Eastern Energy Expo has announced the show will return in 2022 as a live, in-person event May 22-25, 2022 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Sponsorship opportunities and exhibit space sales and are now available.

“After a two-year change in format to a virtual event, we are excited and ready to meet and connect in person in 2022,” said Eric DeGesero, Executive VP, Fuel Merchants Association NJ. “Even in our virtual online format, Eastern Energy Expo was successful in bringing together heating fuel marketers, motor fuel distributors and HVAC service professionals and now we look forward to seeing everyone in person.”

“We are very excited to be at the new 110,000+ square foot Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun as it brings all booth and truck exhibitors in a single exhibit area,” added Ted Harris, Executive VP, Pennsylvania Petroleum Association. “Our 2022 floor plan features more than 200 exhibits including outdoor equipment and live-fire displays with our exhibitors offering the latest and best in products and services.”

“As a partner of the show, we are very excited to be hosting this event at the beautiful Mohegan Sun,” said Lisa Strug, Executive Director, Oil & Energy Service Professionals. “This first-class venue will afford us greater opportunities to expand our educational programs and workshops as well as hosting our association’s prestigious annual awards banquet, Dave Nelsen Scholarship golf outing, and Care to Ride supporting Oil Heat Cares.”

EEE 2022 is now open for exhibit space sales. Booth selection is on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibitors will want to act quickly for booth selection. Exhibitors who pay in full by Nov. 15, 2021 are eligible for a chance to win a FREE booth at EEE 2023 in Atlantic City, NJ. Exhibit spaces are 10’ x 10’ with options for corners, inline, marquee and island displays.

The two-day trade show will be open May 24 and 25. Numerous sponsorship and marketing opportunities are available to increase branding and visibility at the expo. Companies can have their logo on official conference signage, as well as print ads, and web ads. There are also complimentary conference registrations, branded e-blasts and exhibitor booths.

In addition to the trade show, EEE also offers a wide variety of educational programs targeting all company personnel: owners, managers, service managers, technicians and customer service representatives. EEE 2022 will also mark the return of the annual Hospitality Night, networking receptions and more.

Visit EasternEnergyExpo.com for a complete prospectus with exhibitor information and sponsorship offerings.

Eastern Energy Expo is co-hosted by the Atlantic Region Energy Expo (AREE), the Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA).

Article courtesy: Holland (MI) Sentinel
Sentinel Staff

HOLLAND — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill into law Tuesday. The bill now becomes Public Act 68 of 2021.

The bill was introduced earlier this year by Sen. Roger Victory, R-Hudsonville. It revises licensing requirements for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors.

“This reform improves the licensing standards for new HVAC contractors and allows existing contractors to become licensed in additional fields and expand the work they can do for Michigan homeowners and businesses,” Victory said in a statement.

“The problem was the sole option for mechanical contractors to add other classifications was extremely limiting. With this reform, existing mechanical contractors will have more ways to expand their license.”

Michigan Sen. Roger Victory, R-Hudsonville

The bill adds more eligibility options and requirements for applicants seeking a new mechanical contractor’s license. Previously, the only option was a minimum of three years of experience.

Under the act, applicants now can help meet the 6,000 hours of experience requirement by successfully completing a two-year or equivalent HVAC program provided by a trade school, community college or university, or approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.

When his air conditioning failed in the middle of summer in Houston, an idea was born. Engineer Sandeep Apsangi founded the startup HVACIntel, Dallas, which is expected to disrupt the HVAC industry with its patented IoT platform that monitors HVAC systems, proactively detects operational issues and prevents failures.
“The device and platform proactively alerts the homeowner, contractors and businesses about problems with their air conditioning systems,” Apsangi says. “This leads to convenience to the end consumer, customer loyalty, and trust for the contractors and boosts future business by predictions, not by sudden failures.”
According to Apsangi, around 60 million HVAC units in the U.S. aren’t monitored or connected to the contractor and distributor ecosystem, which represents a $7 billion untapped market.
HVACIntel was partially funded by Impact Ventures, an integrated capital fund created to address the gender and racial wealth gap in North Texas and beyond. Aspangi was selected as a Spring 2020 Fellow.
Apsangi will be looking for angel investors to fund installation and development goals for the next few years.
Read more at https://dallasinnovates.com/impact-ventures-meet-hvacintel-an-iot-platform-that-helps-contractors-manage-hvac-installations/
Source: Dallas Innovates

Michael DeConte, Director of Heating Sales at FW Webb invites participants to the latest recurring weekly “Hydronic Heating Hoppy-Hour,” in which DeConte will discuss a hydronic topic and invites attendees to discuss craft beers as well.
The next webinar, set for May 14 at 4:00 p.m. (EST), is “Making it Rain.” DeConte will discuss how to maximize system efficiency. Other topics covered include:

  • Why low temperature emitters are the key to maximizing system efficiency
  • Panel rads and low temperature baseboard
  • Radiant floor heating
  • What outdoor reset is
  • Choosing the right pump and
  • How to order FW Webb products online

The May 14 micro-brew to be discussed is Free Will Brewing Co.’s Cranberry Wheat. All webinars will touch on principals, breakthroughs, new products and best practices in the hydronic heating industry.
RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdOusqj8sGtB0f9CtG-GayMHXVtdCCp2H

Notice from NYPGA:

NPGA has alerted us that the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA has just offered to supply a limited number of cloth masks to essential critical infrastructure workers, including those in the propane industry. FEMA is shipping cloth masks from suppliers directly to propane locations that respond to this inquiry.
COST: it is still unclear if there will be a cost for the masks, but NYPGA will send an email confirming as soon as we know.
The most important part: they must get responses by 2 p.m. Eastern TODAY to meet an extremely tight FEMA deadline.
If you miss this deadline, FEMA may offer more supplies in the future.

From FMA of NJ:
Due to current circumstances, FMA will now be offering HVACR CEU classes online via Zoom meeting. Two sessions have been scheduled: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 and Thursday, April 23, 2020.

The course outline is identical to info previously distributed and the instructor is John F. Levey.
To participate and earn CEU credits, you must be present for the entire class and will need to “virtually check-in” at the beginning and conclusion of the program. In the event the computer being used is not equipped with a camera, participants will be able to “introduce” themselves when they enter the Zoom meeting. If you have multiple participants, they must be appropriately distanced from each other and not share computer.
FMA will send login/password information subsequent to receiving registration form.
If you had already registered to attend the classes, you should have received a separate email with more details and login info.
Reminder: All licensed NJ HVACR contractors are required to obtain five hours of continuing education by June 30, 2020 as a condition to renew their license. The Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey is sponsoring a series of approved courses. Click here for more info.

Watts has announced the next installment in the Watts® Works Engineer Webinar Series for their engineer, architect, designer, specifier, and facility manager customers. The webinar, Smart & Connected Solutions, will be broadcast live on March 26, 2020.
Smart and connected project planning tools, system solutions, and resources are changing the way engineers are conducting their daily business.
In this latest webinar,  they will discuss how connected solutions are making it easier to select, specify, and configure solutions, and what this new wave of IoT-enabled products means for you. Key takeaways include:

  • New ways to find, design, purchase, and manage assets
  • Smart and connected system solutions for commercial applications
  • Mobile apps and online resources that make your job easier

By attending the entire webinar, attendees can receive 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE).
To register for this webinar, please visit this page.

In response to the uncertainty and increased concern associated with the coronavirus, the Eastern Energy Expo (EEE) issued a statement assuring vendors and attendees that the 2020 event scheduled for May 17-20 at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT, is still moving forward as planned. The Expo’s statement said the event’s management will take its direction from global, federal and local health officials, including the WHO and CDC, which do not have travel notices or restrictions on public gatherings for the continental US.
A spokesperson for EEE  said,  “It is our goal to create a healthy and safe environment where our vendors and guests can conduct business, network and strengthen relationships.”
Mohegan Sun President and General Manager Jeff Hamilton stated they are “…taking this matter seriously and taking every precaution. The number one priority is always the safety of all guests. The Mohegan Tribal Health Department will continue to work directly with the appropriate agencies, such as the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and the CDC, staying up-to-date on this emerging issue.”
EEE will communicate updates to the industry as the need arises.

UGI Corp. has elected William Marrazzo and K. Richard Turner to serve as Directors of UGI Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary UGI Utilities Inc. Both Marrazzo and Turner served as Directors of AmeriGas Propane Inc., a subsidiary of AmeriGas Partners, until the company’s acquisition by UGI in August.
Marrazzo is CEO & President of WHYY Inc., and previously served as CEO & President of Roy F. Weston Inc., Water Commissioner for the Philadelphia Water Department and Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia. Marrazzo has also been as a Board Member of American Water Works Co. Inc. and Director of Woodard & Curran.
Turner is Managing Director of Altos Partners. Prior, he retired as Senior Managing Director of the Stephens Group LLC. Turner previously served as a Board Member of the general partner of Energy Transfer Equity LP, Sunoco LP, Energy Transfer Partners LP, Laney Directional Drilling LLC and North American Energy Partners Inc.
Marvin Schlanger plans to retire as Chairman of the Board of UGI in January 2021. Frank Hermance has been nominated to succeed Schlanger as Chairman. Schlanger has agreed to serve as Vice Chairman during this transition.
Hermance is a retired Chairman & CEO of AMETEK Inc. and a previous Director of UGI, UGI Utilities Inc. and AmeriGas Propane Inc. Hermance is also a Director Emeritus of the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, Vice Chairman of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and an Advisory Board Member of American Securities LLP.

Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) and The Eastern Energy Expo (EEE) are looking for industry experts with valuable technical information to share regarding providing energy and home comfort services to millions of consumers in the Northeast. The deadline is Dec. 6. The show is set for May 17-20, 2020 at the Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT.
For more info, visit https://easternenergyexpo.com/request-presentation/.