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Introduction to the Natural Gas and Electric Utility Industry
2.5 Hour on-demand seminar with LIve Q&A
Available Now (15 day access)

Overview of the Natural Gas and Electric Utility Industry: We will begin with an overview of the energy industry from gas production and electric generation through transmission and distribution. Importance of industry metering and billing data will be explained and many functions of utilities and their unique methods will be covered. Utility jargon and energy units will be explained along with engineering descriptions of a variety of electric generation technologies.

What You Will Learn
  1. Plain English explanations of numerous gas & electric utility industry terms
  2. What is natural gas the different types of natural gas and electric measurement units and conversions, key consumption sectors and demand
  3. The terminology, concepts and mechanics of the utility industry infrastructure components and how the utility industry operates across the value chain spectrum.
  4. Where the gas supply is, how gas is produced, related production economic issues and the relationship to current supply issues, concerns and directions.
  5. What gas gathering is, how it works and is managed and what are the economic issues and concerns of the other parts of the infrastructure value chain.
  6. What happens at different gas processing stages and NGL extraction flows.
  7. What "pipeline quality gas" is and the different concerns along the value chain about gas quality and interchangeability.
  8. Various power generation technologies and the capital and operating costs of each.
  9. Data collection through the metering function and billing process.
  10. Energy usage load profiles and their use in utility system planning and operation
Seminar Agenda
  • Conduct a thorough review of the gas & electric industries.
  • Data collection and billing systems
  • Customer and system load information
  • System design principles based on energy usage profiles
  • Power generation technology for base load and peak load
  • Overview of federal and state level regulators
  • Discuss the major regulatory changes that created the energy marketplace of today.


How This Online Course Works

Get the best of both worlds with this blended learning approach.

  1. Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule as you first enjoy the internet-streamed, on-demand seminar. Speed up, slow down, or repeat sections of the presentation.
  2. Upon completion, join us for one of our regularly scheduled live online Q&A sessions. A calendar of live Q&A dates and times is provided in the program access instructions you will receive. You can also email your questions directly to the instructor.
Course Access

You will receive immediate online access to the on-demand training presentation. The audio for the online seminar is only available through your computer or other Internet connected device. You will also receive links in your access instructions to PDFs for all the presentation materials in case you want to print or keep a copy.

The on-demand training presentations are available for a total of 15 days from the time any one of the training presentations is first accessed. After 15 days, your access to the on-demand presentations will expire. However the PDF formatted training program slides and other documents you receive are yours to keep.

Your Instructor
Jim Crist
President of Lumen Group, Inc

Jim Crist is President of Lumen Group, Inc. headquartered in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. He has over 27 years experience in the energy industry covering coal, gas, oil, propane, and electricity. Jim has conducted many strategic studies of the industry and prepared market and business assessments for several large energy companies. Before founding Lumen Group in 1996, Jim spent 20 years working for major energy companies in engineering, technology development, rate and regulatory policy development and marketing. He served as marketing vice president in both regulated and deregulated entities.  His consulting practice provides strategic planning, marketing and business development, and rate and regulatory consulting, along with serving as an expert witness in regulatory proceedings in several jurisdictions.

Program Pricing
$295 for single attendee, $195 per attendee thereafter.
Special pricing is available for groups. Please click here for more information.

If you have additional questions please email or call (440) 853-1038.
Payment and Cancellations

Payment is required prior to training program access. Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or corporate check. Your credit card will be charged at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made.

Cancellations for online training programs can be made before the program access instructions are sent by PGS, and cancellations will result in a credit. For more information on PGS policies regarding administrative matters and complaint resolution, please contact our offices at (440) 853-1038.

Who Should Attend

Utility analysts, utility employees involved in customer service, sales, or marketing, Utility commission employees, industrial customers, commercial customers, Energy producers, utilities, electric generators, and marketers; energy and electric power executives; traders; marketing, sales, purchasing & risk management personnel; accountants; trading support staff; auditors; attorneys; government regulators; plant operators; engineers and corporate planners.

Prerequisites and Advance Preparation

This fundamental level group online training program has no prerequisites. No advance preparation is required.

Why Choose PGS?

PGS training programs are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content. Register today, and join the over 10,000 industry professionals who trust PGS with their energy training needs.