Cost Estimating Methodologies for Substation and Transmission Projects

September 17-18, 2020


AGENDA

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - Central time 

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Login

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing 

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch break


Session I: Costs for Major Utility Projects: Substations, Overhead Transmission, and Underground Transmission

Group discussion of major components, including materials and construction

Project Begins at the Substation

Conduit & Grounding Plan

Transmission Lines

Underground Transmission Lines


Session II: Permitting, Siting, and Right of Way Considerations and Costs


Session III: Utility Cost Estimation Process


Friday, September 18, 2020 - Central time 

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Login

timing9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing


Session IV: Methods of Contracting


Session V: Project Cost Estimate Case Study

Class exercise to estimate major categories of project costs compared to actual costs on two real life projects.


WORKSHOP

Cost Estimating 201

Friday, September 18, 2020 - Central time

12:45 – 1:00 p.m. :: Login 

1:00  – 5:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing

Overview

This workshop is geared towards those who would like a further understanding of the cost estimating process and experience a more in-depth teaching session, after they’ve attended the Cost Estimating Methodologies course. Attendees will learn more of the guidelines for different types of estimating projects, as well as how to use these guides. Attendees will also be working with real-life examples so they can dig deeper into the process and gain a full understanding of cost estimating for substation and transmission projects.

Class participation will provide opportunity for professional networking and learning from others who are actively involved in estimating large projects.

Learning Outcomes

Agenda

Class participation will provide opportunity for professional networking and learning from others who are actively involved in estimating large projects.

 

Workshop Instructors

Edward Weber, Senior Transmission Planning Advisor/Project Manager, HDR Engineering Inc.

Ed Weber is a senior electrical engineer with over 35 years of experience in power system analysis and planning throughout the US. He has extensive experience in power system reliability compliance and system modeling, power flow and stability analysis, transmission tariff process, and generator interconnections. Ed’s experience includes over 30 years of management of large power projects requiring coordination of project planning, design, and environmental activities; coordination of consultant activities; coordination of regulatory and contractual activities; interfacing with the developers and transmission owners and operators; and preparation of technical reports. He has supervised a diverse staff of professional engineers and was responsible for all facets of power system planning and operational support across the country. Since coming to HDR Engineering, Ed has worked on several large transmission and generation projects along with conducting numerous planning and interconnection studies for a long list of clients.


Jay Turner, EIT, PMP, Six Sigma Green Belt, Project Controls Major Projects Advisor, Southern California Edison

Jay Turner has fifteen years of cost estimating, project management, root cause analysis, and process improvement experience in the utility, accounting, and consulting industries. He currently estimates and tracks project costs for transmission, substation, and generation projects for Southern California Edison. Jay has been certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and a Six Sigma Green Belt by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He earned his M.B.A. and M.S. Systems Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and his B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology.



INSTRUCTORS

Jay Turner, EIT, PMP, Six Sigma Green Belt
Project Controls Major Projects Advisor, Southern California Edison

Jay Turner has fifteen years of cost estimating, project management, root cause analysis, and process improvement experience in the utility, accounting, and consulting industries. He currently estimates and tracks project costs for transmission, substation, and generation projects for Southern California Edison. Jay has been certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and a Six Sigma Green Belt by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He earned his M.B.A. and M.S. Systems Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and his B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology.


Ed Weber, Senior Transmission Planning Advisor/Project Manager, HDR Engineering Inc. 

Ed Weber is a senior electrical engineer with 35 years of experience in power system analysis and planning throughout the upper Midwest region. He has extensive experience in power system reliability and modeling, power flow and stability analysis, and transmission tariff process and generator interconnections. He has served on several national and regional work groups associated with the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool, Midwest Reliability Organization, the North American Reliability Corp, and the Western Electric Coordinating Council. 

Ed's experience includes over 30 years of management of large power facility projects requiring coordination of project planning, design, and environmental activities; coordination of consultant activities; coordination of regulatory and contractual activities; interfacing with the developers and transmission owners and operators; and preparation of reports. 

During his 30 year career at Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), he supervised a diverse staff of professional engineers and was responsible for all facets of power system planning and operational support. Ed directed the initial NERC Standards and Compliance program for WAPA, Upper Great Plains Region; as well as coordinating the tariff revisions necessary to comply with FERC Order 890 - Large Generator Interconnection. Since coming to HDR Engineering, Ed has worked on several large renewable energy projects along with numerous planning studies. 


ONLINE DELIVERY

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.