Have you wondered how much energy could be saved by reducing energy losses by a small amount? As pressure increases for utilities to modernize their grids, industry experts are recognizing the significant energy savings and reliability benefits available through use of Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO). VVO systems have the ability to significantly improve power quality, lower line losses and reduce peak demand compared to traditional methods. Navigant Research predicts that global annual revenue from dynamic Volt/VAR control architecture (DVCA) will grow from $734.1 million in 2014 to $2.9 billion in 2023.
This conference will present the economic case for Volt/VAR optimization. Con Edison, National Grid, Duke Energy, and Morristown Utility Systems will provide case studies of their VVO programs. The president of Beckwith Electric will discuss advances in LTC/voltage regulator and capacitor controls for distribution Volt-VAR control applications. A VVO specialist will discuss methodologies of measuring the results of a dynamic voltage reduction. A panel of experts will discuss VVO practical considerations.
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this industry event and hear energy leaders, utilities and providers discuss the latest VVO technologies, systems and success stories.
- Describe how Con Ed implemented their volt/VAR optimization program
- Discuss the economic case for VVO
- Explain National Grid’s Rhode Island VVO pilot
- Describe advances in LTC/Voltage regulator and capacitor controls for distribution volt-VAR control applications
- Discuss Morristown Utility System’s CLVR program
- Assess Duke Energy’s smart grid technologies
- Review practical considerations for VVO with a panel of experts
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 0.9 CEUs for this event.
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.
Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, and classroom exercises will be used
Monday, May 1, 2017
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. :: Networking Break
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns
Will Armstrong, PE, Senior Engineer, Duke Energy
Ernie Bowles, Asst. General Manager; Director – Eng. & Operations, Clinton Utilities
Don Bowman, Manager of Engineering, Wake Electric
Guillaume Dufossé, Chief Executive Officer, Varentec
Martin Garvin, PE, Lead Engineer, Duke Energy
Jin Jin Huang, Senior Engineer, Con Edison
Vince Martinelli, Vice President of Product Management, Gridco Systems
James Perkinson, Manager- Advanced Grid Engineering, National Grid
Jody Wigington, General Manager/CEO, Morristown Utility Systems
Murty Yalla, President, Beckwith Electric Co. Inc.
Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
35 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
To reserve your room, please call 1-404-876-8888 or book online here.
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $175.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.
Room Block Dates:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of April 30 – May 2, 2017.
Rate Available Until:
Make your reservations prior to April 7, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800
|Event||Early Bird Before |
Friday, April 14, 2017
|Volt/VAR Optimization||US $ 1195.00||US $ 1395.00|
*Please note: all attendees of the conference will receive a flash drive containing all presentations that are made available by the presenters. If you cannot attend the conference but would still like a copy of these materials, please consider purchasing the proceedings package listed below
I cannot attend but would like a copy of the proceedings
|Proceedings package||US $ 295.00|
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