UAS for Electric Utilities
October 18-19, 2016 | Denver, CO
For many utility industry observers, it’s not a matter of whether drones will be integrated into the operational landscape—it’s when. The practical applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) are poised to transform the industry with strong implications for worker safety, system reliability, and data collection & storage. The opportunity to get an aerial view of transmission and distribution lines, towers, and poles without deploying a crew is attractive to many utilities.
This conference gathers industry experts to discuss all of the important topics relevant to UAS use for electric utilities. An FAA representative will discuss the Final Rule for drones and its implication for the utility industry. The Director of the UAS Research Center for Oak Ridge National Laboratory will discuss his research regarding best practices of UAS usage in the utility industry. Southern Company and Xcel Energy will provide case studies pertaining to their usage of UAS. Legal experts will discuss important considerations including state/local regulations, traffic management, property rights, and privacy rights. NRECA will assess the business case for UAS. Practical applications of UAS will be discussed, including transmission line monitoring and asset inspection. Finally, a panel of experts will convene and discuss hot topics and audience questions regarding UAS.
- Summarize the Final Rule for Small UAS
- Discuss UAS concept of operations and applications to support utility work
- Review a comprehensive guide and foundation for safe operations
- Describe challenges to realizing UAS potential, including spectrum, traffic management, and state/local regulations
- Evaluate Southern Company’s UAS policy and integration plan
- Assess how Xcel Energy plans to use UASs to change how they assess electric and gas facilities to pinpoint potential risks while improving reliability, safety and enabling regulatory compliance
- Address primary exposures associated with UAS operations
- Review UAV economics
- Determine best bets for immediate UAV uses
- Discuss long-term UAV applications
- Evaluate systems and processes that still need development
- Participate in a question & answer session with UAS & utility experts
- Discuss utility asset inspection programs
- Describe state law issues related to property rights, including questions related to trespass, nuisance, and takings
- Discuss state law issues related to privacy, including tort considerations, as well as federal initiatives and litigation concerning UAS and privacy considerations
- Explain the extent to which federal laws and regulation may pre-empt state regulations
- Discuss UAS for transmission line and pipeline mapping
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 1.0 CEUs for this event.
Requirements for Successful Completion of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day, be in attendance for the entirety of the conference.
Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, and group discussion will be used for this conference.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. :: Conference Introduction
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. :: Networking Reception
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns
Alvin Brunner, Aviation Safety Inspector- UAS, FAA
David Day, Executive Vice President, Keystone Aerial Surveys
Tom Dougherty, Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Jim Downie, President, Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Anna Gomez, Attorney, Wiley Rein
Joseph J. Leccese, VP Client & Partner Development, Sharper Shape Inc.
Dexter Lewis, Senior Research Engineer, Southern Company
Eileen Lockhart, UAS Program Manager, Xcel Energy
Rick Lusk, Director – UAS Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Donald Chance Mark, Shareholder, Fafinski Mark & Johnson
Terry Miller, President, Transport Risk Management
Linda Rhodes, Operational Strategy & Business Intelligence, Commonwealth Edison Company, an Exelon Company
Nathan Schuett, CEO, PreNav
Brian Sloboda, Program and Product Line Manager-Energy Utilization/Delivery/Energy Efficiency, NRECA
Josh Turner, Attorney, Wiley Rein
Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
To reserve your room, please contact Danielle Menard at [email protected] with your check in/check out dates.
The room rate is $209.00
ROOM BLOCK DATES:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of October 17-18, 2016.
RATE AVAILABLE UNTIL:
Make your reservations prior to September 26, 2016. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
|Proceedings package||US $ 295.00|