By - Jon Brown

Coal Ash Landfill Management

As coal generation continues, utilities are faced with increased storage and handling of coal combustion residuals (CCR). This course is intended to give new and current landfill operators and managers, utility personnel involved with CCR’s storage, and secondary CCR beneficiation market users knowledge of how to properly store and manage CCR’s in landfills. Attendees will immediately be able to apply

By - Jon Brown

Long Term Capital & Financial Planning for Municipal/Public Water and Wastewater Utilities

In today’s dynamic utility environment, managers face a greater need for capital funding than ever before to pay for new infrastructure, system expansions, renewal and replacement of existing facilities, as well as to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations and compliance requirements.  As federal and state grant funding programs continue to be reduced and/or eliminated, utility managers must focus more attention

By - Jon Brown

Canadian Electricity Regulation

Now in its ninth year, the Canadian Electricity Regulation course is led by one of Canada’s leading energy law practitioners, Thomas J. Timmins of Gowling WLG. This course is designed for professionals seeking a basic understanding of Canadian electricity regulation, those hoping to gain a better understanding of the conceptual underpinnings of current regulatory structures, and those who want to

By - Jon Brown

2017 New York REV Summit

The 2017 New York Power Summit will discuss current projects, unanticipated roadblocks, and innovative solutions to meeting New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) goals and implementation. Speakers will address the justification for each project, as well as the projects’ cost, cost recovery, and technical implementation.  Utilities will provide the latest updates on their REV-related projects, including: Con Ed’s Brooklyn

By - Jon Brown

Technology Implementation for Construction Companies

Today, organizations are required to evaluate and implement more technology that ever before. It seems like contracting companies are implementing one new solution after another. Some experiences go as planned and provide significant value while others miss the mark and frustrate the organization. The good news is that many companies now have more employees than before comfortable with tech solutions

By - Danielle Duignan

Distribution Feeder Design

This course exposes attendees to the process of designing and dealing with issues associated with distribution feeder construction. Overhead design includes pole selection and framing both single and three phase. Underground design covers loop feed and radial design as well as requirements for conduit, duct and direct buried cable construction. An introduction to a variety of distribution protection and power

By - Danielle Duignan

National Electric Safety Code with 2017 Revisions

Attendees will receive a general overview of the  National  Electrical  Safety  Code with regard to purpose, scope and definitions. Special emphasis will be placed on requirements for overhead and underground distribution design practices with regard to clearances, loading and strength.  Practical concepts are emphasized to ensure sufficient understanding of the various aspects of the code.  A review of changes to

By - Danielle Duignan

Transmission Structures and Foundations

The surging demand for electric power has led to upgrading, designing and building new transmission lines across North America. With the emergence of powerful computer methods for analysis and design, this demand in turn is mandating experienced line designers, structural and geotechnical engineers. With the retirement of one generation of experienced engineers and designers, and regular revisions and updates to

By - Jon Brown

Utility Contact Center Conference

Major advances in technology, combined with advances in the ease of access and information-sharing, have created a consumer whose expectations of customer service have increased dramatically. Further, research has shown that proactive and timely communications with customers is critical to customer satisfaction. With developments like smart phones, social media, mobile connectivity, cloud technology, big data, and speech analytics, energy companies

By - Jon Brown

Leadership Conference for Women in Energy – Canada

The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key energy trends and skills for personal and professional development.  Join Canada’s most successful women energy leaders as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth.  The program format

By - Jon Brown

Nuclear Dry Cask Fuel Storage Operations

As spent fuel pool systems continue to exponentially exceed intended design capacities and the move toward long-term storage remains indeterminable, dry cask canisters have emerged as the next step for nuclear power plant fuel management. EUCI has developed the Nuclear Dry Cask Fuel Storage Operations course, taking place March 28th and 29th in Atlanta, GA to explore the technical background,

By - Jon Brown

Building Leadership: Conference for Women in Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)

We are pleased to announce our inaugural event, the Building Leadership: Women in Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), taking place in Chicago on April 20th and 21st, 2017. This conference will bring together both women and men across related sectors in the AEC industry, leading the way on diversity and inclusion issues. Come network with top professionals in the industry

By - Jon Brown

Challenges for Implementing 5-minute Settlement in RTO Markets

Sponsored by EUCI, this 2-day seminar provides an in-depth discussion on the potential impacts of FERC Order 825 on meter data management, back office, market operations, and asset management for market participants in RTO Markets (MISO, PJM, ISO-NE, SPP, NYISO, and CAISO).  The seminar covers the following “hot” issues: What are the potential impacts of FERC Order 825 on meter

By - Jon Brown

Electric Utility Transmission Ratemaking

The transmission ratemaking seminar begins with a discussion of regulatory issues relevant to FERC jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional transmission owners, with emphasis on investor-owned integrated utilities and independent transmission owners subject to FERC rate regulation. The power system functional components (generation, transmission, and distribution) and how they function and relate to the provision of transmission and related ancillary services will be

By - Jon Brown

Business Concepts for Engineers/Utility Professionals

Supplement your current expertise with critical insight into wider business concepts & skills to accelerate your career and help develop the management skills needed to lead your industry. This course will provide the opportunity to analyze and appreciate the global perspective of your work in a different way and understand today’s changing and complex utility business environment. It will give

By - Jon Brown

An Introduction to Electric Utility Systems for Non-Engineers

This course has been developed for non-engineers working for electric utilities or involved in business relationships with electric utilities. The course provides a non-technical introduction to the fundamental concepts that form the basis for the design and operation of the integrated electric utility system. The fundamental concepts underlying legacy electric power systems and how the attributes of these systems affect

By - Jon Brown

U.S./Canada Cross-Border Energy Trade Summit 2017

The United States and Canada form the largest integrated energy market in the world, operating on more than 50 grid connections of transmission wires and pipelines.  Energy trade helps maintain the stability of power grids that span both countries, and provides economic and reliability benefits for the entire region. Canada is the single largest non-domestic supplier of energy to the

By - Jon Brown

Nuclear Power Regulation Basics (NRC 101)

Join us in Washington, D.C., as acknowledged experts in nuclear regulation, attorney and author Alex Polonsky, and attorney Thomas Poindexter and Ray Kuyler present an overview of nuclear regulation.  The course will cover the history and background necessary to understand the U.S. regulatory process.  It will bring attendees up to date on the latest regulatory changes that have transformed the

By - Jon Brown

Best Practices for Utility Vegetation Management

Vegetation problems create the single largest cause of electric power outages. Both transmission and distribution providers experience tree-related outages on a regular basis and can often lead to larger, more significant problems for both providers and customers alike. Utilities and regulators generally agree that keeping trees and vegetation away from transmission and distribution lines is a critical and expensive responsibility

By - Jon Brown

Integrated Resource & Supply Planning (IRP) Summit

Utility resource planning staff must possess multiple talents to conduct and interpret the forecasts, analyses and formulation of recommendations that serve as their power organization’s compass heading to guide future actions. The resulting IRP documents they prepare fundamentally chart long-term directions to prescribe how load must be served in their service territory. The plan — while deeply rooted in quantitative

By - Jon Brown

2017 Plant Retirement: Mitigation of Risk, Project Execution, and Redevelopment

Generation owners of aging coal or oil fueled stations have already done so or are still planning on closing facilities due to various U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules like the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards with some impacts by many other rules as well. While these rules have been a major force in changing the landscape of coal powered generation,

By - Jon Brown

2017 Western Transmission Summit

At this unique forum, you will hear top executives from the Western area’s regional planning entities, transmission developers, utilities, and state regulatory agencies discuss and debate the most critical issues surrounding transmission expansion in the Western region.  You will  have the opportunity to brainstorm with these thought leaders on how to address complex planning, siting, and market structure issues while

By - Jon Brown

Alberta and Saskatchewan’s Clean Energy Transition

This conference will serve as an educational forum for developers, investors, government, and incumbent power industry organizations in Alberta and Saskatchewan to evaluate optimal pathways towards efficiently and cost-effectively meeting their new provincial renewable goals and new programs: Alberta’s target of 30% renewable generation by 2030 under Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program (REP) Alberta’s announcement to introduce a Capacity Market to

By - Jon Brown

Southeast Clean Power Summit 2017

Many utilities in the traditionally coal power-dominated Southeast (SE) are significantly ramping up investments in renewable energy,  as the states in which they operate adopt policies and implement strategies that promote the addition of solar, wind and other forms of renewable power. Two major utility contributors to this massive uptick from renewable sources are Duke Energy and Southern Companies that

By - Jon Brown

Ancillary Services Fundamentals and Market Dynamics

The emergence of renewable and variable energy resources has drawn attention to the supplemental services — beyond the basics of energy, generating capacity, and power delivery — that bulk-power systems and balancing areas require to ensure grid stability.  Some of these ancillary services (such as regulation and reactive power) are required during normal operations to maintain the necessary balance between

By - Jon Brown

Distributed Resource (DER) System Planning 101

The growth of distributed generation (DG) and distributed energy resources (DERs) is challenging many of the assumptions upon which traditional utility system planning relies.  In many regions already, DER penetration is reaching levels at which it has a measurable impact on system planning and operations. For example, DERs are creating two-way power flows on the distribution and transmission grids that

By - Jon Brown

Underground Transmission 2017: New Projects and O&M Challenges

Underground transmission lines are a very small percentage of the transmission grid across the country, yet they are more complicated and time consuming in design, construction, repair, and maintenance. Utilities and transmission owners are dealing with municipalities and a public that does not want to see new transmission lines and are suggesting moving them underground, but this move is a

By - Jon Brown

Optimizing the Renewable Interconnection Process

For the first time in 13 years, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has proposed reforms to its large generator interconnection processes, to try to improve the efficiency of interconnection requests and remove barriers to development. Connecting utility-scale renewable energy and battery storage projects to the grid is a complex procedure governed by state and federal regulatory processes that specify

By - Jon Brown

Utility Scale Storage Battery Investments

The concept of storage batteries is not new to the electric power industry. However, the universal application of utility scale storage batteries as an integral component of the U.S. electric power industry transmission and distribution systems is quite new. Currently, the battery technology is on advancement trajectory with the expectation of higher energy density and lower cost. As a result,

By - Jon Brown

Gas Insulated Substations

Faced with increasing demands for reliability, improved aesthetics and security, the adoption of gas insulated substations (GIS) by North American utilities is rapidly increasing. Companies also elect to use GIS because of the increased load and limited space present in the urban areas. Often, building new substations or increasing capacity is difficult because land is either not available or is

By - Jon Brown

Best Practices for Wood Utility Poles

Always in plain view, but not always noticed, wood utility poles have been the backbone of the electric distribution system since the mid-19th century with the installation of the telegraph system. Today, with new technology, new standards, and new materials, it is getting increasingly difficult for utilities to determine what is best for not only their utility, but most importantly,

By - Jon Brown

The Cannabis Industry’s Energy Challenge

The cannabis industry is an extremely energy-intensive business, requiring massive amounts of energy for lighting, venting, and dehumidifiers essential for indoor-growing facilities. In 2012, one study found that legal indoor marijuana growing facilities accounted for 1% of national electricity use at a cost of roughly $6 billion per year, rivaling energy consumption of data centers. States where cannabis is already

By - Jon Brown

Midstream Contracts

Midstream companies do business through contracts – yet so often the details are only understood by the core team who creates them. Whether the contract is for the purchase and sale or processing of oil and gas, for the engineering, procurement, and construction of pipelines and other facilities, or, for master purchase or service agreements, there are many critical areas

By - Jon Brown

Introduction to Wholesale Electricity Markets: RTOs and ISOs

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the operation of electricity systems in the North America, focusing on the role of electricity markets, including the how and why markets have evolved over the past two decades. Considerable time will be spent in the beginning to understand the role of generation, transmission, and load for reliable system operation,

By - Jon Brown

Introduction to Wholesale Electricity Markets: RTOs and ISOs

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the operation of electricity systems in the North America, focusing on the role of electricity markets, including the how and why markets have evolved over the past two decades. Considerable time will be spent in the beginning to understand the role of generation, transmission, and load for reliable system operation,

By - Jon Brown

An Introduction to Electric Utility Systems for Non-Engineers

This course has been developed for non-engineers working for electric utilities or involved in business relationships with electric utilities. The course provides a non-technical introduction to the fundamental concepts that form the basis for the design and operation of the integrated electric utility system. The fundamental concepts underlying legacy electric power systems and how the attributes of these systems affect

By - Danielle Duignan

Hydropower 101

This course will present a basic overview of hydropower operations, including: how hydropower works, project types and definitions, and benefits and challenges associated with hydropower. Attendees will learn about hydropower development in North America and throughout the world. They will discuss the costs associated with hydropower. Our expert speaker will discuss engineering considerations, including: flood control, irrigation, navigation, fish passage,

By - Danielle Duignan

FERC Hydropower 101

This course will present an overview of FERC as it relates to hydropower. Attendees will learn about the FERC regulation process from start to finish. They will gain in-depth knowledge about licensing, including: terms and conditions, traditional licensing, Integrated Licensing Process (ILP), and Alternative Licensing Process (ALP). Our expert instructor, who spent 30 years at FERC as a Manager and

By - Danielle Duignan

Load Forecasting Fundamentals for Utility/Power Industry Professionals

Utilities and other power organizations nowadays are caught in a crossfire of patterns and trends that often run counter to what seemed indisputable fact just a few years ago. Other perplexing conditions are present, also, that seem difficult to gauge – changes in the mix of supply and demand side resources, the impact of technology on the grid and access

By - Danielle Duignan

Best Practices in Public Participation for Transmission Projects

Transmission infrastructure projects are often characterized by high perceived risk and low stakeholder trust.  A balance must be struck between the need for additional transmission development and landowner priorities, environmental impact considerations and regulatory compliance. A comprehensive strategic public participation process is a key tenet to the success of any transmission project.  All stakeholders must be engaged throughout the process,

By - Jon Brown

Facing the Challenges of Aging T&D Infrastructure

Faced with aging transmission and distribution systems and limited O&M budgets, utilities are being pressed to maximize the lifespan of their current equipment while facing heavy scrutiny from both internal and external stakeholders. This conference will provide attendees with clear strategies for managing classifying and prioritizing the repair and replacement of their aging T&D systems. The format for this conference

By - Jon Brown

Hawaii Power Summit 2016

Hawaii has embarked on one of the most aggressive paths toward energy sustainability on the planet.  The intended outcomes are twofold: To replace the Island state’s dependence of imported oil as a primary fuel source with 100% renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar, by 2045 To reduce the state’s steeply expensive consumer electricity prices The Hawaii Public Utility Commission,

By - Jon Brown

Nuclear Seismic Hazards & Risk Assessment

Utilities and other industry organizations have renewed focus on seismic activity protection for nuclear generation plants and facilities. One of the catalysts for this interest was the March 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan resulting in a catastrophic tsunami and causing a significant incident at the Fukushima nuclear generation station. How does a plant ensure that the maximum amount

By - Jon Brown

Preferred Communication Channels for Enhancing Customer Engagement

Major advances in technology, combined with advances in the ease of access and information-sharing, have created a consumer whose expectations of customer service has increased dramatically. Add to that the rapidly growing use of mobile devices across all customer segments, which further promotes the use of mobile communications as an important avenue to help meet utility customer needs and expectations.

By - Jon Brown

Pipelines 101 – Basic Principles of Onshore Pipelines

This is an introductory course to pipelines. The history of pipelines, definitions and terminology, and how pipelines work will be included in the discussion on the first morning. The focus will then move to natural gas and crude oil pipelines from the planning, design, and construction to the operation, safety, and maintenance of the pipelines. The intent of this course

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Project Scheduling and Control

Many leaders and subject matter experts are put into roles of project managers without the tools or training to be successful.  This course is aligned with the global standards within Project Management Institute’s “Project Management Body of Knowledge” and pairs it with real life scenarios, examples and hands-on exercises on how to apply the concepts to plan and manage projects

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