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2011 Distribution Best Practices Kickoff Meeting - San Diego CA 

 Distribution Best Practices Kickoff Meeting (Jan 2011) 



Sempra Energy, 101 Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101

The AGA Distribution Best Practices Orientation and Kickoff Meeting is open to all full and limited members of AGA who are interested in participating in the Distribution Best Practices Program and who will be responsible for the collection of operational performance data. Department managers and directors, first line supervisors and team leaders attend the Distribution Best Practices Kickoff Meeting to gain a common understanding of the data that will be collected for the 2011 benchmarking program.  Meeting participants will review and finalize the 2011 benchmarking materials for the following topics:

(1) Company Profile, (2) System Reliability, (3) Damage Prevention and Marking & Locating, (4) Leak Management and (5) External Corrosion Prevention.

More than 70 natural gas distribution companies participate in this customized program to exchange information and best practices that will be presented at topic-specific roundtables scheduled during the year.

Scheduled activities for the 2011 Orientation and Kickoff Meeting include:

  • Steering Committee Meeting (Steering Committee Members Only), January 18, 8:30–11:00 a.m.
  • DIMP: Are You Ready?” Workshop, January 18, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Tour of Sempra Energy Facility, January 19, 8:00–10:00 a.m.
  • BESS (Best Practices Electronic Survey System) Workshop, January 19, 10:45 a.m.–noon.  This BESS Workshop is a hands-on workshop that will allow meeting participants to become more familiar with AGA’s data collection and reporting tool for the Best Practices Program. Meeting attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops so they can participate in the demonstration.
  • Review of Benchmarking Data Packets and Questionnaires, January 19–20.  Meeting participants will review and finalize the 2011 benchmarking data packets and questionnaires.  The meeting adjourns at 3:00 p.m. on January 20, 2011.
  • Steering Committee Meeting (Steering Committee Members Only) January 20, 3:30–5:00 p.m.

Meeting Registration: To register for this meeting, please use the "Register Now" button at the top of this page.  If you are having problems registering online for the Distribution Best Practices Program Kickoff Meeting, please contact:

Aaron Johnson
Program Services Specialist
Phone: (202) 824-7183; E-mail:

If you have questions about the Distribution Best Practices Program, please contact:

Nneka Assing
Director, Engineering Services
Phone: (202) 824-7332; E-mail:

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

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