Serving the energy industry for over 30 years
By - Jon Brown

Pandemic Response – COVID-19 for Utilities
Updates, Information, and Expert Projections for the Utility Field
April 9, 2020 | Online :: 10 am - 1 pm Central Time

 

Overview

“The entire [utility] industry is expecting 20-40% absenteeism.” Ralph Izzo, CEO of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) said this of the recent COVID-19 pandemic in our nation today. Now more than ever, utility work is a public service and the need for an informed, collective response is felt by many. As the epicenter of the pandemic continues to shift to the United States, the energy community can expect to see more effects on workforce logistics, operations, and critical infrastructure.

Many utilities have already begun to take measures to prepare for the possibility of a local outbreak on customers and employees. However, with such a contagious virus, many medical professionals have suggested that putting together the wrong plan could be worse than doing nothing at all.

This three hour webinar will offer a comprehensive utility perspective on how to prepare for worst case situations by maintaining critical infrastructure and keeping the lights on while acting in the best interest of your employees and customers. This webinar features an experienced list of industry experts in the areas of utility operations, policy, safety, and emergency management to share their insight for every energy professional.

Learning Outcomes

  • Developing advanced guidelines and monitoring for mission critical personnel and now all companies’ personnel
  • How do we prepare for storm season during this coronavirus pandemic?
  • How to maintain the minimum amount of healthy people to work on critical infrastructure?
  • Setting up guidelines which protect liability if workers get sick
  • Developing an effective pandemic task force
  • Cover COVID-19 insurance implications and healthcare procedure
  • Setting up the safe & secure transfer of confidential medical data
  • Operations, labor, and employment methods – how to prepare for employee absenteeism
  • Proper company quarantining methods – from providing and delivering food to working on critical infrastructure
  • Setting up effective communication methods
  • How can this pandemic change the way industry invests into technology in the future?

Agenda

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Webinar Timing: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central

10:00 – 10:15 am :: Welcome and Overview of the Pandemic

Stanley Porter, Vice Chair Energy, Resources & Industrials, Deloitte


10:15 – 10:45 am :: Update on IOU Community Response and Predictions of Effect

Laura Schepis, Sr. Director, National Security, Edison Electric Institute


10:45 – 11:15 am :: The New York and Northeastern Utility Experience and Advise for Other Utilities

Christopher Paglia, VP of Emergency Planning & Electric Services, National Grid


11:15 – 11:45 am :: Safety Approach for Emergency Management and Operations

Bert Hargesheimer, Sr. Director of Fleets and Safety, CPS Energy


11:45 am – 12:00 pm :: Satellite Analysis of Electricity Demand Loss in Selected Chinese Cities

Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy and former Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank


12:00 – 12:10 pm :: Break

12:10 – 1:00 pm :: The Critical Infrastructure Workforce – Legal and Medical Considerations

Kevin Jones, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Paul Tiao, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Susan Wiltsie, Partern, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Lorie S. Masters, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Myles Spar, MD, MPH

Ashley Koff, RD

Speakers

  • Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy and former Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank
  • Kevin Jones, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Bert Hargesheimer, Sr. Director of Fleets and Safety, CPS Energy
  • Ashley Koff, RD
  • Lorie S. Masters, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Christopher Paglia, VP of Emergency Planning & Electric Services, National Grid
  • Stanley Porter, Vice Chair Energy, Resources & Industrials, Deloitte
  • Laura Schepis, Sr. Director, National Security, Edison Electric Institute
  • Myles Spar, MD, MPH
  • Paul Tiao, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Susan Wiltsie, Partern, Hunton Andrews Kurth

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