Electric Asset Management

Wednesday, April 19

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Public Utility Commission Risk Assessment
Speaker: David Lewry, Manager, Transmission & Distribution Business Planning, Southern California Edison
Utility experts provide a unified approach to meeting requirements of risk assessment for both gas and electric utility industry to the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC).

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Roadmap to a Mature Asset Management Program
Speakers: Randy Watts, Puget Sound Energy
Ron Bridgewater, ONE Gas
Jack Shearman, UMS Group
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.

Thursday, April 20

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Comprehensive Cable Assessment
Speakers: Julienne Sugarek, Distribution Service Director, CenterPoint Energy
Darin Johnson, President, BIS Consulting
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: Jack Shearman, CEO, UMS Group
Mark Flores, Southern California Edison
Alex Bakulev or Thor Hjartarson, METSCO
Natalia Kazakova, EPCOR
TBD, Medicine Hat
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.