The City of Douglas Natural Gas Department, along the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG), will host Douglas’ first Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Symposium. The symposium will be held March 17 & 18, 2015 at Central Square Complex located in downtown Douglas.
The purpose of the Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle symposium will be to educate and present an opportunity to learn the best approaches and solutions to using natural gas as an alternative fuel. This symposium will feature strategies for both automotive and commercial vehicles from key operators, driving the industry forward. Douglas began construction on its compressed natural gas facility in March 2014 and in October 2014, Douglas held the CNG Facility’s ribbon cutting and the facility was open to the public.
The symposium will kick off on day one with a Welcome Reception sponsored by the Douglas-Coffee County Economic Development Authority on Tuesday, March 17th at 6pm along with an open exhibit hall. Day two of the symposium will begin at 8:45am with a symposium introduction from City Manager Terrell Jacobs. A CNG Overview will be presented by Rodney Dill, Director of Member Services and Communications with MGAG. CNG vehicles will be discussed by Ken Hyde, President of Phoenix Energy and Matthew Hyde, Vice President of Phoenix Energy. CNG vehicle topics will include conversions, fleets and emissions. Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols along with Don Francis, Executive Director and Coordinator of Clean Cities of Georgia will present information on legislation, regulation, rebates and incentives in Georgia. A lunch hosted by the City of Douglas will include a Q & A session about the importance of successive partnerships. The panel will consist of City Manager Terrell Jacobs, Gas Department Director Mike Hudson, Ron Lewis of Lewis Construction, and Don Francis of Waste Industries. The symposium will conclude with a tour of the Douglas’ CNG facility that afternoon.
"We are looking forward to presenting some informative and interesting topics to other government officials, business leaders, and fleet operators across our area," says Mike Hudson, Natural Gas Department Director. “We have formed some great partnerships and look forward to sharing the information we have gained from working with some great organizations.”
Symposium Registration Form
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