By - Jon Brown

Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) Summit
September 22-23, 2020 | Online :: Central Time

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Overview

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, 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 planners for integrated resource planners and will tackle several conditions throttling contemporary resource planning.  Leading utility, power resource planning professionals and related industry experts will address the key elements associated with these emerging operational issues, environmental mandates, variable energy resources, regulatory policies, and uncertainty factors that now dominate IRP planning requirements, such as:

  • Increases in variable large-scale renewable generation and distributed energy resources (DERs), with their fair-weather reliability and low capacity factors, fueled by sources that cannot be controlled
  • Analytical modeling tools that often do not fully encompass the requirements necessary to develop sound resource plan generation portfolios
  • Emerging battery energy storage systems, grid modernization considerations, and multi-directional transmission and distribution technologies
  • Load-eroding drivers such as energy efficiency, demand response (DR), smart grid, smart cities, and customer choice
  • Legislative mandates requiring environmental, technological, and policy compliance that don’t account for their complexity and implications

The conference will blend presentations from utilities, state regulatory staff/commissioners, non-utility SMEs, service providers and others from all over North America.  Case studies will provide a solid survey of “best practices” thinking and methodologies by a full range of utilities and subject matter experts.  And feature panels will draw out collaborative concepts for further consideration and implementation.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will gain practical skills and insights on how to:

  • Develop resource plans that incorporate the full palette of supply and demand options
  • Describe how IRP planners can analyze, model and incorporate storage in IRPs
  • Determine the value of portfolio flexibility for resource planning and market operations
  • Explore how resource planning can help utilities and competitive power businesses in a transforming utility business model environment
  • Identify how to properly account for all variables when analyzing, modeling and planning portfolio decisions
  • Review lessons learned to understand the range of different approaches across North America with regard to fully integrating distributed solar into utility planning
  • Consider the broader range of inputs that future resource decisions should incorporate to map a pathway to the attainment of carbon-free generation resource outcomes
  • Assess the portfolio effects of renewable energy resources

“Excellent quality presenters!  I got out of this what I had hoped and more.” 
– Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

“Extremely educational and accessible – well organized!”
– Project Manager, Portland General Electric

“Excellent conference featuring coast-to-coast perspectives and approaches to complex challenges and opportunities.”
– Solutions Specialist, Atonix Digital

“Outstanding group of speakers!  Informative and thought-provoking.”
– Resource Planning Manager, American Electric Power (AEP)

“EUCI provided great insight and genuine perspective.” 
– Program Manager, MHPA

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEUs for this conference and 0.6 CEUs for the workshop.

Requirements For Successful Completion Of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations and case studies will be used in program.

Agenda

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a :: Log In

   9:00 – 9:15 am :: Overview and Introductions


9:15 – 10:15 a.m. :: Survey of Utility and State Efforts to Favor Renewable & Low Carbon Energy Resources That Impact IRPs

  • Historical development
  • Current landscape
  • Forward trends
  • Legislative vs regulatory commission imposition and governance

Heidi Ratz, Manager – U.S. Electricity Markets, World Resources Institute

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:30 – 11:30 a.m. :: IRP Pathways Towards 100% Carbon Reduction for Electric Utility Power Systems

  • Variations
    • Renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and goals
    • Clean energy standards (CES) and goals
    • Carbon targets
    • Clean peak standards
    • Renewable energy and distributed generation (DG) “carve-outs”
  • Modeling and analytical distinctions
    • Are they interchangeable?
    • Where they converge
    • Where they diverge
  • Costs and carbon reduction trajectories
    • Implications of different mandates on utilities and power systems
    • Implications of different mandates on states
  • A 20-year resource plan comparison between carbon-free versus carbon-neutral, and how these outcomes vary from a cost optimal system

Joseph Ferrari, General Manager – Utility Market Development, Wärtsilä North America, Inc


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Preparing IRP Documentation for Regulatory and Stakeholder Review and Engagement

  • Impact of transition to renewable energy on prudency requirements
  • Resilience
  • Integration of DER
  • Grid investment optimization
  • Modeling scenarios
  • NARUC/NASEO Task Force
  • Interpreting the mandated requirements
  • Re-calibrating the IRP and/or other short- and long-term planning documents
  • Confirming internal, stakeholder and regulatory buy-in
  • Institutionalizing the process and outcome
  • Balancing infrastructure utility with environmental and social objectives

Danielle Sass Byrnett, Director – Center for Partnerships & Innovation, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Break for Lunch


1:15 – 2:35 p.m. :: Properly Reflecting Coal Plant Retirement in IRP

Performing a retirement analysis of large coal plants requires careful planning and consideration of several factors, beyond just evaluating the cost of replacement generation. These multiple factors fall into quantitative and qualitative categories that specifically reflect the utility’s particular regulatory framework, asset portfolio and corporate culture.  Special considerations for coal plant retirement include reuse of electrical and labor infrastructure, re-evaluation of system reliability, wholesale power market impacts, and conducting an open and accessible stakeholder process. This segment will discuss the planning and modeling adjustments that are appropriate to account for coal plant retirements, which may include reliability, compliance, flexibility, diversity and affordability for its stakeholders.

Nick Phillips, Director – Integrated Resource Planning, Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) invited

Norm Richardson, President, Anchor Power Solutions

Greg Turk, Executive Consultant, Horizons Energy

2:35 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


2:45 – 4:00 p.m. :: Impact of RPS & Clean Energy Standards on IRPs

  • Considering new and different value streams of energy resources
  • Energy prices and the importance of transmission
  • The proper positioning of storage resources
  • Weighing the economic value of energy vs conservation vs green attributes
  • Thermal generation asset re-configuration
  • Differentiating price forecasts for green versus unspecified energy
  • Resource development — build and own vs reliance on PPAs
  • Impact of transition to renewable energy on prudency requirements

Carlos Romero, Principal – Solution Engineering, Energy Exemplar

4:00 – 4:10 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


4:10 – 5:00 p.m. :: Accurately Modeling the Penetration and Impact of DER Resources

A few short years ago the increasing penetration of distributed energy resources (mostly in the form of wind and solar generation) – and the resulting distribution system and grid impacts – was felt in maybe a handful of utility service areas.  No longer is that the case!  The advance of DERs is occurring aggressively and rapidly across the gamut of utility and balancing area systems.  While the immediate impact is felt most acutely in the control center, the repercussions are rippling into the long-term IRP planning realm.  This session will explore what tools are available to obtain greater system awareness for understanding the influences exerted by exogenous resources.  It will also provide insight as to how planners can improve their systems’ long-term flexibility and resilience to accommodate these dynamic variables.

Scott Martin, Director – Resource & New Business Strategy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)


5:00 – 6:00 p.m. :: Networking Forum – Attendees, Speakers and Sponsors


Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In


9:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Dispatches from the Energy Transition Front: Using Analytics to Build Consensus and Find Win-Wins for Future Resource Portfolios

Across the US, utilities are grappling with difficult decisions on how to replace retiring thermal assets and build clean and renewable portfolios for the future. Planning has become much more complex with resource options like renewables and batteries, as well as the need to consider distributed resources and transportation section impacts. In this presentation, related work using advanced analytics and modern planning techniques to build stakeholder consensus for balanced, clean, reliable, and affordable energy resource portfolios will be examined from utilities across very different parts of the U.S.

David Millar, Director – Integrated Resource Planning, Ascend Analytics

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: Production Cost Modeling Wrinkles Associated with High Penetration of Intermittent Resources

Understanding how intermittent energy sources operate and affect the overall system allows prudent planning for ever-evolving policies and accurate identification of system needs. For that reason, characteristics such as intermittency and lack of output control make it imperative to look into how renewable energy resources can be accurately represented in existing utility production models. This presentation will examine how wind, solar and other such resources can be appropriately modelled, as well as the pitfalls associated with this special type of modeling.  Particular attention will be devoted to how a relatively isolated system – such as Long Island, with limited interconnections and siting options –   can absorb them, and what the side effects of high penetration of renewables are to the overall system costs and reliability.  Finally, the presentation will describe an approach to using NREL data to begin planning for flexible capacity as a core system need.

Theodoros Rizos, Engineer – Resource Planning, PSEG Long Island

Thomas Primrose, Associate Engineer – Resource Planning, PSEG Long Island


11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Addressing De-carbonization in an IRP / Case Study

Several states and utilities in the U.S. have announced goals for a totally carbon-free generation mix over the next two to three decades.  While such announcements provide broad guidance, any utility’s resource portfolio strategy to meet such targets will be influenced by its individual load shape, the available technology options, and the market and regulatory environment in which the utility operates.  This presentation will address several resource planning considerations associated with a potential carbon-free future in the context of a practical case study.

James McMahon, Vice President – Energy Practice, Charles River Associates (CRA)

Patrick Augustine, Principal, Charles River Associates (CRA)

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Break for Lunch


1:15 – 2:30 p.m. :: IRP Involvement in Resource Procurement Evaluation

IRP staff, because of their analytical skills, are increasingly being consulted and brought in to contribute to the resource procurement process — especially in the bid evaluation phase — at their utilities.  This session will consider best practices associated with process and evaluation methodology regarding the solicitation of eligible energy resources through Requests for Proposals (RFP):

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) process
  • Conducting Economic and non-economic analysis of bids
    • Assumptions including price forecasts
    • Renewable energy standard compliance
    • Capacity expansion modeling
    • Production cost modeling
    • Avoided cost and net incremental cost/(benefit) analysis
    • Sensitivity analysis for top ranked bids
    • Non-economic evaluation criteria analysis

Justin Briggs, Resource Planning Manager, Black Hills Corp

Diane Crockett, Principal Consultant – Advisors Consulting, ABB

Lisa Seaman, Advisory Consultant – Enterprise Software, ABB

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Forum – Impact of the Past 6 Months on IRPs

This will be a moderated forum engaging conference attendees with sponsors to discuss the impact of the pandemic on integrated resource planning now and its implications for the future.


3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. :: Integrated GT&D Planning – Moving the Needle

In 2019 at the EUCI IRP Summit, Siemens moderated a panel discussion that focused on how utility planning must evolve to address issues around rising DER penetration and modernizing the grid.   The updated paradigm — integrated generation, transmission and distribution planning (IGT&D) — incorporates new business processes, software and data integration needs.  Since this approach was introduced last year with case studies from Dominion Energy, Exelon and Puerto Rico, more utilities have embarked on an IGT&D planning path.  In some instances, the driver has been regulatory requirements to focus on non-traditional solutions.  In others, the IGT&D decision has been driven by customer DER penetration.   A third compelling reason has been the need to improve resiliency for potential devastating events that result in significant damage to the grid.  Finally, there are some cities and municipal distribution utilities assessing whether to take on the added responsibility of planning for their future power supply, rather than continuing to serve load through power purchases from their current suppliers.   This panel will address the following issues that underscore the relevance and versatility provided by IGT&D planning:

  1. What conditions raised awareness at these utilities that change is needed?
  2. What were the near-term priorities identified and what steps have been undertaken to adopt IGT&D planning?
  3. How have some utilities, customers and stakeholder worked together to form their plans?
  4. What is the ultimate outcome of the IGT&D planning process, how does that differ from unenhanced traditional IRP planning and how long will it take to achieve?

Lee Alter, Senior Supply Side Planner – Resource Planning, Tucson Electric Power

Nelson Bacalao, Senior Manager, Siemens

Frank Fletcher, Manager – Project Management, Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division

Jim “JT” Taylor, Vice President – Business Solutions, Siemens

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Summit Wind-down

5:00 p.m. :: Summit Adjournment

Workshop

Storage Forecasting, Modeling and Analytics for IRP

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Overview

While specific practices vary by utility, integrated resource plans (IRPs) are mostly a highly technical exercise, and IRP processes generally make a number of simplifying assumptions. Because these processes were developed in an era of dispatchable, utility-scale generation, such assumptions often result in the undervaluation of scalable, flexible resources like energy storage.

This workshop will discuss the specific barriers that traditional resource planning practices create for energy storage and share a recent PNNL report that examined the degree to which utilities around the country are acknowledging those barriers and adapting their planning processes to more accurately value energy storage. It will provide an overview of emerging best practices in utility resource planning and policy efforts at the state level to facilitate the inclusion of energy storage in the electric grid.  In addition, presentations will be made by three different segments of the storage analysis and modeling perspectives:

  • A vertically integrated utility
  • A project developer
  • Multiple software solution providers will demonstrate their solutions for modeling, analyzing and prescribing storage applications in an IRP context

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the treatment of storage modeling and analytics in U.S. utility IRPs
  • Identify emerging best practices in utility resource planning
  • Evaluate storage cost assumptions and value streams
  • Examine state policy options and their impact on activity associated with energy storage deployment
  • Demonstrate a storage project developer’s approach to analysis and modeling of storage for utility deployment
  • Demonstrate a vertically integrated utility’s approach to analysis and modeling of storage for IRP and utility deployment
  • Demonstrate multiple service providers’ solutions for analysis and modeling of storage for IRP and utility deployment

 

Agenda

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Overview and Introductions


9:15 – 10:15 a.m. :: Surveying the Treatment of Storage Modeling and Analytics in U.S. Utility IRPs

  1. Introduction to U.S. DOE’s Energy Storage program and the role of the national labs
  2. Integrated Resource Plans
    1. Structure and objectives
    2. Simplifying assumptions that undervalue energy storage
  3. Report: Energy Storage in Integrated Resource Plans
    1. Report objectives
    2. Outcomes for batteries and pumped storage hydro (PSH) in the IRPs studied
    3. Key findings – storage cost assumptions and value streams
    4. Findings and recommendations
  4. Planning and Policy Responses
  5. Emerging best practices in utility resource planning
  6. State policy options for energy storage

Jeremy Twitchell, Energy Research Analyst, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

10:15 – 10:25 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:25 – 11:15 am:  A Utility’s Approach to Analysis and Modeling of Storage for IRP and Utility Deployment

  1. Technologies utilities prefer
  2. Cost trends in battery storage
    1. ‘LCOS’ compared with LCOE of other technologies
  3. Applications of storage
    1. Renewables pairing for energy shifting and firming
    2. Distribution deferral services
    3. Pure market participation
  4. Solar + storage modeling
    1. Configurations – AC coupled vs. DC coupled
    2. Considerations for modeling in IRP framework — combined system production profile/SoC profile
  5. Energy arbitrage
  6. Modeling needs to consider sub-hourly prices — that is key to storage economics and viability
  7. Market price forecasts need to adequately account renewable penetration and impact on prices/price volatility, as well as penetration of storage
  8. Multiple applications: storage can provide additional value depending on the location
    1. Need to intersect the IRP and DRP
  9. Updates in market rules, which are in constant flux and makes battery economics challenging to model in long-term

Scott Martin, Director – Resource & New Business Strategy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)


Service Providers’ Solutions for Analysis and Modeling of Storage for IRP and Utility Deployment

11:15 am – 12:15 pm :: Ascend Analytics

Dr. Brent Nelson, Manager – Forecasting and Market Fundamentals, President, Ascend Analytics

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. :: Break for Lunch


1:00 – 2:00 pm :: Siemens

Holt Bradshaw III, Principal Consultant

Chris Page, Director – Business Development & Strategy (Americas), Fluence Energy


2:00 – 3:00 pm :: Energy Exemplar

Steven Broad, Vice President – Solution Engineering

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


3:15 – 4:15 pm :: Wärtsilä North America, Inc 

Luke Witmer, General Manager – Data Science


4:15 – 5:15 pm :: Anchor Power

Norm Richardson, President

Greg Turk, Executive Consultant, Horizons Energy

5:20 p.m. :: Workshop Adjourns

Instructors

Jeremy Twitchell, Energy Research Analyst, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jeremy Twitchell is an energy research analyst at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he leads the lab’s work on Equitable Regulatory Environment area of the Department of Energy’s Energy Storage Program. His research focuses on identifying the barriers to energy storage in traditional regulatory practices and developing and sharing alternative approaches. In that role, he also reaches out to states to provide technical assistance in incorporating energy storage into the regulatory process. He also assists in grid modernization programs at the lab. Prior to joining PNNL, Mr. Twitchell spent five years at the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications (Print Journalism) from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in Public Service and Administration from Texas A&M University.


Scott Martin, Director of Resource & New Business Strategy – Grid Strategy & Operations, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Scott Martin is the Director of Resource and New Business Strategy at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. In this position, he directs the development and implementation of SMUD’s long-term resource plan including GHG reductions, renewable expansion and development and integration of distributed resources.  He is also responsible for development of new revenues through the use of SMUD’s intellectual property.  Prior to this position, Mr. Martin was responsible for retail pricing, natural gas, electricity and environmental products hedging, and commodity budgeting.  He has worked in the natural gas and electric industry throughout the western United States for nearly 30 years and holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Dr. Brent Nelson, Senior Analyst, Ascend Analytics

Dr. Nelson is a senior analyst at Ascend Analytics, providing utility clients with expertise in demand management, resource planning, and renewable integration. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Nelson was an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University, while also holding a collaborative appointment with the directorate of Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He also worked for the US Department of Energy from 2014-2016, focusing on technology research and development programs for energy efficiency and demand side management. He has extensive experience in energy technology and energy system modeling, with a focus on understanding the impacts of future shifts in technology adoption. Dr. Nelson has also consulted for several companies and universities on their energy and sustainability initiatives. In addition to eleven years of experience as an academic with a research focus in energy analysis, he holds PhD and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a bachelor‘s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.


Luke Witmer, Lead Research Engineer, Greensmith Energy (a Wärtsilä company)

Luke Witmer is lead research engineer at Greensmith Energy, a Wärtsilä company.  He has worked at Greensmith for nearly five years, starting first as an energy engineer, then advancing to lead research engineer.  In this capacity, his responsibilities include the following functions:

  • Application of machine learning algorithms for forecasting loads and renewable generation
  • Decision-making under uncertainty for energy storage system control
  • Advancing a unified predictive algorithm library that is available across the GEMS ecosystem

Before joining the company, Dr. Witmer worked at Skai, GreenLancer and SunDirected in support of the solar industry.  His master and doctorate degrees earned at Penn State University specialized in energy and mineral engineering.


Steven Broad, Vice President – Solution Engineering, Energy Exemplar

Steven Broad is Vice President of Solution Engineering for Energy Exemplar.  He has more than 15 years of experience working in the area of scientific computing and applied mathematics. He has deep experience in energy market simulation and forecasting, especially in the areas of short-term portfolio optimization and scheduling, economic assessment of transmission in nodal energy markets, energy market competitiveness metrics (such as RSI/HHI duration curves, and CMCP markup analysis), stochastic analysis of energy and gas futures and options, the development of market pricing algorithms, and extensive experience in the development of custom scheduling and optimization software systems for clients in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has built value for clients in the roles of software engineer, implementation lead, consultant, and market analyst. Prior to joining Energy Exemplar, Dr. Broad was a Professor of Mathematics at Saint Mary’s College, a market monitoring analyst at CAISO, and a senior programmer/analyst at Henwood Energy Services (now part of Ventyx, an ABB company).  He received his PhD in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, holds Master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and Washington University in St Louis, and he received his BS in physics and applied mathematics from the University of Evansville.


Michael Mount, Principal, Siemens

Michael Mount is Principal at Siemens, where he provides strategic and commercial advisory consulting to a wide range of clients focused on the transformation of the utility industry and the growing contribution from renewable resources. His experience includes directing energy planning, engineering, construction and transaction advisory services for utilities, IPPs and large energy users from Hawaii to Maine. Mr. Mount has directed multiple engagements to guide C-level leadership teams and business units in developing actionable and measurable strategic plans in utilities and other industries. Prior to joining Siemens, he was the head of planning for a multi-state utility, and as a management consultant, he has led integrated resource planning in numerous states. Mr. Mount has also used his knowledge of the utility operations and management to lead multiple due diligence and assimilation projects for gas and electric utilities and IPPs, including large renewable energy companies. Much of his recent work has focused on assisting utility companies with DER integration analysis and utility transformation planning.


Chris Page, Director – Development & Strategy, Fluence Energy

Chris Page is Director of Development & Strategy for Fluence Energy.  In that role, he develops and deploys systems that help get electricity delivered, reliably, and efficiently, to the end-customer.  Mr. Page made his entrance into the energy industry by performing research on reciprocating gas engines while in graduate school at Colorado State University.  He was then recruited by Siemen Energy for that company’s leadership development program.  Subsequently, Mr. Page assumed a full-time position in power system development, where he was responsible for developing projects and markets that utilized advanced energy technologies.


Norm Richardson, President

Norm Richardson is the President of Anchor Power Solutions and has 25 years of experience in market price forecasting, integrated resource planning, risk evaluation, and economic transmission analysis.  His experience includes developing software models, collecting and analyzing market data, consulting projects, and expert witness testimony. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Furman University and a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Speakers

  • Lee Alter, Senior Supply Side Planner – Resource Planning, Tucson Electric Power
  • Patrick Augustine, Principal, Charles River Associates (CRA)
  • Nelson Bacalao, Senior Manager, Siemens
  • Justin Briggs, Resource Planning Manager, Black Hills Corp
  • Danielle Sass Byrnett, Director – Center for Partnerships & Innovation, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
  • Diane Crockett, Principal Consultant – Advisors Consulting, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
  • Joseph Ferrari, General Manager – Utility Market Development, Wärtsilä North America, Inc
  • Frank Fletcher, Manager – Project Management Memphis Light, Gas & Water
  • Scott Martin, Director – Resource & New Business Strategy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
  • Sushma Masemore, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment & State Energy Director, North Carolina Dept of Environmental Quality 
  • Chris Page, Director – Development & Strategy, Fluence Energy
  • Nick Phillips, Director – Integrated Resource Planning, Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM)
  • Thomas Primrose, Resource Planning Engineer, PSEG Long Island
  • Heidi Ratz, Manager – U.S. Electricity MNorm Richardson, President, Anchor Power
  • Theodoros Rizos, Resource Planning Engineer, PSEG Long Island
  • Carlos Romero, Principal – Solution Engineering, Energy Exemplar
  • John Romero, General Manager – Acquisition, Engineering and Planning, Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Lisa Seaman, Advisory Consultant – Enterprise Software, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
  • Jim “JT” Taylor, Vice President – Business Solutions, Siemens
  • Greg Turk, Executive Consultant, Horizons Energy

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EUCI is pleased to offer this virtual course on its online interactive platform. Enjoy a valuable learning experience with a smaller impact on your time and budget.  You will gain new knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience from the convenience of your remote location.

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