By - Jon Brown

Wildfire Mitigation for Utilities: Central & Eastern Region

While California continues to be in the news for utility-caused catastrophic wildfires, utilities in the central and eastern regions of North America face similar risks and liabilities from their systems and operations. Fires are bigger and more common than they were 35 years ago, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Electrical companies operating in wildfire-prone areas will face significant

By - Jon Brown

Renewable Energy RFO/RFP Solicitation Process

Utilities and other buyers of bulk renewable energy face an increasingly complex, competitive terrain when procuring these resources to meet clean energy objectives and RPS requirements.  The new landscape has sprouted a market with hundreds of new procurement entrants – some buyers like utilities with lots of experience procuring power and other buyers with less experience.  In addition, the power

By - Jon Brown

Environmental Compliance & Permitting for Utilities

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Environmental Law & Litigation 101 for Electric Utilities, June 11, 2021 Understanding permitting issues is essential for a project’s success.  Environmental concerns and local requirements can vary widely from project to project, with the potential to significantly de-rail both schedule and budget. It is important

By - Jon Brown

Texas Energy Online

Texas is a clean energy powerhouse with a reputation for providing business-friendly prices. Renewable energy surpassed coal, there is more wind generation in Texas than any other state, and industry leaders foresee a solar boom on the horizon. Furthermore, state representatives are poised to deliver new legislations and implementation plans to enable the integration of emerging technologies such energy storage

By - Jon Brown

2021 Western Transmission Summit

“The conference offered an in-depth look, through balanced panel discussions and case studies, into the current state of transmission planning and development in the U.S.” – Attorney, Montana PSC The Western Transmission System continues to be a frontier for technological innovation, advanced energy policy, and pioneering new renewable interconnection. With the onset of a new administration, many new issues come

By - Jon Brown

Water & Wastewater Investor Forum

Water is crucial to every aspect of day to day living and the economy.   Several industries like agriculture, energy, mining, manufacturing, and health care, rely directly on water and wastewater services to function. Aging water infrastructure, declining water quality and quantity, operational inefficiency, population growth, and urbanization, amplified climate change has become a global concern. Now more than ever, it

By - Jon Brown

Resource Adequacy Methodologies & Toolkit

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) Fundamentals, May 17-18, 2021 Ensuring reliability of service is an essential requirement for a utility or power system operator.  The standard used to determine what is the appropriate and available capacity needed to minimize reliability risk, however, is a bit less

By - Jon Brown

Membrane Filtration for Drinking Water

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Nitrification & Denitrification in Activated Sludge Treatment, May 4-5, 2021 The Membrane Filtration for Drinking Water course addresses the design, installation, operation and maintenance of membrane filtration systems for drinking water treatment and wastewater reuse. The course covers both low-pressure membranes (microfiltration and ultrafiltration) and

By - Jon Brown

Nitrification & Denitrification in Activated Sludge Treatment

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Membrane Filtration for Drinking Water, May 3-4, 2021 Ammonia removal is becoming more common in Wastewater plant discharge permits and is one of the most important and challenging process to maintain. Nitrification is the oxidation of that ammonia by converting it, in a two-step process,

By - Jon Brown

EV Charging Infrastructure Due Diligence

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Electric Vehicles 101, April 20-21, 2021 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is being rapidly deployed around the country, as the EV market grows and electrification goals are increasingly mandated by policy makers and utility decarbonization goals.  Despite this hyper focus to build out EV infrastructure

By - Jon Brown

Understanding the FERC Natural Gas Rate Case Process and Rate Filing

“Ken is a good speaker and very knowledgeable and interesting.” – Regulatory Analyst, MB Hydro/Centra “Very knowledgeable, hands-on experience.” – Principal Manager, DTE This one-day course explores the FERC natural gas rate case process from pre-filing through a Commission Final Order. FERC rules and regulations govern the establishment of maximum and minimum rates that jurisdictional interstate pipelines and storage facilities

By - Jon Brown

Women’s Leadership in Energy Conference – Canada

“This conference provides an excellent forum for women to discuss common issues and workable strategies to achieve success.” Policy Advisor, Ontario Energy Board “This conference was absolutely inspiring. It was refreshing to be surrounded with other women that have experience similar situations as me and how they navigated through them. I will be taking back to work several tools and

By - Jon Brown

Southeast Renewable Energy Summit

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Non-Battery Energy Storage, April 29-30, 2021 “This conference is very enlightening and extremely useful. If you are an energy industry professional, you will find this conference very educational.” – Resource Planning Analyst, Entergy New Orleans “EUCI courses are exceptionally prepared and the speakers are always

By - Jon Brown

Non-Battery Energy Storage

Due to growing concerns about the environmental impacts of fossil fuels and the capacity and resilience of energy grids around the world, stakeholders continue to turn their attention to various energy storage solutions. Energy storage is not a new concept. Batteries have been used since the early 1800s and pumped-storage hydropower has been operating in the United States since the

By - Jon Brown

2021 Wildfire Mitigation for Utilities – Western Region

The 2020 wildfire season has raged across the West. In California, fires engulfed nearly 4.2 million acres. In Oregon, more than a million acres have burned. In Washington State, more acres have burned in 2020 than in each of the past 12 fire seasons.  Utilities have had to navigate the demands of the pandemic while mitigating fire risk to safely

By - Jon Brown

Standards & Codes For Inverters

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Smart Inverters to Support DERs and Grid Resiliency, April 28-29, 2021 A complex overlay of industry standards, regulations and codes govern inverter-based power resources and system interconnections, especially those associated with solar and storage.  This course will survey the codes and standards landscape that guide

By - Jon Brown

Smart Inverters to Support DERs and Grid Resiliency

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Standards & Codes For Inverters, April 29-30, 2021 Two key elements of facilitating the transition to a power delivery system with multi-directional flows, characterized by renewable energy and DERs, involve: Implementing advanced (smart) inverter technology that will appropriately “flex” with the legacy distribution and transmission

By - Danielle Duignan

FTR Fundamentals & Best Practices

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Electricity Market Power, Manipulation Regulation and Enforcement , April 20-21 , 2021 This course will explain the key concepts of financial transmission (FTRs) and congestion revenue rights (CRRs) and their operation in nodal electricity markets.  The general principles underlying the allocation and auction processes for

By - Danielle Duignan

Utility Accounting 101

Utility Accounting takes fundamental accounting concepts around financial reporting and adds a layer of complexity through regulatory and compliance requirements.  Public Utilities have rates set by State and Federal commissions to ensure that they recover prudently incurred costs and earn a reasonable rate of return that does not overly burden the ratepayer.  However, State and Federal environmental regulations put the

By - Danielle Duignan

Strategies for Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Energy industry leaders must guide their enterprises to maximize value in an increasingly complex global and evolving marketplace. The Oil & Gas sector has long been a global marketplace, and utilities and renewables sectors are becoming increasingly international. Across all categories, workplaces are becoming more and more culturally diverse. Employees who work across cultures and in a multicultural workplace are

By - Danielle Duignan

Pipeline Safety Regulations

The pipeline industry is under heightened scrutiny by regulators, the media, and the public. The NTSB highlighted aging pipelines as a concern in its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. Likewise, Congress has ongoing interest in the safety of older transmission pipelines and in the replacement of leaky and deteriorating cast iron pipe in natural gas distribution systems. 

By - Danielle Duignan

Introduction to Utility Telecommunications and the Federal Communications Commission

This course is designed to give professionals who work with or for energy utilities an understanding of how energy utilities use communications facilities and services and how those services and technologies are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). We will identify how those regulations impact energy utilities, both as a user of communication facilities and when applicable as a

By - Danielle Duignan

Working with Electric Utility Contracts for Non-Lawyers

This program will provide attendees with an in-depth account of how industry contracts are structured and will review all elements from beginner terminology to real-world application. The class will not only highlight the legal concepts and basic principles of contracting, but boilerplate provisions, Power Purchase Agreements, and Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreements. Content will also revolve around negotiation strategies, common

By - Danielle Duignan

Electricity Market Power, Manipulation, Regulation & Enforcement

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event FTR Fundamentals, April 22-23, 2021 One of the Federal Energy Regulation Commission’s (FERC) core responsibilities is to guard against anti-competitive practices by industry players. These practices can take two general forms: the exercise of market power or market manipulation. This course will explain what these

By - Jon Brown

Energy Market Dynamics: Business Models & the Value of a Watt

How will energy storage impact distribution of energy? Will carbon credits really decrease energy prices? What happens if energy efficiency programs and demand management programs become more widely implemented? In this course, you will learn about the macro level impact of energy trends and the impact to the business for power generation resources. Nuances related to types of business models

By - Jon Brown

Smart Water Virtual Course 2021

Due to growing populations, increasing urbanization, climate change and the need to address cost have increased the demand for water. In addition, the cost implications from maintaining aging infrastructure has also become a driving factor for growth in the smart water management market. Owing to the global demand, the need to address the operational issues of water management becomes crucial.

By - Jon Brown

Offshore Wind: East & West Coast Implementation

Offshore Wind development is accelerating in the United States. According to a recent Wood Mackenzie study, the U.S. could benefit from 28 new gigawatts of wind power and $1.7 billion in U.S. Treasury revenue by 2022. Offshore wind developers are moving to set up their projects, but many questions remain, including permitting delays, supply chain, grid capacity, and environmental concerns.

By - Jon Brown

Utility Forecasting Techniques & Applications

Electric utilities and other load-serving power organizations find themselves besieged on all fronts by data, data and more data.  Moreover, perplexing conditions are present that seem difficult to gauge: changes in the mix of supply and demand side resources, the impact of technology on the grid and access it allows to system and customer data, significant shifts in fuel and

By - Jon Brown

Coal Power Plant Fundamentals On-Demand Series

“Carl has a deep understanding of the material and relevant experience as shown by his examples.” –Utilities Engineer, CPUC “Able to answer all of my questions. Very informative person with experience.” –Mechanical Engineer, National Institutes of Health “Excellent training and valuable education. Great value.” –General Engineer, National Institutes of Health “Mr. Bozzuto is highly knowledgeable in the application of industrial

By - Jon Brown

Rate Innovation for Electric Cooperatives

“It is always interesting to hear how utilities across the country are addressing the industry challenges we face. EUCI covers good content in conferences.” – Manager, Energy Services & Strategic Programs, East Central Energy For the past century volumetric charges have been used to recover a large portion of fixed and variable costs in the electric utility sector.  Advances in

By - Jon Brown

Illinois Energy Online

Backed by progressive clean energy plans coming from Governor Pritzker, the state of Illinois continues down the path towards a clean and resilient economy. This transition is further enabled by the state’s top-rated grid; number two in the nation according to GridWise Alliance’s Grid Modernization Index. With the 2020 election in the rearview mirror, what new legislations will emerge, and

By - Jon Brown

Establishing an Asset Management System (AMS) for Water and Wastewater Utilities with ISO 55000

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Asset Management for Water Utilities, March 10-11, 2021 A management system is the collection of all the policies and procedures that are used by an organization to ensure that it can achieve its objectives. This one day course take a visual journey through the sequence

By - Jon Brown

The Next Generation Utility Fleet

Technology has changed the landscape of energy as we know it. From integrated smart cities to electrified fleets, our industry is undergoing a digital revolution that offers some unprecedented opportunities to the world of fleet management and operational efficiency. For the first time, EUCI has partnered with Mobileye, an Intel company, to offer this free webinar for fleet professionals and

By - Jon Brown

The Impact of the US Elections on The Energy Industry

NOTICE: Attendance in this webinar is limited – all registrants over our live capacity will receive a free recording of the event. The recent US election held energy policy and climate change as one of its central topics, with the need for proactive policies becoming more apparent. As the announcement of a change in office has been made, the implications

By - Jon Brown

Building Optimization: Electrification, Energy Efficiency, and Smart Buildings

This course will begin with an overview of building optimization and then dive into electrification, increasing efficiency, and smart buildings; furthermore, we will evaluate a systems design process and its relevance to achieving all three. Once we have explored the topics independently, we will move to a design-centered sprint where individuals will be put in interdisciplinary teams and be presented

By - Jon Brown

Microgrids for Resilience

The need to increase reliability and resiliency and integrate sustainable energy resources has continued to grow and result into an explosion of microgrid development.   Microgrids are a fundamental tool in enabling today’s grid modernization by addressing growing demand, distributed generation, and resiliency, while also resulting in potential customer cost savings. Microgrids offer new technology and service choices for customers and

By - Jon Brown

Integrated Right of Way (ROW) Vegetation Management

Many items impact the reliability of a utility system and vegetation is typically one of the largest.  Our industry often discusses best management practices, new technologies and tools available to improve our vegetation management programs, but we rarely can get together in the same room to discuss solutions. By focusing on a systematic approach to right of way integrated vegetation management,

By - Jon Brown

Natural Gas Utilities 101

“Tom was great and his slides were perfect in explaining everything. He was fantastic!” –Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority “Very helpful, patient, and made course material easy to understand for someone new to the industry like myself.” –New York Power Authority The course will describe the key elements of the natural gas supply chain, the infrastructure, and operations of natural

By - Jon Brown

Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Water and Wastewater Utilities

The new Cybersecurity Fundamentals course for Water and Wastewater utility professionals will provide a general overview of cybersecurity program development. This online course will give organizational leaders a practical knowledge of basic security measures that can be implemented to address major cyber risks associated with the most common cyber-attacks.  Water and Wastewater industry leaders attending this course will learn about

By - Jon Brown

Best Practices for Energy Storage Deployment

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Fundamentals of Battery Storage, February 23, 2021 Energy storage has become big news and a valuable contributor to the energy sector. Advanced energy storage technologies have matured rapidly in recent years and installations are quickly gaining momentum in states across the country. The interest in

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Battery Storage

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Best Practices for Energy Storage Deployment, February 24-25, 2021 Battery storage is a technology whose time has arrived in many markets across the globe. Battery energy storage systems (BESS) can be used for a variety of applications, including frequency regulation, demand response, transmission and distribution

By - Jon Brown

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Best Practices for Energy Leaders

Creating diverse, inclusive environments is a priority for businesses across the globe. Benefits of a diverse workforce include higher productivity, improved performance, increased creativity, and better decision-making. Leaders committed to serving diverse communities effectively should prepare themselves to address three critical challenges: creating a culture of inclusion, setting an expectation for inclusive leadership behavior, and aligning their company with equity

By - Jon Brown

Electric Utility Systems for Non-Engineers 201

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Introduction to Electric Utility Systems for Non-Engineers, March 29-30, 2021 In this one-and-a-half-day course, attendees will gain a deeper sense of all the aspects within an electric utility system. Diving into the details on the types of utilities, important organizations, renewables, balancing, economics, resiliency, and

By - Jon Brown

Understanding the Natural Gas Liquids and Petrochemical Industry & Markets

“Tom was great and his slides were perfect in explaining everything. He was fantastic!” –Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority “Very helpful, patient, and made course material easy to understand for someone new to the industry like myself.” –New York Power Authority In this course, attendees will learn the fundamentals of the Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) and Petrochemical (PetChem) industries and

By - Jon Brown

The Cannabis Industry Energy Challenge

“This is my first conference of this type and I loved it! All of the speakers had great content and I am much more informed about the challenges the industry is facing.”  – Technical Manager, Design Lights Consortium “Great information!  Used actual case studies; all info was really great and speakers were very professional.” – Business Sustainability Coordinator, City of

By - Jon Brown

Funding Broadband for Utilities

At the federal level, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Department of Commerce (DOC), and the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) have all launched programs and initiatives to close the Digital Divide in America. States, municipalities, cooperatives, tribal communities, and investor owned utilities (IOUs) are all investing to expand broadband infrastructure and services to their communities.    Investing in broadband

By - Jon Brown

The Impacts of Behind the Meter (BTM) Storage on Utility Operations

The electricity system is changing, from the way we generate power to the way we distribute and use it. All grid-tied energy systems are situated either “in front of the meter” or “behind the meter” (BTM). Multiple factors including high demand charges, reliance on solar, changes to energy tariffs and lower storage costs has enabled BTM storage to surpass front-of-meter

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