Electric Asset Management

Wednesday, April 19

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Public Utility Commission-based Risk and Assessment Management
Speaker: David Lewry, Manager, Transmission & Distribution Business Planning, Southern California Edison
Dale Player, Manager Material Condition, Asset Performance, ComEd
Hugo Castaneda, Sr Engineer, ComEd Material Condition
Mason Withers, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
In this session, utility experts present a unified approach to meeting various Public Utility Commission requirements for risk assessment. This session will include panelists from Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), and Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) who will discuss emerging requirements, share relevant experiences, and compare and contrast different approaches taken to meet expectations of regulatory agencies in the area of risk assessment and asset management.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Roadmap to a Mature Asset Management Program
Speakers: Jack Shearman, CEO, UMS Group
Randy Walls, Manager of Substation and Relay Strategy, Puget Sound Energy
Boudewijn Neijens, CMO, Copperleaf
Matt Fulghum, Director of Asset Management, ONE Gas
How does the road to best-in-class Asset Management look? Speakers will illustrate the evolution of an asset management program from adoption to maturity – where they were, where they are now, and how they got there. Hear of Puget Sound Energy’s journey to rebuild its core Asset Management expertise, and OneGas’ transformation to integrate three separate companies and revamp its Asset Management systems and processes.

Thursday, April 20

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Comprehensive Cable Assessment
Speakers: Darin Johnson, President, BIS Consulting
Julienne Sugarek, Distribution Service Director, CenterPoint Energy
As underground distribution cable (URD) systems approach their assumed end of life, utility asset managers are faced with balancing budget priorities and reliable power delivery. Using age as the determining factor for when to replace URD systems is not financially viable and a run to failure strategy is not acceptable for customers. This case study will discuss how CenterPoint Energy approached this dilemma with comprehensive cable assessment and put in place a sustainable lifecycle approach.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Beyond Data: Asset Management Decisions
Speakers: Thor Hjartarson, METSCO
Robert Otal, METSCO
Natalia Kazakova, EPCOR
Ted Zalucki, Electric Distribution Utilities Division, City of Medicine Hat
Jack Shearman, CEO UMS Group
Rodney Ward, Manager, Master Data Group, Southern California Edison
Do we have enough data? Is it the right data? What do you do with the data to prioritize capital replacement work? Speakers will discuss the evolution from condition-based, to risk-based, to value-based decision making.