By - Jon Brown

OSHA Safety for Natural Gas Distribution Operations

The objective of this course is to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to safely perform work while working on natural gas distribution pipelines. This course will provide supervisors with the most updated safety standards and concepts to effectively lead a strong safety culture. This course will help attendees understand how safety responsibilities apply to the natural gas distribution operations. 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Fundamentals of Electrical Safety Hazards and Prevention

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 electrical hazards that exist in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial environments. Electrical equipment and power lines may pose significant hazards to those in proximity to exposed electrical parts or

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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

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Securitization Financing

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Utility Measures to Meet Rising RPS & De-Carbonization Benchmarks, November 4-5, 2019 in Portland, OR The accelerating retirements of power plant and other utility assets, particularly those that still qualify as “plants in service”, have resulted in a wave of “stranded assets”.  These assets are

By - Jon Brown

Utility Measures to Meet Rising RPS & De-Carbonization Benchmarks

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Securitization Financing, November 6-7, 2019 in Portland, OR State renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and clean energy standards (CES) — which require electric load-serving entities (LSEs) to assure that a minimum portion of their load is generated with eligible forms of renewable electricity — currently exist

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UAS for Electric Utilities

This conference gathers industry experts to discuss all the important topics relevant to UAS use for electric utilities. An FAA UAS expert will discuss rules and regulations pertaining to UAS and their implications to the utility industry, as well as the role of UAS in emergency response. Xcel Energy’s UAS Program Manager will provide new updates regarding their program, including

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Western Interconnect Imbalance Energy Market Pathways

For the past half-decade or so, utilities, other load serving entities (LSE) and balancing areas in the Western Interconnect have been exploring options to improve their resilience, reliability and economic efficiency.  The drivers are several: Rising levels of variable and distributed energy resources on the grids and the difficulty of balancing variations in intermittent resource output Diminishing support for —

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Introduction to Electric Utility Systems for Non-Engineers

This course has been developed for non-engineers working for electric utilities or involved in business relationships with electric utilities. The course provides a non-technical introduction to the fundamental concepts that form the basis for the design and operation of the integrated electric utility system. The fundamental concepts underlying legacy electric power systems and how the attributes of these systems affect

By - Jon Brown

Land Lease Agreements for Renewable Energy Projects

All renewable energy projects rely on leases, easements and similar land rights that create the relationship between landowners and the developer and operator of projects.  This course focuses on typical renewable energy lease provisions in significant detail.  From that focal point, we cover the leasing process and the various third parties who are also involved in the owner-developer leasing relationship:

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Best Practices in Public Engagement for 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, battery

By - Jon Brown

Safety in Battery Storage

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in these related events Advanced Battery Storage, October 23-24, 2019 in Denver, CO Utilities across the country are rapidly deploying energy storage technologies. Battery energy storage systems (BESS) can be used for a variety of applications, including frequency regulation, demand response, transmission and distribution infrastructure deferral, integration of renewable

By - Jon Brown

Data Center Operations

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in these related events Data Center Site Selection and Development, October 23, 2019 in Denver, CO Data Center Design and Construction, October 24, 2019 in Denver, CO The data center has been built, acquired, leased or rented. NOW WHAT? Understanding the pledges made, performance standards to be realized, certifications

By - Jon Brown

Non-Wire Alternatives

For utilities and other power system providers, when they considering grid replacements and upgrades it is increasingly important in their capital and infrastructure financial and operational analyses to evaluate “non-wire alternatives” (NWA).   These NWA are electricity grid investments and operating practices that employ non-traditional measures to defer, mitigate, or potentially eliminate the need for traditional utility transmission and distribution (T&D)

By - Jon Brown

Transmission Upgrades & Reconductoring Conference 2019

The challenges of aging infrastructure have continued for utilities, getting even worse in recent years, putting grid reliability at risk nationwide without major investments in upgrades and reconductoring technologies. Meanwhile, regulatory burdens for new transmission builds have not lightened, paired with the growing trend of corporate commitment to procure renewable energy and DERs. Because of these challenges, utilities have begun

By - Jon Brown

Energy Hedging Tools, Risk Management & Trading Strategies

Utilities, retail electricity providers and financial traders — along with business, institutional and other high-volume energy end-users — that transact and trade in electricity and natural gas markets, appreciate the significant effects caused by price volatility in these sectors on their financial statements and reported earnings.  To address and minimize their price risk exposure, these organizations typically invoke a variety

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Attracting & Retaining Oil & Gas Industry Talent

As Baby Boomers head into retirement, recruiting and retaining the newer workforce has become a critical component to the advancement of the oil and gas industry. However, key findings show that skilled labor shortages are intensifying and broadly affecting industries across the board. Additionally, while the younger generations bring with them new skills, technological expertise, and innovative mindsets, they also

By - Jon Brown

Utility Rate Design and the Influence of Emerging Technologies

Electric and natural gas utilities are undergoing sweeping changes as their industries transform. Advanced metering, distributed generation (including rooftop solar), home battery storage, smart(er) thermostats and more efficient appliances: all influence utility rate design. In some cases such as advanced metering and thermostats, the capabilities accommodate rates that were not previously feasible — for example, demand response tariffs that encourage

By - Jon Brown

Introduction to Regional Wholesale Electricity Markets-RTOs and ISOs

This course is designed to introduce basics of wholesale electricity markets operating in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The purpose is enhancing attendees’ understanding of types of wholesale electricity markets and the platforms that offer such markets. The focus will be on the functions of RTOs / ISOs and their role in providing platforms for real-time and day-ahead energy markets,

By - Jon Brown

2019 Improving Right Of Way Processes for Electric Transmission Projects

Managing new and upgraded transmission projects in the public right of way (ROW) is an increasingly complex and challenging process.  Electric utilities and transmission developers must balance the competing interests of all stakeholders.  Special attention is required at every stage of the process to ensure that reliability and capacity objectives are met while also serving the best interests of landowners,

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 Telecommunication Infrastructure and Service Summit

TelePOWER 2019 is here to build a more connected future for utilities’ internal and external communication networks. This summit will seek to establish and enhance important business partnerships by producing ­a community of electric power utilities, telecom carriers, manufactures, and federal/local government agencies. Industry leaders and energy experts will guide attendees through best practices and trending topics such as: Advancing

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

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 in the Power Industry

At the 2nd annual Talent Acquisition in the Power Industry conference, speakers will showcase the best practices in how to update branding and recruiting strategies to win the battle for new talent. Interactive sessions and extensive networking breaks will allow industry peers to collaborate openly on shared challenges and engage new ideas in-depth. Join top decision makers and insightful leaders

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

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

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

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