Michael Yang

Centerpoint Energy
Manager, Gas Supply Forecast & Analysis

Michael Yang currently leads the Forecast and Analysis team in CenterPoint Energy, where he manages the gas supply forecasting, statistical analysis, and econometric modeling activities that support the acquisition of economical, reliable and flexible gas supply, storage and transportation services for CenterPoint Energy’s gas distribution operations which serves over 3.4 million customers in six states across US. He manages the development of long-term forecasting models that support gas procurement planning activities and short-term forecasting models that make daily gas flow scheduling recommendations on all upstream pipelines.

Mr. Yang earned a master’s degree in Statistics from the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Nankai University in China.


October 25, 2018

1:45  -  2:45

Grand Cypress B

302: 1-in-N Year Weather Selection for Design Day Analysis

Local distribution companies (LDCs), like CenterPoint Energy, need to know how much gas their customers will demand on their design day, which for CenterPoint Energy is defined as the highest volume of gas it expects to use in a single day. LDCs must design their natural gas distribution systems as well as procure enough third … Continued

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