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feature Debut of the GEAC APGA and its members are proud to hold this first-of-its-kind conference for natural gas utilities, industry professionals, manufacturers, distributors and end-users O ver the past decade, we have been able to witness a renaissance within the natural gas industry. Natural gas suppliers, equipment manufactures and end-users are now in the unique position of being able reverse the multi-decade trend of declining natural gas use. Join APGA September 13-15 in Atlanta for the first-ever Gas Equipment and Application Conference! There are countless products and opportunities on the marketplace to switch from old fuels, and now use American natural gas. During discussions with a wide range of natural gas stakeholders, we realized now is the time to bring together natural gas equipment manufacturers, vendors, utilities and end-users for a national-level discussion about the direct-use of natural gas. With this in mind, APGA will be hosting the first Gas Equipment and Application Conference (GEAC) this September in Atlanta. In today's market we are experiencing an incredible wave of not just new technologies, but a renewed interest in utilizing natural gas to help fuel the energy world of tomorrow. Concepts like distributed generation, fuel cells, and natural gas heat pumps are no longer concepts of tomorrow; they are today's reality! With so many new and developing technologies to help us utilize natural gas and a growing demand for new products, natural gas utilities and other commercial customers are not always aware or well versed in these new applications. Not only does our industry need to understand these markets, we must also understand the barriers and policies that are preventing these and other natural gas end-use markets from growing. The GEAC is aimed at showcasing and discussing natural gas equipment and appliances on the marketplace with presentations for and from CEOs and other leading experts on subjects like: * Why building operators install natural gas equipment * Role of natural gas vehicles in emergencies * The multiple uses of tankless water heaters * The barriers and opportunities associated with codes and standards * Natural gas equipment for condo/ apartment sized homes * Highlights on how natural gas is being utilized in Atlanta The goal is to inform attendees on products as well as offer a unique opportunity to educate energy decision makers-such as engineers, architects, builders, school district personnel, and hospital operators. We believe it is vital to bring essential and evolving technology information to the forefront. The purpose for this event is to grow the end-use of American natural gas. We believe the U.S. is just beginning the century of natural gas! For more information on the GEAC and to register, please visit The GEAC also has many opportunities for exhibiting and sponsorship. For questions on the GEAC, please contact Audrey Anderson at THE SOURCE | FALL 2015, VOL. 8, ISSUE 1 27

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of THE SOURCE - Fall 2015

First Person
APGA Events
Q&A: Senator Gardner
APGA Responds to Efficiency Standards
Georgia Forms New State Association
Greenest CNG Station Opens in Tennessee
Factors that Fuel the Decision to Switch to CNG
Emerging CSST Products
Debut of the Gas Equipment & Appliance Conference
New Management Program for a Growing System
Shale and Natural Gas Lead U.S. Manufacturing Resurgence
Legislative Outlook
The Pipeline
Marketing Matters
Advertisers’ Index/
At Last

THE SOURCE - Fall 2015