Issue #145, December, 2022


  • New DE&I Roadmap for Industry Change
  • Deloitte’s paper on The Natural Gas Utility Workforce in a Decarbonizing World
  • Impact Award Recipients
  • 2022 Workforce Development Summit
  • Welcome New Members

The Natural Gas Utility Workforce in a Decarbonizing World

CEWD is proud to have worked with Deloitte and the American Gas Association and American Public Gas Association on the development of The Natural Gas Utility Workforce in a Decarbonizing World research that was published in November 2022. You can download the report here.

The report highlights:

  • Decarbonization is a growth opportunity for natural gas utilities.
  • Gas utilities can seize the opportunity by reorienting their core workforce and workforce towards the emerging renewable natural gas, geothermal, and hydrogen industries.
  • They can further amplify growth by engineering a digital skill advantage.
  • Decarbonization strategies can help gas utilities attract the growing talent pipeline they will need to achieve their targets.

Offering additional detail, the paper suggests gas utilities that proactively decarbonize can reverse declining workforce trends and expectations and while no natural gas workforce segment is at risk of elimination from decarbonization, many will need to train in new skills. Research illustrates that skill requirements are growing in many of the positions that utilities have the most difficulty filling, including skilled trades that require on-the-job training and/or apprenticeship.

2022 Impact Award Recipients Named

CEWD’s Impact Awards honor excellence by individuals, companies, and consortia affiliated with CEWD for their leadership of workforce development initiatives that will have a lasting impact on the development of a skilled, diverse talent pipeline for the energy sector. 2022’s honorees, representing companies from across the country, were recognized at the Summit. Read about them here.

2022 Workforce Development Summit Is One for the Record Books

The CEWD team eagerly welcomed a record crowd to the 2022 Workforce Development, held recently in Washington, D.C. Attendees offered praise for the presenters, networking, and action-focused dialogues that are hallmarks of the annual program. While the Summit has come to a close, its teachings, take-aways, and memories live on. You can see and download photos from the event on our new Flickr account.

Welcome New Members!

NRG Energy

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

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