By - Jon Brown

Leadership Tactics for Identifying Hazards & Mitigating Risks

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Fundamentals of Electrical Safety Hazards and Prevention, March 31-1, 2020 in Denver, CO The electric utility industry has focused on training all workers in the details and proficiency of the skill set. Apprentices become Journeymen, Journeymen become Foremen, Foremen become Supervisors. However, there is little

By - Jon Brown

Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) Summit

Traditional utility integrated resource planning (IRP) modeling, analysis and preparation have been dominated by: Central station firm generation sited at specific locations Fueled mainly by gas, coal, oil, and nuclear With one-way transmission and distribution systems And well-established reliability and high resource capacity factors This program will pivot to the new IRP paradigm. It is designed by integrated resource planners

By - Jon Brown

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data Collection and Integration

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Fundamentals for Utilities, April 6-7, 2020 in San Antonio, TX Geographic information systems (GIS) is becoming a well-known technology that is used every day, not just by all types of organizations all over the world, but also by people. The web

By - Jon Brown

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Fundamentals for Utilities

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data Collection and Integration, April 7-8, 2020 in San Antonio, TX Geographic information systems (GIS) is becoming a well-known technology that is used every day, not just by all types of organizations all over the world, but also by people. GIS

By - Jon Brown

Project Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities

A great project manager enables their team to take on new challenges, has the foresight to minimize resident disruption and customer risk, and understands the tricks of the trade to keeping project momentum up.  When it comes to water and wastewater project implementation there is more to consider than the data behind the solution. Enabling a project to stay on

By - Jon Brown

Best Practices in Public Participation for Western Energy Projects

Energy infrastructure projects can be characterized by high perceived risk and low stakeholder trust.  A balance must be struck between the need for additional energy development and landowner priorities, environmental impact considerations and regulatory compliance. A comprehensive strategic public engagement process is a key tenet to the success of any energy project.  Whether it be electric or gas transmission, a

By - Jon Brown

Human Performance Improvement Event Response Tools 3.0

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Human Performance Improvement 3.0 for Electric Utilities, March 9-10, 2020 in Denver, CO. Attending Human Performance Improvement 3.0 for Electric Utilities is a prerequisite for this course This 1-day HPI Event Response course is designed to better equip practitioners in addressing two of the most

By - Jon Brown

Zebra and Quagga Mussel Mitigation

Proliferation of invasive zebra and quagga mussels pose a host of challenges such as damaging or clogging industrial infrastructure, adversely impacting native fish and mussel populations, decreasing property value, and discouraging recreation. Whether you are a utility or a park and recreation department, invasive mussels are an expensive nuisance when populations aren’t controlled. The Zebra and Quagga Mussel Mitigation training

By - Jon Brown

Optimizing the Interconnection Process for Renewables & Storage

The process for interconnecting new energy generation to the electric grid — both large scale (LGIP) and small scale (SGIP) — has become increasingly complex.  Challenges remain to federal and state regulations and requirements; technical and regulatory issues facing owners of generation and transmission assets continue to evolve; and different motivations influencing the actors in the interconnection process often result

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Underground Electrical Distribution Systems

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Fundamentals of Overhead Electrical Distribution Systems, March 10-11, 2020 in Toronto, ON This training program will introduce basic and advanced concepts of Underground Distribution Systems and all the associated components. This course covers all aspects and issues that are involved in the design, construction, operation,

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Overhead Electrical Distribution Systems

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Fundamentals of Underground Electrical Distribution Systems, March 11-12, 2020 in Toronto, ON This training program will introduce basic and advanced concepts of the overhead distribution system and all the associated components that make up the system. The course covers all aspects and issues that are

By - Jon Brown

Methane Mitigation

Reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations is among the biggest greenhouse gas bargains in the world.  Capturing and converting the approximately $60 billion in wasted natural resources from leaky pipelines, are an immediate, actionable opportunity to help avert catastrophic climate change and improve a key industry’s climate performance, while boosting operational efficiency.    In our carbon-constrained world, methane emissions

By - Jon Brown

2020 Utility and City Fleet Management Conference

Amongst all the change happening in the energy industry, fleets are often overlooked as a place undergoing significant change and modernization. However, between new corporate and legislative initiatives to meet green goals and technology improving efficiency, the world of fleet management is truly a hub of innovation. This conference is a unique break in the regular routine of truck tradeshows

By - Jon Brown

Power Systems: Impacts of Technologies and Trends

The electricity landscape is evolving rapidly and being pushed by a few key drivers (decarbonization, decentralization, and digitalization) within the context of global markets. This course will help you understand how these trends are coalescing and integrating to create completely different utility and power market dynamics. It will also explain the opportunities and challenges for grid planners, utilities, solutions vendors,

By - Jon Brown

Gas Insulated Substations

Faced with increasing demands for reliability, improved aesthetics and security, the adoption of gas insulated substations (GIS) by North American utilities is rapidly increasing. Companies also elect to use GIS because of the increased load and limited space present in the urban areas. Often, building new substations or increasing capacity is difficult because land is either not available or is

By - Jon Brown

Natural Gas in the Decarbonization Era

The use of natural gas for power generation has surged in the U.S. over the last few decades.  Boasting the advantages of being the cleanest-burning fossil fuel (producing half the CO2 emissions of a coal-fired plant), reliability, affordability and efficient deployment; natural gas has grown in popularity as a complementary source to renewable energy. However, in an increasingly carbon-conscious world,

By - Jon Brown

Hydraulic Modeling for Water Utility Distribution Systems

This course introduces hydraulic models for water utility distribution systems and covers how modeling can be applied to benefit water utilities. Ensuring robust and redundant infrastructure, reducing operating costs, planning for outages, and determining fire fighting capabilities are some of the items that attendees should have new ideas about after this course. Hydraulic Modeling for Water Utility Distribution Systems will

By - Jon Brown

Underground Transmission Conference 2020

Going underground with transmission has traditionally been a transmission owner’s last resort because the cost of underground transmission is many times the cost of overhead transmission and maintenance and repair has proved costly and difficult. However, advanced cable technologies have been developed, installation techniques have expanded in terms of options and efficiency while cost factors have improved giving transmission owners

By - Jon Brown

Financial Transmission, Congestion and Auction Revenue Rights (FTRs/CRRs/TCRs/ARRs)

Financial transmission (FTR)/congestion revenue rights (CRRs and TCRs) and auction revenue rights (ARRs) facilitate mandatory, competitive, open transmission access. While the use of these measures is a customary practice among physical market participants, it’s their use as financial instruments that seems to draw the most attention with regard to the efficient operation of the wholesale power marketplace. Several market conditions

By - Jon Brown

Understanding Electric Utilities

This training program will provide a foundation of understanding for persons working in, dealing with, or having special interest in the electric utility industry. The training explains utilities from four separate perspectives: infrastructure, operations, business, and regulatory.   The infrastructure perspective covers electricity basics, equipment, and power systems in terms of generation, transmission, distribution, and customer. The operations perspective covers energy

By - Jon Brown

Project Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities

A great project manager enables their team to take on new challenges, has the foresight to minimize resident disruption and customer risk, and understands the tricks of the trade to keeping project momentum up.  When it comes to water and wastewater project implementation there is more to consider than the data behind the solution. Enabling a project to stay on

By - Jon Brown

Pole Attachments Best Practices

As technology advances and the demand for reliable, faster internet services increases, pole owners and wireless and wireline pole attachers are faced with increasing pressure to deploy the 5th generation network technology on existing poles and infrastructure. With new and evolving FCC regulations, what can the electric utilities, carriers and government organizations expect for the future of pole attachments? Wading

By - Jon Brown

Leadership Conference for Women in Oil & Gas

Join the nation’s most successful women leaders in oil and gas as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth! You’ll participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing your professional network.  The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male

By - Danielle Duignan

Pipelines 101 – Basic Principles of Onshore Pipelines

This is an introductory course to pipelines.  The history of pipelines, definitions and terminology, and how pipelines work will be included in the discussion on the first morning.  The focus will then move to natural gas and crude oil pipelines from the planning, design, and construction to the operation, safety, and maintenance of the pipelines. The intent of this course

By - Danielle Duignan

Fundamentals of Battery Storage

Battery storage is a technology whose time has finally arrived in many markets across the globe. Implementations are increasing, with storage addressing multiple problems and opportunities across the power grid, and use cases are abounding – both for utility-scale and behind-the-meter applications. In recent applications, storage has been used: as a peaking resource to firm up renewable projects to support

By - Jon Brown

Introduction to Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Planning

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Nuclear Power Plant Operations, February 19-20, 2020 in Atlanta, GA The Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Introduction to Emergency Planning course provides attendees with a clear understanding of how these powerful plants plan to protect the public if a casualty occurs. The course will describe: how

By - Jon Brown

Distribution System Planning & Optimization

Optimizing distribution system assets is a more difficult task as distributed energy resources become a bigger player on the distribution system. Analyzing load data is essential to developing an effective forecast. This course will take attendees through traditional distribution system planning practices and move quickly into modern and future trends to be considered. Practical examples and case studies will compare

By - Jon Brown

Solar Project Development on Landfills/Brownfields/Utility Coal Combustion Residual Sites

With solar power moving into the mainstream of energy resources, the aggressive search for suitable greenfield sites has prompted savvy investors, project developers, suppliers and power organizations to consider sites with less conventional development characteristics. Ironically, these blemished sites areas often turn out to be attractive siting options for solar projects.  Business is flourishing.  Renewable energy policies, coupled with multiple

By - Jon Brown

Legal & Regulatory Issues in Electric Utilities

Regardless of their function, all leaders and managers must work within, monitor, and often provide guidance in the adherence to and/or the implementation of applicable codes, standards, and legal and regulatory requirements. This course aims to familiarize students with the purpose and function of the many governing or contributing bodies at the state and federal level in producing and enforcing

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Upstream Operations

Oil and gas is a global industry that faces constant pressure to change and innovate. This dynamic nature is especially true for upstream operations. This area of the industry, also called exploration and production, involves all well-related activities. Technological advances like horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing have revolutionized operations and created a production boom in North America. Any successful

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Upstream Operations

Oil and gas is a global industry that faces constant pressure to change and innovate. This dynamic nature is especially true for upstream operations. This area of the industry, also called exploration and production, involves all well-related activities. Technological advances like horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing have revolutionized operations and created a production boom in North America. Any successful

By - Jon Brown

2020 Western Transmission Summit

The 12th Annual Western Transmission Summit will convene leaders and operators from across the Western U.S. grid to discuss new challenges and developments to the regional transmission system. As Western operators and legislators innovate new methods for grid operation, including its recent movement towards regionalization, the rest of the industry will continue to watch the West for what’s next. The

By - Jon Brown

PJM Market Fundamentals, Operations and Value Dynamics

This course will explain the fundamentals of PJM — market mechanics, operations and price formation dynamics. It will examine developing policy and technology trends that have recently roiled certain market elements.  And, it will illuminate what different members and market participants must evaluate to optimize their positioning in the multiple markets operated by the RTO. PJM Interconnection is one of

By - Jon Brown

T & D Asset Management

Amidst aging transmission and distribution infrastructure, digitally forward asset managers, equipped with advanced analytics tools are realizing significant gain from using data analytics to improve asset health. Data analytics can be used to monitor T&D assets to gauge their performance, predict and prevent failures, and prioritize asset renewal. Newer technologies such as drones assist in the collection of data to

By - Jon Brown

NERC & FERC Compliance for Renewables

Renewable energy providers and their suppliers continue to wrestle with the complexities of the NERC reliability standards implementation, compliance, and enforcement process. Full audit schedules within each regional entity ensure that the stakes remain high. Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards add another level of complexity, further demonstrating to the power industry the difficulties associated with legislating reliability and security. With

By - Jon Brown

The Electric Vehicle-Utility Industry Nexus: Charging Forward

The 5th iteration of EUCI’s Electric Vehicle-Utility Industry Nexus conference brings together myriad stakeholders to address critical considerations, opportunities and challenges regarding electric vehicles’ impact on utilities. The event will include case studies from utilities and other relevant stakeholders from across the country, including Duke Energy, Tucson Electric Power, Austin Energy, Southern California Edison, Tesla, and more.  Experts will describe

By - Jon Brown

ISO Market Settlements Summit

As wholesale market and bilateral power transactions mushroom to reflect increasing grid operations sophistication and complexity, load serving entities (LSEs) market participants and system operators confront myriad challenges in settling the related transactions.  These include the need to: Improve data management through continual technology upgrades Maximize accuracy to avoid the need for costly resettlements Promote accelerated settlements timelines Adjust to

By - Jon Brown

Best Practices in Revenue Forecasting for Electric Utilities

Revenue management is an ongoing process requiring careful planning and oversight.  Variables including growth, weather, cost adjustment mechanisms, technological changes such as electric vehicles, roof top solar, and operational changes can have a major impact on the effectiveness of revenues.  Without the right tools and policies, many utilities struggle to keep the utility financially healthy for effective long-term operations and funding capital improvement programs.  In the rapidly changing energy market, industry leaders are quickly learning how important efficient and

By - Jon Brown

The Utility of the Future – Transforming Utilities Through Innovation

The term Utility of the Future is not one that is new; but it is one that will be constant, as the industry has to constantly transform. The Utilities industry is being reshaped by forces that have been evolving and converging for more than a decade. From rising costs and changing load patterns, to innovative technologies, regulatory change, and the

By - Jon Brown

Leadership Conference for Women in Energy

Join the nation’s most successful women leaders in energy as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth! You’ll participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing your professional network.  The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by

By - Jon Brown

The Cannabis Industry Energy Challenge

Cannabis is already a $10 billion industry and is becoming a global marketplace.  In the U.S., the paradigm of marijuana legalization is already having profound impacts and consequences on power operations and electricity consumption, and these impacts will only increase as the industry grows.  Many communities and governments that have legalized marijuana growth and consumption do not realize that the

By - Jon Brown

Oilwell Safety

Oil and gas employees have safety responsibilities and should be properly trained to help make sure they have the necessary knowledge and judgement skills to assist with rig and pipeline safety while performing other duties as determined by their employer. It is also important for oil and gas supervisors to stay current in the safety concepts which directly relate to

By - Jon Brown

Transmission Expansion in the Midwest 2019 Conference

As Midwestern utilities are continuing to adapt towards increased energy demand, transmission infrastructure is facing some difficult challenges. Aging power lines and old poles are often well over their intended service life, causing high risks for utility outages and inefficiencies in the transmission system. On top of this, new FERC order regulations, storm resiliency, cyber-attacks, line assessments, and the rise

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Electrical Safety Hazards and Prevention

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Leadership Tactics for Identifying Hazards & Mitigating Risks, April 2-3, 2020 in Denver, CO This course provides a review of the hazards that exist within an electrical system. The course will include discussion points on substations and overhead and underground electrical lines, as well as

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