By - Jon Brown

Collections & Revenue Assurance for Utilities

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

Aimed at non-technical individuals, this course will provide a basic understanding of electrical grid system in Ontario from generation to use in the home, as well as a comprehensive look at the basic systems and components that comprise transmission stations and distribution stations. The intent is to offer people, not already familiar with the substations, a better understanding of the

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

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 persons 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

Private Wireless Networks Symposium

Private Wireless Networks are taking a prominent role in grid modernization.  This last-mile network supports a variety of utility applications used to optimize grid operations including Distribution Automation, remote asset management, smart metering and remote workforce automation.  The network also serves as a foundation to integrate renewable generation, energy storage, electrical vehicle (EV) charging and microgrids. This symposium will discuss

By - Jon Brown

Renewable Energy Markets 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 REC

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

By - Jon Brown

Upstream Accounting

Join our expert instructor, Alfonso Colombano, for a comprehensive fundamentals course on upstream accounting, financial reporting, and disclosure of oil & gas producing activities. This course is perfect for professionals in exploration and production companies who require an understanding of the issues faced in oil & gas accounting and best practices used by oil & gas accounting professionals.  Topics covered

By - Jon Brown

Managing Midstream Costs

The E&P industry has responded to the challenge of volatile oil and gas prices with amazing advances in drilling and completion technology to reduce costs and grow production.      With another oil price decline and basis pressure on regional prices due to infrastructure constraints comes another round of requests for long term logistics contract commitments.  Managing costs beyond the wellhead is

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

This one and a half day short course presents an overview of the fundamental concepts used in petroleum reservoir engineering. Starting with the definition and classification of petroleum reservoirs, and with the presentation of fundamental rock and fluid properties, the instructor will guide the participants in the application of engineering methods for estimation of initial fluid distribution in a reservoir

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of SCADA Systems for the Oil & Gas Industry

The Fundamentals of SCADA Systems for the Oil & Gas Industry course will explore the history and evolution of SCADA systems, including the differences in the SCADA types and how they have evolved. The course will examine SCADA hardware components and how they work together. Attendees of this course will gain a comprehensive understanding of how SCADA systems work for

By - Jon Brown

Blockchain Technology for the Energy Sector

2019 is the year for blockchain technology projects and opportunities to grow and innovate the US utility industry space.  This year will see an increasing number of projects scale up, and real projects develop in meaningful ways — improving a variety of business functions and creating new platform for the power industry.  EUCI’s 3rd Blockchain Technology for the Energy Sector

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

Nuclear Decommissioning Symposium

Nuclear energy is becoming less prominent in the United States energy portfolio, with five plants being retired since 2013, and six more planned retirements by 2025. Aging infrastructure, and the decreasing price of gas and renewables is speeding up plans to decommission plants across the country. As more plants decommission, new models for decommissioning are used, and therefore tested for

By - Jon Brown

2019 Credit and Collections Conference for Utilities

Utilities face increasing pressure from stakeholders and communities to improve their financial performance and profitability by minimizing write-offs for uncollectible accounts. Improving collections performance has a significant bottom line impact for utilities as even one-half a percentage reduction in bad debt write-offs generates significant financial return and it improves utility reputations in the communities they serve. As utilities seek to

By - Jon Brown

2019 Leadership Conference for Women in Energy – Canada

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 Canada’s most successful women energy leaders as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth.  The program format

By - Jon Brown

Millennials in the Construction and Engineering Industry

As Baby Boomers head into retirement, recruiting and retaining the Millennial workforce has become a critical component to the advancement of the Construction & Engineering industry. However, key findings show that skilled labor shortages are intensifying and broadly affecting industries across the board, and a recent survey found that a staggering 89% of construction firms faced such shortages*. Additionally, while

By - Jon Brown

Oil & Gas Forecasting

Revenue planning for jurisdictions with oil-dominant economies depends on how well oil production forecasts within these jurisdictions could be developed. Reservoir engineering techniques are required in forecasting oil production from online fields. Forecasting production from online fields often, even when done properly, still provide a conservative outlook for the jurisdiction because it excludes projects that could come online in the future.

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Hydrocarbon Measurement

The measurement of crude oil, natural gas, and many other hydrocarbons is at the heart of all fiscal oil and gas industry transactions. Even the slightest discrepancy in measurement can affect revenue, jeopardize contracts, create noncompliance issues, and even result in litigation, all of which costs time and money. It is imperative that professionals throughout the affected industry organizations, including

By - Danielle Duignan

Better Capital Allocation for Utility Pole Storm Hardening

The preparation for and response to storms is a normal part of business for an electric utility. It’s your job to apply the precious capital of your utility towards hardening the network in preparation for the next big event. Less capital applied to planning and design means more capital for actual network improvements. As you plan for improvements to your

By - Jon Brown

Data Center Energy: Opportunities for Efficiency

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Data Center Design: Construction Considerations, April 29-30, 2019 in Arlington, VA The continued hyper growth in data centers is increasingly spotlighting the need for data center energy efficiency. Recent reports have the data center industry already consuming up to 7 percent of global electricity. The

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