SPRING18: Tucson Electric Power - Modernization with Flexible Generation
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Tucson Electric Power - Modernization with Flexible Generation Rick Burrows, Manager, Compliance & Special Projects, Tucson Electric Power Nelson Rosado, Manager, Fossil Power Technologies, Sargent & Lundy This session will highlight considerat
 SPRING19: Distributed Energy Resources
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SAFETY16: Human Performance
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   The keynote delivery ???Human Performance??? is focused on the simple approach to making Human Performance value-added from the end user and leader???s perspective. This presentation introduces the Human Performance Principles and focuses primarily t
 TRRR19: Advanced Vegetation Management Techniques
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SPRING18: IT/OT Convergence Panel
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   
 FALL19: Repowering the Power Industry – Market Dynamics & Emerging Technologies
(11/4/2020)
 
   Repowering the Power Industry – Market Dynamics & Emerging Technologies Jeremy Klingel, Global Distributed Energy Business Leader, Black & Veatch
 SPRING18: Decision Making in Support of Vehicle Electrification: Lessons Learned from the DOE/Pacifi
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Decision Making in Support of Vehicle Electrification: Lessons Learned from the DOE/PacifiCorp-funded WestSmartEV Program David Christensen, Executive Director, SELECT, Utah State University The presentation will briefly discuss the work and scope
 DIST19: Austin’s Experience Instituting a 5G Wireless Program
(11/4/2020)
 
   Austin Energy’s 5G Program Andrew Gallo, JD, CCEP, Director, Corporate Compliance Programs, Austin Energy
 TRRR19: GSU and Transmission Resilience Solutions
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 DISTENG18: Professional Practice of Overhead Distribution Line Design
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Professional Practice of Overhead Distribution Line Design R. John Miner, President, The Association for Utility Line Design Professionals This presentation will include discussion of legal, regulatory and ethical requirements applicable to the pro
 eBinder: Renewable Planning and Operations Conference
(11/4/2020)
 
   The Renewable Planning and Operations Conference is focused on generation and transmission renewable issues related to planning, integration, operations and new technologies. Presenters will discuss renewables such as wind, solar and biomass energy.
 SPRING18: Reforming Residential Electric Rates - The Arizona Experience
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Reforming Residential Electric Rates - The Arizona Experience Charles Miessner, Principle Strategist, Arizona Public Service The presentation discusses the need for new residential rate structures to provide effective incentives for the vast array
 SEC18: eBinder
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 FALL19: Getting to Yes: Negotiating Difficult Agreements
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 eBinder: 2019 Transmission Conference
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SPRING18: Utility-Scale Renewables Industry Update: Tariffs, Trends and Best Practices
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   The presentation will provide perspectives from varying Utilities, Independent Power Producers and Contractors regarding renewable energy industry impacts from US tax reform, tariffs and commodity price fluctuations. The presentation will also ident
 GEN18: Four Corners Plant Overview
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   
 SRT2_17: Human Performance and Accident Investigation
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Human Performance and Accident Investigation Richard J. Farley, Consultant, Human Performance (CAP/HP), Arizona Public Service Company The understanding of Human Performance as a system is necessary when investigating mishaps, human error and event
 SPRING18: Workforce Management from the Outside-In
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   
 SPRING19: Electricity’s Growing Role in the US Energy System
(11/4/2020)
 
   Electricity’s Growing Role in the US Energy System Tom Wilson, Principal Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Electricity’s role in the US energy system is a key question addressed by many recent analyses. This presentatio
 LEADER19: Insights Rrom the Front: Evergy’s EV Charging Network
(11/4/2020)
 
   Insights From the Front: Evergy’s EV Charging Network Mark Cosby, Evergy Evergy’s Clean Charge Network (CCN) is currently the largest installed and operating utility-owned EV network in the US. This session will provide an overview of CCN and pro
 SPRING18: Emerging Security Threats – The Human Side of Physical Security
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Securing T&D Assets and Operations Anthony Montoya Recent developments regarding transmission and distribution security threats, vulnerabilities and consequence.
 eBinder: Power Supply for Modern Energy Solutions Conference
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SPRING18: Augmented Reality at Westar Energy
(11/4/2020)
 
   Augmented Reality for Training & Troubleshooting Dave Claussen, Executive Director, System Maintenance, Westar Energy This presentation will describe and demonstrate an augmented reality application that was developed in conjunction with Index AR S
 CYCLE18: Economics of Power Plant Cycling
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Economics of Power Plant Cycling Nikhil Kumar, Managing Director, Intertek As regulations require additional renewable generation on the grid, existing generating assets will be required to cycle. Evidence is mounting that power plant cycling is ca
 SPRING19: Non-Wire Alternatives/Solutions
(11/4/2020)
 
   Lessons from SRP’s Advanced Inverter Project Greg Adams, Manager of Grid Planning & Performance, SRP Four years ago, SRP and EPRI embarked on a project to understand what level of communication and control is necessary to manage distribution voltag
 DIST19: eBinder
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SPRING18: Battery Energy Storage Panel
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SPRING19: Excellence Now: Strategic Human Performance Systems
(11/4/2020)
 
   Excellence Now: Strategic Human Performance Systems Chris Overman, Director of Safety and Human Performance, Nebraska Public Power District Vincent Vincek, Performance Assessment Principle Specialist, ComEd Through discussion and participation, pa
 SPRING18: Electric Utility Executive Leadership Panel
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Leaders from several utilities will share their strategies for moving forward with today’s biggest industry challenges during this panel, while sharing insight on emerging issues and future planning
 FALL18: Intentional Leadership: Leading from Within to Define Your Own Success
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Intentional Leadership: Leading from Within to Define Your Own Success Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, Taylor Your Success Coaching, LLC / University of Arizona As executives in rapidly changing industries, we face many pressures and challenges that impa
 eBinder: CYCLE19
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   
 TAMM18: eBinder
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   
 SPRING19: The South Texas Project Performance Journey with a Consistent Leadership Model
(11/4/2020)
 
   The South Texas Project Performance Journey with a Consistent Leadership Model Charles T. “Tim” Bowman, Organizational Effectiveness Director, South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company This presentation will walk through the performance history
 SAFETY20: ATV & UTV Workplace Safety for Utility Workers
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SPRING19: SRP’s Rotational Engineering Program
(11/4/2020)
 
   SRP’s Rotational Engineering Program Chris Janick, Senior Director, Power Delivery, SRP For years SRP’s Rotational Engineering Program has been used to onboard and develop new graduate engineers. Engineers receive technical and soft skills trainin
 SPRING19: Collaboration: the Key for Success
(11/4/2020)
 
   Collaboration: the Key for Success
 TRANS18: eBinder
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   
 ENV15 - Coal Combustion Residue (CCR)
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Discussion will consist of an overview of the final CCR rule with respect to the effective date, key definitions contained with the rule, a brief discussion on applicability of the rule to all CCR???s generated by electric utilities, a tabulation of
 FALL17: Keynote Address: Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Mission & Space a
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   
 FALL20: How Will Generation Really be Impacted?
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 CYCLE18: Power Plant Cycling Causality
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Power Plant Cycling Causality James Schetter, President, Renewable Impacts LLC Because of the increased cycling impacts imposed by load-varying operations, power plant owners and operators need to better understand cycling causality or “what” is ca
 SAFETY20: Bootcamp Presentation
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SPRING19: The Evolving Grid
(11/4/2020)
 
   The Evolving Grid Chris Pink, Senior Manager, Transmission Planning, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association This presentation will highlight some of the key challenges facing the transmission system due to the changing nature of how we gen
 DIST18: eBinder
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   
 SPRING19: EPC and Alternative Contracting Models – What Really Drives Success
(11/4/2020)
 
   EPC and Alternative Contracting Models – What Really Drives Success James K. Needham, President, Kiewit Power Engineering From one of today’s leading EPC contractors, Kevin Needham, President of Kiewit Engineering and SVP of Markets and Strategy fo
 FALL18: Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast: Innovating in the Age of Acceleration
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   
 FALL20: Leadership Development-The Next Curve To Flatten
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SPRING18: Electrification – Challenges and Opportunities
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Electrification – Challenges and Opportunities Mark Duvall, Director, Energy Utilization, Electric Power Research Institute Mark Duvall will present a high level view of Efficient Electrification and its role in an Integrated Energy Network. Ma
 UAS16 - Compliance & Regulation Presentation
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Compliance & Regulation Presentation Kelly Daly, Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP Jim Frank, CEO, Redwood Analytix New regulations were announced June 29 and implemented on August 29, 2016. This presentation will be discussing the remote pilot
 TRRR19: Effects of Bomb Cyclone Flooding, the Storm That Keeps Giving!
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 CYCLE18: Plant Flexibility
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Plant Flexibility Pat Bartley, Manager, Engineering Studies and Application Engineer, GE Power This presentation will address fossil fuel fired unit flexible operation concentrating mainly on the ability to cycle to lower on line steady operating c
 SPRING18: Load Cycling Panel
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   
 SAFETY19: Fitness for Life Starts at Home Panel
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 DIST17: Communicating Fault Indicators
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Communicating Fault Indicators Clifton Boop, Supervisor, Distribution Operations, Technical Support, Arizona Public Service Robert Ousley, Supervisor, Distribution Operations Center, Arizona Public Service This presentation will cover utilization
 eBinder: 2019 Distribution Engineers Workshop
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SPRING19: Battery Storage Insights from the Field
(11/4/2020)
 
   Battery Storage Insights from the Field Jon R. La Follett, PhD, Energy System Integration & Storage Program Lead, Shell New Energies Dustin R. Rogge, Microgrid Solutions Manager, Black & Veatch This presentation will provide an brief overview of t
 SPRING19: Dual Use Streetlight/Communication Poles
(11/4/2020)
 
   Dual Use Streetlight/Communication Poles: Developing Technical Requirements, Working with Cellular Companies, Deploying Daul Use Poles and Lessons Learned Travis Johnson, Manager, Electric Distribution Standards, Xcel Energy Reviewing standards dev
 FALL20: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: The Hidden Impacts of Unconscious Bias
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 FALL20: CEO Panel: Powering Through Disruption
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SPRING18: Data Management & Advanced Analytics
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   
 SEC16 - Physical and Cyber-security for Critical Transmission Assets ??? An Integrated Solutions App
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   This presentation will outline the importance of taking an integrated solutions approach to the planning and implementation of physical and cyber-security for critical transmission assets. Leidos will present utility industry best practices for physi
 TRRR19: UAS Technology for Fast Outage Recovery After Storm Damage
(11/4/2020)
 
   UAS Technology for Fast Outage Recovery after Storm Damage Bryon Atchison, Manager, Field Services, ThinkPower Vinod Rajasekaren, ThinkPower Dallas County experienced a major storm event on June 9, 2019 that led to large scale disruption of servic
 SPRING18: Microgrids - How They are Changing the Utility Landscape!
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Microgrids - How they are changing the Utility Landscape! Jason Abiecunas, Distributed Generation Service Area Leader Power, Black & Veatch Black & Veatch will present several real microgrid projects to promote common understanding, provide an upda
 FALL20: Zap the Gap, Generational Differences Reexamined
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 TRRR19: Addressing Corrective Action Following National Emergency Mutual Aid Assistance
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SPRING19: Grid Management Aspect of Renewables
(11/4/2020)
 
   The presentation will discuss ERCOT’s approach in managing high penetration of renewable resources. The presenter will also discuss lessons learned while integrating more than 22 GW of wind and 1.5 GW of utility scale solar generation in ERCOT.
 TRANS17: Scheduling Transmission Outages and the Direction of the Industry
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Scheduling Transmission Outages and the Direction of the Industry Sean Erickson, Senior Power Operations Specialist, Western Area Power Administration Introduction of WAPA and highlighting some of the unknown complexities of being a Federal PMA of
 SPRING_19: Trends in Electric Utility Risk Management
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 Day 2 Keynote; Clifton L. Taulbert
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SPRING18: Managing Outage Windows with Mobile FACTS Devices
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Managing Outage Windows with Mobile FACTS Devices Casey Heier, Director of Mobile Solutions, Smart Wires, Inc. The electric utility industry is undergoing a challenging period of transformation marked by a rapidly changing generation mix, increas
 SPRING18: Reliability and Economics are Inseparable: Insights of Managing Wind in SPP
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Reliability and Economics are Inseparable: Integrating Mountain West into SPP David Kelley, Director of Seams and Market Design, SPP The Mountain West Transmission Group is a collaborative of seven electricity service providers with transmission f
 FALL17: Efficient Electrification - Pathway to an Integrated Energy Network
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Efficient Electrification - Pathway to an Integrated Energy Network Arshad Mansoor, Senior Vice President, R&D, EPRI Efficient electrification is a central pillar of EPRI’s vision of an Integrated Energy Network. Economic and environmental factor
 SPRING18: STP’s Response during Hurricane Harvey Helps Make the Case for Nuclear
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   This presentation will cover how to credibly communicate your message during a crisis.
 Keynote Speaker: John Doggett
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 TRRR19: UNS Mutual Assistance Response in Turks & Caicos and Puerto Rico 2018
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 TRRR19: Carr Fire Lessons Learned and Strategies to Mitigate Severe Conditions
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 FALL20: Architecture/Engineering Service Firms Panel Discussion
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SUPPLY18: eBinder
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Evolving RTO markets, renewables, distributed resources, and calls for increased grid resiliency present power supply planners with significant challenges to ensure flexibility and reliability while remaining cost competitive. This conference will ex
 TRRR19: Bomb Cyclone Blizzard 2019 – System Impacts
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 GEN19: eBinder
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 DISTENG19: Utility Emergency Reaction Panel
(11/4/2020)
 
   
 SEC16 - Physical and Cyber-security for Critical Transmission Assets – An Integrated Solutions Appro
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   This presentation will outline the importance of taking an integrated solutions approach to the planning and implementation of physical and cyber-security for critical transmission assets. Leidos will present utility industry best practices for physi
 ENV15 - Coal Combustion Residue (CCR)
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Discussion will consist of an overview of the final CCR rule with respect to the effective date, key definitions contained with the rule, a brief discussion on applicability of the rule to all CCR’s generated by electric utilities, a tabulation of th
 SPRING16: Utility Core Competency Panel
(11/4/2020)
 
 
   Utility Core Competency Panel PANELIST #1: Bruce Akin, Sr. VP, Power Delivery, Westar Energy PANELIST #2: Amy Reininger, Director, Field Human Resources, Black Hills Corp. PANELIST #3: Carl Mycoff, Managing Director, Mycoff, Fry & Prouse LLC Cur
 SUPPLY20: eBinder
(3/6/2020)
 
   
 SUPPLY20: Allam Cycle
(3/2/2020)
 
   Allam Cycle Mike McGroddy, Principal, 8 Rivers Capital, LLC The Allam Cycle is a breakthrough in power generation technology. It uses a high-pressure, highly recuperative, oxyfuel, supercritical CO2 cycle that makes emission capture a part of the
 SPRING20: Keynote Scott Moore
(2/24/2020)
 
   Scott Moore Expert on Building and Leading “No-Fail” Teams and United States Navy SEAL Rear Admiral (Retired) Having served 30 years as a SEAL leader, retired Rear Admiral Scott Moore is a master in organizational leadership and teambuilding. He se
 DISTENG20: Emergency Operations Center - GridEX Simulation
(2/24/2020)
 
   Emergency Operations Center - GridEX Simulation Tiffani DeFore, Emergency Management Program Manager, Western Area Power Administration Managing a single EOC is demanding and requires extensive planning to ensure command and control during an incid
 SUPPLY20: Managing the Multiple Objectives of Resource Optimization
(2/18/2020)
 
   Managing the Multiple Objectives of Resource Optimization Colton Kennedy, Manager, Corporate Planning, Omaha Public Power District In the midst of growing load and evolving technology OPPD found its traditional resource planning tools unsuitable f
 SUPPLY20: Supporting the Distribution Grid with Energy Storage
(2/18/2020)
 
   Supporting the Distribution Grid with Energy Storage Matthew Heimann, Power Systems Development, West Region, Siemens Energy, Inc. The presentation will explore battery energy storage as a viable alternative to enhancements to distribution networks
 SUPPLY20: Overview of the ERCOT Market & ERCOT’s Planning Process
(2/18/2020)
 
   Overview of the ERCOT Market & ERCOT’s Planning Process Aaron Townsend, Supervisor, Market Analysis, ERCOT This presentation will cover basics of the ERCOT system, market design, and planning processes. It will include the an overview of the chan
 TRANS20: UG T-Lines: Installation Considerations –
(2/18/2020)
 
   UG T-Lines: Installation Considerations – Eric Cosgrove, Black & Veatch As more obstacles are being encountered for typical overhead construction methods, underground transmission is becoming more common. Underground transmission has different in
 SAFETY20: Distracted Driving - Austin Police Special initiatives
(2/17/2020)
 
   Distracted Driving - Austin Police Special initiatives Patrick Oborski, Detective, Austin Police Department Detective Oborski will present on both distracted driving and the laws regarding Move Over for Emergency Vehicles. Austin police have been a
 SAFETY20: Industrial Hygiene in an Electrical Utility
(2/17/2020)
 
   Industrial Hygiene in an Electrical Utility Rayna D Brown, MS-IH, Industrial Hygienist, Evergy Steve Hicks, Industrial Hygienist, Evergy The purpose of this session is to lead participants through key industrial hygiene case studies to practical
 SAFETY20: Overview of UT Research on Lithium Ion Battery Energy Storage System Hazards
(2/17/2020)
 
   Overview of UT Research on Lithium Ion Battery Energy Storage System Hazards Ofodike Ezekoye, Professor, University of Texas at Austin Lithium-ion battery energy storage systems (Li-BESS) are increasingly being used as parts of electrical utility
 SAFETY20: HOP Implementation: Lessons Learned
(2/17/2020)
 
   HOP Implementation: Lessons Learned Jim Aldrich, Corporate Safety Programs Consultant, Evergy Thinking about implementing HOP at your organization? Wondering how a misstep could upset or even de-rail your efforts? Help yourself prepare by learning
 DISTENG20: Evaluating Fire Risk Impact to Utility ROW
(2/10/2020)
 
   Evaluating Fire Risk Impact to Utility ROW Wade Ward, CWMS, Fire Mitigation Specialist, Arizona Public Service We cannot make significant strides in reducing catastrophic wildland fire risk in utility Rights-of-Way unless we understand the risk.
 SAFETY20: Creating Health & Wellness Programming Your Employees Actually Enjoy
(2/3/2020)
 
   Creating Health & Wellness Programming Your Employees Actually Enjoy Shannon Hernandez, Chief Creative Officer, Cardigan Communications Group Facing rising health care costs and an ever-increasing competitive talent war, employers are realizing th
 TRANS20: Advanced Transmission Line Design Tools for an As-Building Solution
(2/3/2020)
 
   Advanced Transmission Line Design Tools for an As-Building Solution Landon Schulze, President, ASEC, Inc. Gokul Narayanan, Program Manager, ASEC, Inc. The need to accurately model transmission and distribution infrastructure has increased over t
 DISTENG20: Electric Vehicles; Impacts to the Grid and Society
(2/3/2020)
 
   Electric Vehicles; Impacts to the Grid and Society Angela Piner, VP, HDR The history of the modern electric car is very short, and the market for light duty EVs is still immature. As Bloomberg noted in a January 2019 article: “In 1900, electric
 SUPPLY20: The Case for Carbon Capture to Extend a Coal Plant
(2/3/2020)
 
   The Case for Carbon Capture to Extend a Coal Plant Hank Adair, City of Farmington The Farmington Electric Utility System and Enchant Developers have been working with a Carbon Capture Technology company, a CO2 purchaser, and a construction contract
 SAFETY20: Keynote Tony Crow - It’s Not Just About Me
(2/3/2020)
 
   Keynote Tony Crow - It’s Not Just About Me An accident, on or off the job, can change many lives IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE. Tony Crow worked 26 years for TXU (now Luminant Energy) in Northeast Texas at a coal-fired Power Plant. But on Feb. 15, 2003,
 DISTENG20: Mobilization of Workforce
(2/3/2020)
 
   Mobilization of Workforce Laschell Crook, Evergy With the maturity of work management software, the utility industry has been able to make full use of computerized systems to capture, manage and store asset and location specific data digitally. Th
 SAFETY20: Observation & Coaching
(2/3/2020)
 
   Observation & Coaching Chris Overman, Director, Human Performance and Corrective Action Programs Manager, Nebraska Public Power District Learn about one company’s past failures and recent successes with safety observation and coaching initiatives.
 TRANS20: Voltage Control For Distribution Connected Generation
(1/30/2020)
 
   Voltage Control For Distribution Connected Generation Jim Whitaker, Supervisor Power System Studies, TRC As Distribution Connected Generation (DG) penetration grows, voltage control and the impacts on customers and the transmission system have or w
 TRANS20: Case Study – Integration of Solar and Storage at the Transmission Level
(1/23/2020)
 
   Case Study – Integration of Solar and Storage at the Transmission Level Sam Ley, PE, Director of Engineering, AES Distributed Energy In 2016, AES DE and the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative undertook to build the world’s largest combined solar and
 TRANS20: Using Helical Piles for Transmission Line Structure Foundations
(1/23/2020)
 
   Using Helical Piles for Transmission Line Structure Foundations John Dunn, Almita Pilings Saif Mohamed, Almita Pilings This presentation will educate on helical pile deep foundation technology, as applied to various transmission and distribution s
 TRANS20: Voltage Droop Control in Power Flow Solutions
(1/23/2020)
 
   Voltage Droop Control in Power Flow Solutions Saurav Mohapatra, Senior Software Engineer, Powerworld Corporation In steady state power flow models, renewable generation plants (like solar and wind) are often modeled as multiple generators linked to
 TRANS20: High Voltage Cable Terminations – What to Know!
(1/23/2020)
 
   High Voltage Cable Terminations – What to Know! Kate Thompson, Cable Accessories Product Specialist, G&W Electric Company Since the first paper cable circuit installation in 1936, over 4,000 miles of paper cable have been installed in the United St
 TRANS20: Wild Fire Mitigation Planning
(1/23/2020)
 
   Wild Fire Mitigation Planning Brian Long, PE, Rotational Position Asset Management, Xcel Energy This presentation will focus on items to consider with respect to preparing for potential issues dealing with Wild Fire Risk on the Transmission Systems
 TRANS20: How Utilities are Utilizing UAS for T-line Inspections and Substations
(1/23/2020)
 
   How Utilities are Utilizing UAS for T-line Inspections and Substations Matt Dunlevy, President & CEO, SkySkopes In 2016, AES DE and the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative undertook to build the world’s largest combined solar and lithium ion battery s
 DISTENG20: 5G Best Practices Panel
(1/22/2020)
 
   5G Best Practices Panel Panelists to be Announced With the 5G communication revolution happening across the United States, most cities and utilities are working on incorporating this into their infrastructure and planning. If you are working on in
 DISTENG20: Wildfire Mitigation Planning at Rocky Mountain Power
(1/22/2020)
 
   Wildfire Mitigation Planning at Rocky Mountain Power Joshua Jones, Director, T&D Standards Engineering, PacifiCorp Wildfires risk and mitigation planning is a rapidly evolving area for utilities and will fundamentally changing how systems are opera
 DISTENG20: DER Integration Standard IEEE 1547 and SRP’s Plans for Implementation
(1/22/2020)
 
   DER Integration Standard IEEE 1547 and SRP’s Plans for Implementation Kaden MacFadyen, Engineer, SRP Jon Grooters, Sales Director, Mountain Region, ACS With the growth of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), industry rules and standards have been
 DISTENG20: Does Data Change Customer Behavior?
(1/22/2020)
 
   Does Data Change Customer Behavior? Dominick Daidone, Senior Sustainability Program Strategist, SRP This presentation provides a look into SRPs journey of introducing price plans structured to recover hard costs, while preserving customer choice.
 DISTENG20: Virtual World Asset Management – A Proven Technology for Asset Management
(1/22/2020)
 
   Virtual World Asset Management – A Proven Technology for Asset Management Tony Palizzi, Fugro The use of Virtual World Asset Management (VWAM) presents a new paradigm for a network-wide proactive approach to asset management. This approach results
 DISTENG20: Business Continuity Plans - How to Keep Your Business Operational in Case of an Emergency
(1/22/2020)
 
   Business Continuity Plans - How to Keep Your Business Operational in Case of an Emergency Paul Martinez, Power System Engineer Senior, Austin Energy In this presentation I’ll discuss Austin Energy’s documentation of Business Continuity Plans and
 FALL20: Keynote 2 - Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc.
(1/21/2020)
 
   Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with an office in Indonesia. The firm provides strategic analytical services to energy suppliers, law firms, medic
 FALL20: Keynote Dan Bartlett, Former Counselor to President George W. Bush
(1/20/2020)
 
   Day 1 Keynote: Dan Bartlett, Former Counselor to President George W. Bush, and Current EVP of Corporate Affairs for Walmart As the former counselor to President George W. Bush, Dan Bartlett was responsible for all aspects of communications plannin
 SUPPLY20: Costs and Considerations for Achieving Lofty Renewable Energy Goals
(1/17/2020)
 
   Costs and Considerations for Achieving Lofty Renewable Energy Goals Kyle Combes, Project Manager, Resource Planning and Market Assessments, 1898 & Co. Victor Aguirre, Project Manager, Resource Planning and Market Assessments, 1898 & Co. Ambitious
 SUPPLY20: Intercooled Aeroderivative Gas Turbines: Challenges & Opportunities
(1/17/2020)
 
   Intercooled Aeroderivative Gas Turbines: Challenges & Opportunities Jared Kool, Operations Shift Supervisor, Arizona Public Service APS integrated new intercooled aeroderivative gas turbines into its generation portfolio in order to replace aging
 SUPPLY20: Importance of Decision Flexibility in Resource Planning
(1/17/2020)
 
   Importance of Decision Flexibility in Resource Planning Glen Justis, Experience on Demand In traditional resource planning efforts, great effort is commonly expended in forecasting load and energy prices, researching technologies and operating cost
 SUPPLY20: Beneficial Electrification
(1/17/2020)
 
   Beneficial Electrification Matt Fitzgibbon, Beneficial Electrification Manager, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association An overview of beneficial electrification in our industry and what it means for Tri-State.
 SUPPLY20: The Gas Turbine’s Path to Zero Carbon
(1/17/2020)
 
   The Gas Turbine’s Path to Zero Carbon Michael Ducker, Mitsubishi-Hitachi As society decarbonizes power generation and transportation, the path toward gas plus renewables and storage is becoming clearer. The type of fuel used for power generation h
 RENEW19: Battery Storage Technology Insights from the Field
(10/4/2019)
 
   Battery Storage Technology Insights from the Field Jon R. La Follett, PhD, Energy System Integration & Storage Program Lead, Shell New Energies Dustin J. Rogge, Microgrid Solutions Manager, Black & Veatch This presentation will provide an brief o
 RENEW19: Community Solar: Strategies for Successful Deployment
(10/1/2019)
 
   Community Solar: Strategies for Successful Deployment Mary Palmer, Conservation Program Associate, Customer Renewable Solutions, Austin Energy Community solar programs are a valuable tool to achieve a myriad of renewable energy policy goals and exp
 RENEW19: Battery Technology Safety Panel
(9/9/2019)
 
   Battery Technology Safety Panel - Part 1 Chris Ruckman, Burns & McDonnell Chris will provide an overview of the hazards and operating risks associated with battery storage. Specifically, he will provide a brief review of the most used lithium-ion b
 DISTENG19: Identifying Solutions 101 - Part 1
(8/26/2019)
 
   Identifying Solutions 101 - Part 1 Bob Gaw, Evergy
 DISTENG19: DERMS Overview
(8/26/2019)
 
   DERMS Overview Jon Grooters, Sales Director- DER Integration, Advanced Control Systems (ACS) It is safe to say that “DERMS” might be the biggest buzzword regarding utility distribution but it is also often the most misunderstood or misused term amo
 DISTENG19: Measurement Technology
(8/26/2019)
 
   Measurement Technology Ryan Hacker, Senior Engineer, Evergy • AMI Data Analysis o Distribution Planning o Transformer failures • AMI Network Infrastructure • Meter Accuracy • Meter Testing • Standards • Meter communication to MV90 syst
 DISTENG19: EV Charging Load Factors
(8/26/2019)
 
   EV Charging Load Factors Kevin Chandra, Graduate Engineer, South Design and Standards, Austin Energy Austin is nationally recognized as an electric vehicle friendly city with over 800 charging ports serving 8500+ drivers. Electric utilities must be
 RENEW19: Community Solar Presentation
(8/26/2019)
 
   Community Solar Presentation To be Announced
 DISTENG19: Line Design Software
(8/26/2019)
 
   Line Design Software Travis Vincent, Austin Energy
 DISTENG19: Arc Flash Considerations with Distribution Overcurrent Protection
(8/26/2019)
 
   Arc Flash Considerations with Distribution Overcurrent Protection Timothy Day, Sr. Application Engineer, EATON Corp • A review of the devices typically deployed on distribution circuits for overcurrent protection. • An overview of their features,
 DISTENG19: The Future of the Electric Utility
(8/26/2019)
 
   The Future of the Electric Utility John Romero, General Manager Distribution, Collection and Treatment, Colorado Springs Utilities The electric utility industry is undergoing a transformation due to disruptive technologies such as wind, solar and e
 RENEW19: Update on Latest Energy Storage Options
(8/26/2019)
 
   Update on Latest Energy Storage Options Venkat Banunarayanan, Senior Director, Integrated Grid, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Assocation This presentation will give an overview of the technology and commercial status of various energy storag
 DISTENG19: Identifying Solutions 101 - Part 2
(8/26/2019)
 
   Identifying Solutions 101 - Part 2 To be Announced
 DISTENG19: Distribution Resiliency and Fundamentals of 100-Year Cable Life
(8/26/2019)
 
   Distribution Resiliency and Fundamentals of 100-Year Cable Life Charles Shannon, IMCORP Utility experience around the world has shown underground cable systems are an optimal solution for distribution resiliency in the face of natural disasters but
 RENEW19: Lithium Ion Battery Safety Panel
(8/26/2019)
 
   Lithium Ion Battery Safety Panel Chris Ruckman, Burns & McDonnell Noah Ryder, Fire & Risk Alliance
 RENEW19: SPP Strategic Initiatives with a Changing Fuel Mix
(8/26/2019)
 
   SPP Strategic Initiatives with a Changing Fuel Mix Casey Cathey, Manager, Reliability Planning & Seams, Southwest Power Pool The SPP footprint currently has over 21GW of wind installed with wind serving load records exceeding 67%, operational in th
 DISTENG19: Leadership - Consulting vs. Utility Discussion
(8/26/2019)
 
   Leadership - Consulting vs. Utility Discussion Panelist #1: Joel Bladow, VP, Transmission, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association Panelist #2: To be Announced, Burns & McDonnell
 DISTENG19: Identifying Solutions 101 - Part 3
(8/26/2019)
 
   Identifying Solutions 101 - Part 3 To be Announced
 DISTENG19: Financial Justification Fundamentals
(8/26/2019)
 
   Financial Justification Fundamentals - Part 1 Richard Peña, Principal Consultant, C M Lantana Consulting The justification of any project is based on two elements: financial and other intangibles. The presentation will concentrate on Payback and N
 DISTENG19: Leveraging the Communications Network
(8/26/2019)
 
   Leveraging the Communications Network Richard Huck, Xcel Energy
 DISTENG19: Specifying Quality Cables
(8/26/2019)
 
   Specifying Quality Cables Vitaliy Yaroslavskiy, VP, Technology, Cable Technology Labs Initial deployment of medium voltage cables with polymeric insulations (XLPE and EPR) in 1960-70th had disappointing results, with epidemic failures after only 7-
 RENEW19: Key Aspects to Repowering a Wind Farm
(8/26/2019)
 
   Key Aspects to Repowering a Wind Farm Amy K. Hackler, Director, Wind Repowering, Black & Veatch Repowering a wind farm: Definitions of repowering, industry drivers, and a review of the fundamental aspects and hurdles of repowering existing sites.
 RENEW19: Innovative Strategies to Integrate Variable Energy Resources into Bulk Power Systems
(8/26/2019)
 
   EPRI Renewables Presentation Erik Ela, EPRI
 RENEW19: Wind and Solar Best Practices 101 for Projects & Contracts
(8/26/2019)
 
   Wind and Solar Best Practices 101 for Projects & Contracts Gretchen Dolson, Renewable Energy Practice Lead, HDR The session will follow a general Wind and Solar 101 format while highlighting key Best Practices for project development & implementat
 eBinder: Leadership Workshop - Preparing Today's Leaders for Tomorrow's Future
(8/12/2019)
 
   eBinder: Leadership Workshop: Preparing Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Utility This is an essential workshop for anyone navigating a successful career in the electric energy industry, especially those in middle management (new or seasoned). The work
 LEADER19: Managing Managers – Establishing Behaviors and Actions that Transition Managers into Leade
(7/15/2019)
 
   Managing Managers – Establishing Behaviors and Actions that Transition Managers into Leaders Chad Orvis, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association It is no secret that good managers can make all the difference when it comes to effective team
 GEN19: System Health/Predictive Maintenance Panel
(7/12/2019)
 
   System Health/Predictive Maintenance Panel Panelist #1: Melody Duran, Arizona Public Service Panelist #2: To be Announced Panelist #3: To be Announced
 GEN19: Boiler Design Aspects of Controlling Flue Gas Temperature Entering AQCS Equipment
(7/12/2019)
 
   Boiler Design Aspects of Controlling Flue Gas Temperature Entering AQCS Equipment Jason Lee, Manager, Boiler Performance Engineering, Riley Power Inc. The presentation will cover the various available systems of flue gas temperature control enteri
 GEN19: Considerations and Planning Process for Partial Decommissioning of a Coal Plant
(7/8/2019)
 
   Considerations and Planning Process for Partial Decommissioning of a Coal Plant Ryan Sweetwood, Resource Management Consultant, Arizona Public Service Environmental regulations and economics prematurely terminated the use of Cholla Unit 2 in Joseph
 GEN19: Panel: Flexible Operation of Thermal Plants
(7/2/2019)
 
   Panel: Flexible Operation of Thermal Plants Panelist #1: Leif Bothun, Xcel Energy Panelist #2: Allan Vacek, Shift Supervisor, Omaha Public Power District Panelist #3: Jerry Lutz, Xcel Energy
 GEN19: Flooding in Nebraska - 2019
(7/1/2019)
 
   Flooding in Nebraska - 2019 Michael Ferm, Director, Operations, Omaha Public Power District The spring flooding in eastern Nebraska earlier this year presented challenges not seen previously. The magnitude and speed the river levels rose was unpre
 GEN19: Using Monitoring & Diagnostics as a Foundation for Asset Management
(7/1/2019)
 
   Using Monitoring & Diagnostics as a Foundation for Asset Management Jeff Karloff, Power Generation Services – O&M Manager, Black & Veatch There is a lot of buzz about IoT and Data Analytics. In the larger context, Asset Management programs can be
 FALL19: The Changing Value of Customer Experience in the Energy Cloud
(7/1/2019)
 
   The Changing Value of Customer Experience in the Energy Cloud Tom Walker, Managing Director, Navigant Utilities are experiencing a paradigm shift as they move from regulated commodity providers to sophisticated total energy solutions providers. Cu
 FALL19: South Texas Project Leadership Culture
(7/1/2019)
 
   South Texas Project Leadership Culture Dennis Koehl, Former CEO, South Texas Project This presentation will cover the business achievements and leadership attributes of the STP team, and will provide a better understanding of the nuclear business.
 GEN19: Plains End Plant Overview
(7/1/2019)
 
   Plains End Plant Overview Tommy Arnett, NAES and Chris Gaines, NAES
 TRRR19: Key Challenges to Enhancing Grid Resilience
(7/1/2019)
 
   Key Challenges to Enhancing Grid Resilience Jessica Lau, Sr. Technical Project Manager, NREL Power systems reliability and resilience requires successful coordination of operations, planning, and investments. Preparing for and strengthening asse
 FALL19: Facing an Energy Abundance
(7/1/2019)
 
   Facing an Energy Abundance Michael Zenker, Managing Director, NextEra Energy Resources The U.S. is facing an abundance of energy in almost all forms. Growing U.S. oil and gas production will transform the U.S. from the largest global importer, to
 GEN19: Low Load Operations for Thermal Plants: Case Studies
(7/1/2019)
 
   Low Load Operations for Thermal Plants: Case Studies Peter S. Jackson, P.E., President, Tetra Engineering Group, Inc. Our presentation will review critical aspects and issues for low load operation of thermal plants (radiant, combined cycle and CFB
 FALL19: State of the American Workplace
(7/1/2019)
 
   State of the American Workplace Report Overview: • The Untapped Potential of Employee Engagement • Consumers of Your Workplace • Using Engagment as the Competitive Advantage • The Complexity of the Future Workplace • Re-Engineering Performance
 FALL19: CEO Panel
(7/1/2019)
 
   CEO Panel Panelist #1: Terry Bassham, President & CEO, Evergy Panelist #2: Nick Brown, President & CEO, Southwest Power Pool Panelist #3: David Tudor, General Manager & CEO, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Panelist #4: Kevin Wailes, CEO, L
 GEN19: APS’ Drive To A Safety Focused Work Environment
(7/1/2019)
 
   APS’ Drive To A Safety Focused Work Environment Phil Smithers, Director, Corporate Safety and Health Services, Arizona Public Service APS has successfully and significantly reduced workplace injuries through development of a strong safety managemen
 LEADER19: Collaborate or Perish
(6/24/2019)
 
   Keynote speaker: Tom Casey COLLABORATE OR PERISH If teamwork is deemed as essential for enterprise success, why is C-Suite satisfaction with proficiency so critical?There have been hundreds of books, articles and blogs written on the topic, each
 LEADER19: Strategic and Emerging Risks to Electric Utilities
(6/24/2019)
 
   Strategic and Emerging Risks to Electric Utilities- This session provides an overview of strategic and emerging enterprise risks to electric utilities, plus best practices for how they can be managed. o Drivers for increased focus on enterprise risk
 SUPPLY19: What’s Next for the Affordable Clean Energy Rule: Perspectives on Legal Issues and State I
(6/18/2019)
 
 
   What’s Next for the Affordable Clean Energy Rule: Perspectives on Legal Issues and State Implementation Andrew D. Knudsen, Associate, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP In early summer 2019, EPA is expected to finalize its Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule,
 SUPPLY: Energy Storage Technology Comparison: Lithium Ion and Flow Batteries
(6/18/2019)
 
 
   Energy Storage Technology Comparison: Lithium Ion and Flow Batteries Mike Simpson, Sr. Technical Leader, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Batteries can enable utility-scale energy storage, but many storage technology options offer varying c
 SUPPLY19: Lithium Ion Battery Market Update and Distribution Deferral Case Study
(6/18/2019)
 
 
   Lithium Ion Battery Market Update and Distribution Deferral Case Study Chris Ruckman, Energy Storage Director, Burns & McDonnell Of the many currently available storage technologies, battery storage is the fastest growing segment of the storage mar
 SUPPLY19: Thermal Hybrids (gas + storage)
(6/18/2019)
 
 
   Thermal Hybrids (gas + storage) Turner Scholl, Project Manager, Wellhead Power Solutions Adnan F. Zafar, Technical Leader, Energy Storage and Hybrid Controls, General Electric This presentation will cover: 1. Explanation of what a thermal hybrid
 SUPPLY: PANEL: Utility of the Future
(6/18/2019)
 
 
   PANEL: Utility of the Future Fundamental changes to the power generation market have disrupted the traditional utility business model. Customers expect more flexibility and options for purchasing power. Technology provides new ways to interact wit
 SUPPLY19: PANEL - How the Increase in Renewables is Affecting Planning
(6/18/2019)
 
 
   PANEL - How the Increase in Renewables is Affecting Planning Renewable penetration and carbon emission reduction in the generation market continues to accelerate. The intermittent nature of these carbon free but intermittent facilities, and the ret
 SUPPLY19: Modern Energy Solutions with NuScale’s Small Modular Reactor
(6/18/2019)
 
 
   Modern Energy Solutions with NuScale’s Small Modular Reactor Chris Colbert, Chief Strategy Officer, NuScale NuScale Power is developing a new, modular light water reactor nuclear power plant to supply energy for district heating, desalination, and
 SUPPLY: PNM’s Transition to 100% Carbon Free Generation By 2040
(6/18/2019)
 
 
   PNM’s Transition to 100% Carbon Free Generation By 2040 Bill Paiz, Engineer, Power Production 5, PNM Resources PNM will continue down the path of unprecedented collaboration, which aided in the passage of the Energy Transition Act. The San Juan Gen
 SUPPLY19: Variable Energy Grid Integration and Energy Storage Options
(6/18/2019)
 
 
   Variable Energy Grid Integration and Energy Storage Options Carl Mannheim, Sr. Hydraulic Engineer & PNW Hydropower Engineering Manager, HDR Engineering This presentation will cover the challenges of integrating intermittent energy sources into the
 SPRING19: Insights From the Front: Evergy’s EV Charging Network
(5/5/2019)
 
   Insights from the front: Evergy’s EV Charging Network Mark Cosby, Senior Manager, Non-Regulated Products & Services, Electrification, Evergy Evergy’s Clean Charge Network (CCN) is currently the largest installed and operating utility-owned EV netwo
 SPRING19: Aligning Asset Management with Long Term System Planning
(4/15/2019)
 
   Aligning Asset Management with Long Term System Planning Chris Lindsey, UNS Energy Corporation Clark Bryner, UNS Energy Corporation
 SEC19: Defending the Edge – Implementing Substation Physical Security Hardening Options
(4/8/2019)
 
   Defending the Edge – Implementing Substation Physical Security Hardening Options Mandy Olson, Electrical Engineer \ Transmission & Distribution Services, Burns & McDonnell
 eBinder: SAFETY19
(3/25/2019)
 
   Safety is paramount in the power industry. It holds no boundaries. No rank. It is not a sometime thing. Safety must be at the forefront in everything we do. Everyone’s a Leader...everyone in the organization must be a leader when it comes to safety.
 SPRING19: Maximizing PV Value to the Grid through DER Aggregation
(3/13/2019)
 
   Maximizing PV Value to the Grid through DER Aggregation Jeffrey J. Cook, Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory When many distributed energy resources (DERs) are aggregated and called upon to provide certain services simultaneously, t
 SPRING19: Technical Considerations for Optimizing Steam Turbine Start Ups
(3/13/2019)
 
   Technical Considerations for Optimizing Steam Turbine Start Ups Thomas Reid, Manager of Engineering, TG Advisers, Inc. Significant dispatch and cost benefits exist for steam turbines that can start up quicker. However, there are critical design pa
 SPRING19: Planning and Preparing a Power Plant for Decommissioning – Lessons Learned
(3/13/2019)
 
   Planning and Preparing a Power Plant for Decommissioning – Lessons Learned Steven Yazzie, O&M Manager – Engineering, SRP Michael Hull, Operations and Maintenance Supervisor IV, SRP The planning and preparing of a three unit supercritical power pla
 SPRING19: Generation Planning Panel
(3/13/2019)
 
   Generation Planning Panel Panelist #1: Vernon “Buddy” Hasten, Vice President of Engineering and Construction, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Panelist #2: Phil McLaughlin, General Manager, Resource Management, Arizona Public Service Panelist
 SPRING19: Electric Energy Executive Leadership Panel
(3/13/2019)
 
   Electric Utility Executive Leadership Panel Panelist #1: Daniel Froetscher, Executive Vice President of Operations, Arizona Public Service Panelist #2: Susan Gray, Sr. Vice President & COO, UNS Energy Corporation Panelist #3: John Coggins, Associa
 SPRING19: IT/OT Panel
(3/13/2019)
 
   IT/OT Panel IT and OT – Convergence or Divergence Panelist #1: James Ball, Chief Information Security Officer, Western Area Power Administration I will illustrate common points of similarity between OT and IT systems and make the case that the t
 SPRING19: Aging Infrastructure Panel
(3/13/2019)
 
   Aging Infrastructure Panel Strengthening the Foundation for Investment in Aging Transmission Lines Panelist #1: Susan Franklin, Transmission Program Manager, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association Aging transmission line assets: the dat
 SPRING19: SPP Going Forward (DERs, Storage and More)
(3/13/2019)
 
   SPP Going Forward (DERs, Storage and More) Casey Cathey, Manager, Reliability Planning & Seams Southwest Power Pool (SPP) is at the forefront of renewable incorporation as an RTO. With over 20GW of wind installed on a Balancing Authority load rang
 SPRING19: An Overview of APS’ Residential Rates
(3/13/2019)
 
   An Overview of APS’ Residential Rates Leland Snook, Director, Rates & Rates Strategy, Arizona Public Service APS has the highest voluntary adoption of advanced residential rates in the country and recently completed a major overhaul of its suite of
 SPRING19: Getting to Know Your Unit’s Capabilities
(3/13/2019)
 
   Getting to Know Your Unit’s Capabilities Nick Miller, Principal Engineer, Colorado Springs Utilities Chad Swope, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Burns & McDonnell How long does it take your unit to startup? What is your unit’s minimum load? Could it
 SEC19: How One Company Took Multiple Older Generation Sites from Nothing to Full Compliance with CSC
(3/12/2019)
 
   How One Company Took Multiple Older Generation Sites from Nothing to Full Compliance with CSC20 Standards in 6 Months! Rick Kaun, VP Solutions, Verve Industrial Protection This session will lay out a client profile – very typical in the space, an
 SEC19: Attacks on Critical Infrastructure, Both Physical and Cyber can Cause Kinetic Effects
(3/12/2019)
 
   Attacks on Critical Infrastructure, both physical and cyber can cause kinetic Effects Christine Figueroa, Protective Security Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Michael Lettman, Cyber Security Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Secu
 SEC19: Understanding the Washington Post Russian Hacking Report - The Threat is Real
(3/12/2019)
 
   Understanding the Washington Post Russian Hacking Report - The Threat is Real Tim Pospisil, Director of Corporate Security and Chief Security Officer (CSO), Nebraska Public Power District For those of us who fight the daily battle of cyber & physical
 SEC19: Security Considerations for an IEC 61850 SCADA System
(3/12/2019)
 
   Security Considerations for an IEC 61850 SCADA System Jeff Pack, Senior Project Engineer, POWER Engineers, Inc. SCADA systems are starting to use advanced communications protocols such as IEC 61850 to gain efficiency and performance and increase sa
 SEC19: Asset Management - Leveraging Asset Management Data to Develop Graduated Physical Security Pr
(3/12/2019)
 
   Asset Management - Leveraging Asset Management Data to Develop Graduated Physical Security Protection Levels at Substations and Communication Sites Rebecca Afsar, Asset Management Specialist, Western Area Power Administration Historically, WAPA ap
 SEC19: Energy Sector Cyber Threat Overview
(3/12/2019)
 
   Energy Sector Cyber Threat Overview Joseph Hooper, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations Common Threat Vulnerabilities and Preparations for an Incident
 SEC19: Physical and Cyber Security Roundtable Discussions (Two Groups)
(3/12/2019)
 
   Physical and Cyber Security Roundtable Discussions (Two Groups) There will be two separate roundtable discussions during this time: one for cyber security and the other for physical security. Roundtables offer a unique forum for peer-to-peer shar
 SEC19: Foreign Threats to the Electric Grid - Context and Consensus
(3/12/2019)
 
   Foreign Threats to the Electric Grid - Context and Consensus Dr. Anthony Montoya, Senior Subject Matter Expert – Grid Operations, Integrity Applications Inc. Contractor for US Department of Energy Presentation on interrelationship between Intellige
 SEC19: CIP Low Impact Security and Tri-State Generation Facilities
(3/12/2019)
 
   CIP Low Impact Security and Tri-State Generation Facilities Ryan Walter, Compliance Analyst, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association This presentation will demonstrate the steps Tri-State went through to become compliant with the Low Impact
 SEC19: Non Traditional Aviation Technology (NTAT) Threats to Critical Infrastructure
(3/12/2019)
 
   Non Traditional Aviation Technology (NTAT) Threats to Critical Infrastructure Brian Keith, Protective Security Advisor (PSA) Los Angeles District, U.S. Department of Homeland Security This briefing will pro
 SEC19: Data Analytics, Automated Response and the Journey to Resilient Systems
(3/11/2019)
 
   Data Analytics, Automated Response and the Journey to Resilient Systems
 SAFETY19: The Power of the Story
(3/6/2019)
 
   The Power of the Story Chris Dodds, Manager, Generation Safety, Westar and KCP&L, Evergy Companies “What just happened?!” Sometime in the future of your organization, this will be said or yelled as the first words after an event. This will be the
 TRANS19: Transmission Needs in a Western Energy Future
(2/21/2019)
 
   Transmission Needs in a Western Energy Future Jeffrey J. Cook, Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Western energy markets are evolving as new technologies emerge including lower cost renewable energy. This presentation synthesizes
 SAFETY19: Keynote Address - Emphasizing the Why in Your Safety Culture
(2/18/2019)
 
   Emphasizing the Why in Your Safety Culture There is no question the importance of personnel and public safety in the Electric Utility industry. As a result, Electric Utilities are committed and passionate about driving safety throughout its organiz
 SPRING19: Keynote Speaker Merril Hoge
(2/11/2019)
 
   Retired NFL Running Back and author of Find a Way: Three Words That Changed My Life Find. A. Way. Three simple words, yet when composed in a sentence, Merril Hoge has proven that these can be the most powerful words in the English language. “Find. A
 SAFETY19: Building and Delivering Training: On The Job Training Process
(2/8/2019)
 
   Building and Delivering Training: On The Job Training Process Mark Palacio, Xcel Energy Dean Jensen, Xcel Energy A discussion on the Five Steps of Instructional Development (ADDIE Process), This presentation will cover the steps to developing a tr
 SAFETY19: Panel: How to Successfully Guide Employees Through Occupational Injury
(2/8/2019)
 
   Panel: Steps/Processes After Injury - From Start to Finish Platte River Power Authority’s Workers’ Compensation program From initial injury to MMI Panelist #1: Brian Moore, Platte River Power Authority This presentation will describe how Platte Ri
 TRANS19: How to Consider Operations and Planning Information in Determining Asset Criticality
(2/1/2019)
 
   How to Consider Operations and Planning Information in Determining Asset Criticality Rebecca Afsar, Western Area Power Administration Asset criticality is a leading factor when making capital improvement project decisions. Operations and Planning e
 TRANS19: Modeling, Parameterization, and Impacts of DER on the Bulk Power System
(2/1/2019)
 
   Modeling, Parameterization, and Impacts of DER on the Bulk Power System Deepak Ramasubramanian, Sr. Engineer Scientist, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) The presentation will provide an insight into the state of the art representation of di
 TRANS19: EAM & Compliance
(2/1/2019)
 
   EAM & Compliance Jerry F Day, Global Training and Information Delivery, IPS Energy, USA Compliance has changed, your EAM system must change with it. Using the correct Asset Management Principals allows you to support all levels of compliance, from
 TRANS19: System Protection Considerations for Distributed Energy Resource Interconnection
(2/1/2019)
 
   System Protection Considerations for Distributed Energy Resource Interconnection Andrew Volk, System Protection and Studies EIT II, HDR The interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) creates a distribution grid that is no longer radial
 TRANS19: Integrating Inverter-Based Resources into Low Short Circuit Strength Systems
(2/1/2019)
 
   Integrating Inverter-Based Resources into Low Short Circuit Strength Systems Andrew L Isaacs, Vice President, Electranix Corporation Connection of inverter based resources into weak regions of the power systems has presented technical challenges t
 TRANS19: ERCOT ISO’s Initiative on the Issue of Inertia
(2/1/2019)
 
   ERCOT ISO’s Initiative on the Issue of Inertia Sandip R Sharma, Manager, Operations Planning, ERCOT
 TRANS19: Switching - a Human Action
(2/1/2019)
 
   Switching - a Human Action Kyle Conroy, Western Area Power Administration As an industry there is certainly many variations of Power System Switching Operating Procedures, Guidelines, and Protocols developed to minimize the potential for the human
 TRANS19: Customer Load Reporting - Pains and Mitigation Approach
(2/1/2019)
 
   Customer Load Reporting - Pains and Mitigation Approach Tony Hudson, Director of System Planning, Texas New Mexico Power Valid load forecasts are critical for planning reliable transmission systems while avoiding deployment of capital resources whe
 DIST19: Successful FRC Programs and Emerging Trends
(1/18/2019)
 
   Successful FRC Programs and Emerging Trends Bret Rich, Safety Manager, PacifiCorp This presentation will provide participants with information regarding arc flash, when utility workers are performing work near energized conductors or equipment, inc
 DIST19: Probabilistic Impact Analysis of Electric Vehicle Charging on Residential Transformers
(1/18/2019)
 
   Probabilistic Impact Analysis of Electric Vehicle Charging on Residential Transformers Dr. Masood Parvania, Director, Utah Smart Energy Lab, University of Utah Transportation electrification by means of increasing plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) ado
 DIST19: How One Municipal Utility Overcame the Challenges of Adding Renewable Energy to its Grid
(1/18/2019)
 
   How One Municipal Utility Overcame the Challenges of Adding Renewable Energy to its Grid Terry Blalock and Bill Crowell, Stanley Consultants This presentation outlines the path that the City of Tallahassee took to install solar power in their syste
 DIST19: Arc Flash & Electrical Safety: Applying Calculations, Codes and Standards to Everyday Work
(1/18/2019)
 
   Arc Flash & Electrical Safety: Applying Calculations, Codes and Standards to Everyday Work Practices Andrew Gordon, Engineering Manager, Power Systems Engineering, Eaton Corp. The purpose of this presentation is to facilitate discussion about elec
 DIST19: Fusing for Wildfire Mitigation
(1/18/2019)
 
   Fusing for Wildfire Mitigation Nick Wainio, Product Application Engineer, Eaton Asset hardening efforts for wildfire mitigation are front and center at most utilities. In this presentation we will review the characteristics of traditional fuses and
 DIST19: Utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to perform Substation Data Verification Supporting
(1/18/2019)
 
   Utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to perform Substation Data Verification Supporting the Implementation of Advanced Distribution Management Systems J. Peter Gomez, Data Program Manager, Advanced Grid Intelligence & Security, Xcel Energy As
 DIST19: Faulted Circuit Indicators
(1/18/2019)
 
   Faulted Circuit Indicators William Marshall, VP, Marketing, SmartGrid Solutions The presentation will include: a brief background of faulted circuit indicators (FCIs); a discussion of the differences in how FCIs analyze fault events; and a review o
 DIST19: Virtual World Asset Management, a New Paradigm for Asset and Vegetation Management
(1/18/2019)
 
   Virtual World Asset Management, a new paradigm for Asset and Vegetation Management Anthony Palizzi, Regional Manager – Power AMER, Fugro USA Land, Inc. With the increase of public scrutiny, regulations, budget constraints, and/or a lack of knowledg
 SAFETY19: Managing a Safety Culture and Safety Conscious Work Environment
(1/8/2019)
 
   Managing a Safety Culture and Safety Conscious Work Environment Rachel Jackson, Manager, Concerns and Compliance, STP Nuclear Operating Company *Who is STPNOC – nuclear industry specifics *What makes what we do special and unique *What is a SCWE
 SAFETY19: Cedar Point Safety & Training Center Tour
(1/7/2019)
 
   Cedar Point, Evergy’s Safety & Training facility features classroom and office space, it also includes a welding, mechanical and electrical skill development lab space with access a large multi-purpose room that can be utilize for either group traini
 CYCLE19: Plant Flexibility - Minimum Load and Flame Stability
(12/3/2018)
 
 
   Plant Flexibility - Minimum Load and Flame Stability Dennis Barlow, Senior Global Product Manager, GE Power Coal fired steam generating power plants face increasing restrictive environmental and economic issues with regards to flame stability, redu
 CYCLE19: Damage Mechanisms of Cycling
(12/3/2018)
 
 
   Damage Mechanisms of Cycling Matt Freeman, Director of Strategic Business Development, Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. Ben Ruchte, Consultant, Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. Power plants are cycling more today than they ever have. Wh
 CYCLE19: Using Data Analytics to Mitigate the Effects of Load Cycling and Low Load Operation
(12/3/2018)
 
 
   Using Data Analytics to Mitigate the Effects of Load Cycling and Low Load Operation Elijah Caselman, Asset Management Engineer, Black & Veatch Coal fired power plants are faced with unique and unexpected challenges as they try to increase load flex
 CYCLE19: PANEL - Operational Change Management
(12/3/2018)
 
 
   PANEL - Operational Change Management Panelist #1: Phil McLaughlin, Arizona Public Service Panelist #2: Kenny Luebbert and Dustin Ringer, Kansas City Power & Light Panelist #3: TBD, Omaha Public Power District Panelist #4: TBD, PNM Resources
 CYCLE19: The Importance of Proper Steam Generator Layup
(12/3/2018)
 
 
   The Importance of Proper Steam Generator Layup Brad Buecker, Senior Technical Publicist, Chemtreat Historically, steam generator operations and technical staff have often not given enough consideration to proper layup procedures when units are ta
 CYCLE19: Steam Turbine Cycling – Utility Considerations, Case Studies, and Best Practices
(12/3/2018)
 
 
   Steam Turbine Cycling – Utility Considerations, Case Studies, and Best Practices Day 2 will provide attendees with a detailed and applied review of the most common steam turbine components impacted by cycling. Our instructors will focus on risk inf
 CYCLE19: The Impact of Increased Unit Cycling on Steam Turbine Failure Modes
(12/3/2018)
 
 
   The Impact of Increased Unit Cycling on Steam Turbine Failure Modes Tom Reid, Manager of Engineering, TG Adviser, Inc. TG Advisers presentation will introduce effective steam turbine troubleshooting and operational strategies to mitigate new challe
 CYCLE19: Improving Turn Down and Cycling Operations with a Combination of Domain Technical Expertise
(12/3/2018)
 
 
   Improving Turn Down and Cycling Operations with a Combination of Domain Technical Expertise and an Advanced Control Application Frank Fowler, VP Business Development, SmartBurn, LLC Brad Radl, Managing Partner and Chief Technology Officer, Taber In
 CYCLE19: Arizona Public Service (APS) Operational Challenges
(12/3/2018)
 
 
   Arizona Public Service (APS) Operational Challenges Phil McLaughlin, General Manager – Resource Management, Arizona Public Service
 CYCLE19: Cholla Units 1 & 3 Lower Operating Limits Optimization
(12/3/2018)
 
 
   Cholla Units 1 & 3 Lower Operating Limits Optimization David Dufek, Jr., Senior Controls Engineer, Arizona Public Service The first thing we did when a lower operational load was desired was to go straight to operations and to ask them why the unit
 RENEW18: eBinder
(10/14/2018)
 
 
   The Renewable Planning and Operations Conference is focused on generation, transmission and distribution renewable issues related to planning, integration, operations and new technologies. Presenters will discuss renewables such as wind, solar and bi
 Evolution of Pad-Mounted Switchgear - Past and Future
(10/1/2018)
 
 
   Evolution of Pad-Mounted Switchgear-Past and Future Phil Fahey, VP Underground Switching and Protection An overview of the history and future trends of pad-mounted switchgear.
 TAMM18: Making a Case for an Asset Management Tool
(9/19/2018)
 
 
   Making a Case for an Asset Management Tool Rick Fisher, Director, Solution Consulting, PowerPlan, Inc.
 TAMM18: Risk-Based Asset Management: Data to Decisions to Actions
(9/19/2018)
 
 
   Risk-Based Asset Management: Data to Decisions to Actions Scott Anschell, Asset Management Lead, HDR The utility industry continues to be challenged by aging infrastructure, declining reliability, downward pressure on operating costs, and rate affo
 TAMM18: Utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to perform Substation Data Verification Supporting
(9/19/2018)
 
 
   Utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to perform Substation Data Verification Supporting the Implementation of Advanced Distribution Management Systems Pete Gomez, Data Program Manager, Advanced Grid Intelligence & Security As part of Xcel Ene
 TAMM18: Transmission Maintenance Program – Continuous Evolution
(9/19/2018)
 
 
   Transmission Maintenance Program – Continuous Evolution Jeremy Siscoe, Transmission Maintenance Technical Support Manager, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association Tri-State’s Transmission Maintenance program has evolved over the years with
 TAMM18: Live-line Work Methods to Improve System Reliability and Efficiency without Compromising Saf
(9/19/2018)
 
 
   Live-line Work Methods to Improve System Reliability and Efficiency without Compromising Safety Dave Wabnegger, President, Quanta Energized Services Live-line experts will present on the technologies & training utilized in reconductoring, rebuildin
 TAMM18: Construction Project Management Panel
(9/19/2018)
 
 
   Construction Project Management Panel Panelist #1: Gina Crawford, Western Area Power Administration Panelist #2: LeeRoy Perez, CPS Energy Panelist #3: To be Announced
 TAMM18: SRP’s Proactive Transformer Replacement Program Faustino L. Q
(9/19/2018)
 
 
   SRP’s Proactive Transformer Replacement Program Faustino L. Quintanilla, Principal Engineer, Salt River Project SRP will demonstrate the process used to identify individual transformers for replacement from a large transformer fleet. The SRP’s ass
 TAMM18: Standardized Transformer Oil Testing Diagnostics Program at Western Area Power Administratio
(9/19/2018)
 
 
   Standardized Transformer Oil Testing Diagnostics Program at Western Area Power Administration Jacqueline Brusoe, Reliability-Centered Maintenance Program Coordinator, Western Area Power Administration This presentation describes the evolution of WA
 RENEW18: Renewable Planning for Generation
(9/18/2018)
 
 
   Renewable Planning for Generation Theodore (Ted) Burhans, Director, Emerging Technology and Innovations, Tucson Electric Power Tucson Electric Power has had continual year-over-year growth of solar DG adoption since the late 2000s. In addition, it
 RENEW18: PacifiCorp's Energy Vision 2020
(9/18/2018)
 
 
   PacifiCorp's Energy Vision 2020 Rod Fisher, PacifiCorp PacifiCorp’s Energy Vision 2020 is a $3 billion investment in 1150 MW of new wind in Wyoming, repowering approximately 900 MW (648 MW in Wyoming) of existing wind projects, and constructing 191
 RENEW18: San Luis Valley: Non-Transmission Alternatives
(9/18/2018)
 
 
   San Luis Valley: Non-Transmission Alternatives Cody Sickler, Engineer II (Power System Planning), Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association This presentation will give an overview of Tri-State's evaluation of Non-Transmission Alternatives to
 RENEW18: Renewable Integration and Other Reliability Assessments 2016-2019
(9/18/2018)
 
 
   Renewable Integration and Other Reliability Assessments 2016-2019 Byron Woertz, WECC WECC developed a study program for 2016-2017 to evaluate potential future reliability risks associated with the changing resource mix, possible changes to loads an
 RENEW18: The New Power Grid: Obligations in the ERA of Change
(9/18/2018)
 
 
   The New Power Grid: Obligations in the ERA of Change Robert Mechler, Black & Veatch The presentation will cover a brief history of the electric power industry from its earliest beginnings into the past 40 years where new market drivers have started
 RENEW18: Benefits of Pairing BESS with Renewables
(9/18/2018)
 
 
   Benefits of Pairing BESS with Renewables Elizabeth Waldren, P.E., Renewable Energy Consultant, Black & Veatch This presentation will begin with an introduction of energy storage technologies including a brief overview of the technical concept, bene
 RENEW18: Battery Storage: The "Swiss Army Knife" of the Grid
(9/18/2018)
 
 
   Battery Storage: The “Swiss Army Knife” of the Grid Jeffrey Plew, Director of Development, NextEra Energy Resources As battery costs continue to decline and energy markets evolve, opportunities to apply energy storage on the T&D grid in an economic
 RENEW18: Operational Considerations for Integration of Renewables
(9/18/2018)
 
 
   Operational Considerations for Integration of Renewables David Penney, Sr. Principal Engineer, Texas Reliability Entity Inverter-based renewable generation has much different performance characteristics than synchronous machines. Integrating renew
 DISTENG18: Intelligent Outage Processing (IOP)
(9/17/2018)
 
 
   Intelligent Outage Processing (IOP) Erica Gutierrez, Senior Business Analyst, sSRP Utilities continuously strive to improve outage response times and SRP is no exception. With this in mind, SRP wanted to understand how smart meter technology could
 DISTENG18: Small Cell/General Attachment Issues Panel
(9/17/2018)
 
 
   Small Cell/General Attachment Issues Panel Colorado Springs Standard for Small Cell/General Attachments Bill Galloway, Standards Managing Engineer, Colorado Springs Utilities Because Colorado Springs Utilities has most of its 3,810 circuit miles
 DISTENG18: New Technology Integration
(9/17/2018)
 
 
   New Technology Integration - How do You Meter? Dom Daidone, SRP
 DISTENG18: Electrification
(9/17/2018)
 
 
   Electrification James Campbell, Policy and Projects Adviser, Rocky Mountain Power With declining loads facing utilities, the future may be dim. Electrification presents a unique opportunity for utilities as long as it is implemented in an efficient
 DISTENG18: Transformers Part 2: Building a Transformer Specification
(9/17/2018)
 
 
   Transformers Part 2: Building a Transformer Specification Travis Johnson, Manager, Design Strategy and Performance, Xcel Energy The Department of Energy mandated the efficiency of transformers several years ago, changing how manufacturers/customers
 DISTENG18: (DER) Distributed Generation (Solar Farm Connecting to Distribution System) - What Utilit
(9/17/2018)
 
 
   (DER) Distributed Generation (Solar Farm Connecting to Distribution System) - What Utilities Are Doing TBD
 DISTENG18: Transformers Part 1: Transformer Teardown
(9/17/2018)
 
 
   Transformers Part 1: Transformer Teardown Travis Johnson, Manager, Design Strategy and Performance, Xcel Energy If you have never disassembled a transformer before, this is your chance to see what is inside a single phase transformer. Armed with t
 DISTENG18: An Experience in the Selection of Distribution Planning Software, and What Came of It
(9/17/2018)
 
 
   An Experience in the Selection of Distribution Planning Software, and What Came of It Wyatt Pierce, Principal Engineer, T&D Asset Performance, PacifiCorp PacifiCorp transitioned in 2015 from a power flow tool which had been in use for 30 years. Tes
 DISTENG18: Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Proliferation: Issues and System Solutions
(9/17/2018)
 
 
   Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Proliferation: Issues and System Solutions Jon Grooters, Regional Sales Director, Advanced Control Systems As the proliferation of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) continues on the distribution grid, the indust
 FALL18: The Data Odyssey
(7/31/2018)
 
 
   The Data Odyssey Greg Flay, Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Planning and Technology, Austin Energy Every large organization is drowning in oceans of data, but few have found a way to navigate this data to produce actionable outcomes. Join Greg
 FALL18: Technology Innovation and Electrification
(7/30/2018)
 
 
   Technology Innovation and Electrification Thomas Golden, Program Manager of Technology Innovation, EPRI Tom Golden, leader of EPRI’s R&D program on Technology Innovation, will discuss what it means to electrify a bigger share of the end use of ener
 GEN18: eBinder
(7/27/2018)
 
 
   Market changes from RTO’s, generation portfolios, distributed resources, and environmental regulations are forcing power generation facilities to meet significant challenges regarding reliability, flexibility, facility decommissioning and managing th
 FALL18: Building a Brand from the Inside Out
(7/12/2018)
 
 
   Building a Brand from the Inside Out Ginger Hardage, Founder, Unstoppable Cultures, and Former Sr. Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines What do you think about when you think about a brand? A logo? A website? A stock s
 GEN18: Steam Power Plant Cycling Symposium Update
(7/2/2018)
 
 
   Steam Power Plant Cycling Symposium Update Gary Ruhl, Manager, Fuels & Technical Services, Omaha Public Power District This presentation will provide an update and summary of the recent Steam Power Plant Cycling Symposium. The symposium had extrem
 LEADER18: Executive Leadership Panel
(7/2/2018)
 
 
   Executive Leadership Panel Panelist #1: Barry Ingold, Sr. VP, Generation, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association Panelist #2: Andy Butcher, COO, Platte River Power Authority Panelist #3: Sherri Newell Wilkinson, Chief Strategy and Exter
 LEADER18: Insights From an Industry Leadership Recruiter
(7/2/2018)
 
 
   Insights From an Industry Leadership Recruiter Scott Fry, Managing Director, Mycoff, Fry & Prouse LLC Mr. Fry will discuss a brief history on the industry’s personnel demographics and why developing quickly as a leader is more important than ever a
 LEADER18: Building Your Strategic Thinking
(7/2/2018)
 
 
   Building Your Strategic Thinking Jo Mattoon, Principal, Jo Mattoon Associates It is a just-in-time, multi-tasking, plugged-in world. You are working hard to put out fires, be responsive, and nimble. But are you doing what really matters? Are you
 GEN18: Turbine Troubleshooting and Repair Methods
(7/2/2018)
 
 
   Turbine Troubleshooting and Repair Methods Tom Reid, Manager of Engineering, TG Advisers This presentation will introduce effective steam turbine troubleshooting strategies and highlight cost effective repair strategies. New issues manife
 LEADER18: Energize Your Connections: How to Build Your Professional Network
(7/2/2018)
 
 
   Energize Your Connections: How to Build Your Professional Network Susan M. Barnas, Sr. Organizational & Professional Development Specialist, Colorado Springs Utilities We have all heard “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” that matters profe
 LEADER18: Safety Leadership Made Simple
(7/2/2018)
 
 
   Safety Leadership Made Simple Chris Overman, Director of Safety and Human Performance, Nebraska Public Power District Using a combination of storytelling, group interaction, videos, scientific research data, and real–life experiences, Chris will
 LEADER18: Three Sides to Every Story
(6/25/2018)
 
 
   Three Sides to Every Story Jeanne Schieffer, Corporate Communications and Public Relations Manager, Nebraska Public Power District Some may say, “It takes two,” but when it comes to interpersonal and strategic communications of an organization, the
 LEADER18: War Stories Panel
(6/25/2018)
 
 
   War Stories Panel Panelist #1: Tom Burke, Sr. Manager, Distribution Engineering, KCP&L, an Evergy Company Panelist #2: Franklin Sanderson, Manager of Distribution Maintenance, Arizona Public Service Panelist #3: Jim Trask, Department Manager, Bur
 LEADER18: Keynote Speaker Mark Eaton
(6/25/2018)
 
 
   Keynote Address: The Four Commitments of a Winning Team and Nine Steps to Winning Leadership Mark Eaton, Former NBA All-Star & President, 7ft4.com LLC In this high-energy, insightful presentation, Mark shares how he rose from auto mechanic to NBA A
 GEN18: GridEx IV After Action Report and Lessons Learned
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   GridEx IV After Action Report and Lessons Learned Jake Schmitter, Senior Manager, Training & Exercises, Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center The presentation will go over the GridEx IV background information: scenario, participation
 TRRR18: Balancing Transmission Line Resiliency and Customer Perception
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Balancing Transmission Line Resiliency and Customer Perception Jason Tucker, Supervisor - Transmission Engineering, Atlantic City Electric The presentation I will be giving will be focused on the Pepco Holdings/Atlantic City Electric challenges wit
 TRRR18: 2017 California Wildfires, PG&E’s Operational Responses
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   2017 California Wildfires, PG&E’s Operational Responses Jason Regan, Director, EM/SO&C, Pacific Gas & Electric A review of PG&E’s emergency response actions as a result of the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. The discussion will include a revie
 GEN18: Combustion Turbine Trends and Technology Advancements
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Combustion Turbine Trends and Technology Advancements Luke Buntz, Mitsubishi Hitachi Combustion turbines have evolved significantly since the “bubble” era of the early 2000s. Turbine technologies have been shaped by fuel prices, regulation and OEM
 GEN18: NERC BAL-003 – Frequency Response Impacts on Plants
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   NERC BAL-003 – Frequency Response Impacts on Plants Bill Paiz, Power Production Engineer V, and Saul Macias, PNM Resources Frequency response has been a WECC requirement for generators for several years. Over the last two years, the issue has beco
 TRRR18: High, Wide, Hard? Moving Transformers in an Emergency
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   High, Wide, Hard? Moving Transformers in an Emergency Wally Mealiea, Sr. Manager, Business Continuity Policy, Edison Electric Institute To address the industry-wide challenge of expediting movement of Large Transmission Power Transformers in an eme
 CYCLE18: Strategies for Managing the Implications of Cycle-Driven Operating Patterns on Turbines and
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Strategies for Managing the Implications of Cycle-Driven Operating Patterns on Turbines and Generators Rachel Sweigart, Consulting Engineer, TG Advisers Steve R. Reid, P.E., President and Principal Engineer, TG Advisers Traditionally outage interv
 GEN18: Steam Generation and Water Treatment Chemistry – Lessons Learned and Emerging Technologies
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Steam Generation and Water Treatment Chemistry – Lessons Learned and Emerging Technologies Brad Buecker, Senior Technical Publicist, ChemTreat Water/steam chemistry control and monitoring are critical issues with regard to steam generating plant re
 CYCLE18: Coal Dispatch in an Evolving Market
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Coal Dispatch in an Evolving Market Mark Trumble, Manager – Energy Marketing, Omaha Public Power District Since the deregulation of the wholesale markets in the 1990s, utilities who own and operate coal generation have been required to evolve with
 FALL18: Changes and Challenges in ERCOT
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   ERCOT manages the grid and market that covers much of Texas. As an electrical “island” ERCOT is operated and regulated fully within, and by Texas. Hear what discussions are underway in ERCOT as the resource mix changes, demand rises, reserve margin
 CYCLE18: Operational Criteria and Burner Modifications for Achieving the Lowest Load Unsupported Coa
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Operational Criteria and Burner Modifications for Achieving the Lowest Load Unsupported Coal Firing John Grusha, Director, Combustion Systems, R-V Industries Inc. With all the renewables on line, coal plant owners commonly need additional flexibili
 CYCLE18: Flexible Operations and the Deployment of Advanced Automation Strategies
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Flexible Operations and the Deployment of Advanced Automation Strategies James Nyenhuis, Manager Premier Services, Emerson This presentation will focus on areas within the plant process where limitations in conventional control applications can ex
 TRRR18: Picking Up the Pieces - TNMP’s Damage Assessment and Contractor Staging Process During Hurri
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Picking Up the Pieces - TNMP’s Damage Assessment and Contractor Staging Process During Hurricane Harvey Keith Nix, Vice President - Engineering & Technical Services, TNMP This presentation will describe how TNMP monitored and weathered Hurricane H
 TRRR18: Wildfire Presentation
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Wildfire Presentation Ben McKinsey, Transmission Project Manager, HDR
 TRRR18: WAPA Responds to Power Restoration Requests
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   WAPA Responds to Power Restoration Requests Tiffani DeFore, Emergency Management Program Manager, Western Area Power Administration Kevin Ripplinger, Safety & Occupational Health Manager, Western Area Power Administration Will Schnyer, Director, D
 GEN18: Physical Security (Suspicious Package Handling)
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Physical Security (Suspicious Package Handling) TBD, Arizona Public Service
 GEN18: Generation Vital Issues Roundtable
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Generation Vital Issues Roundtable Bring roundtable topics for discussion and/or send topics ahead of time to jamessakamoto@rmel.org. Roundtables offer a unique forum for peer-to-peer sharing of experiences, critical issues and expertise. The rou
 CYCLE18: Fast Start Design Impacts on Cycle Chemistry and Features to Consider
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Fast Start Design Impacts on Cycle Chemistry and Features to Consider Alec Frank, Black & Veatch Changing the operating profile of traditionally base-loaded plants to cycling operation, results in water chemistry impacts that can affect plant perf
 CYCLE18: Operational Change Management
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Operational Change Management Gina Langel, P.E., Center of Excellence Manager, Omaha Public Power District Cindy Sketch, PHR, SHRM-CP, sHRBP, Change Management Manager, Omaha Public Power District As the Omaha Public Power District continues to fo
 TRRR18: Overview of Regional Mutual Assistance Group Structure and TNMP Role
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Overview of Regional Mutual Assistance Group Structure and TNMP Role Dan Nelson, Director, T&D Business Units, Texas New Mexico Power This presentation will be an overview of the Regional Mutual Assistance Group structure and how TNMP responds and s
 TRRR18: Times are a Changing - Trends in Emergency Management
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Times are a Changing - Trends in Emergency Management Matthew Wigle, Associate Vice President, HDR Inc. Matt draws upon his experience to walk attendees through the various trends in Emergency Management with an intent to help utilities prepared f
 TRRR18: NPPD Preparation for Tornadoes and Ice Storms
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   NPPD Preparation for Tornadoes and Ice Storms Scott Walz, Transmission & Distribution Construction & Maintenance Manager, Nebraska Public Power District This presentation will cover how NPPD has developed a program and strategy to harden our transm
 CYCLE18: Damage Mechanisms of Cycling
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Damage Mechanisms of Cycling Pamela Hamblin, Director of Development & Operations, Thielsch Engineering Inc. Cycling operations can be very damaging to power generation equipment. The challenge for owners of plants required to operate in this way i
 GEN18: Low Impact Generation CIP Compliance
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Low Impact Generation CIP Compliance Ryan Walter, Compliance Analyst, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association This presentation will cover NERC Low impact compliance in its entirety for Generation facilities. Mr. Walter will discuss the evo
 TRRR18: Where’s the Money? The Evolution of Disaster Spending and What the Authorizers are Wanting (
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Where’s the Money? The Evolution of Disaster Spending and What the Authorizers are Wanting (and Willing to Pay For) Now Bryan McDonald, Partner, Horne LLP Jillian L. Compton, CPA, Director, Government Services, Horne LLP Bryan will provide a brie
 GEN18: Reciprocating Engines – Flexibility for Peaking Operations and Black Start
(6/11/2018)
 
 
   Reciprocating Engines – Flexibility for Peaking Operations and Black Start Phil Duran, Sr. Director – Business Operations, Tyr Energy, Inc. Certain engines provide great flexibility for generators given the small (~9MW) increments with which power
 FALL18: Reimagining the Utility: Evolving the Functions and Business Model of Utilities to Achieve a
(6/4/2018)
 
 
   Reimagining the Utility: Evolving the Functions and Business Model of Utilities to Achieve a Low-Carbon Grid Dan Cross-Call, Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute Electric utilities must modernize to serve new economic and policy objectives, including
 FALL18: Day 2 Keynote Speaker Michael E. Webber
(5/18/2018)
 
 
   As Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator, Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources, Author, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Michael E. Webber trains the next generation of energy leaders
 SAFETY18: eBinder
(3/26/2018)
 
 
   Safety is paramount in the power industry. It holds no boundaries. No rank. It is not a sometime thing. Safety must be at the forefront in everything we do. Everyone’s a Leader...everyone in the organization must be a leader when it comes to safety.
 SPRING18: Constant Change: Major Environmental Policies and Electric Power
(3/5/2018)
 
 
   Constant Change: Major Environmental Policies and Electric Power Andy Berger, Senior Manager, Environmental Policy, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. This presentation will examine environmental regulatory change as it affects
 SPRING18: SCADA Integration for Maximizing Renewable Performance
(3/5/2018)
 
 
   SCADA Integration for Maximizing Renewable Performance Andrew Melvin, Technical Manager, Ulteig As utilities integrate more renewable energy into their portfolio, they have the opportunity to use existing SCADA system to optimize and integrate the
 SPRING18: Flexible Generation Defined
(3/5/2018)
 
 
   Flexible Generation Defined Megan Parsons, Development Manager/Energy Division, Burns & McDonnell With the increase of non-dispatchable (renewable) resources being added to the grid, there is an increasing need for ‘flexible generation’…which comes
 SPRING18: Enhancing the Nation’s Resilience Against Severe Space-Weather Events
(3/5/2018)
 
 
   Enhancing the Nation’s Resilience Against Severe Space-Weather Events William Murtagh, Program Coordinator, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center Space weather is a naturally occurring phenomenon that can disrupt the technology that forms the backbo
 SPRING18: FERC 2018 - An Update
(3/5/2018)
 
 
   FERC 2018 - An Update William Derasmo, Partner, Troutman Sanders Update on the hot topics at FERC and some thoughts on how the newly-seated commissioners are re-shaping the agency’s priorities.
 SPRING18: Texas Strong: Hurricane Harvey Response and Restoration
(3/5/2018)
 
 
   Texas Strong: Hurricane Harvey Response and Restoration Deryl Tumlinson, Director, Distribution Programs and Construction Management, CenterPoint Energy Hurricane Harvey – Impacts to CenterPoint Energy’s Electric and Gas systems, details on restor
 SPRING18: Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Integration
(3/5/2018)
 
 
   Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Integration Douglas Marx, Director, Smart Grid, PacifiCorp This session will highlight considerations for the integration of DER on distributions systems. Focus will be on rooftop solar installations and their im
 SPRING18: Innovation @ Ameren: Ameren Accelerator & Start-Up Engagement
(3/5/2018)
 
 
   Innovation @ Ameren: Ameren Accelerator & Start-Up Engagement Eli Gerson, Innovation Business Analyst, Corporate Planning, Ameren The presentation includes a review of Ameren and its corporate strategy and vision, including a brief synopsis of Ame
 SAFETY18: Arc Flash
(2/12/2018)
 
 
   Arc Flash Derek Bell, Kansas City Power & Light Jim Phillips, Brainfiller
 SAFETY18: Safety Coaches and Field Observations
(2/12/2018)
 
 
   Safety Coaches and Field Observations Ky Bradley, Safety Department Supervisor TD&C, APS Focus on roll out of APS Safety Coaches program and field observations. Providing quality field observations by key leaders (field focus) to support the contin
 SAFETY18: Workplace Athlete
(2/12/2018)
 
 
   Workplace Athlete Cynthia Fassel PT CPE, President, Injury To Action
 SAFETY18: Day 2 Keynote Presentation: Domino Pushers
(2/12/2018)
 
 
   Day 2 Keynote Presentation: Domino Pushers Dr. David Benke, Program Director, I Love U Guys Foundation Dr, David Benke uses the shooting at Deer Creek Middle School, February 23, 2010, as a framework for urging action in a crisis and in daily life.
 SAFETY18: Safety Roundtable
(2/12/2018)
 
 
   Safety Roundtable Bring roundtable topics for discussion and/or send topics ahead of time to ashleighiverson@rmel.org. Roundtables offer a unique forum for peer-to-peer sharing of experiences, critical issues and expertise. The roundtable is a d
 SAFETY18: Keynote Presentation - The Secret Ingredient to Safety
(2/12/2018)
 
 
   Keynote Presentation: The Secret Ingredient to Safety Excellence Doug Sterbenz Most company safety programs are average. Some of them even fail. And a few really excel. The ones that excel always have a secret element. All safety programs are m
 SAFETY18: Panel - Best Practices of Program Implementation
(2/12/2018)
 
 
   Panel: Best Practices of Program Implementation Panelist #1: Paul Martinez, Austin Energy Panelist #2: Steve Charland, Westar Energy Panelist #3: Dave McCormack, Supervisor, Field Safety PSCO and SPS , Xcel Energy Panelist #4: Jeff Akerly, Kansa
 SAFETY18: Driver Safety
(2/12/2018)
 
 
   Driver Safety Scott Masino, Manager, Corporate Safety, APS Chuck Hendry, Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator, Austin Energy
 SAFETY18: Personal Protective Grounding in High-Fault Current Locations
(2/12/2018)
 
 
   Personal Protective Grounding in High-Fault Current Locations Gary Zevenbergen, Electrical Engineer, Western Area Power Administration This presentation will examine the challenges of developing a personal protective grounding program for work site
 SAFETY18: Making the Jump: Going from Peer to Supervisor
(2/12/2018)
 
 
   Making the Jump: Going from Peer to Supervisor Lindsay Roberts, Training Representative, Westar Energy Transitioning from employee to supervisor comes with many challenges. When transitioning to a position in which an employee is supervising those
 DIST18: UAV Distribution Line Inspections
(2/9/2018)
 
 
   UAV Distribution Line Inspections Eric Bitzko, Technical Services Supervisor, Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Applications and benefits for UAV as an emerging technology in the distribution world.
 DIST18: Fiberglass Cross Arm Program - Xcel Energy
(2/9/2018)
 
 
   Fiberglass Cross Arm Program - Xcel Energy Travis Johnson, Manager, Electric Distribution Standards, Xcel Energy
 DIST18: Developing Technical Requirements for Dual Use Streetlight Poles and Communication
(2/9/2018)
 
 
   Developing Technical Requirements for Dual Use Streetlight Poles and Communication Attachments to Distribution Poles Travis Johnson, Manager, Electric Distribution Standards, Xcel Energy Abbey Sebaggala, Sr. Standards Engineer, Xcel Energy We sh
 DIST18: Disaster Recovery in Florida and Puerto Rico: Picking Up the Pieces One Pole at a Time
(2/9/2018)
 
 
   Xcel Energy - 2017/2018 Natural Disaster Recovery Experience/Lessons Learned Dustin Taylor, Xcel Energy
 DIST18: Distribution Vital Issues Roundtable
(2/9/2018)
 
 
   Distribution Vital Issues Roundtable Bring roundtable topics for discussion and/or send topics ahead of time to jamessakamoto@rmel.org. Roundtables offer a unique forum for peer-to-peer sharing of experiences, critical issues and expertise. The r
 DIST18: PANEL - Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles
(2/9/2018)
 
 
   PANEL - Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles Panelist #1: Wendy Marine, Kansas City Power & Light Panelist #2: Joshua Jones, Director, Distribution Standards and Engineering Publications, PacifiCorp Panelist #3: TBD, Utah State
 DIST18: Best Practices in Joint Use
(2/9/2018)
 
 
   Best Practices in Joint Use Jennifer Johnson, Director, Government Relations, Mobilitie Jennifer will walk through best practices in joint use from around the West - what’s working and what is not. There are numerous considerations when it comes to
 DIST18: A Utility Approach to Small-Cell Construction
(2/9/2018)
 
 
   A Utility Approach to Small-Cell Construction Jeff Bertholdi, Director, SpringNet Broadband – City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri Keeping it “Real” in a dynamic world of wireless deployment is key to ensuring a community and it’s public utilit
 DIST18: NREL Presentation
(2/9/2018)
 
 
   NREL Presentation Dr. Murali Baggu, Manager - Energy Systems Optimization and Control Group, Power Systems Engineering Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
 DIST18: Attendee Announcements
(2/9/2018)
 
 
   Attendee Announcements Any registered attendee is invited to make a short announcement on their company, new products, technologies or informational updates. Announcements may include showing a product sample but not videos and power point slides. P
 TRANS18: Hurricane Harvey – Lessons Learned
(2/5/2018)
 
 
   Hurricane Harvey – Lessons Learned Vincent Herrera, Manager, South Texas Engineering, Texas New Mexico Power This presentation will cover: •Differences between Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Ike •Emergency Operation Plan •Logistics •Basic Nee
 TRANS18 - Panel: Managing Accountable Outages and Lessons Learned
(2/5/2018)
 
 
   Panel: Managing Accountable Outages and Lessons Learned Panelists will discuss how their utilities address this type of event: 1. Are accountable outages tracked and if so, what criteria is used for determining if it was “accountable”. 2. Are t
 TRANS18: Transmission Tower Monitoring - Grid Sensor Initiative
(2/5/2018)
 
 
   Transmission Tower Monitoring - Grid Sensor Initiative John Lauletta, CEO/CTO, Exacter The IIoT Grid Sensor Initiative drives research, development, commercialization, and manufacturing of a new smart sensor platform designed for grid outage mitig
 TRANS18: Unmanned Aircraft Transmission Line Maintenance Technology
(2/5/2018)
 
 
   Unmanned Aircraft Transmission Line Maintenance Technology Dusty Birge, Owner, UAV Recon Drones are everywhere…what is concept vs practical with current sUAS technology? This educational presentation will include discussion focused examples illustr
 TRANS18: Recent and Near Future NERC Standards
(2/5/2018)
 
 
   Recent and Near Future NERC Standards Douglas Brown, Reliability Compliance Manager, Western Area Power Administration This presentation will discuss newer NERC Standard Requirements, potential impact to the industry, what was driving the standards
 TRANS18: Attendee Announcements
(2/5/2018)
 
 
   Attendee Announcements Any registered attendee is invited to make a short announcement on their company, new products, technologies or informational updates. Announcements may include showing a product sample but not videos and power point slides. P
 TRANS18: Case Study for Long Range Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) UAS Project
(2/5/2018)
 
 
   Case Study for Long Range Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) UAS Project Jason Kack, Vice President of Project Delivery, DataSight, Inc. Description of the planning and execution of a 20 plus mile BVLOS UAS Transmission line LiDAR mapping project.
 TRANS18: Transmission Vital Issues Roundtable
(2/5/2018)
 
 
   Transmission Vital Issues Roundtable Bring roundtable topics for discussion and/or send topics ahead of time to jamessakamoto@rmel.org. Roundtables offer a unique forum for peer-to-peer sharing of experiences, critical issues and expertise. The r
 TRANS18: Non-contact EMF-based Transmission Line Monitoring
(2/5/2018)
 
 
   Non-contact EMF-based Transmission Line Monitoring Jonathan Marmillo, Business Development Manager, Genscape Innovative non-contact, ground- based EMF transmission line monitoring systems are now being deployed by utilities to accurately monitor l
 TRANS18: What are the Steps for Designing a New Operations and Maintenance Facility?
(2/5/2018)
 
 
   What are the Steps for Designing a New Operations and Maintenance Facility? Ken Booth, Senior Facility Design Manager, HDR What are the steps to planning and designing a new Operations and Maintenance Facility? An overview of important planning st
 TRANS18: The Advanced Grid: Xcel Energy’s Perspective
(2/5/2018)
 
 
   The Advanced Grid: Xcel Energy’s Perspective Eric Gupta, Program Manager: Grid Visibility and Control, Xcel Energy The Electric Distribution grid is changing. Customer expectations are rising, regulating bodies increasingly dissuade traditional uti
 SPRING18: Keynote Speaker Commander Kirk Lippold, USN
(1/17/2018)
 
 
   Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.) Authority on Leadership and Crisis Management & Former Commander of the USS Cole Engaged leader, hands-on crisis management practitioner, and a go-to global security expert for major news networks, the former C
 Agenda test
(1/12/2018)
 
   
 SUPPLY18: Load Growth Through Economic Development
(1/12/2018)
 
 
   Load Growth Through Economic Development Tim O’Brien, Director, Economic Development and External Relations, Omaha Public Power District This session will provide an overview of the role Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) plays in economic developm
 SUPPLY: "Behind the Scenes" NREL Energy Systems Integration Facility Tour
(1/12/2018)
 
 
   "Behind the Scenes" NREL Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) Tour - March 8, 2018 We've arranged for a special tour of the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. The tour will take place on March 8
 SUPPLY18: Microgrid Case Studies: Emerging Technologies, Innovative Practices and Successful Impleme
(1/12/2018)
 
 
   Microgrid Case Studies: Emerging Technologies, Innovative Practices and Successful Implementations to Meet Energy Priorities David Morton, Energy Innovation Program Consultant, Arizona Public Service An in depth presentation of 11 MW and 25 MW ope
 SUPPLY18: FERC Under the New Administration
(1/12/2018)
 
 
   FERC Under the New Administration Randy Elliott, Regulatory Counsel, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association In late 2017, the five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission got four new members, including a new chairman. Energy Secretary
 SUPPLY18: Integrating Utility Scale Renewable Energy and Battery Storage
(1/12/2018)
 
 
   Integrating Utility Scale Renewable Energy and Battery Storage Daniel Neville, Director, NextERA Energy Resources This presentation will give an in-depth look at the factors involved with developing the largest solar and storage project in the U.S
 SUPPLY18: Generation Vital Issues Roundtable
(1/12/2018)
 
 
   Generation Vital Issues Roundtable Bring roundtable topics for discussion and/or send topics ahead of time to jamessakamoto@rmel.org. Roundtables offer a unique forum for peer-to-peer sharing of experiences, critical issues and expertise. The rou
 SUPPLY18: Revving Up the Latest Reciprocating Engine Technologies
(1/12/2018)
 
 
   Revving Up the Latest Reciprocating Engine Technologies Garrett Meyer, Thermal Engineer, Black & Veatch Reciprocating engines have proven to be a flexible and competitive solution to address intermittent generation in this renewable-driven period.
 SUPPLY18: EPRI’s United States National Electrification Assessment and Future Resource Planning Chal
(1/12/2018)
 
 
   Electrification
 SUPPLY18: Tucson Electric Power (TEP) Sundt Generation Modernization Project
(1/12/2018)
 
 
   Tucson Electric Power (TEP) Sundt Generation Modernization Project Conrad M Spencer, Director, Sundt Generation Modernization Project, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) TEP has a goal to achieve 30% of its retail sales from renewable resources by 2030. T
 SUPPLY18: Increasing Value to a Broader Set of Consumers: MWTG’s Membership in SPP
(1/12/2018)
 
 
   Increasing Value to a Broader Set of Consumers: MWTG’s Membership in SPP Lanny Nickell, VP, Engineering, Southwest Power Pool The Mountain West Transmission Group is a collaborative of seven electricity service providers with transmission facilit
 SUPPLY18: Future of Electric Vehicles
(1/12/2018)
 
 
   Future of Electric Vehicles
 SEC18: Department of Energy Opening Presentation
(1/1/2018)
 
 
   Department of Energy Opening Presentation Security, Risk, and Investment Decisions; A DOE Office of Security Approach For Securing Power Marketing Administration Transmission Assets Michael Sparks, Director, Office of Security Assistance, U.S. De
 SEC18: Panel: Sparing Strategies for Transformers
(1/1/2018)
 
 
   Panel: Sparing Strategies for Transformers Sparing Strategy at NPPD Panelist #1: Art Wiese, Transmission & Distribution Manager, Nebraska Public Power District This presentation will describe the process NPPD went through to determine what spar
 SEC18: Critical Infrastructure Protection Through Defense-in-Depth
(1/1/2018)
 
 
   Critical Infrastructure Protection Through Defense-in-Depth Ruben Robles, Manager, Critical Infrastructure Protection, SRP Defense-in-depth focuses on layering controls in order to increase the security of a system. This presentation will deta
 SEC18: Intrusion Detection
(1/1/2018)
 
 
   Intrusion Detection Sam Sharwarko, Security Specialist, WAPA This presentation will discuss the nature of intrusions and security breaches, the systems used to monitor intrusions, and response and investigation. It will also address the theory on h
 SEC18: Active Vulnerability Assessments for High Impact BES Cyber Systems
(1/1/2018)
 
 
   Active Vulnerability Assessments for High Impact BES Cyber Systems Ruben Robles, Manager, Critical Infrastructure Protection, SRP NERC Registered Entities are expected to comply with CIP-010 Requirement R3, Part 3.2, and perform active vulnerabilit
 SEC18: Organizational preparedness for an active threat incident
(1/1/2018)
 
 
   Organizational preparedness for an active threat incident Gilbert D. Flores, Emergency Management Specialist, Western Area Power Administration Tiffani DeFore, Emergency Management Program Manager, Western Area Power Administration An active thre
 SEC18: NERC Compliance Audits – WECC vs. TRE
(1/1/2018)
 
 
   NERC Compliance Audits – WECC vs. TRE Laurie Williams, Senior Manager, Ops & Planning Reliability Compliance, PNM Resources, Inc. The ‘NERC Compliance Audits – WECC vs. TRE’ presentation will outline the major differences between the audit approac
 SEC18: How the IoT (Internet of Things) Wants to Ruin Your Life and Disrupt Implementation
(1/1/2018)
 
 
   How the IoT (Internet of Things) Wants to Ruin Your Life and Disrupt Implementation of New Physical Security Solutions David Batz, Senior Director, Cyber & Infrastructure Security, Edison Electric Institute In today’s world, it can be argued that
 RENEW17: Real-World Microgrid and Electric Vehicle Control
(10/16/2017)
 
 
   Real-World Microgrid and Electric Vehicle Control Scott Hinson, Director of Engineering, Pecan Street Inc. Residential Power Quality: Modern electronics, variable speed drives, lighting systems have all complicated the picture for residential pow
 RENEW17: 100% Renewable Electricity in Australia
(10/16/2017)
 
 
   100% Renewable Electricity in Australia Andrew Blakers, Professor, Australian National University Wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) comprises all new generation capacity in Australia. Currently, about 3 GW per year of wind and PV is being installed
 RENEW17: Battery Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine - EGTTM - Instant Response, Always Ready
(10/16/2017)
 
 
   Battery Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine - EGTTM - Instant Response, Always Ready Turner Scholl, Wellhead Wellhead teamed with GE to come up with a product that allows users to expand the capabilities of existing GE LM6000 assets. The EGT product allows
 RENEW17: Protecting the Financial Assumptions in a Build-Own-Transfer Wind Project
(10/16/2017)
 
 
   Protecting the Financial Assumptions in a Build-Own-Transfer Wind Project Bryan Uhlmansiek, Project Manager – Renewable Energy, Black & Veatch As traditional power companies add renewable generation the project development model commonly referred
 RENEW17: NREL Wind & Solar Grid Integration Studies
(10/16/2017)
 
 
   NREL Wind & Solar Grid Integration Studies Dave Corbus, Renewable Energy Grid Integration Lead, National Renewable Energy Lab Higher levels of variable renewable energy deployment, primarily wind and solar, are requiring grid system operators and p
 RENEW17: Xcel Energy Peña Station NEXT Microgrid Project
(10/16/2017)
 
 
   Xcel Energy Peña Station NEXT Microgrid Project Beth Chacon, Director, Grid Storage and Emerging Technologies, Xcel Energy Through a public/private partnership, Xcel Energy, Panasonic, and Denver International Airport are partnering on a battery de
 RENEW17: U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2017
(10/16/2017)
 
 
   U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2017 Ran Fu, Senior Analyst in Strategic Energy Analysis Center, NREL NREL has been modeling U.S. photovoltaic (PV) system costs since 2009. This year, our report benchmarks costs of U.S. solar PV
 RENEW17: Energy Storage Systems at TEP
(10/16/2017)
 
 
   Energy Storage Systems at TEP Christopher Lynn, PCAM Engineer IV, Tucson Electric Power At Tucson Electric Power (TEP) we are working to tackle the challenge of maximizing the efficiency of integrating distributed energy resources. We will be revie
 DISTENG17: Auto-Circuit Reclosers: Features, Application and Coordination
(10/9/2017)
 
 
   Auto-Circuit Reclosers: Features, Application and Coordination Timothy Day, Sr. Application Engineer, Eaton Corp. Reclosing devices have come a long ways from the traditional reclosers. The traditional devices had more of a set it and forget it app
 DISTENG17: Distribution Capacitor Banks and a Process for Independence Power & Light
(10/9/2017)
 
 
   Distribution Capacitor Banks and a Process for Independence Power & Light Brent Gerling, Distribution Engineer, Independence Power & Light My intention is to provide a brief overview of capacitor banks and their uses on the distribution system. Ta
 DISTENG17: Automatic Throw Overs (ATO’s)
(10/9/2017)
 
 
   Automatic Throw Overs (ATO’s) – 2 Parts 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Part 1 Distribution Automation Schemes – Proven Solutions to Reduce the Duration of Power Outages and Improve System Reliability Daniel Wycklendt, Business Development Manager,
 DISTENG17: Distribution System Protection Overview
(10/9/2017)
 
 
   Distribution System Protection Overview Timothy Day, Sr. Application Engineer, Eaton Corp. Have you ever wanted to get a good foundation on system protection and full understand how to apply different protective devices? This session is targeted t
 DISTENG17: Voltage Regulator Controls
(10/9/2017)
 
 
   Voltage Regulator Controls Jon Grooters, Western Regional Sales/Applications Manager, Beckwith Electric This training will start by providing a basic overview of voltage regulator control basics including definitions of band center, band width, ti
 DISTENG17: Modeling Strategies for the Modern Grid
(10/9/2017)
 
 
   Modeling Strategies for the Modern Grid Ryan Lane, Project Analyst, Burns & McDonnell Today’s utility customers rely more on the grid now than they ever have-- not only do they use energy from the grid, they also generate it. Utilities have shown a
 DISTENG17: Standards and Applications of Distribution System Protection
(10/9/2017)
 
 
   Standards and Applications of Distribution System Protection Aaron Magnuson, Engineer 1, Kansas City Power and Light Timothy Day, Sr. Application Engineer, Eaton Corp. This presentation will cover the System Protection standards that KCP&L Follows
 DISTENG17: Introduction to Substation Design and Safety
(10/9/2017)
 
 
   Introduction to Substation Design and Safety Daniel Koppes, Sr. Substation Engineer, Pacificorp This training will provide information on the different components installed in a substation, as well as the benefits and drawbacks to the different ty
 DISTENG17: Overview Demonstrating the Flow From the Substation Down to the Customer
(10/9/2017)
 
 
   Overview Demonstrating the Flow From the Substation Down to the Customer Danny McReynolds, Austin Energy
 eBinder: 2017 Distribution Engineers Workshop
(10/6/2017)
 
   Distribution engineers and designers will have a unique opportunity to hear from a wide range of organizations during the Distribution Engineers Workshop. Instructors will provide an overview of the flow from the substation down to the customer, subs
 LEADER17: Predicting Leadership Potential and Crafting Your Next Step Forward
(8/14/2017)
 
 
   Predicting Leadership Potential and Crafting Your Next Step Forward Bill Schwarz, Director, Organizational Development, Kansas City Power & Light In this session we will explore approaches to identify which employees might have the ability to lead
 FALL17: CEO Panel