CHA and Novara GeoSolutions Team Up at 2017 American Gas Association Operations Conference

Posted May 1, 2017

2017 American Gas Association’s Operations Conference and Biennial Exhibition

May 2 – 5, 2017

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

CHA and Novara GeoSolutions unite at the 2017 American Gas Association’s Operations Conference and Biennial Exhibition. Join us and hundreds of operating, technical and engineering management professionals at the industry’s premier gathering of natural gas utility and transmission company operations management in sharing technical knowledge, ideas and practices to promote the safe, reliable and cost-effective delivery of natural gas.

Talk Pipeline Management at Booth #1310

Novara GeoSolutions is the world’s leading provider of pipeline information management systems and services. Meet Novara’s top experts to learn about the various industry products and services available such as its Leak Survey or MAOP solutions. Discover how utilities can add or update critical asset information with minimal effort and complete daily activities quickly by producing detailed maps and reports. Speak with CHA’s gas experts about maximizing the value of gas facility assets through long-range planning, design, asset management and more.

Join CHA’s Gary Panebianco, P.E. for a Technical Session

One Utility’s Methodology of Identifying What They Knew and Didn’t Know about Their Pipelines’ Integrity

Date: Friday, May 5 | Time: 9:40 am – 10:25 am

Gary Panebianco, CHA’s Associative Vice President & Gas Technical Leader, will discuss CHA’s successful five-year partnership with National Grid reviewing available material for every pipeline in its system. Stephen Altbacker, National Grid’s Engineer Manager – IVP, will join Gary in a thorough description and analysis of the methodology, gap analysis and overall success of understanding the integrity of National Grid’s gas transmission and high pressure distributions systems.

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Novara GeoSolutions is a frontrunner in supplying the energy industry with software solutions and consulting services to manage the full data lifecycle of pipeline assets. Our geospatial technology can be applied to a wide range of pipeline workflows such as MAOP solutions, compliance, engineering design, asset management, right-of-way management, mobile workforce computing, and more. For more information, please visit

CHA Consulting, Inc. is a highly diversified, full-service engineering and construction management firm providing a wide range of planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients. CHA’s seasoned gas professionals provide design services from initial concept through final construction packages.  We focus on the whole-life value of assets, long range planning, asset integrity, regulatory strategy, investment management and data management.