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Southern Company Gas

Tommi Paris is a Certified Diversity Professional, certified through the Society for Diversity, and has almost 10 years of work experience in D&I, employee communications, culture, and engagement initiatives.

 Tommi is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Southern Company Gas, which was recently awarded the Roosevelt Thomas Champion of Diversity Award by the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity for fostering equal opportunity as well as exhibiting an outstanding commitment to diversity. She has responsibility for 9 employee resource groups with 16 active chapters in 4 states. Through creative platforms and engagement activities such as D&I Talks, D&I Days and cultural heritage programs, Tommi creates workplace experiences for employees to elevate their D&IQ in an effort to continuously build an inclusive work environment.

Employees who work with Tommi can attest to her level of expertise as she enjoys creating workplace experiences that reveal and reinforce the fact that workplace diversity is an asset to the business; experiences that honor the richness of our stories; and experiences that inspire us to be better together by exploring and applying principles of workplace inclusion. Tommi believes that because you and I spend more than a third of our lives at work, we should spend our time in a place where we are valued for who we are and what we bring to the business.

Tommi also referees NCAA Division I women’s college basketball, so she frequently practices conflict resolution and diffusing tension; she considers this one of her superpowers.






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


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Introduction to Ratemaking- Virtual workshop 

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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 

October 21, 2020 |8:00 am - 4:30 pm central time| VIRTUAL

October 22, 2020 |8:00 am - 12:00 pm central time| VIRTUAL


Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $750

Non-Member: $925 

*When using a credit card, a 4% convenience fee is added.

Registration is now closed




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. 



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