By - Jon Brown

Legal and Policy Issues in Spent Nuclear Fuel Management

Atomic (a.k.a. nuclear) energy law is the result of an extraordinary tension among national security, an unsatisfied national thirst for energy, and as the hazards became understood, environmental protection. The national security implications of atomic energy have always trumped every other beneficial or detrimental aspect of the application of atomic science and engineering to manufacturing, business, energy production or medical

By - Jon Brown

Wind Repower & Retrofit Due Diligence Summit

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has estimated that U.S. wind repowering investments could reach $25 billion a year by 2030.   Wind repowering – replacing older turbines or other components on a wind farm to improve power capacity and generation – is increasingly becoming an attractive option for developers, owners and investors to profit off existing wind project assets.  Federal production

By - Jon Brown

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Fundamentals

This program on distributed energy resources (DERs) is a primer.  It is intended to collect — in one forum — the content necessary for utilities, load-serving entities (LSEs), grid operators, project developers and others to develop their own internal system for evaluating the impact of DG and DER development on their system(s).  It is not intended to be an advocacy

By - Jon Brown

Southeast Clean Power Summit 2019

Generation of electricity by renewable sources like solar and wind continues its swift ascendancy in the southeastern U.S., as wind turbines spin on hilltops and solar panels stretch across roofs and fields. This increased renewable generation plays a significant role in advancing sustainability goals and reducing carbon outputs. Even so, the drivers of these new solar and wind farms in

By - Jon Brown

2019 Plant Retirement

Environmental regulations have been a major force in changing the landscape of coal powered generation. Besides regulations, the economic influences of less demand and natural gas prices have further caused non-critical and aging plants to become no longer economically viable. This annual conference will provide owners with the next step in the plant closure process by sharing vital information and

By - Jon Brown

Project Management for Engineers

This training program is designed for engineers looking to effectively manage a construction project.  The training will cover the following topics with emphases on infrastructure projects:  contracts, bidding, financing, code compliance, project planning, scheduling, project control, communication, safety, quality, litigation and potential environmental issues.  The contracts, bidding, and code compliance portion will focus on pre-construction activities.  The project planning, scheduling,

By - Jon Brown

2019 Western Transmission Summit

The 11th annual Western Transmission Summit will bring together top executives from the Western area’s regional planning entities, transmission developers, utilities, and state regulatory agencies to 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

By - Jon Brown

Utilities and Smart Cities

The heart of the city is changing rapidly. With an unprecedented level of interconnectedness, cities are growing into a bustling metropolis of technology and communication. Upgrading to analytic LED streetlights and switching to EV are now expected practice for modern day utilities. In the midst of this smart revolution it is the utility that bares the unique responsibility of leader—

By - Jon Brown

Human Performance Improvement for Leaders

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Introduction to Human Performance Improvement for Utilities, September 9, 2019 in Seattle, WA The “Overview of Human Performance Improvement for Everyone” course explores the principles of HPI, how and why people deviate and events happen in systems, and key concepts of event learning. The course

By - Jon Brown

Intermediate Utility Depreciation

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Introduction to Utility Depreciation, February 19-20, 2020 in Denver, CO This course guides utilities and energy personnel through the strategies necessary to understand the depreciation study process, meaningfully interpret depreciation study results, and develop expertise to build solid plant records upon which accurate and defensible

By - Jon Brown

Introduction to Utility Depreciation

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Intermediate Utility Depreciation, February 20-21, 2020 in Denver, CO This course provides a foundation for understanding depreciation concepts, thinking through ratemaking implications, and making data collection choices that will impact the content and quality of the depreciation study.  This course is intended to be introductory

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

Optimizing the Interconnection Process for Renewables & Storage

The process for interconnecting new energy generation to the electric grid — both large scale (LGIP) and small scale (SGIP) — has become increasingly complex.  Challenges remain to federal and state regulations and requirements; technical and regulatory issues facing owners of generation and transmission assets continue to evolve; and different motivations influencing the actors in the interconnection process often result

By - Jon Brown

2019 Hawai’i Power Summit

Hawaii is making impressive strides toward hitting its target of 100% renewable energy by 2045.  The state, its regulators, utilities and stakeholders are now well down the road towards tackling the commitment to several laudable, though formidable, power system goals: Achieving 100% renewable energy by 2045 Attaining 100% carbon-neutral status by 2045 Creating a flexible grid capable of accommodating and

By - Jon Brown

Distribution System Planning & Optimization

Optimizing distribution system assets are a more difficult task as distributed energy resources become a bigger player on the distribution system. Analyzing load data is essential to developing an effective forecast. This course will take attendees through traditional distribution system planning practices and move quickly into modern and future trends to be considered. Practical examples and case studies will compare

By - Jon Brown

2019 Best Practices In Public Outreach 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

Underground Transmission 2019

Going underground with transmission has traditionally been a transmission owner’s last resort because the cost of underground transmission is many times the cost of overhead transmission and maintenance and repair has proved costly and difficult. However, advanced cable technologies are being developed, installation techniques have expanded in terms of options and efficiency while cost factors have improved giving transmission owners

By - Jon Brown

Digital Grid Innovation Conference

Power grids across the country are moving from old systems of centralized power generating entities to complex multi-directional grids that include millions of diverse power sources. Renewables, microgrids, and even electric vehicles all demand that utilities adopt new ways of operating.  This new reality of distributed generation brings challenges to utilities looking to provide reliable service on resilient grids. Fortunately,

By - Jon Brown

2019 National Utility Fleet Management Conference

Companies are facing the greatest operations challenges they have seen in years, forcing many to reevaluate their individual fleet strategies. In addition to this, utilities are pressured into navigating a host of safety regulations, budget restrictions, and system obstacles. With fragmented costs and inaccurate consumption metrics, maintaining a utility fleet can lead to a slew of inefficiencies and leaking funds.

By - Jon Brown

Utilities & Data Centers 2019: Partnering for Sustainable Success

As we kick-off the year and hurtle through 2019, emerging trends in technology and the desire for sustainability are shaping the future of the data center industry.  The explosive popularity of IoT devices, cloud storage and a focus on renewable energies have forced data centers to become adaptable and to create sustainable partnerships with utilities to provide the best locations

By - Jon Brown

NERC & FERC Compliance for Renewables

Renewable energy providers and their suppliers continue to wrestle with the complexities of the NERC reliability standards implementation, compliance, and enforcement process. Full audit schedules within each regional entity ensure that the stakes remain high. Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards add another level of complexity, further demonstrating to the power industry the difficulties associated with legislating reliability and security. With

By - Jon Brown

Wireless Pole Attachments Best Practices Conference

As technology advances and the demand for reliable, faster internet services increases, pole owners are faced with increasing pressure to allow wireless attachments on their poles. With the new FCC regulations, what can the electric utilities, carriers and government organizations except for the future of wireless pole attachments? Wading through the waters of joint use and pole attachment agreements can

By - Jon Brown

Leadership Conference for Women in Oil & Gas

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 the nation’s most successful women leaders in oil & gas as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal

By - Jon Brown

Southwest Energy Storage

As the sunniest region in the United States, the Southwest is leading the nation in solar power deployment. The only drawback grid operators must manage is that solar is a variable resource meaning its output can’t be controlled to fully match customer demand. As utilities, businesses, and individuals switch to cleaner and lower cost renewable energy in droves, the region

By - Jon Brown

The Evolution of Power Markets and Changing Technologies

The electric energy world is in the midst of dramatic and disruptive change at many levels. The convergence of technologies has never been as rapid, or as important as it is today, and the energy industry is undergoing a period of extremely fast-paced evolution that was not visible to most participants even five years ago. This highly-interactive seminar is designed

By - Jon Brown

SCADA 101: Fundamentals with a Focus on Energy Management System (EMS)

Learn the fundamentals of SCADA systems with focus on Energy Management systems (EMS). SCADA systems are generally used to monitor and control equipment in industries such as telecommunications, water and waste control, energy, oil and gas refining and transportation – mainly systems that are geographically wide spread. The course explores the evolution of SCADA systems, learning the differences in the

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Overhead Distribution Systems

This course will introduce and provide non-technical people with the basics of the overhead distribution system and all the general components that make up the system. Issues that are involved in the design, construction, operation, reliability, protection and maintenance of overhead distribution, as well as safety awareness will be discussed.  It will allow people who are not distribution engineers to

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

Transmission Expansion in the Midwest

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: PANEL: Interregional Coordination This panel will discuss current considerations regarding RTO-to-RTO coordination, including: Seams issues Interregional planning Right-of-way issues Market-to-market payments Market-to-market congestion John Rosales, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission Adam Solomon, Advisor-

By - Jon Brown

Reciprocating Engines for Superior Operational Flexibility

The costs of a power outage to a business can be substantial, including losses in product, revenue, productivity, and customers. With increasing severe weather events and disasters triggering greater numbers of costly power outages, there is a growing interest in generators for flexible backup power. Businesses are either considering installing backup generators or—in the case of facilities such as hospitals

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Cost of Service and Rate Design for Water Utilities

Water utilities are facing constant pressure to replace aging infrastructure and meet increased regulatory demands, while meeting enhanced levels of service at a reasonable cost.  Cost of service and rate design studies are necessary to assist a water utility in setting rates that are fair and equitable to its customers.  These studies also support the water utility’s mission. This introductory

By - Jon Brown

Electric Utility Pricing – Trends in Cost Recovery

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Electric Cost-of-Service – Essential Concepts for a Changing Industry, July 20-21, 2020 in Chicago, IL This two-day course will introduce rate design concepts to participants. The course will build upon information discussed and developed in the Introduction to Cost-of-Service Concepts and Techniques for Electric Utilities

By - Jon Brown

Electric Cost-of-Service – Essential Concepts for a Changing Industry

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Electric Utility Pricing – Trends in Cost Recovery, July 22-23, 2020 in Chicago, IL This two-day course will lead participants through the cost-of-service process from start to finish in detail. We will discuss and compare differences among investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, and electric cooperatives in

By - Jon Brown

Natural Gas & Electric Rate Design

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon Introduction and Regulation of Public Utilities The origin and meaning of the public utility concept The rationale for regulation The regulatory compact: duties and obligation The evolution of regulation and introduction of competitive markets Evolution of Industry structure Foundations The revenue requirement: assumptions and

By - Jon Brown

Introduction to the Natural Gas Sector

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration & Continental Breakfast 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon The Natural Gas Value Chain Upstream Midstream Downstream How the natural gas industry operates across the value chain Participants: Producers Transport/storage Marketers/shippers Non-affiliates participants Authorities Transmission operator (TSO, ISO, ITO) Usages of Natural Gas Residential and commercial Industrial Electricity generation Transportation Natural Gas Basics

By - Jon Brown

Best Practices for Wood Pole Strength and Loading

When it comes to wood utility pole strength and loading, the experts say, “know the code!”, the National Electric Safety Code or California’s General Order 95 that is. In the ever changing world of electric utility and telecommunication companies, knowing the codes, regulations, and best practices, is vital to not only keeping the power on, but to ensure the safety

By - Jon Brown

Automating Merchant & BA Workflows to Maximize Western EIM Benefits

The Western EIM Market has been a big success – generating over 650 M$ in terms of market benefits since November 2014.   The purpose for this EUCI workshop is to review the lessons learned from operating your portfolio (Resources, Loads, Bilateral Transactions) in the Western EIM, review the bid-to-bill workflow for EIM merchant and BA groups, and formulate best practices

By - Jon Brown

The CIS/CRM Evolution: Transforming Your Customer Platform & Experience

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Annual Utility Billing and Payments Conference 2020, April 21-22, 2020 in Atlanta, GA There continues to be significant changes that affect the way utilities interact with their customers. New regulation related to distributed generation, real-time pricing and net metering along with advancements in mobile technology

By - Danielle Duignan

Electric Settlements Summit

As wholesale market and bilateral power transactions mushroom to reflect increasing grid operations sophistication and complexity, load serving entities (LSEs) market participants and system operators confront myriad challenges in settling the related transactions.  These include the need to: Improve data management through continual technology upgrades Maximize accuracy to avoid the need for costly resettlements Promote accelerated settlements timelines Adjust to

By - Jon Brown

The Blockchain Technology Revolution: Implications for the Energy Sector

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Opening Panel: Understanding Blockchain Technology and Its Emerging Role in the Energy Industry Fundamental components and operational processes of blockchain technology State of the blockchain market and technology growth Key qualities of blockchain technology and their industry applications Overview of blockchain technology functions and processes Determining

By - Jon Brown

Electric Utility Systems 101

There is a paradigm shift occurring in the power industry brought about in part by advances in technology and, to a greater extent by the shift towards greener solutions to lessen the impact on our environment. This seminar is intended to provide non-power engineers with a basic understanding of how power systems are planned, designed and operated. The goal is

By - Jon Brown

Hedge Optimization: Balancing Strategy with Proper Accounting

EUCI 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. Requirements for Successful Completion of Program Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Transmission Structure Design

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Fundamentals of Transmission Line Design, May 4-5, 2020 in Orlando, FL The increase in demand for electric power has prompted the upgrading and building of new electrical transmission lines across North America. The demand for experienced line designers and structural engineers is ever increasing. This

By - Jon Brown

2018 Electric Vehicle-Utility Industry Nexus: Charging Forward

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: The Current State of Electric Vehicles Barriers to EV adoption Utility role in supporting EVs (including examples from the CA utilities) Need to integrate charging with the electric grid Considerations/benefits for low-income and disadvantaged communities Audrey Neuman, Analyst-Transportation Electrification,

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Transmission Line Design

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Fundamentals of Transmission Structure Design, May 5-6, 2020 in Orlando, FL This one-and-a-half-day course is designed to provide an introduction to transmission line concepts, definitions, and common design practices while infusing the technical tools needed to perform the work with the design concepts (PLS CADD

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