By - Jon Brown

Leadership Conference for Women in Oil & Gas – Canada

The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key  oil and gas trends and skills for personal and professional development.  Join Canada’s most successful women  oil and gas leaders as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal

By - Jon Brown

Modernizing PURPA

PURPA, which was enacted in 1978, was originally intended to encourage alternative energy sources during a national energy crisis when oil producers halted deliveries to the U.S. thereby driving up prices. PURPA was intended to foster the development of independent generation via alternative energy sources, thereby reducing the U.S. dependence on foreign oil. In 2005, PURPA was amended under the

By - Jon Brown

TelePOWER 2019: Utility, Government, Vendor and Carrier Partnership Summit

  TelePOWER 2019 is here to build a more connected future. This summit will seek to establish and enhance important business networks by convening ­a community of electric power utilities, carriers, manufacturers, and federal/local government agencies. Industry leaders and energy experts will guide attendees through best practices and trending topics such as: cross-industry partnership development emerging technology utilization financing utility

By - Jon Brown

Utility Green Tariffs: A – Z

As renewable energy has moved into the mainstream of bulk power consumption, commercial, industrial, institutional and other large users are contracting directly for their power.  These so-called green tariffs (GT) facilitate the broader social objectives that employees, customers, the supply chain, citizens seek to have manifested in the broader push for the de-carbonization of business.  Many customers are entering into

By - Jon Brown

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) For Water Utilities

Water utilities are continually looking for ways to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their customers. AMI provides a unique opportunity for water utilities to meet those needs while saving money, improving utility operations and enhancing conservation opportunities. AMI implementation can be challenging because, unlike many other utility projects, it is a “system of systems.” This means that

By - Jon Brown

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Fundamentals for Utilities

Geographic information systems (GIS) are 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 is everywhere: on your phone, on your car, on your watch and even on your GoPro. It is used to visualize any type of features, find patterns, analyze change, create

By - Jon Brown

Modeling Renewables and Storage for IRP, Procurement & Operations

As the prices of renewable energy and storage projects reach record-low levels and several states are considering increased portfolio standards, resource planners need to consider a wide range of economic benefits and costs when including these technologies in integrated resource plans. This course will provide the methodology to identify and evaluate those benefits and costs, which includes consideration of ancillary

By - Jon Brown

Smart Cities 2019

By 2030, it is estimated that 66% of the world population will live in urban areas, this represents a massive challenge in how we build and manage cities but also provides a significant opportunity to improve the lives of billions of people.  During the Smart Cities 2019 event, organizations and governments will learn how data analytics, new technologies and cyber

By - Jon Brown

Utility Cyber Security Challenges, Readiness, and Risk Management

The landscape of energy security continues to grow more demanding as the grid evolves into a dynamic, more interconnected place. In order to bring about a fortified Industrial Control System (ICS), utilities need to implement good practices in the areas of data management, risk mitigation, legal protection, and incident preparedness. With these challenges of designing a resilient grid comes a

By - Jon Brown

Talent Acquisition & Young Professionals in the Power Industry

The utility business is an exciting and important place to work, but according to recent statistics from PwC[1] and Navigant[2], it has been experiencing unprecedented levels of retirement. As new professionals are needed to replace those positions, utilities must learn how to modernize in order to remain competitive for new talent. This includes updating old job descriptions, recruiting online, optimizing

By - Jon Brown

Wind Project Repowering Due Diligence Summit

The U.S. wind industry is continuing a historic growth phase this decade, with current projects hurrying to meet development deadlines to qualify for the maximum tax credit incentives, prior to depreciation and expiration.  These tax credits have always been available for new wind projects, but they also are available for existing projects that undergo a repowering process.  Wind repowering is

By - Jon Brown

FERC and State Actions to Facilitate the Deployment of Energy Storage

The U.S. energy storage market has grown significantly since FERC first authorized non-generator resources to provide ancillary services to the grid. Last year, the commission issued Order 841 that acknowledges the technological advances and recognizes the increased role that energy storage should play in the wholesale power markets. As such, the rules are intended to remove significant regulatory barriers so

By - Jon Brown

Energy Accounting and Meter Data

Utility energy accounting generally describes the process by which a utility tracks, sorts, records and reports the aggregate volume of internal and external power flows generated and/or distributed by its system(s).  Energy accounting data are the root source for settlement with counterparties, markets, client billing, regulatory reporting and financial reporting.  They are a driver for 1) tracking commodity exchange, 2)

By - Jon Brown

Legal & Regulatory Issues in Electric Utility Projects

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

Utilizing Drones for the Canadian Energy Market

As Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) usage in Canada becomes more widespread and regulatory considerations evolve, it’s becoming increasingly important to stay up-to-date on the drones industry, particularly as it relates to energy. This conference gathers industry experts to discuss all the important topics relevant to RPAS for the Canadian market. Experts will explain a comprehensive overview of RPAS for

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Battery Storage – Canada

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 renewables projects to support

By - Jon Brown

Utility Collections Conference 2019

Utilities face increasing pressure from stakeholders and communities to improve their financial performance and profitability by minimizing write-offs for uncollectible accounts. While collections performance is highly measurable, visible, and actionable, it is also influenced dramatically by local ordinances and challenges that are unique to each utility. There are several best practices that utilities can employ to improve revenue assurance including

By - Jon Brown

Substations for Non-Engineers

Substations are one of the major components of any electrical distribution system. They are also one of the more expensive elements, so understanding the role of substations and their importance is critical to understanding how the entire system works to cost effectively deliver electricity to the end user. Distribution substations and transmission stations take a number of years to bring

By - Danielle Duignan

Utility Bill Auditing

Utility bill auditing is one of the key factors in reducing overall billing expenditures company wide. This class will provide an overview of utility bill auditing, and how it should be applied to consistent operations within an organization. This Utility Bill Auditing course will primarily focus on key aspects of utility categories with Electric, Natural Gas, Water, Sewer, Storm Drainage

By - Danielle Duignan

Key Accounts 201

The purpose of this course is to enhance and strengthen key account programs and address the common struggles and obstacles utility professionals face as they work to maintain a viable key accounts service while dealing with the “whirlwind” of general utility management. This training serves utility professionals that manage or lead key account programs and wish to learn how to

By - Jon Brown

Texas Power Reliability Conference

The Texas power market faces challenges and opportunities in keeping continuous grid operations. After surpassing peak hourly load in 2018, ERCOT customers survived the summer with the lowest reserve levels in 10 years. Fifth in the nation for solar capacity, Texas’ rapidly increasing renewable mix raises questions about how the power grid will be able to reliably generate electricity as

By - Jon Brown

Underground Transmission Fundamentals

Underground transmission is a costly and complicated option for transmission projects. This course will provide an in-depth overview of underground systems, technology, construction, and installation. This is the ideal course for engineers new to underground transmission projects, regulatory staff that needs an overview to evaluate project options and vendors and contractors that support utilities as they build new transmission. Learning

By - Jon Brown

Underground Electrical Distribution Fundamentals

More communities are seeking to underground existing overhead electrical distribution lines for a variety of reasons such as: reliability/storm hardening, visual reasons, new construction requirements and more. This course will review the fundamentals of underground distribution feeder design and operation by providing an in-depth look at underground systems, technology, construction, and operation. This is the ideal course for engineers and

By - Jon Brown

2019 Utility Storm/Emergency Restoration Logistics Conference

EUCI is proud to present the 6th Annual Utility Storm/Emergency Restoration Logistics conference where the topic areas continue to expand and are addressed in ever more depth.   Logistics is complicated and there is always something to learn as each restoration presents something new. This conference will provide attendees with insight on how to construct, staff, and resource a logistics section

By - Jon Brown

Asset Management for the Power & Utilities Industry

This training program will provide a foundation of understanding for individuals working in the power & utilities industry in dealing with best practices associated with asset management. The training explains asset management 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

By - Jon Brown

Clean Energy Markets & RECs Symposium 2019

. This symposium will evaluate renewable energy markets, diving into the dynamics of both voluntary and compliance markets and how they are formed through regulation, policy and evolving consumer awareness and demand.   It will review the function of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and their essential role in renewable energy developments and financial transactions, providing a current and in-depth understanding of

By - Jon Brown

Business Communications: Marketing 101 for Municipalities, Cooperatives and IOUs

What do electric utilities and dinosaurs have in common? Fossil fuels? No. They are not considered particularly relevant or interesting in today’s world. They should be! Electric providers are a vital service that our modern society simply cannot function without. They have a rich history and a pioneering spirit that is to be admired. Coops, municipalities, and IOUs are a

By - Jon Brown

The Appraisal and Valuation of Mineral Rights

The appraisal and valuation of mineral rights and interests is often mysterious even to many who work in the Oil and Gas industry. The exercise is even less certain when the process involves the leasing of property, sale of minerals, assignment of overriding royalty interests, and more.  This class is designed to provide basic tools to allow participants to more meaningfully

By - Jon Brown

2019 Streetlight Stakeholders Conference

In recent years, LED street light and controls have become advantageous for smart city and energy efficiency initiatives. Implementation of connected street lights is also viewed as an emerging application in utility and city council executives’ agendas for long-term revenue generation. However, street lighting is typically one of the largest utility bills that municipalities need to pay, averaging about 34%

By - Jon Brown

Leadership Conference for Women in Energy

The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key energy trends and skills for personal and professional development.  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.  The

By - Jon Brown

2019 Canadian Rate Design Symposium

Canadian utilities share some current retail rate design issues with their neighbors to the south but also have some homegrown concerns. Low-cost Canadian utilities are struggling with the challenge of serving potentially large new customers at competitive prices while still recovering significant new fixed costs. More generally, promotion of renewables, energy storage, customer site generation and energy efficiency point to

By - Jon Brown

LMP Modeling, Forecasting and Analysis

This course examines the value of understanding and forecasting electricity prices in the wholesale markets.  The information will benefit anyone who deals with current and future local marginal prices (LMPs) in wholesale electric markets by providing a deeper understanding of what drives them: 1) the complexity of supplying electrical energy around the clock 2) across an imperfect transmission grid, 3)

By - Jon Brown

Renewable Energy Projects Tax Planning and Structuring

Maximizing the benefits of tax incentives is vital in any renewable energy transaction, and whether a project “pencils out” generally turns on the efficient use of these incentives. How soon investors can get their desired return and exit the project, how much a project developer receives, and when, depends greatly on how the tax incentives are handled. Indeed, the relevant

By - Jon Brown

The 2019 Electric Vehicle-Utility Industry Nexus: Charging Forward

The 2019 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 Hawaiian Electric, Southern California Edison, Pepco, Con Edison, National Grid, ATC, PSEG Long Island, and more. Experts will describe policies and regulations related to electric vehicles and their implications

By - Jon Brown

Introduction to Risk Management for Wholesale Electricity Markets

Electricity markets differ from other commodity markets because electricity in the AC (alternating current) form cannot be stored and must be produced and used instantaneously. Price volatility in wholesale electricity markets tend to remain high due to interaction of supply and demand of electricity, weather patterns, as well as correlation trends with natural gas-fired pickers, which tend to set real-time

By - Jon Brown

Residential Demand Charges/Time of Use (TOU) Summit

In the past few years, utilities across the country have proposed mandatory or voluntary demand charges for residential customers. Utilities are facing the rise of rooftop solar projects, plug-in electric vehicles, backup batteries and other types of distributed energy resources. As a result, mass-market demand charges are one of a few options for recovering costs from customers to keep the

By - Jon Brown

2019 New York Power Summit

New York is undergoing an energy revolution. The state is one of the few places in the U.S. where the entire utility model is being reimagined all at once – and where decision makers are engaging various players, from policy to business to finance. Under the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) agenda, renewable energy is growing rapidly across the state:

By - Jon Brown

Forestry Management: A Solutions-Based Symposium

As forest fires in the Western U.S. become more ubiquitous and more destructive – taking human lives, destroying acres of forest, jeopardizing endangered species and habitats, and costing billions in property damage each year – the need for a solutions-based dialogue is imperative. The most effective strategies for forestry management will need to consider ideas from all sectors: governmental, nonprofit,

By - Jon Brown

Augmented Reality and Emerging Technology for Electric Utilities Symposium

Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality are new technologies which offer many benefits for utilities today. From valuable analytics and accurate data acquisition to improved worker safety and onboard training, AR and MR offer energy providers the tools necessary to save money and conserve time spent on field projects. Beyond this, over 60% of the utility workforce will be qualified to

By - Jon Brown

Wholesale Power Markets’ Price Formation

Today’s wholesale power markets administered by system operators (ISOs and RTOs) are a marvel of complexity.  From their nascent stages in the 1990s as vehicles that facilitated more open access to the grid and stimulated competition with the objective of reducing electricity bills, they have evolved into sophisticated mechanisms that manage the flow of electrons across more than 30 U.S.

By - Jon Brown

Advanced Battery Storage

A radical energy transformation is under way today, one that we will likely fully appreciate only in hindsight. Utility regulators and operators are beginning to rebuild the bulk power system to make it more resilient and better able to accommodate higher penetration levels of variable renewable generation. With more wind and solar coming onto the grid, long duration storage is

By - Jon Brown

Combined Cycle Power Plant Fundamentals

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) Fundamentals, May 15, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico Based on new challenges in the fossil fuel industry, combined cycle technology is a leading solution in improving efficiency and reducing emissions. Many organizations have considered or are considering the placement and

By - Jon Brown

The Millennial Workforce in Water and Wastewater Utilities

The water industry is transforming to a smarter, more automated industry through investment, new technologies, intelligent networks, system upgrades and changing water management. It’s an exciting time within the industry that requires a new workforce to drive changes as Baby Boomers retire, taking their knowledge and experience with them. However, key findings show that skilled labor shortages are intensifying and

By - Jon Brown

Siting and Permitting for Transmission Projects

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, and getting projects built. This conference will focus

By - Jon Brown

ADMS & DERMS: Enabling the Utility of the Future

The “Utility of the Future” is here and the amount of data now being provided to distribution operators requires upgrading their operational control.   Combined with a more demanding customer base, ADMS and DERMS offer technological solutions to integrate: Increasing penetration of distributed energy resources (DER), including distributed generation, distributed storage, demand response, and Microgrids New regulatory regimes Heightened physical and

By - Jon Brown

Cost of Service, Cost Allocation & Rate Design for FERC Regulated Natural Gas Interstate Pipeline Companies

Laws govern all regulations regarding the establishment of rates that natural gas pipelines may charge and set forth in their tariffs. Regulations and FERC policies continue to change in response to revisions in the laws, economic and financial conditions, gas supply modifications, and market demands. These courses provide attendees a detailed view of natural gas industry, the development of rates

By - Jon Brown

Midstream Accounting

Join our expert instructor, Alfonso Colombano, for a 1-day fundamentals course on midstream accounting. Master limited partnerships, NGL fractionation accounting, and pipeline accounting will all be covered, in-depth. This course is designed for midstream professionals who desire an understanding of the issues faced in oil & gas accounting and best practices used by oil & gas accounting professionals.  Topics covered

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