Distribution Operations

Courses tagged with "distribution operations": 29

In an effort to keep our members up-to-date on a number of ongoing regulatory compliance issues that operators have to deal with on a regular basis, Clifton Phillips with the SGA DOT Compliance Program is hosting this webinar for SGA Network. Topics will include:

  • Update on the Traceability Roundtable
  • Update on GTI Efforts Regarding Traceability
  • Recordkeeping for Mechanical Fittings, Pipe, etc.
  • Enhancing Relations with Emergency Responders

Presenter: SGA Industry Panel

Subscription: Network L&D Track

Does your first responder training program have room for improvement? Do you ever wonder how best to get your message out to this important group? This webinar sponsored by the SGA Emergency Management Committee will help you answer these and other questions.

John Hansen, former deputy Chief of the Oklahoma City Fire Department and current Executive Director of the Oklahoma Council on Firefighter training will share his insights on what first responders need and the best ways for operators to reach them. Andy Wells, Public Safety Supervisor with PG&E will provide an overview of PG&E's communications program for first responders and will share his company's best practices and lessons learned.

Click here for more information and to register.

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This course is part of the ratemaking track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of the ratemaking process natural gas companies follow to set rates charged to customers. Topics covered include typical rate case timetables, determining revenue requirements, rate base operating costs and cost of capital as well as cost allocation and rate design. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

  • Key considerations when deciding whether or not to file for new rates
  • The basics for determining revenue requirements, revenue deficiencies and designing rates for full revenue recovery
  • Cost of Capital issues as they apply to rate design
  • The various components that make up Operating Expenses
  • How adjustments to historic costs are applied for the recovery period
  • How costs are allocated to various customer and/or service types
  • Basic procedures in filing a rate case
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the ratemaking track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of the ratemaking process natural gas companies follow to set rates charged to customers. Topics covered include why pipeline and LDC perspectives differ, pipeline regulation background, rate design goals, typical rate case timetables and the ratemaking process: cost of service, fictionalization, classification, allocation, and rate design. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • Similarities and differences of interstate pipelines and local distribution companies that impact the ratemaking process
    • The interstate pipeline regulatory framework, commission and ratemaking process
    • Various ratemaking methodologies

    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of regulatory compliance within the natural gas industry. Topics covered include history of regulation of natural gas pipelines, NGPSA requirements, state & federal jurisdiction, PHMSA, understanding the language, regulation construction and incorporation by reference & retroactivity. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • History of regulation of natural gas pipeline in the United States.
    • The entities involved in regulating natural gas and their jurisdictions.
    • The language used in Part 192.
    • How regulations are constructed and updated.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of initial response to an incident, incident reports, annual reports and safety-related conditions. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • What Part 191 is, what it applies to, and what it does not apply to.
    • What operators should initially do to respond to an incident.
    • What the reporting requirements are for an incident.
    • What is required for annual reports.
    • Reporting requirements for Safety-Related Conditions.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of criteria, external corrosion control, internal corrosion control, atmospheric corrosion, remedial measures and corrosion control records. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • The code requirements for controlling corrosion.
    • The criteria used to determine if proper corrosion control is being met.
    • The methods used for internal, external and atmospheric corrosion control.
    • The remedial measures that should be taken to repair corrosion.
    • Recordkeeping requirements.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of Subpart “P”. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • What is required in Subpart “P”
    • What each of the sections includes.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of what an emergency is and §192.615 - Emergency Plans. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • What an emergency is.
    • What is included in an emergency plan.
    • Where to find additional resources.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of regulatory compliance within the natural gas industry. Topics covered will include design requirements, inspection, testing and maintenance of regulation and overpressure protection devices. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • Design requirements for gas pressure regulators and overpressure protection devices.
    • Requirements for inspection, testing and maintenance of gas pressure regulators and overpressure protection devices
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    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of repairing and protecting pipe. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • The 192 requirements for repairing and protecting pipe for transmission lines and mains.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of high consequence area (HCA) and the requirements of integrity management. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • The terms used in integrity management.
    • What a high consequence area (HCA) is and how to identify one.
    • The code requirements of integrity management.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of regulatory compliance within the natural gas industry. Topics covered will be the key definitions needed to understand information covered in DOT Parts 191 & 192. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • The meaning of terms used throughout the 192 material.
    • The difference between a transmission line and a transmission facility.
    • How to identify a service line.
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    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of Part 192 – Subpart J – Test Requirements and Part 192 – Subpart K - Uprating. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • The pressure testing and recordkeeping requirements for different types of pipe.
    • The requirements that must be met when uprating to a higher MAOP on existing lines.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of the regulation relating to odorization. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • Why odorant is added to natural gas.
    • The 192 requirements operators must meet regarding the odorization of gas.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of maintenance & normal operations, abnormal operation, continuing surveillance and damage prevention. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • What is required by operators to comply with Subpart “L”
    • The requirements for procedures addressing maintenance and normal operations, abnormal operations, continuing surveillance, and damage prevention.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of transmission, distribution, valves, vaults and accidental ignition. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • The maintenance requirements for Transmission and Distribution lines.
    • The maintenance requirements for valves and vaults.
    • Maintenance requirements to prevent accidental ignition.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of the key terms, qualification programs and inspections. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • What is included in Subpart N and changes that have been made since being published.
    • What a qualification program should include.
    • How inspections are performed.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of pipe types, Subpart F : Joining Plastic Pipe, installation and repair and handling and storage. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • The different types of plastic pipe used in the natural gas industry and their design limitations.
    • The methods and requirements for joining plastic pipe.
    • The requirements for installing and repairing plastic pipe.
    • The requirements for handling and storing plastic pipe.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of why public awareness is needed, the public awareness regulation, API RP-1162 and public awareness program (PAP). As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • Why public awareness is needed.
    • How the regulation has evolved.
    • What is required based on API 1162.
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    This course is part of the Regulatory Compliance track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of terminology, the weld, welding methods, qualified procedure, qualifications and limitations for welders, protection, preparation, and testing, repair and maintenance and Appendix “C” Basic Test. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • The terminology used to describe the welding process
    • What tasks are included in the welding process
    • The procedures for welding and the qualifications and limitations for welders.
    • The protection, preparation, and testing for welding on pipelines.
    • Repair and maintenance required for welded pipe.
    • What is included in Appendix “C”.
    Subscription: WBT Subscription

    This course is part of the ratemaking track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of the ratemaking process natural gas companies follow to set rates charged to customers. Topics covered include calculating rate base and return, calculating cost of service, classifying costs and designing rates. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

    • How to apply and practice ratemaking principles through a practical hands-on exercise.
      Subscription: WBT Subscription

      This course is part of the ratemaking track and is intended for anyone needing or wanting a more thorough understanding of the ratemaking process natural gas companies follow to set rates charged to customers. Topics covered include the case for decoupling, early decoupling initiatives, evolution of decoupling mechanisms, balancing accounts:  regulatory assets and liabilities, alternatives to decoupling mechanisms: rate stabilization plans and straight fixed variable rate design as well as decoupling observations: state of the states, implementation complexities and underlying rate design issues. As a result of taking this course, the student should learn the following.

      • Why volumetric rates do and don't make sense
      • Recent trends that reveal problems with traditional rate design methods
      • Evolution of methods to decouple revenue from throughput
      • The basis and validity of the arguments for and against decoupling
      • Alternatives to decoupling
      • The purpose and application of regulatory Balancing Accounts
      Subscription: WBT Subscription

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