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

The Canadian Cannabis Energy Challenge

In October 2018, Canada became the second country in the world to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes nationwide through the “Cannabis Act”.  This law was a milestone in the legal history of cannabis in Canada, following the previous legalization of medical marijuana through a government-run health program in 2001. While there is a lot of excitement and planning for the

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

Fuel Cells for Electric Utilities Webcast 3: Improving Baseload

Fuel cells improve baseload. Depending on the state, fuel cells can be classified as renewables. Unlike intermittent renewables, fuel cells can have a 95 percent availability (capacity) factor. Compare that to wind power (30 percent) and solar power (15 percent) and you can see what fuel cells can bring to the table. Fuel cells use a chemical process to convert

By - Jon Brown

Fuel Cells for Electric Utilities Webcast 2: Reviewing Best Practices

Best practices. Generation resources are procured based on best practices, such as requests for proposals (RFPs) to select winning bidders that lead to power purchase agreements (PPAs) between the electricity producer and the buyer. Best practices vary depending on the industry structure in a given state or country. Learning Outcomes  Demonstrate how, with careful siting, fuel cells can displace or

By - Jon Brown

Fuel Cells for Electric Utilities Webcast 1: Learning the Basics

Fuel cells are positioned to become a useful component of the electric utilities sector’s generation mix because of the reduced emissions, storage opportunities, cost-saving advantages when carefully sited, and reliability potential. The Fuel Cells for Electric Utilities webinar will provide an overview of baseload fuel cells, alternative uses for fuel cells, and show how fuel cells are affecting the electric

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

Women in Engineering & Construction

According to the United States Department of Labor, in 2016, women made up 14% of the engineering and architecture industries, and just 9% of the construction industry. The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key engineering and construction trends and skills for personal and professional development.

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

By - Jon Brown

Validating CAISO EIM Settlement Charges for Merchant & BA Groups in Western EIM Market

Many EIM market participants would like to better understand the CAISO EIM settlement charge codes for both Merchant and BA groups, connect the dots between front-office bidding strategies and settlement results, and visualize how settlement results can drive profits for their merchant portfolio (Participating Resources) and charges for their BA portfolio (Loads, Interties, and Non-participating Resources).  In the workshop, you

By - Jon Brown

The Successful Path to Customer Engagement with Voluntary Green Power

The modern utility as we know it rounded into shape in the 1920s, after increased regulation and delivery standardization took hold. Since then, except for the last decade or so, the end user’s relationship with their utility has remained essentially unchanged. The advent of energy choice through deregulation, technological advances in distributed generation (such as rooftop solar), and increased pressure

By - Jon Brown

Ancillary Services (A/S) Fundamentals & Market Design

The emergence of renewable and variable energy resources has drawn attention to the supplemental services — beyond the basics of energy, generating capacity, and power delivery — that utilities, balancing areas and bulk-power systems require to ensure grid stability.  Some of these ancillary services (A/S), such as regulation and reactive power, are required during normal operations to maintain the necessary

By - Jon Brown

Integrated Resource Planning Summit

Traditional utility integrated resource planning (IRP) modeling, analysis and preparation have been dominated by: Central station firm generation sited at specific locations Fueled mainly by gas, coal, oil, hydro and nuclear With one-way transmission and distribution systems And well-established reliability and high resource capacity factors This program will pivot to the new IRP paradigm. It is designed by integrated resource

By - Jon Brown

Fiber Optics for Electric Utilities Conference

The Developing, Designing and Managing a Fiber Optic Network for Electric Utilities Conference is constructed to showcase the best practices for cultivating successful Fiber Optics networks – no matter the location. Allowing ease of access to information is an essential aspect to the development of growing and thriving communities. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge of business strategy development, financing, designing

By - Jon Brown

Building Codes, Appliance Standards, & Building Electrification

Energy codes and standards mandate baseline efficiency requirements for buildings and appliances in commercial and residential settings.  These regulations serve to reduce power demand, lessen environmental impacts, and save consumers money.  Codes and standards can also be one of the most cost-effective ways for utilities to save energy and claim savings through state programs. A new wave of state and

By - Jon Brown

Solar Project Due Diligence: Financial, Legal & Technical Best Practices

Solar PV utility-scale projects now proliferate in the power industry landscape, in both development and acquisition contexts.  As a result, the need for quality, systematic due diligence is essential. Such thorough due diligence is complex. Without it, even the slightest unexamined issue can trip up new players and industry veterans alike. While all phases of the project require this scrutiny,

By - Jon Brown

2019 Coal Combustion Residuals

Power generators have developed and revised their ash management, ash storage procedures, and groundwater monitoring plans to keep their facilities in regulation. With the approach taken by the Trump administration’s EPA, District Court rulings, and the impact of citizen lawsuits, there are future changes yet to come with the industry adapting the best they can. This coal ash focused conference

By - Jon Brown

Application of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics to the Oilfield

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in these related events Introduction to Digital Oilfield 2.0, May 15, 2019 in Denver, CO Convergence of OT and IT, May 16, 2019 in Denver, CO The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has been hyped as a major disrupter of the status quo and transformational in its impact on

By - Jon Brown

Convergence of OT and IT

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in these related events Introduction to Digital Oilfield 2.0, May 15, 2019 in Denver, CO Application of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics to the Oilfield, May 17, 2019 in Denver, CO Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) have both developed at an increasing rate over the past several

By - Jon Brown

Stakeholder Symposium on Mitigating Methane Emissions

The natural gas industry is embracing new methodologies in managing methane emissions as more and more gas utilities are realizing dollar and social value in reducing their organization’s environmental footprint. However, there is still a need for further improvement in preventive measures that natural gas utilities can implement. Since timely leak detection is the most important factor in addressing methane

By - Jon Brown

Legal and Policy Issues in Spent Nuclear Fuel Management

Atomic (a.k.a. nuclear) energy law is the result of an extraordinary tension among national security, an unsatisfied national thirst for energy, and as the hazards became understood, environmental protection. The national security implications of atomic energy have always trumped every other beneficial or detrimental aspect of the application of atomic science and engineering to manufacturing, business, energy production or medical

By - Jon Brown

Distribution Overcurrent Protection – Fuses and Reclosers

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Distribution Transformer Fundamentals, February 26-27, 2019 in San Diego, CA This course has been developed at the request of electric utilities and engineering consulting firms for their staff to gain practical experience with overcurrent protection on a typical distribution system.  The instructor was specifically selected

By - Jon Brown

Distribution Transformer Fundamentals

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Distribution Overcurrent Protection – Fuses and Reclosers, February 28, 2019 in San Diego, CA This course has been developed at the request of electric utilities and engineering consulting firms for their staff to gain practical experience with distribution transformers.  The instructor was specifically selected for

By - Jon Brown

Wind Repower & Retrofit Due Diligence Summit

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has estimated that U.S. wind repowering investments could reach $25 billion a year by 2030.   Wind repowering – replacing older turbines or other components on a wind farm to improve power capacity and generation – is increasingly becoming an attractive option for developers, owners and investors to profit off existing wind project assets.  Federal production

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Distributed Resource (DER) System Planning

The growth of distributed generation (DG) and distributed energy resources (DERs) is challenging many of the assumptions upon which traditional utility system planning relies.  In many regions already, DER penetration is reaching levels at which it has a measurable impact on system planning and operations. For example, DERs are creating two-way power flows on the distribution and transmission grids that

By - Jon Brown

Southeast Clean Power Summit 2019

Generation of electricity by renewable sources like solar and wind continues its swift ascendancy in the southeastern U.S., as wind turbines spin on hilltops and solar panels stretch across roofs and fields. This increased renewable generation plays a significant role in advancing sustainability goals and reducing carbon outputs. Even so, the drivers of these new solar and wind farms in

By - Jon Brown

Financial Transmission, Congestion and Auction Revenue Rights (FTRs/CRRs/TCRs/ARRs)

Financial transmission (FTR)/congestion revenue rights (CRRs and TCRs) and auction revenue rights (ARRs) facilitate mandatory, competitive, open transmission access. While the use of these measures is a customary practice among physical market participants, it’s their use as financial instruments that seems to draw the most attention with regard to the efficient operation of the wholesale power marketplace. Several market conditions

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