Safety, Energy Generation, Recovery Operations are Some of the Topics at MEA’s Spring Executive Summit

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MEA is proud to announce that their Spring Executive Summit, “Energy Delivery Operations: A Juggling Act” will take place March 21-23 in Fort Worth, TX. Topics to include: ALAGASCO's storm recovery, behavior based approach to safety, and CenterPoint Energy's smart meter pilot program.

MEA is proud to announce that their Spring Executive Summit, “Energy Delivery Operations: A Juggling Act” will take place March 21-23 in Fort Worth, TX.

On April 27, 2011, more than 137 confirmed tornadoes touched down in the state of Alabama. Many of the tornadoes were F4 or F5; the most powerful on the scale. The designation was incomprehensible and wide ranging. Randy Donaldson, manager of Western operations for ALAGASCO will explain how the utility maintained their systems, while responding to the natural disaster.

Chris McGill, managing director of policy analysis, for AGA will discuss shale plays and the future of natural gas. Gary Higbee of Higbee and Associates will present a behavior based approach to making safety everyone’s primary concern.

This is also the opportunity to learn about CenterPoint Energy’s smart meters pilot program. CenterPoint Energy will have installed nearly 2 million smart meters by the end of 2012. They will discuss the impact on customers and the operational efficiencies gained through the use of smart meters.

Contact Kara Malmgren (651) 289-9600 x111 or visit http://www.midwestenergy.org.

About MEA:

MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and business. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, utility companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for gas and electric distribution utilities.

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