2017 UAS for Electric Utilities

May 8-9, 2017


AGENDA

Monday, May 8, 2017

7:30 – 7:55 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:55 - 8:00 a.m. :: Welcoming Remarks


8:00 - 8:45 a.m. :: FAA Presentation: UAS Rules & Regulations

Mark Foisy, Aviation Safety Inspector- Unmanned Aircraft Specialist, FAA


8:45 - 9:30 a.m. :: Advances in Sensors, Systems & Communications for Utility-Focused Unmanned Aerial Systems

Peter Fuhr, Distinguished Scientist, Electronics & Electrical Systems Research Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


9:30 - 10:15 a.m. :: CenterPoint’s UAS Utility Inspection Work Program

Daniel Perez, Reliability Engineer, CenterPoint Energy

Charles Winfree, Director of Commercial Operations, Aviation Unmanned

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. :: Networking Break


10:45 - 11:30 a.m. :: San Diego Gas & Electric’s UAS Internal Training Program

Hector Ubinas, UAS Program Lead / Aviation Safety Advisor, San Diego Gas & Electric

Christine Asaro, Project Advisor, San Diego Gas & Electric


11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. :: UAS Data Storage and Security

Cheree Boteler, Senior Marketing Specialist, NV Energy

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:00 - 1:45 p.m. :: Next Generation Technologies: Accelerating UAS Economics

Drew McGuire, Project Manager, EPRI


1:45 - 2:30 p.m. :: National Grid’s UAS Program Development

Jacquelyn Bean, Lead Analyst, National Grid


2:30 - 3:15 p.m. :: Southern California Edison’s UAS Program

Craig Stenberg, Flight Operations Supervisor, Southern California Edison


3:15 - 3:45 :: Better, Faster, Cost Effective UAS and 3D Modeling

This talk will provide the latest and most advanced UAS technologies that improve inspection accuracy, increase safety and reduce costs.

Orest Pilskalns, Chief Executive Officer, Skyefish

3:45 - 4:00 p.m. :: Networking Break


4:00 - 5:00 p.m. :: PANEL: Practical Considerations: UAS Integration into the Utility Industry

Moderator:

Peter Fuhr, Distinguished Scientist, Electronics & Electrical Systems Research Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Panelists:

Hector Ubinas, UAS Program Lead / Aviation Safety Advisor, San Diego Gas & Electric

Linda Rhodes, Operational Strategy & Business Intelligence - Strategic Initiatives, Com Ed

Stephen (Tison) Reno, Engineer- Distribution Asset Management, Entergy

Nathan Schuett, CEO, PreNav

Charles Winfree, Director of Commercial Operations, Aviation Unmanned

Boe Svatek, Advanced Product Planning Director, Rockwell Collins


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast


8:00 - 8:30 a.m. :: Doing More with Drone Data: Emerging Applications for Today's Utility Challenges

Jason Pfaff, Applied Technology Manager, POWER Engineers

Aaron Ames, Mapping and Analysis Manager, POWER Engineers


8:30 - 9:15 a.m. :: UAS-Based Sensing and Measurements

Marissa Morales-Rodriguez, Research and Development, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


9:15 - 10:00 a.m. :: Entergy UAS Reliability Inspection Case Study

Stephen (Tison) Reno, Engineer- Distribution Asset Management, Entergy

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break


10:30 - 11:15 a.m. :: ComEd’s Multi-Faceted UAS Program

ComEd will provide an overview of UAS risks, uses and benefits to date and plans for the future

Linda Rhodes, Operational Strategy & Business Intelligence - Strategic Initiatives, Com Ed 


11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. :: Xcel Energy

Eileen Lockhart, UAS Program Manager, Xcel Energy

12:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns


WORKSHOP

Utility UAS Operations: Guide to Implementation

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Overview

This workshop will explore opportunities for UAS implementation within the utility industry. The instructor will describe how to optimally blend sUAS technology with the expertise of utility subject matter experts to provide more thorough inspections. Attendees will discuss practical considerations when using drones for comprehensive aerial inspections. They will review a solar scan case study. The workshop will address 3D mapping. Attendees will leave with an understanding of challenges and opportunities for using sUAS for disaster recovery.  

Learning Outcomes

Program Agenda

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hybrid Inspections
CAIs with drones
Solar Scanning
3D Mapping
Disaster Recovery

Instructor

Eric S. Hare, Chief Operating Officer, Talon Aerolytics, LLC

Eric Hare is the Chief Operating Officer of Talon Aerolytics, Inc.  Eric has the responsibility for the company's planning, development and implementation of all operations and training functions. 

Prior to joining Talon Aerolytics, Eric served as the Chief Operations Officer for Si Global, Inc. Si Global® is a Defense Consulting & Technology Integration firm based in West Point, Georgia. Si Global has a distinguished performance portfolio including success with DA G2, DARPA, AMRDEC, NAVAIR, and PM Terrestrial Sensors. Si Global is staffed with industry intelligent personnel from varied Joint Service backgrounds including conventional and Special Operations Forces.

Eric also served as the Director of Operations for the AMK9 Academy, LLC.  AMK9 Academy is the primary location for operations and training for the largest service dog provider in the world, AMK9, LLC. Eric provided oversight of the Operations, administration, logistics, course management, facility management and budget. Eric also served as part of the Business development team during proposal, formal quotes and contract development.

Eric is a retired United States Army Infantry Officer with 25 years of service in many leadership roles to include Executive Officer, Operations and Training Officer and Commander with multiple overseas tours that include Iraq and Afghanistan. 


SPEAKERS

Aaron Ames, Mapping and Analysis Manager, POWER Engineers

Christine Asaro, Project Advisor, San Diego Gas & Electric

Jacquelyn Bean, Lead Analyst, National Grid

Cheree Boteler, Senior Marketing Specialist, NV Energy

Mark Foisy, Aviation Safety Inspector- Unmanned Aircraft Specialist, FAA

Peter Fuhr, Distinguished Scientist, Electronics & Electrical Systems Research Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Eileen Lockhart, UAS Program Manager, Xcel Energy

Marissa Morales-Rodriguez, Research and Development, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Drew McGuire, Project Manager, EPRI

Daniel Perez, Reliability Engineer, CenterPoint Energy

Jason Pfaff, Applied Technology Manager, POWER Engineers

Orest Pilskalns, Chief Executive Officer, Skyefish

Stephen (Tison) Reno, Engineer- Distribution Asset Management, Entergy

Linda Rhodes, Operational Strategy & Business Intelligence - Strategic Initiatives, Com Ed

Nathan Schuett, CEO, PreNav

Craig Stenberg, Flight Operations Supervisor, Southern California Edison

Boe Svatek, Advanced Product Planning Director, Rockwell Collins

Hector Ubinas, UAS Program Lead / Aviation Safety Advisor, San Diego Gas & Electric

Charles Winfree, Director of Commercial Operations, Aviation Unmanned


LOCATION

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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To reserve your room, please call 1-630-573-8555
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:

The room rate is $179.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of May 7 - 9, 2017.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to April 18, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

 

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