Asset Management Strategies for Power Transformers Conference
June 14, 2016 | Denver, CO
The United States electrical grid’s aging infrastructure is a concern for most every utility across the country. The criticality of our large power transformers and substations will continue to rise as the demand for power continues to increase. In addition to the aging infrastructure, threats such as cyber-attacks and physical damages due to unforeseen issues such as hurricanes and tornadoes, as well as the push towards renewable energies, have put added pressure onto utilities to upgrade and update their power transformers and substations. Add this to the fact that a failure of a single power transformer can cause temporary service interruptions which lead to collateral damages; particularly if the replacement of such a unit, and even the parts, will be difficult and expensive to quickly replace.
Since the late 1990’s the US has experienced an increased demand for large power transformers; however, despite this growing need, the United States has had a limited domestic capacity to produce power transformers and their related parts. As the procurement process typically relies on overseas manufacturers, utilities must manage and maintain their current power transformer assets meticulously.
The Asset Management Strategies for Power Transformers conference will provide electric utilities an opportunity to learn best practices for extending the life and reliability of transformer assets through case study sessions from other utilities as well as hearing from industry leaders and manufacturers.
Who Should Attend:
Utilities & Power Generation Companies
- Transmission & Distribution
- Power Transformers
- Asset Management
- Reliability Services
- Supply Chain
- Business Development
- Power Engineering Delivery
- Transformer Manufacturing
- Maintenance Solutions
- Develop enhanced safety, reliability, life expectancy and performance of Large Power Transformers
- Determine when to invest in new or upgraded equipment and technologies
- Create power transformer and substation maintenance best practices
- Review a risk-based maintenance strategy
- Determine the risk of failure as it relates to asset health
- Measure how location choices affect transmission building
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. :: Networking Break
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. :: Networking Break
4:45 – 5:45 p.m. :: Networking Reception
Carl S. Kapes, Manager – Asset Performance/Distribution Standards/Failure Analysis, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Christine Carpenter, Director, Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE)
Craig L. Stiegemeier, Business Development and Technology Director, Transformer Remanufacturing and Engineering, ABB
Jorge A. Camacho, P.E., Chief, Office of Infrastructure and System Planning,Â Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
Kenneth Buck, Substation Manger, ComEd, An Exelon Company
Kenny Rankin, Director, Transmission and Substation Reliability, Westar Energy
Matt Zafuto, SVP, Product Management, Enterprise Software Group, ABB
Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary – Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy
Tom Myers, Principal, UMS Group Inc.
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, CO 80237
To reserve your room, please call please call 888-421-1442 or book online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/EUCIHRDTC.
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $195.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.