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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

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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

By - Jon Brown

Right of Way (ROW) Vegetation Management: An Ecosystem Outlook

Many items impact the reliability of a utility system and vegetation is typically one of the largest.  Our industry often discusses best management practices, new technologies and tools available to improve our vegetation management programs, but we rarely are able to get together in the same room to discuss solutions. By focusing on a systematic approach to right of way integrated

By - Jon Brown

Transmission Upgrades and Reconductoring Technologies Conference

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. :: Keynote Address Mike Kayes, Senior Director of Construction and Engineering, PSE&G 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Regulatory Initiatives Panel With a greater focus on transmission system reliability and resiliency from federal and state regulators, utilities are taking a fresh look at how their systems are designed, built, and upgraded

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2018 Streetlights Stakeholder Symposium

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Conference Registration 1:00 – 2:25 p.m. :: Leaders Panel: Creating Brighter & Smarter Communities Utilities and legislative landscape for LED Streetlights Correlation between a smart city and smart lighting Challenges of multiple ownership Municipal utility relationships and results of new technologies Moderator: Zev Simpser, Shareholder, Briggs and Morgan Panelists: Bill Burns, Senior Engineer, ComEd Michael

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Electric Utility Financial Basics: An Introductory Primer

Electric utilities are monopoly service providers and therefore subject to unique financial requirements and regulations. Unlike competitive service providers, rates charged and cost recovery mechanisms are subject to unique principles and differing levels of regulatory oversight ranging from self-regulation in the case of electric cooperatives to local board or council regulation in the case of municipals, to state commission price

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Coal Ash Impoundments: Closure Methods and Challenges

With the impact and enforcement of the ever-changing Federal Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule, owners and operators of coal ash impoundments have been engaged in and are facing the closure of their impoundments. This symposium shares the expertise of industry leaders from multiple service providers. The purpose of the symposium is to give individuals involved with closure projects either directly

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2018 Rate Design Conference: Rate Design Renaissance

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

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MISO Market Optimization to Ensure Future Capacity and Resilience

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. :: Overview 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. :: Addressing Challenges in the MISO Planning Paradigm Conditions Aging and accelerating retirements of generation resources (shrinkage of baseload generation role) Poor outage coordination Increasing reliance on demand response and other demand side resources Growing reliance on intermittent or unscheduled resources

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MISO Capacity Auction Mechanics, Sensitivities and Bottom-Line Significance

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 8:20 a.m. :: Overview and Introductions 8:20 – 10:15 a.m. :: Introduction to MISO Resource Adequacy (Capacity) Tariff (Module E-1) Overview of capacity provisions in the MISO tariff and other rules Roles of MISO, market participants, the market monitor, and regulators The costs of trying to avoid auction participation

By - Jon Brown

Utility-Scale Solar Power Plant Fundamentals

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Solar + Storage for Utility-Scale Deployment, February 27-28, 2020 in Denver, CO Utility-scale solar power plants now constitute the largest number of facilities under development in the past few years.  Industry experts confirm that trend will hold and perhaps even accelerate as the demand for

By - Jon Brown

Leadership Conference for Women in Energy

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 energy as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth.  The

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2018 Improving Right Of Way Processes for Electric Transmission Projects

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 8:40 a.m. :: Chairperson Introductions 8:40 – 9:25 a.m. :: Settling Disputes Over Property Easements Disputes over property easements arise in several contexts and can result in years of costly litigation. This overview will help lawyers, right of way agents, land acquisition personnel and other persons responsible for the

By - Jon Brown

Digital Oilfield 2.0: Convergence of OT and IT

Operations Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) have both developed at a still increasing rate over the past several decades, each creating new ways of operating in its circle. Upstream field operations bring these two disciplines together in exciting and often challenging ways. If you work in either, it is critical that you learn how they work together so you

By - Jon Brown

The Cannabis Industry Energy Challenge

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: The Cannabis Industry & Cultivation: Energy Requirements for Indoor, Outdoor & Greenhouse Grows Size of industry and projected growth in legal marijuana sales Regional and national cannabis electricity consumption The complexity of the cannabis plant and its energy needs for growth Cultivation factors Equipment overview Energy

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An Introduction to Electric Utility Systems

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

Resource Planning for Accelerating Renewable Energy and DERs

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Introduction to Contemporary Integrated Resource Planning Recent integrated resource plans making headlines The evolution of resource planning The standard of prudency in the regulatory context The new pillars of planning Reliability Cost Environmental stewardship The evolution of production cost and capacity expansion modeling Tackling uncertainty, from

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IEEE 1547 – 2018 Standards, Related Codes and Advanced Inverters

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast   8:00 – 9:00 a.m. :: The Relevance of System Operability & Standards to Utility and Area Electric Power Systems (EPS) National interconnection standards and related codes update IEEE 1547–2018 UL 1741 / SA NERC and FERC level DERs interconnection performance requirements State rules for DERs interconnection Utility standards guide and

By - Jon Brown

Demand Side Management (DSM) 101

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon The Big Picture: Demand Side Management (DSM) History, Applications, and its Growing Role on the Grid Today History of DSM as a utility tool DSM processes, technologies, and energy industry applications Types of DSM resources: demand response energy efficiency dynamic demand distributed energy resources

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FERC Natural Gas 101

FERC Natural Gas 101 provides a comprehensive overview of the agency’s impact on the natural gas and LNG industries. This day and a half course is for those seeking a basic knowledge of FERC’s natural gas and LNG policies and regulations, those desiring a look at the setting of transportation and storage rates, those wanting a refresher course, and those

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Oil & Gas Supply Chain: Compliance Considerations for International Energy Companies

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Overview of Compliance Program Design Why have a compliance program? Is the cost worth it? Basic elements of an effective program Written policies and procedures Designated compliance officer and compliance committee Effective training and education Effective lines of communication Internal monitoring and auditing Enforcement of standards through well-publicized

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Recruiting, Training, and Managing Millennials in the Utility Industry

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Keynote Address Laurent Longin, Director of Talent Acquisition, Duke Energy 1:45 – 3:15 p.m. :: Panel 1: Sourcing Talent for the Workforce of the Future Join us as experts from across the Utility Industry share their industry perspective, workforce vision and unique approaches to attracting Millennial talent. Hear success

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Advanced Pipeline Control Room Management

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Advanced Operator Qualifications for Pipelines, April 9, 2020 in Denver, CO The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published final regulations on December 3, 2009, for control room management (CRM). Otherwise known as the CRM Rule, these regulations prescribe extensive safety and operational requirements

By - Jon Brown

Operator Qualification and Control Room Management for Pipelines

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) strongly enforces its Operator Qualifications (OQ) regulations and has developed enforcement guidelines and strategies. Thus, it is vital for operators to understand and be totally conversant on these rules and guidelines. OQ is essential to overall pipeline safety performance and is critical in preventing system failures, injuries, property damage, and other serious consequences.

By - Jon Brown

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is growing at an astounding pace, and now accounts for more than half of all new electric generating capacity additions.  Costs for renewables — notably solar photovoltaics (PV) — have dropped to the point where they can undercut coal and natural gas-fired generation.  And further cost reductions are expected for wind and solar PV, meaning that these technologies

By - Jon Brown

Solar Development on Landfills and Brownfields

With solar power moving into the mainstream of energy resources, the aggressive search for suitable greenfield sites has prompted savvy investors, project developers, suppliers and power organizations to consider sites with less conventional development characteristics. Ironically, these blemished sites areas often turn out to be attractive siting options for solar projects.  Business is flourishing.  Renewable energy policies, coupled with multiple

By - Jon Brown

Blockchain Technology Fundamentals: Energy Industry Applications

Blockchain technology is designed by nature to be “unhackable.”  The technology consists of a continuously growing list of ‘blocks’ – each containing a data record, timestamp, or data from a transaction – on a network chain that is distributed, public and encrypted.  This design enables a system that allows for information to be digitally distributed without being copied or vulnerable

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Substations for Non-Engineers

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Introduction to Substation Design, September 24-25, 2019 in Denver, CO This course will introduce and provide non-technical people with the basics of a substation and all the general components that are inside a substation. General issues that are involved in the design, construction, operation and

By - Jon Brown

Introduction to the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Industry

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in these related events Natural Gas Physical & Financial Markets, May 13, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry, Infrastructure and Regulations, May 12, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL This 1.5-day course will present an overview of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Attendees ill receive a comprehensive understanding

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Wireless Site Acquisition and Permitting

The purpose of this seminar is to provide a comprehensive review of the project management and real estate processes utilized in the wireless industry to develop facilities that enable commercial mobile carriers to expand the coverage and capacity of their systems. Newcomers to the wireless space will immediately gain invaluable perspective regarding networks deployment projects. Since this is an entry

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Retooling PURPA

PURPA, which was enacted in 1978, requires electric utilities to purchase power from small independent producers so long as the cost does not exceed the cost of alternative sources of power. It was originally intended to encourage greater energy independence resulting from the Middle East oil embargo of 1973 when oil producers halted deliveries to the U.S., thereby driving up

By - Jon Brown

Substation Physical Security Best Practices

Protecting the nation’s electric substations and ensuring a reliable supply of energy are top priorities for the electric power industry. The shear vastness and in some cases, remoteness, of the infrastructure requires that utilities prioritize facilities that, if damaged, would have the most severe impacts on reliability and the utilities ability to keep the lights on.  EUCI’s physical security best practices conference will review preparation, prevention, resiliency plans

By - Jon Brown

Compensation for Distributed Energy Resources in a Low-Cost Marginal World

The growth of distributed energy resources (DER) across the country and its impacts on the current utility business model are increasing every day. As the use of DERs such as rooftop solar increases, it has become important to understand DERs incremental value and costs. For example, they may deliver environmental benefits or reduce long-term capacity-related costs. On the cost side,

By - Jon Brown

Land Lease Agreements for Renewable Energy 101

The initial building block for any renewable energy project is the land control instrument between developer and landowner.  The preferred and most common method for establishing land control is the lease agreement.  This course addresses the typical renewable energy lease document in detail, as well as relevant related issues (easements, surveys, etc).  Differences between various renewable technologies will also be

By - Jon Brown

FERC Transmission Ratemaking

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has always maintained a significant presence in the electric industry, regulating the rates, terms, and conditions by which utilities provide wholesale transmission service. The electric industry’s transformation has expanded FERC’s traditional role as rate regulator. Against this backdrop, FERC is addressing the expansion of Regional Transmission Operators (RTOs) and changes to RTOs’ goals and

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Utility Project Management Symposium

Utility project managers and engineers are facing ever-increasing challenges in the industry including heightened customer expectations, changing regulations, technological advancements, introduction of the Smart Grid, and more, all while simultaneously facing unprecedented demands to deliver timely and cost-effective projects. On top of that, implementation success for projects is not a given in the utility industry in general, where the majority

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 and gas as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth. The

By - Jon Brown

Natural Gas Physical & Financial Markets

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in this related event Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry, Infrastructure and Regulations, May 12, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL Introduction to the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Industry, May 14-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL This course will present an overview of physical and financial natural gas markets. Attendees will review

By - Jon Brown

Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry, Infrastructure and Regulations

If this event is of interest you may also be interested in these related events Natural Gas Physical & Financial Markets, May 13, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL Introduction to the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Industry, May 14-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL This course will present an overview of the natural gas industry and related natural gas liquids (NGLs) and shale

By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Upstream Accounting

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon Oil & Gas Industry: Background and Current Developments Fundamentals of Upstream Accounting Compare and contrast U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) standards for exploration and production companies to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) General principles of risk management for upstream operations and finance Joint

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Overview of the Upstream Petroleum Industry

This comprehensive course introduces you to the basics of the upstream petroleum industry. Using non-technical language, this course will explore the concepts of oil and gas exploration, production, transportation, and petroleum refining. The course covers the fundamental principles and technologies used by petroleum geologists, geophysicists, drillers, reservoir and production engineers in search of hydrocarbons. Upon completion, attendees will emerge with

By - Jon Brown

Dumping Energy: Renewable Energy, Cost-Effective Curtailment and Remediating Negative Pricing Conditions

The “surplus” generation of renewable energy resources — wind, solar and in some cases, hydro — that exceeds the ability of the power system to deploy the energy available, is increasingly resulting in incidences of curtailment.  These episodes of “turning off the spigot” can be the source of great consternation among project developers, utilities and renewable resource advocates.  Rejection of

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