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The Business of Power Generation – Market Dynamics, Business Models and Products Course

The energy industry is shifting. Do you know with certainty that your processes, tools and people are effectively working together to continue to grow and thrive as a business? In this course, you will learn how to identify indicators for the market position of a plant and identify changes in the underlying assumptions of a power producer’s success: startup time,

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Expert Witness Preparation

This course is designed to improve the effectiveness of witnesses as they prepare and serve as experts in rate cases and other associated energy industry testimony. The course is organized in two distinct areas; preparing and serving as an expert during the administrative process and learning how to be an effective witness during associated hearings. During the first portion of

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2020 UAS for Utilities

Drones have now proved themselves as an essential service to the energy industry. More and more utilities have benefited from adopting drones to inspect offshore drilling rigs, transmission and distribution infrastructure, and other operations as they seek to increase efficiency, cut costs, and improve worker safety. In fact, in last year alone more than 108,000 commercial operators registered their drones

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Free Webinar: Canna Business Trends: Success During and After the Pandemic

The cannabis industry is always changing. From evolving regulatory requirements, to the rise of new cannabis brands, change is constant. The most successful canna businesses have survived partly because of their abilities to adapt. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all businesses to shift their models to survive. In many ways, the cannabis industry was uniquely prepared for the crisis. Even

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Rate Design and the Potential Impacts of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has presented utility regulators with a set of obstacles they have never confronted, challenging them to adapt regulatory tools to balance the interests of customers struggling through unemployment, and electric utilities juggling unanticipated costs and lost revenues. Over the past 10+ years, during other catastrophes like the financial crisis and major hurricanes, state regulators have considered and

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Project Management for Geographic Information System (GIS) Professionals

This seminar will explore the keys and speedbumps in order to successfully implement a Geographic Information System solution at your company. This can be a full system replacement, upgrade, or a smaller project such as integrations and version upgrades. This will highlight core Project Management principles but with a specific GIS focus, which will result in the participants leaving with

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Dam Safety 101

In the aftermath of the Orrville Dam crisis in 2017 and then the dam failures in Michigan this past summer, dam safety has become a very hot topic.  Dam owners are responsible for the operation and maintenance of their facilities. Depending on the purpose of the dam (i.e. hydropower, water supply, flood control, etc.), the regulatory requirements are defined by

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Funding America’s Critical Infrastructure

Federal funding for infrastructure development is coming. President Trump and presidential candidate, Joe Biden, have both proposed infrastructure investment plans for over one trillion dollars. It comes at a good time because according to the World Economic Forum the United States ranks 13th in quality of infrastructure. In every sector project development opportunities are abundant. Every sector is experiencing priorities

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Technical Aspects of the Electric Power System

The Electric Power Grid will increase participant’s understanding of the electric grid and how it functions. Join us to learn how power is generated, generation resources, substations, transmission, distribution, and utilization will be provided along with the essential reliability and resilience aspects of the power grid. Attendees do not need to have engineering or technical background. Participants completing this one-day

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Digital Oilfield 2.0: Convergence of OT & IT Part 3

The concept of the Digital Oilfield started about twenty years ago when increased field instrumentation, process control, and advanced software and data analysis techniques were brought to the operations and engineering practices in the oil field. Now, the new generation of the digital oilfield is going farther with smart equipment, automation, and more statistical analysis and machine learning models. The

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Digital Oilfield 2.0: Convergence of OT & IT Part 2

The concept of the Digital Oilfield started about twenty years ago when increased field instrumentation, process control, and advanced software and data analysis techniques were brought to the operations and engineering practices in the oil field. Now, the new generation of the digital oilfield is going farther with smart equipment, automation, and more statistical analysis and machine learning models. The

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Energy Project Public Engagement in a Changing World

Energy infrastructure projects can be characterized by high perceived risk and low stakeholder trust.  A balance must be struck between the need for additional energy development and landowner priorities, environmental impact considerations and regulatory compliance. A comprehensive strategic public engagement process is a key tenet to the success of any energy project.  Whether it be transmission or a renewable project,

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Digital Oilfield 2.0 On-Demand Video Series

The concept of the Digital Oilfield started about twenty years ago when increased field instrumentation, process control, and advanced software and data analysis techniques were brought to the operations and engineering practices in the oil field. Now, the new generation of the digital oilfield is going farther with smart equipment, automation, and more statistical analysis and machine learning models. The

By - Jon Brown

North American Credit & Collections Conference for Utilities

The coronavirus outbreak has caused far-reaching concern and economic hardship for consumers, businesses, and communities across the globe. Utilities across North America share in this hardship as millions of customers struggle to pay their utility bill during these difficult times. Prior to the pandemic, utilities were already facing increasing pressure from stakeholders and communities to improve their financial performance and

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Diversity & Inclusion in the Energy Industry

The demonstrations and protests that have swept the country are pushing the energy industry to address its own diversity problems. Creating diverse, inclusive environments is a priority for businesses across the globe. Benefits of a diverse workforce include higher productivity and improved performance, increased creativity and better decision-making. While the energy industry has made progress toward diversification, more work is

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Utility Financial Basics

Utilities are natural monopoly service providers and, therefore, subject to unique financial requirements and regulations. Unlike competitive service providers, tariff rates and cost recovery mechanisms are subject to unique principles and differing levels of regulatory oversight.  This introductory class provides a brief overview of the underlying financial concepts for utilities with a focus on Investor Owned Utilities. Learning Objectives The

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Accelerating Grid Modernization: Turning Crises into Investment Opportunity

The English-language proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” could not be more appropriate than it is today. Still knee deep in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and now navigating the effects of an economic slowdown, financial markets and public policy are at a crossroads. Planned capital investments by utilities on infrastructure projects to maintain and increase reliability and resiliency, coupled

By - Jon Brown

Wildfire Mitigation: Wildfire Risk, Safety Culture & Innovations for Utility Operations – Part 2

This is a two-part complimentary webcast series. We encourage you to also participate in session 1: Wildfire Mitigation: Wildfire Risk, Safety Culture & Innovations for Utility Operations – Part 1, September 10, 2020 Learning Outcomes This webinar will provide attendees an opportunity to: Identify remote strategies for weather monitoring Demonstrate knowledge of weather predictive services Develop action plans to mitigate

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Wildfire Mitigation: Wildfire Risk, Safety Culture & Innovations for Utility Operations – Part 1

This is a two-part complimentary webcast series. We encourage you to also participate in session 2: Wildfire Mitigation: Wildfire Risk, Safety Culture & Innovations for Utility Operations – Part 2, September 17, 2020 This webinar will provide attendees an opportunity to: Identify remote strategies for weather monitoring Demonstrate knowledge of weather predictive services Develop action plans to mitigate wildfire threats

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PJM Market Updates & Dynamics: Their Implications for Market Participants

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event PJM Fundamentals & Operations, October 8, 2020 This workshop will examine developing policy and technology trends that have recently roiled certain PJM Interconnection market elements, such as: Recent, controversial FERC Orders and PJM responses to Capacity Market, Reserve Market and other design mandates State regulatory

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NYISO Market Updates & Dynamics: Their Implications for Market Participants

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related events PJM Fundamentals & Operations, October 8, 2020 PJM Market Updates & Dynamics: Their Implications for Market Participants, October 9, 2020 This workshop will examine the key trends that have upended market dynamics in the New York wholesale electricity market (NYISO), and whose future disposition will

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2020 Canadian Rate Design Conference

Canada’s electric utilities are facing the prospect of sweeping changes as their industries transform. Advanced metering, distributed generation (including rooftop solar), home battery storage, smarter thermostats, and electric vehicles are all influencing rate design for small customers. The arrival and growth of data centers and large greenhouses are presenting pricing challenges for large customers. On all fronts, utilities are confronted

By - Jon Brown

2020 Canadian Rate Design Conference

Canada’s electric utilities are facing the prospect of sweeping changes as their industries transform. Advanced metering, distributed generation (including rooftop solar), home battery storage, smarter thermostats, and electric vehicles are all influencing rate design for small customers. The arrival and growth of data centers and large greenhouses are presenting pricing challenges for large customers. On all fronts, utilities are confronted

By - Jon Brown

Renewable & Carbon Market Fundamentals

This course will evaluate the current status and activity in both renewable energy and carbon markets in the U.S., discussing their history and development process through regulation, policy, and increasing consumer awareness and demand.  It will review the function of different environmental markets and products such as: Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and their essential role in renewable energy developments and

By - Jon Brown

Western Bulk Power System: Changing Resource Mix, Market Developments & Emerging Solutions

The Western electric grid is experiencing significant changes in its bulk power system through an evolving resource mix, paradigm shift in generation sources and expanding regional electricity markets.  Contributing to these fundamental shifts in the grid is the continued penetration of demand-side and energy storage solutions, in tandem with a transition from baseload fossil-fuel generation fleet to a more diversified

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Winning Approaches to Valuation and Operations of Battery Storage Projects

The growth of renewable generation around the country is creating structural change in electricity markets, driving dramatic increases in volatility in both day-ahead and real-time energy markets.   Battery storage, given its fast ramping capability, offers a unique opportunity for taking advantage of these changing market dynamics. The energy landscape is constantly changing as well as ancillary prices across ISOs, so

By - Jon Brown

Mandatory Utility Supply Chain Compliance – NERC CIP 013 & BES Executive Order

The convergence of the requirements of NERC under CIP 013-1 and the new demands coming from both the White House BES Executive Order and DOE guidance has raised questions about liability and compliance mandates for utility supply chain professionals and the vendors/suppliers to the utility industry. According to CIP 013-1 which begins October 1, 2020, utilities and 3rd party vendors

By - Jon Brown

Oil & Gas M&A Strategies

Changing market conditions are shaping the transactional outlook in oil and gas. The market is constantly evolving, with current trends showing reduced M&A activity and increased restructuring. Financially stable companies will continue to seek out strategic deals and the current environment will likely provide many opportunities. Lower valuations will get the attention of buyers, but this alone won’t close deals.

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Mobile Energy Storage

The energy storage industry continues to gain momentum around the world as industries of all types are actively working to minimize their carbon footprints and increase profits. While most energy storage deployments are stationary solutions, grid operators and facility owners around the world are beginning to recognize the value that mobile systems can provide. Utilities, independent power producers (IPPs), regional

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Remote Project Management

“David is phenomenal. Second course with him and have to say he is one of the best instructors I’ve had at EUCI.” –Harlan Electric Although managing projects remotely is not a new concept, the process became a requirement in 2020, therefore leading countless people and organizations into what could potentially be unfamiliar territory. Through this course, attendees will understand how

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2020 Improving Right Of Way and Siting Processes for Electric Transmission Projects

The managing of existing or the upgrading of transmission lines in right of ways have their unique challenges, while developing and siting new transmission projects creating new right of ways (ROW) is an increasingly complex and challenging process.  Electric utilities and transmission developers must balance the competing interests of all stakeholders.  Special attention is required at every stage of the

By - Jon Brown

Renewable Energy Appraisals and Cost Segregation

This 1½ day symposium will examine the dominant appraisal methodologies applied to renewable energy projects.  It will review the income approach, dissecting salient features that drive the all-important measures relied on for transaction negotiations and execution.  The program will distinguish appraisal nuances among the various classes of renewable energy project types, as well as accounting for differences in used, mature

By - Jon Brown

Introduction to Drones & UAS for Utilities

This program is designed to provide utilities who are exploring the potential for utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with a solid foundation about the capabilities and limitations of the technology.  The workshop will also provide you with the tools to adapt current processes to leverage this rapidly developing technology as well as identify when drones present a real opportunity for

By - Jon Brown

Environmental Law & Litigation 101 for Electric Utilities

This one-day course will offer a wide perspective on nine different environmental legal areas of interest for electric utilities. These topic areas affect a wide range of disciplines and personnel within a utility and will be a satisfying overview of up-to-date changes and status of rules affecting each topic area. The areas discussed as part of this course are: the

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Switching Gears on Renewables and DER Grid Integration – Now How to Scale?

The era of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) pilot projects is over. Renewables and DERs are now growing at such a rapid pace that utilities need to be thinking ahead of this transition. The traditional power system engineering paradigm is turned upside-down: causing us to rethink the relationship of transmission and distribution and the frequency by which load is managed. The

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Canna Business 101

Even during a global pandemic, the cannabis industry is bringing huge opportunities. According to a 2020 report from Grand View Research, the global legal marijuana market size is expected to reach 73.6 billion by 2027. However, in order to take advantage of these sizeable opportunities, stakeholders must navigate a challenging and ever-evolving regulatory structure.   Cannabis industry players must consider

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Munis & Coops – Building Support for Grid Transformation

This course will provide public power utilities (munis) & electric cooperatives (coops) a process by which they can build essential support among their various oversight bodies and stakeholders to proceed with essential grid modernization improvements.  A scenario-based planning approach will be discussed to develop the necessary buy-in and ensure that customers, members, and communities take advantage of the opportunities provided

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Emergency Planning & Storm Response 101

As the frequency and severity of storms has impacted Utility Budgets as never before, plus, now with the COVID-19, Emergency Planners are under incredible pressure to gain SAIDI & SAIFI numbers rarely obtained consistently before.   “Tropical Storm Cristobal became the earliest occurrence of a third named system in the Atlantic basin during any hurricane season in recorded history,” said AccuWeather

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Utility Planning for EVs on the Grid

The EV industry is growing at an astounding pace, as overall affordability for EVs allows for more consumers to purchase EVs than ever before.  Major automobile manufacturers increasingly develop new electric cars, with new product offerings now extending into the medium and heavy-duty vehicle market.  Furthermore, across the country policy makers are mandating ambitious transportation electrification goals, and in an

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Basics of the Electric Power Grid – Reliability, Resiliency and Business Concepts for Beginners

By attending EUCI’s new Basics of Electric Power Grid – Reliability, Resiliency and Business Concepts for Beginners course, attendees will take a technical dive into the types of utilities and how they are organized, regulated, and financed.  The instructor will dissect the types of generation resources, substations, transmission, distribution, and utilization along with the essential reliability and resiliency aspects of

By - Jon Brown

Understanding the FERC Natural Gas Rate Case Process and Rate Filing

This one-day course explores the FERC natural gas rate case process from pre-filing through a Commission Final Order.  FERC rules and regulations govern the establishment of maximum and minimum rates jurisdictional interstate pipelines and storage facilities can charge for their services.  This course will provide attendees with insight into the FERC natural gas rate making world by providing them with

By - Jon Brown

Plant Closure Fundamentals

This course will provide owners with an overview of steps to take in the plant closure process by sharing vital information and lessons that have been acquired by the experts involved. The process is a complicated one consisting of multiple specialties across the generation field. The knowledgeable instructors each brings with them years of experience in their field giving the

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Providing Customer Service During a Global Pandemic

The Coronavirus has changed the way the world does business, and the customer service departments in the utility industry have felt the impact. With mandatory disconnect moratoriums, record unemployment, and social distancing requirements, utilities are deemed an essential service and must find new ways to interact with customers. Some have enacted social distancing in their contact centers, some have moved

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Wholesale Electricity Market Price Forecasting

Over the past two-plus decades, wholesale electricity markets for generation and transmission (G&T) services have transformed the power landscape. These unbundled wholesale markets serve as the short- and long-term cost references for measuring and assessing the broader value and worth of these power resources in most regions across North America. Now, most electric utilities, distribution, generation and transmission entities are

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Electric Distribution Circuit Design with NESC

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Electric Distribution Line Extension Policy and Fundamentals, July 30, 2020 | Online The objective for this course is to expose attendees to the process of designing and dealing with issues associated with distribution circuit construction, both overhead and underground. The curriculum references applicable National Electric

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Electric Distribution Line Extension Policy and Fundamentals

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Electric Distribution Circuit Design with NESC, July 27-29, 2020 | Online The objective for this course is to expose attendees to the process of developing and administrating an effective line extension policy for both commercial and residential clients. The course will share several models and

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