Improving Right Of Way Processes for Electric Transmission Projects

Improving Right Of Way Processes for Electric Transmission Projects

September 26-27, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN

“Very useful conference to hear the experiences of others in the industry and discuss best practices.” Manager – Corporate Real Estate, PSEG

“This was an amazing introduction to relevant issues in ROW work.” Sales Manager, Midwest Region, Contract Land Staff

“The EUCI Right of Way Processes Conference provided great insight into the transmission line ROW investigations and procedures.” Right of Way Engineer Associate, LADWP

“The lessons learned will help our company to better manage projects and resources in the future.” Manager, Real Estate & R/W, LG&E and KU Energy

“Enjoyed the networking” Real Estate Services Supervisor, Dayton Power & Light Co.

“For those in the ROW business, this conference is a must-see. It is an exceptional opportunity to perfect the process from start to finish.” Partner, Holland & Hart, LLP

“Great conference, really enjoyed the speakers and networking opportunities.” Project Manager, Clark Land Resources

“What a valuable group of people to learn from! Thank you for having these presenters share and incredibly valuable networking opportunities!” Property & ROW Specialist, Basin Electric Power Coop

“For anyone looking for a quality presentation on ROW acquisition, look no further. This course offers a great summary as well as frequent deep dives into a critical piece of the electric transmission industry.” Partner, Holland & Hart

“This conference was perfect for getting updated on current trends. The presenters are knowledgeable, informed, and dynamic. Definitely worth the time and expense.” – Shareholder, Zausmer, August & Caldwell

At this annual Right of Way (ROW) for Electric Transmission Projects conference, you will hear leading ROW experts discuss proven strategies and best practices to navigate the right of way process efficiently and effectively.  You will receive updates on evolving right of way trends impacting the planning, design, acquisition, and management of electricity transmission projects. Register now to gain knowledge with real-world applications that will assist in your day-to-day work activities.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discover what load serving, regional buildouts, and shifting generation portfolio means for right of way
  2. Evaluate what offshore wind projects mean for the real estate components
  3. Engage in this interactive panel discussion on utiltity access of railroad right of ways
  4. Hear how GIS land systems can improve asset management and ROW delivery programs
  5. Review real estate requirements, timing, and contractual considerations when an LGIA and/or PPA is executed
  6. Interact with this panel discussion on the myriad of challenges facing electrical right of ways
  7. Examine what challenges/solutions there are with projects that require ROW in multiple states
  8. Analyze how drones are being used and beneficial to right of way mapping
  9. Review how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will be affecting ROW

 

Agenda

Monday, September 26, 2022

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

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Conference Timing

 

8:30 – 8:40 a.m. :: Introductions and Welcome

8:40 – 9:30 a.m. :: The Changing Transmission Project Portfolio

A Minnesota utility perspective of the changing landscape of transmission.  A look at the variety of projects from load serving to large regional buildouts to support a shifting generation portfolio and what this means for right of way. 

Dan Lesher, Manager – Transmission Permitting and Land Rights, Great River Energy

Dale Aukee, Senior Field Representative – Transmission Permitting and Land Rights, Great River Energy

9:30 – 10:20 a.m. :: New Jersey Offshore Wind Projects

Based on the State of New Jersey and Governor Murphy’s Administration making renewable energy a centerpiece of the State’s Energy Master Plan, PSE&G has become a stakeholder in many Offshore Wind Projects.  This presentation will describe the projects, the real estate components, challenges, and next steps.

Roger J. Trudeau, Manager, Corporate Real Estate Transactions, PSEG

Joy Schulein, Sr. Corporate Real Estate Consultant, PSEG

10:20 – 10:50 a.m. :: Networking Break

10:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Utilities and Railroad Right of Way Access Panel Discussion

Engage in this interactive panel discussion covering the broad topic of utility interaction with railroad right of ways and how coordination and mutual agreement of right of way access can be achieved and lessons learned from projects.

Moderator:

Roger J. Trudeau, Manager, Corporate Real Estate Transactions, PSEG

Panelists:

Renay J. Robison, AVP Real Estate & Development, RailPros

Patrick Reed, Sr. Corporate Real Estate Consultant, PSEG

Keyana S. Holloway, System Manager Property Services, Norfolk Southern Corporation

Cat Adkins, Director – Real Estate Corridor Services, CSX Transportation, Inc.

Nick Stadem, Sr. Project Manager, HDR

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:15 – 2:10 p.m. :: High Tech Corridor Management Tools to Increase Project and Property Management Productivity

Large right of way delivery programs and asset management of company or agency land holdings can benefit from today’s GIS land systems. By providing coordinated tracking of critical interrelated services such as ROW, survey, cultural, environmental and design for new ROW delivery and effective mapping and cataloging of current ownership, approved secondary uses, encroachments, and maintenance activities for existing ROW corridors these systems increase productivity, delivery times, maintenance schedules and landowner relations while reducing risks to current and future corridor owners.  This session will highlight GIS land systems used to improve the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s asset management program and major ROW delivery programs for the Sites Reservoir, BPA Secondary Capacity Model Program, and Omaha Public Power District’s Power with Purpose program.

Jim Prossick, Vice President, Right of Way Lead, HDR

Aimie Mims, Associate Vice President, Right of Way Director for Power & Energy, HDR

2:10 – 3:00 p.m. :: Transmission Interconnections for Renewable and Storage Projects

This presentation will review lessons learned and processes for right of way acquisitions specifically for interconnections of renewable and storage projects. The real estate requirements, timing, and contractual considerations in conveying the necessary real property assets when an LGIA and/or PPA is executed will be reviewed.

Blandon Granger, SR/WA, Supervisor, Real Estate Services, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. :: Panel Discussion: Challenges Facing Electrical Transmission Right of Ways

Join in this engaging panel discussion on the myriad of challenges facing electric transmission owners right of ways with lessons learned and methods that have worked in improving their efforts with landowners and the community.

Moderator:

Jim Prossick, Vice President, Right of Way Lead, HDR

Panelists:

Joy Schulein, Sr. Corporate Real Estate Consultant, PSEG

Stephen Williams, Program Manager Transmission – Right of Way, TVA

Aimie Mims, Associate Vice President, Right of Way Director for Power & Energy, HDR

Blandon Granger, SR/WA, Supervisor, Real Estate Services, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

4:45 – 5:45 p.m. :: Networking Reception

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

 

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. :: Right of Way Challenges Across Multiple States

ROWs in one state can be challenging enough but projects that require ROW in multiple states are that much more complicated. Entergy will discuss and review some of the challenges and lessons learned with processes for the development of new projects as well as existing ROWs throughout the Louisiana and Texas service areas.

Brent Buff, Senior Right of Way Agent, Entergy PM&C LA/TX

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. :: UAS Use for ROW Mapping

Evergy’s UAS operations have gone beyond the proof-of-concept stage to where they are today using drones for a variety of services related to right of way and have more recently been taking on a right of way mapping project. This presentation will review their process, purpose, goals and achievements.

Mike Kelly, Sr. UAS Coordinator, Evergy

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. :: Networking Break

11:00 – 11:50 a.m. :: How IIJA Funding is Making Agencies Do More with Less

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides over a trillion dollars for infrastructure investment across multiple sectors.  This funding supports the repair or replacement of aging infrastructure as well as the construction of new infrastructure in new places.  This presentation will cover the major investment areas of the IIJA and how the programs within the bill as well as recent federal guidance encourage the use of existing ROW to facilitate accelerated delivery and which programs will demand additional ROW analysis and acquisitions.  We’ll also touch on the role of equity and environmental justice which is woven throughout the legislation and the Biden Administration’s implementation and how that affects land acquisition and restorative justice efforts through infrastructure.

Eric Beightel, Principal for Infrastructure Policy and Environmental Strategy, HDR Inc.

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Final Review and Adjournment

Workshop

Right of Way Lifecycle Workshop

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Overview

Register for this additional workshop to learn how best to leverage right of way services on your project team to keep property acquisitions off the critical path and minimize landowner project opposition and routing changes. In this workshop, you will gain a holistic understanding of how right of way services fits into your project team and the project lifecycle and how successful implementation of this approach will build and maintain landowner relations while keeping your project on schedule and on the right side of public opinion.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Review the methods for assembling a ROW team and what the routing and siting process is all about
  2. Describe the steps to preparing a ROW delivery plan and review safety training
  3. Expand on ROW schedule development and ROW’s partnership with public involvement
  4. Discuss the coordination with engineering and environmental teams and title and valuation processes
  5. Review survey management and discuss developing a negotiation strategy and plan
  6. Engage in a discussion on the use of eminent domain and closing transactions and ROW records and file management systems
  7. Expand on the role of construction liaison and review restoration and damage claims settlement
  8. Discuss the role of corridor and asset management as well as land rights systems and franchise consolidation with vegetation management

 

Workshop Agenda

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Registration

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Workshop Timing

  • Assembling a ROW team
  • The Routing and Siting process
  • Preparing A ROW Delivery Plan
  • Safety Training
  • ROW Schedule Development
  • ROW’s Partnership with Public Involvement
  • Coordination with Engineering and Environmental
  • Title and Valuation
  • Survey Management
  • Developing a Negotiation Strategy and Plan
  • The Use of Eminent Domain
  • Closing Transactions and Records and file Management
  • Construction Liaison – Restoration and damage claims settlement
  • Corridor and Asset Management – Land Rights systems, Franchise Consolidation & Vegetation Management

Instructors

Jim Prossick, Vice President, Right of Way Lead, HDR

Aimie Mims, Associate Vice President, Right of Way Director for Power & Energy, HDR

Speakers

  • Cat Adkins, Director – Real Estate Corridor Services, CSX Transportation, Inc.

  • Dale Aukee, Senior Field Representative – Transmission Permitting and Land Rights, Great River Energy

  • Eric Beightel, Principal for Infrastructure Policy and Environmental Strategy, HDR Inc.

  • Brent Buff, Senior Right of Way Agent, Entergy PM&C LA/TX

  • Blandon Granger, SR/WA, Supervisor, Real Estate Services, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

  • Keyana S. Holloway, System Manager Property Services, Norfolk Southern Corporation

  • Mike Kelly, Sr. UAS Coordinator, Evergy

  • Dan Lesher, Manager – Transmission Permitting and Land Rights, Great River Energy

  • Aimie Mims, Associate Vice President, Right of Way Director for Power & Energy, HDR

  • Jim Prossick, Vice President, Right of Way Lead, HDR

  • Patrick Reed, Sr. Corporate Real Estate Consultant, PSEG

  • Renay J. Robison, AVP Real Estate & Development, RailPros

  • Joy Schulein, Sr. Corporate Real Estate Consultant, PSEG

  • Nick Stadem, Sr. Project Manager, HDR

  • Roger J. Trudeau, Manager, Corporate Real Estate Transactions, PSEG

  • Stephen Williams, Program Manager Transmission – Right of Way, TVA

Location

10 West End Conference Space

1601 Utica Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55416-3636

 

Nearby Hotels

 

AC Hotel by Marriott Minneapolis West End
5075 W Wayzata Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
1-763-545-0000
Distance to location: 0.3 miles

Homewood Suites by Hilton Minneapolis – Saint Louis Park at West End
5305 W Wayzata Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
1-952-544-0495
Distance to location: 0.2 miles

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis – Park Place
1500 Park Pl Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
1-952-542-8600
Distance to location: 0.5 miles

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Minneapolis West/St. Louis Park
1400 Zarthan Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55416
1-952-847-6900
Distance to location: 0.7 miles

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Minneapolis West/St. Louis Park
5901 W Wayzata Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
1-952-738-7300
Distance to location: 0.8 miles

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Minneapolis-Golden Valley
6051 Golden Hills Dr, Golden Valley, MN 55416
1-763-545-8300
Distance to location: 1.1 miles

Ramada by Wyndham Minneapolis Golden Valley
6300 W Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN 55416
1-763-575-8501
Distance to location: 1.4 miles

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

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT:

Improving Right Of Way Processes for Electric Transmission Projects

September 26-27, 2022 | Minneapolis , MN
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1395.00 each

Buy 4 seats and only pay for 3! For this event every fourth attendee is free!


RELATED WORKSHOPS:

Right of Way Lifecycle Workshop

September 27
Individual attendee(s) - $ 595.00 each

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 August 26, 2022 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

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EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this event and 0.4 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

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations and discussion

Case Studies will be used for learning outcomes 2,5,8
Power Point presentations will be used for learning outcomes 1,4,7,9
Discussion will be used for learning outcomes 3 and 6


Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 11.0
Workshop CPE Credits: 4.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

 

Who Should Attend

  • Transmission planners and developers
  • Right of way (ROW) agents and managers
  • Utility real estate specialists and managers
  • Renewable project developers
  • Transmission contractors and construction managers
  • Attorneys and counsel representing utilities and landowners
  • Landmen and ROW specialists

Sponsors

HDR

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