By - Jon Brown

Leading Virtual Teams

Across the country, millions of workers have been thrust into virtual work. In certain environments, people have familiarity with remote work. For others, these circumstances are entirely new. Virtual teams present unique challenges and opportunities for team leaders and team members. Using small and large group discussion, reflection, exploration, and powerful online technology, this highly interactive course addresses common challenges and

By - Jon Brown

Crisis Communications: Planning, Preparedness and Mitigation

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in these related events Crisis Leadership I: Communicating Strategically During Uncertainty, April 7, 2020 | Online Crisis Leadership II: Strategic Decision-Making and Data Analysis, April 8, 2020 | Online How your organization communicates during a crisis can largely determine your outcome. Companies must be prepared to communicate with the

By - Jon Brown

Crisis Leadership II: Strategic Decision-Making and Data Analysis

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in these related events Crisis Leadership I: Communicating Strategically During Uncertainty, April 7, 2020 | Online Crisis Communications: Planning, Preparedness and Mitigation, April 9, 2020 | Online The current marketplace during this pandemic is forcing utility and energy leaders to make sweeping decisions affecting workforce size, load demands, emergency

By - Jon Brown

Crisis Leadership I: Communicating Strategically During Uncertainty

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in these related events Crisis Leadership II: Strategic Decision-Making and Data Analysis, April 8, 2020 | Online Crisis Communications: Planning, Preparedness and Mitigation, April 9, 2020 | Online In a crisis, leaders and their organization are in the spotlight as never before. Key audiences who have the power to

By - Jon Brown

Roadmap to Create a 100% Green Power Grid for the 21st Century

The electric power industry in the U.S. and the world is moving toward predominantly renewable energy. The majority renewable resources are expected to be wind and solar, where solar resources are expected to dominate the market. This is due to solar resources’ lower investment requirements, fast construction, low maintenance and thus favorable operating economics. Wind and solar resources are generally

By - Jon Brown

Distribution Volt/VAR Management

Power Factor Correction and Voltage Regulation are essential components for distribution system efficiency and power quality. This course introduces attendees to these concepts and moves quickly into the characteristics and application for power capacitor and voltage regulators then expands to provide information that will be helpful in specifying features and accessories for both devices.  Upon completion of the course students

By - Jon Brown

5G: Next Generation Communication Network Planning for Electric Utilities

The level of expectation created around 5G and the next generation network is huge – but as always, the reality will be something different. The options for public network utilisation vs private usage is of great interest to utility companies, as is the potential for hybrid options, network slicing and options for integration with other last mile connectivity solutions such

By - Jon Brown

FERC Accounting 101

The overriding purpose of the Uniform System of Accounts (USofA) is to ensure uniformity and consistency in the reporting of the accounting transactions in the books and records of electric and gas utilities. Uniformity and consistency are important not only for regulators, but also for other parties requiring accounting information, such as utility management, shareholders, creditors and other parties to rate

By - Jon Brown

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is growing at an astounding pace, and now accounts for more than three-fourths of all new electric capacity in the US. Costs for renewables — notably solar photovoltaics (PV) — have dropped to the point where they can undercut coal and natural gas-fired generation. With projections for further cost reductions and continued industry growth, renewables are challenging many

By - Jon Brown

Switchgear Cubicle Safety: Cubicle Inspection and Repair Safety

When your employees need to enter a switchgear cubicle to perform inspections, maintenance, or repairs, they face numerous safety challenges. There may be unsafe access to critical components such as secondary blocks and auxiliary switches, limited ability to perform thorough inspections due to exposed energized bus, and no underside protection from feeder tubes.  Normally, it would take many hours of substation

By - Jon Brown

Pricing Distributed Energy Resources: The Canadian Challenge

Canadians are beginning to explore site generation, and their utilities are facing the need to support them with connection services and supportive rates. While distribution costs are going up, sales revenues are going down.  This webinar reviews why distributed energy resources (DER) creates this dilemma. We will review how Canadian utilities currently price DER, via net metering and net billing. We

By - Jon Brown

Cannabis Midwest: Building the New Green Economy

Remote attendance via video conference is now available! The stage is set for a Midwestern green revolution. In 2020 Illinois and Michigan are allowing the sale of legalized recreational marijuana. Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, and Kansas have legalized medical marijuana.  Nebraska and the Dakotas are voting in 2020. The regulated cannabis market is booming. However, there are a

By - Jon Brown

Reactive Power Compensation at Big Hill Switchyard: A Case Study

The Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) project is the Public Utility Commission of Texas’ response to a public mandate to increase renewable energy in Texas to serve the electric needs of the state. LCRA Transmission Services Corporation is one of several transmission service providers that have been formally ordered by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) to construct the

By - Jon Brown

Siting and Permitting for Transmission Projects

Remote attendance via video conference is now available! Siting new transmission lines is a daunting task with numerous regulatory hurdles in the process. These complications are compounded when projects have an impact on areas that have significant natural, rural, or urban resources. Successful project collaboration among agencies, community groups, and transmission developers is key to overcoming challenges, preserving sensitive areas,

By - Jon Brown

Improving Human Performance in the Energy Industry [POSTPONED]

Out of an abundance of caution and per CDC guidelines, this event has been postponed. We will post exact dates as soon as they are confirmed.  As new technologies integrate into the energy industry, human resilience is challenged by the complexity of adapting while maintaining legacy assets.  This transition presents opportunities and challenges to the work force. Proven Human Performance

By - Jon Brown

Green Infrastructure: Concepts, Planning, Implementation, and Maintenance

Remote attendance via video conference is now available! There are many practical purposes for implementing green infrastructure including increased stormwater control, enhanced energy efficiency, and improved water, soil, and air quality. Additionally, green infrastructure beautifies landscapes and reduces heat stress in urban environments, hosting several long-term benefits at a relatively low cost. This course will be led by Brian Wethington,

By - Jon Brown

Intermediate Energy Trading, Hedging, Portfolio & Risk Management

This is an Online Course. In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses. If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Energy Transaction & Trading Fundamentals, May 4-5, 2020 in Orlando, FL

By - Jon Brown

Women’s Leadership in Energy Conference

Remote attendance via video conference is now available! 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

By - Jon Brown

Plant Controls and SCADA for Grid-Scale PV & PV Storage Hybrid Plants

This is an Online Course. In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses. This course will highlight how Plant Controls and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems provide the critical capability to control, monitor, and analyze the performance

By - Jon Brown

2020 Credit and Collections Conference for Utilities

Remote attendance via video conference is now available! Utilities face increasing pressure from stakeholders and communities to improve their financial performance and profitability by minimizing write-offs for uncollectible accounts. There are several best practices that utilities can employ to improve revenue assurance including maintaining good customer data and making themselves accessible. Some utilities are hesitant to change practices, fearing a

By - Jon Brown

2020 Smart Cities & Utilities Conference

Remote attendance via video conference is now available! The heart of the city is changing rapidly. With an unprecedented level of interconnectedness, cities are growing into a bustling metropolis of technology and communication. Upgrading to analytic LED streetlights and switching to EVs are now expected practice for modern day utilities. In the midst of this smart revolution it is the

By - Jon Brown

The Basics Of Alternative Ratemaking Mechanisms For Public Utilities

This is an Online Course. In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses. Ratemaking is a major regulatory function that touches all aspects of utility operations. It also has wide-ranging ramifications for the different objectives that state utility regulators

By - Jon Brown

2020 Coal Combustion Residuals Conference [POSTPONED]

Out of an abundance of caution and per CDC guidelines, this event has been postponed. We will post exact dates as soon as they are confirmed.  Power generators have developed and revised their ash management, ash storage procedures, and groundwater monitoring plans to keep their facilities in regulation. With the approach taken by the Trump administration’s EPA, District Court rulings,

By - Jon Brown

Capacity Markets Pricing and Policy Summit [POSTPONED]

Out of an abundance of caution and per CDC guidelines, this event has been postponed. We will post exact dates as soon as they are confirmed.  Capacity Markets are at the “b’leading edge” of the transformation of wholesale electric power markets.  This conference will feature ISO/RTO market design and operations staff, market participants offering generation, transmission and demand response resources,

By - Jon Brown

Renewable Gas in the Energy Industry [POSTPONED]

Out of an abundance of caution and per CDC guidelines, this event has been postponed. We will post exact dates as soon as they are confirmed.  Renewable gas is increasingly gaining attention as a valuable resource in the decarbonization era.  This conference will serve as a forum for the energy sector to explore the applications and opportunities of this resource

By - Jon Brown

Electric Vehicles 101

This is an Online Course. In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses. American consumers and policy makers are increasingly seeing EVs as a vital part of achieving sustainable transportation and emission reduction goals of greenhouse gases and other

By - Jon Brown

Valuation of PPAs

This is an Online Course! In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses. If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Renewable PPAs, April 6-7, 2020 | Online This course provides a

By - Jon Brown

2020 Wildfire Mitigation for Utilities Conference

In the West, wildfires are increasing in both frequency and severity, and electrical companies operating in wildfire-prone areas face significant risks. Utilities must take measures to reduce exposure and mitigate financial liability. This summit will bring together utility personnel from Western states to collaborate and discuss: Infrastructure Enhancements to Reduce Risk of Wildfires Key Objectives of Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans

By - Jon Brown

Lead Service Line Replacement: Policy Design, Program Development, and Execution

This is an Online Course. In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses. Lead service lines have caused increasing concerns around the impacts of lead contamination on public health. The Lead and Copper Rule is poised for change and

By - Jon Brown

Women’s Leadership in Energy Conference – Canada [POSTPONED]

Out of an abundance of caution and per CDC guidelines, this event has been postponed. We will post exact dates as soon as they are confirmed.  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

By - Danielle Duignan

Business Essentials for Utility Fiber Optics Deployment

This is an Online Course. In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses. As utilities begin and continue fiber optics deployment, business processes and protocol require essential structure and planning for investor owned and large municipal utilities. When developing,

By - Jon Brown

Leadership Tactics for Identifying Hazards & Mitigating Risks

This is an Online Course. In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses. 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 |

By - Jon Brown

Project Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities

This is an Online Course. In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses. 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

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

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

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

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