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

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Reimagining the Utility Fleet – Safer Technologies and Better Practices

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

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The Impact of the US Elections on The Energy Industry

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 on industry must now be faced. From trillion-dollar renewable investments to diminished fracking and coal production business, DER aggregation, and market economy,

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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

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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

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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,

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Introduction to Local Distribution Companies (LDCs)

“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 This course is for new and experienced professionals who work for and with natural gas local distribution companies (LDCs)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Introduction to the Natural Gas Liquids & Petrochemical Industry

“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 industry. Throughout a day and a

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Business Essentials for Geographic Information Systems

In most utilities, the corporate geographic information system (GIS) is an integral resource in maintaining critical information about company assets and infrastructure. Typically, a “new” GIS is built and implemented only to be managed or self-managed with no concrete vision. This session will provide some insight in how to manage the critical IT infrastructure system to ensure a return on

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

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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 infrastructure

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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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Clean Energy IRP Development & Procurement

“Shared the bleeding edge of resource planning for high renewables future.” Expert – Policy Alignment and Resource Planning, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) State renewable portfolio standards (RPS), clean energy standards (CES), and several types of de-carbonization measures currently exist in 30-plus U.S. states, more than 130 cities and over 300 businesses.  Moreover, some 60 utilities have made voluntary pledges

By - Jon Brown

WECC Balancing Area (BA) Operations Best Practices

The Western EIM Market has been a big success, generating more than $850 million in market benefits since November 2014. This event will 1) review the lessons learned from operating portfolios – resources, loads, bilateral transactions – in western energy imbalance markets, 2) review the BA operations, and 3) review transmission billing to maximize benefits in the imbalance markets. The

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LED Streetlights – Best Practices in Energy Efficiency, Technology, and Deployment

Deploying LED Streetlighting has become a very complicated process, involving many considerations and different players to effectively execute. In order to properly assess the value LED Streetlighting can offer, a utility, city, or operator must understand its benefits such as; energy savings, maintenance, longer life, and performance. Additionally, there are many questions at play: does the investment qualify for rebates

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Avoided Cost Calculations and PURPA

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Pricing and Eligibility Changes to PURPA, December 15, 2020 Utilities must estimate avoided energy and capacity costs for a variety of reasons, including PURPA contracts, demand side management program design, and proposal evaluations.  Historic paradigms for determining avoided costs have consistently yielded values that have

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Decarbonization Strategies & Pathways

In a world where citizens are increasingly concerned over the consequences of anthropogenic climate change, decarbonization has become a defining goal,   Many, perhaps even most, traditional utilities are embracing the necessity for innovations with their customers and in their business models to support decarbonization strategies. This virtual conference will explore different pathways for decarbonizing the energy sector, evaluating the decarbonization

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How to Build Climate Resilient Infrastructure

The time to invest in resilient infrastructure is now. Opportunities are abundant as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created a new program called Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) to help capital asset owners take on resiliency projects for climate action. Extreme temperatures, wildfires, superstorms, rising sea levels, and other hazards are only increasing in frequency and severity resulting

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Transmission Upgrades and Expansion 2020 Conference

Even with the overwhelming spread of COVID-19, many transmission projects have continued to be approved and initiated – showing an increased resolve by utilities to improve system reliability and security. The 12th Annual Transmission Upgrades and Expansion 2020 conference will convene managers, engineers, and operators into one virtual conference you will not want to miss. For the first time, the

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Energy Storage for T&D Planning & Operations

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Advanced Battery Storage, December 9-10, 2020 The traditional definition of “transmission and distribution infrastructure”, miles of wire connecting large generators and substations, is being challenged by technological advancements and public acceptance.  If there are load centers that have power needs met by remote, grid-connected generators,

By - Jon Brown

Substation Asset Management Fundamentals

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in these related events Asset Management Fundamentals, December 7, 2020  Transmission & Distribution Asset Analytics, December 8, 2020 This course provides guidelines for management and maintenance of substation primary equipment such as Load Tap Changers (LTC), Transformers, Breakers, etc. We will cover multiple technologies used to monitor primary equipment

By - Jon Brown

Transmission & Distribution Asset Analytics

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in these related events Asset Management Fundamentals, December 7, 2020 Substation Asset Management Fundamentals, December 9, 2020 Amidst aging transmission and distribution infrastructure, digitally forward asset managers, equipped with advanced analytics tools are realizing significant gain from using data analytics to improve asset health. Data analytics can be used

By - Jon Brown

Community Choice Energy Aggregators (CCAs) – Best Practices & Expansion Promise

Community choice aggregation (CCA) providers have proliferated in California.  These CCAs allow local organizations or governments to procure power on behalf of their residents, businesses, and municipal accounts from an alternative supplier while still receiving transmission and distribution service from their existing utility provider.   They are an attractive option for communities that want more local control over their electricity sources,

By - Jon Brown

The Business of Power Generation – Market Dynamics, Business Models and Products Course

The energy industry is shifting. Do you know with certainty that your processes, tools and people are effectively working together to continue to grow and thrive as a business? In this course, you will learn how to identify indicators for the market position of a plant and identify changes in the underlying assumptions of a power producer’s success: startup time,

By - Jon Brown

Expert Witness Preparation

This course is designed to improve the effectiveness of witnesses as they prepare and serve as experts in rate cases and other associated energy industry testimony. The course is organized in two distinct areas; preparing and serving as an expert during the administrative process and learning how to be an effective witness during associated hearings. During the first portion of

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2020 UAS for Utilities

Drones have now proved themselves as an essential service to the energy industry. More and more utilities have benefited from adopting drones to inspect offshore drilling rigs, transmission and distribution infrastructure, and other operations as they seek to increase efficiency, cut costs, and improve worker safety. In fact, in last year alone more than 108,000 commercial operators registered their drones

By - Jon Brown

Free Webinar: Canna Business Trends: Success During and After the Pandemic

The cannabis industry is always changing. From evolving regulatory requirements, to the rise of new cannabis brands, change is constant. The most successful canna businesses have survived partly because of their abilities to adapt. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all businesses to shift their models to survive. In many ways, the cannabis industry was uniquely prepared for the crisis. Even

By - Jon Brown

Rate Design and the Potential Impacts of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has presented utility regulators with a set of obstacles they have never confronted, challenging them to adapt regulatory tools to balance the interests of customers struggling through unemployment, and electric utilities juggling unanticipated costs and lost revenues. Over the past 10+ years, during other catastrophes like the financial crisis and major hurricanes, state regulators have considered and

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Project Management for Geographic Information System (GIS) Professionals

This seminar will explore the keys and speedbumps in order to successfully implement a Geographic Information System solution at your company. This can be a full system replacement, upgrade, or a smaller project such as integrations and version upgrades. This will highlight core Project Management principles but with a specific GIS focus, which will result in the participants leaving with

By - Jon Brown

Dam Safety 101

In the aftermath of the Orrville Dam crisis in 2017 and then the dam failures in Michigan this past summer, dam safety has become a very hot topic.  Dam owners are responsible for the operation and maintenance of their facilities. Depending on the purpose of the dam (i.e. hydropower, water supply, flood control, etc.), the regulatory requirements are defined by

By - Jon Brown

Funding America’s Critical Infrastructure

Federal funding for infrastructure development is coming. President Trump and presidential candidate, Joe Biden, have both proposed infrastructure investment plans for over one trillion dollars. It comes at a good time because according to the World Economic Forum the United States ranks 13th in quality of infrastructure. In every sector project development opportunities are abundant. Every sector is experiencing priorities

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Technical Aspects of the Electric Power System

The Electric Power Grid will increase participant’s understanding of the electric grid and how it functions. Join us to learn how power is generated, generation resources, substations, transmission, distribution, and utilization will be provided along with the essential reliability and resilience aspects of the power grid. Attendees do not need to have engineering or technical background. Participants completing this one-day

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Digital Oilfield 2.0: Convergence of OT & IT Part 3

The concept of the Digital Oilfield started about twenty years ago when increased field instrumentation, process control, and advanced software and data analysis techniques were brought to the operations and engineering practices in the oil field. Now, the new generation of the digital oilfield is going farther with smart equipment, automation, and more statistical analysis and machine learning models. The

By - Jon Brown

Digital Oilfield 2.0: Convergence of OT & IT Part 2

The concept of the Digital Oilfield started about twenty years ago when increased field instrumentation, process control, and advanced software and data analysis techniques were brought to the operations and engineering practices in the oil field. Now, the new generation of the digital oilfield is going farther with smart equipment, automation, and more statistical analysis and machine learning models. The

By - Jon Brown

Energy Project Public Engagement in a Changing World

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 transmission or a renewable project,

By - Jon Brown

Digital Oilfield 2.0 On-Demand Video Series

The concept of the Digital Oilfield started about twenty years ago when increased field instrumentation, process control, and advanced software and data analysis techniques were brought to the operations and engineering practices in the oil field. Now, the new generation of the digital oilfield is going farther with smart equipment, automation, and more statistical analysis and machine learning models. The

By - Jon Brown

North American Credit & Collections Conference for Utilities

The coronavirus outbreak has caused far-reaching concern and economic hardship for consumers, businesses, and communities across the globe. Utilities across North America share in this hardship as millions of customers struggle to pay their utility bill during these difficult times. Prior to the pandemic, utilities were already facing increasing pressure from stakeholders and communities to improve their financial performance and

By - Jon Brown

Diversity & Inclusion in the Energy Industry

The demonstrations and protests that have swept the country are pushing the energy industry to address its own diversity problems. Creating diverse, inclusive environments is a priority for businesses across the globe. Benefits of a diverse workforce include higher productivity and improved performance, increased creativity and better decision-making. While the energy industry has made progress toward diversification, more work is

By - Jon Brown

Utility Financial Basics

Utilities are natural monopoly service providers and, therefore, subject to unique financial requirements and regulations. Unlike competitive service providers, tariff rates and cost recovery mechanisms are subject to unique principles and differing levels of regulatory oversight.  This introductory class provides a brief overview of the underlying financial concepts for utilities with a focus on Investor Owned Utilities. Learning Objectives The

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Accelerating Grid Modernization: Turning Crises into Investment Opportunity

The English-language proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” could not be more appropriate than it is today. Still knee deep in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and now navigating the effects of an economic slowdown, financial markets and public policy are at a crossroads. Planned capital investments by utilities on infrastructure projects to maintain and increase reliability and resiliency, coupled

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