2017 Utility Storm/Emergency Restoration Logistics Conference
Improve your Response via a Focus on Logistics
November 14-15, 2017
Long Island, NY

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Overview

EUCI is proud to present the 5th Annual Utility Storm/Emergency Restoration Logistics conference where the topic areas continue to expand and are addressed in ever more depth.   Logistics is complicated and there is always something to learn as each restoration presents something new.

This conference will provide the attendees with insight on how to construct, staff, and resource a logistics section to improve the tactical execution of your response functions.  It will further provide methods for continuous improvement.

Specific do’s and don’ts will be presented by utilities. Utilities will also address how to be resource ready.  In addition, the content will drill down on optimizing crew care best practices from both the efficiency/speed of effort, and from a cost perspective. Also, as the workforce ages, new information on knowledge transfer will be addressed.

Three panels will provide the attendee with a global perspective of emergency restoration logistics. The panels will include some of the most experienced personnel in utility emergency management from food & lodging to mutual assistance including a panel that provides the contractor’s perspective as well.

The conference will include a focused Vendor Showcase with the best in the business of emergency response represented on-site from linemen to equipment to communications and more.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review how logistics can be improved upon for greater efficiencies
  • Define how a utility handles the processing and deployment of crews to do the restoration
  • Identify from a utility how they manage, contract and utilize lodging and provision food
  • Define the different relationships a utility may utilize with its vendors/contractors and the dangers and advantages of those relationship structures
  • Explore developing a Knowledge Transfer program inside your utility to retain best practices
  • Gain insight into how to create an Emergency Logistics Plan and implement it
  • Hear from utilities on how they successfully support mutual assistance and operate that assistance

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 0.8 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.

Instructional Methods

Case Studies, Panel Discussions and PowerPoint presentations

Agenda

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 8:10 a.m. :: EUCI Welcome and Safety Discussion


8:10 – 8:30 a.m. :: Welcome Address: PSEG Long Island

David M. Daly, President and COO, PSEG Long Island


8:30 – 9:15 a.m. :: Duke Energy Logistics: Better, Faster, Cheaper

With the growing pressure of cost control and increased demand to reduce the event duration, logistics is in the crosshairs.  The questions to be answered are how can logistics improve upon quicker activation of sites and daily adjustments to meet crew needs while maintaining safety standards, execute with greater efficiencies, and drive down the costs without compromising service levels?  Embracing and implementing the evolving technology at our fingertips is the answer that will position logistics to be better, faster, and cheaper.

Ryan Dyer, Crew Support Execution Lead, Duke Energy Carolinas


9:15 – 10:00 a.m. :: PSEG Long Island: On-Boarding Implementation & Management

PSEG Long Island has a unique service territory.  As a result, how the outside crews are accepted, on-boarded and managed is an important part of its restoration operation.   A specific plan is implemented to accept and stage the crews, provide a safety orientation, and prepare them for deployment to the field.  Among other key logistical items, fueling is a vital component and will be discussed as part of the case study.

Lou DeBrino, Emergency Preparedness Manager, PSEG Long Island

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break


10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: Eversource Eenrgy Case Study: All Hazards Food & Lodging Execution

A discussion on how New England’s largest utility prepares for, maintains, and meets food and lodging needs during any emergency event.   Included is an overview of Eversource’s specific approach to food and lodging.  Presented will be their policies, procedures and a demonstration of the use of software incorporated into the restoration.

Daniel Majorowski, Senior Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Eversource Energy


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Panel Discussion: The Logistics of Food and Lodging

Four utilities will present on their unique handling of the logistics of food and lodging including interacting with hotels, catering, restaurants and base camp companies.

Moderator:

Alan Carey, Manager of Logistics, Eversource Energy

Panelists:

Robert Fournie, Director of Emergency Preparedness, ComEd

Koleen Dougherty, Senior Emergency Preparedness Administrator, PECO Energy

Russ Pogats, Manager, Emergency Preparedness & Response, DTE Energy (Detroit Edison)

Abby Dobson, Vice President, Emergency Disaster Services (EDS)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Our Biggest Challenge Ever – A DTE Utility Case Study

In March of 2017, DTE Energy (Detroit Edison) experienced its toughest storm with customer outages of 800K.   More than a third of customers were outaged some for as long as 8 days, as the service territory was battered for more than 6 hours with wind gusts >60mph.  More than 1000 contract linemen and 500 tree trimmers were brought in to aid in restoration; this is in addition to nearly 700 linemen and 300 tree trimmers.   Communication with customers was paramount as restoration continued for more than seven days with resources facing single digit temperatures and driving snow.   We will review the key elements of the recovery, highlighting what went well and identify areas for improvement.

Russ Pogats, Manager, Emergency Preparedness & Response, DTE Energy (Detroit Edison)


1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: Panel Discussion: Line Contractors Tell All

This panel features a moderator retired from a utility comprised of seven operating companies who will be asking specific questions of line contractors on how to best conduct crew processing, crew care, food and lodging plus communications from purchase order to stand down.

Moderator:

Jim Nowak, Director of Utility, Arcos

Panelists:

Robert Frenna, Senior Vice President, Elecnor Hawkeye

Frank Renner, Operations Manager, Danella Construction

Jim Salmon, Vice President, Utilities Relations, Holland Power Services

Richard Stewart, Superintendent, Transmission & Distribution, JBL Electric Inc.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Bus Over to Elecnor Hawkeye Headquarters ¼ Mile Away


3:00 – 6:30 p.m. :: Vendor Showcase

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. :: Networking Reception On-site at Vendor Showcase

Hosted by:

 Arcos


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast


8:30 – 9:15 a.m. :: Accelerating Experience and Knowledge Transfer for the Next Generation of Decision Makers

A generation of essential institutional knowledge is being lost with a retiring generation of craftsmen, foreman, supervisors and managers. Critical decisions that are made during off-normal and crisis events rely heavily on that hard-won knowledge.  How can we capture and transfer that knowledge base to the next generation of decision makers?  Based on a presentation to the US Department of Energy’s Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration (ISER), we will be exploring the combination of innovative technology and proven psychology to accelerate the experience and decision-making abilities of utility decision makers.

Reed Hodgin, AlphaTRAC, Inc.

Richard Ohlsen,  Specialized Planning and Response, LLC


9:15 – 10:00 a.m. :: A Logistics Emergency Mamangement Plan: From Off-the-Shelf to Implementable

A review of Toronto Hydro’s Logistics Emergency Plan from start to implementation. What challenges stand in the way of creating a functioning logistics emergency program?  Toronto Hydro representatives share their experience of piecing together an organization/region-specific approach to logistics management during complex emergency incidents.

Magda Sulzycki, Business Continuity Management Consultant on the Grid Emergency Management Team, Toronto Hydro

Joe Bembridge, Manager, Warehouse Management and Fleet Services, Toronto Hydro

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break


10:30 – 11:30 a.m. :: Panel Discussion: Logistics of Mutual Assistance

Logistics is not just inward looking and concerned for your own utility.  Everyone is involved in Mutual Assistance and the call to assist can come at any time.   Utilities will discuss their preparation, crew composition and equipment requirements, plus tell a few tales of their experiences on the road.

Moderator:

Iliana Rentz, Emergency Preparedness Program Manager, Florida Power & Light

Panelists:

Mike Weber, Director of Emergency Response, PSEG

Lou DeBrino, Emergency Preparedness Manager, PSEG Long Island

Ryan Dyer, Crew Support Execution Lead, Duke Energy Carolinas

Abby Dobson, Vice President, Emergency Disaster Services (EDS)

Speakers

Joe Bembridge, Manager, Warehouse Management and Fleet Services, Toronto Hydro

Alan Carey, Manager of Logistics, Eversource Energy

David M. Daly, President and COO, PSEG Long Island

Lou DeBrino, Emergency Preparedness Manager, PSEG Long Island

Abby Dobson, Vice President, Emergency Disaster Services (EDS)

Koleen Dougherty, Senior Emergency Preparedness Administrator, PECO Energy

Ryan Dyer, Crew Support Execution Lead, Duke Energy Carolinas

Robert Fournie, Director of Emergency Preparedness, ComEd

Robert Frenna, Senior Vice President, Elecnor Hawkeye

Reed Hodgin, AlphaTRAC, Inc.

Daniel Majorowski, Senior Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Eversource Energy

Jim Nowak, Director of Utility, Arcos

Richard Ohlsen,  Specialized Planning and Response, LLC

Russ Pogats, Manager, Emergency Preparedness & Response, DTE Energy (Detroit Edison)

Frank Renner, Operations Manager, Danella Construction

Iliana Rentz, Emergency Preparedness Program Manager, Florida Power & Light

Jim Salmon, Vice President, Utilities Relations, Holland Power Services

Richard Stewart, Superintendent, Transmission & Distribution, JBL Electric Inc.

Magda Sulzycki, Business Continuity Management Consultant on the Grid Emergency Management Team, Toronto Hydro

Mike Weber, Director of Emergency Response, PSEG

Location

Radisson Hotel Hauppauge – Long Island
110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Brentwood, NY 11717

To reserve your room, please call 1-631-231-1100
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:

The room rate is $129.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of November 13 – 14, 2017 (checking out November 15th).

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to August 27, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

Register

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

EventEarly Bird Before
Friday, October 27, 2017
Standard RateAttendees
2017 Utility Storm/Emergency Restoration Logistics ConferenceUS $ 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

Register 3 Send 4th Free!

Any organization wishing to send multiple attendees to these conferences may send 1 FREE for every 3 delegates registered. Please note that all registrations must be made at the same time to qualify.

Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before October 13, 2017 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

Host Utility
Sponsors
Arcos    
Vendors
Elecnor Hawkeye  
       

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