2016 Improving Right Of Way Processes for Electric Transmission Projects
September 19-20, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. :: Networking Reception sponsored by HDR
Tuesday, June 20, 2016
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns
The Right of Way Process and the Project Lifecycle - From Siting to Energization
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Right of way is the common thread that binds successful projects together through establishing and maintaining landowner relations from the first line on the map to poles in the ground. This workshop will explore proven methods of keeping your transmission projects on schedule through appropriate integration of right of way services into the overall project team structure and explore working relations with environmental, public involvement, engineering and construction services. The development of appropriate team structures and procedures will be explored along with a multi scenario interactive schedule building exercise to help participants gain a better understanding of how right of way services fits into the overall development cycle on successful projects. Examples of how landowner relations can be improved through early assimilation of right of way services into your team that can be translated into public opinion, schedule and cost benefits will be discussed along with how this is carried through project construction with a sound construction liaison and damage settlement plan. We will also examine the acute importance of the project owner and consultants working together to assist the agencies in understanding the schedule complexities and importance of meeting energization and financial targets for these highly competitive projects.
Join this interactive workshop to learn how best to leverage right of way services on your project team to keep property acquisitions off the critical path and minimize landowner project opposition and routing changes. In this workshop, you will gain a holistic understanding of how right of way services fits into your project team and the project lifecycle and how successful implementation of this approach will build and maintain landowner relations while keeping your project on schedule and on the right side of public opinion.
Workshop Agenda / Learning Outcomes:
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. :: Registration
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing
Assess Right of Way services, its importance to project goals and how it relates to other critical project team disciplines
Examine typical team organizational charts and cross discipline procedure with recommendations for alternate approaches and improvements through implementation of an integrated project team
Discuss how best to leverage right of way services to improve landowner outreach and identify and mitigate landowner concerns early in the project lifecycle
Participate in a team building exercise where groups work jointly to develop a right of way schedule for several different project scenarios followed by a group discussion
Evaluate the important role of a right of way liaison during project construction to control costs and delays and in maintaining landowner trust
Jake Farrell, Senior Project Manager, Real Estate and Land Rights, OPPD
Jake Farrell is a seasoned Senior Project Manager and Right-of-Way (ROW) Coordinator who has managed the full suite of Siting and ROW related services for infrastructure and energy corridor projects throughout the Midwest region. Jake's broad experience while previously working as a trusted consultant to public and private clients, and now as a senior staff member for a major utility (Omaha Public Power District), provides Jake with a unique perspective to the various land rights and permitting issues that arise throughout the routing, permitting, and acquisition phases of a project. Working closely with public involvement staff, Jake has advanced numerous public information campaigns and public hearings in efforts to ensure that affected landowners and stakeholders are well informed as to project details, and likewise engaged in a timely manner with requests for necessary right-of-entry (ROE) and right-of-way (ROW) agreements. Jake remains active in the International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA), and is currently serving as the Region 3 Secretary/Treasurer and holds the position of Co-Chair for the Greater Omaha Young Professionals Council of Companies
Katherine Hill, Senior Project Manager, Right of Way Services, HDR Engineering
Katherine Hill has 15 years of experience in the energy and real estate sector. She has been with PacifiCorp for 5 ½ years as a Land Acquisitions/ROW Manager developing and permitting transmission projects across 6 states.
Michael Noonan, RES Project Principal / ROW, Siting and Land Rights, HDR Engineering
Mike Noonan has 36 years of land rights and ROW experience in support of infrastructure, energy, and renewable energy projects located throughout the United States. Mike specializes in development of project specific acquisition strategies, along with providing expert witness testimony to jurisdictional and regulatory entities.
James Prossick, Vice President, Right of Way Services, HDR Engineering
Jim Prossick has over 29 years in the ROW field, with the last seven spent as a Section Manager and Project Manager for HDR working on a wide variety of projects throughout the United States. He is a licensed appraiser who has collaborated with engineering, environmental, and permitting disciplines to site numerous linear projects by providing detailed ROW analysis, landowner and title research, ROW cost estimates, and customized ROW work plans and schedules. In addition to planning services, Jim also assembles successful ROW teams delivering title research, valuation, acquisition, and closing services for linear projects.
David Guder, Manager, Real Properties Title & Valuation, Southern California Edison Co.
JoeyJames Giustino, Land and Realty Specialist, WAPA
Katherine Hill, Senior Project Manager, Right of Way Services, , HDR Engineering
Alaina King Benford, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Shauna Laber, Property and Right of Way Specialist, Basin Electric Power Cooperative