Electric Distribution Operations – Executing Work

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Meet the Electric Distribution Operations – Executing Work PDT.
Location: Highland 1

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Disruptive Technology – Planning Ahead and Around
Speakers: Greg Bailly, Operations Manager, NorthWestern Energy
Marvin Moon, Director of Power Engineering Division, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
David Hanson, Manager of Electrical Construction, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Learn to plan work ahead and around Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). DA, DER, and EV adoption. We will also discuss tools and methods for planning and forecasting. How can effective planning help us manage disruptive technologies? We’ll explore that question by learning about NorthWestern Energy’s planning around anticipated disruptive technology with their Helena Battery Storage project. We’ll also gain insight into dealing with electric vehicles in Los Angeles with a presentation on “Charging Toward a New Future”.  And we’ll round out the conversation with a presentation on “Working Safely Around Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)”

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Customer Impacts, Executing Work
Speakers: Jennie King, Director of Strategic Energy Management & Customer Experience, Salt River Project
Jason Regan, Director of Distribution Operations & Emergency Management, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Maria Gudiño, Senior Analyst, Southern California Edison
We will review the customer impacts of planned outages, outage communications, resource management, roles and expectations, and managing customer expectations.
Everything we do has some sort of impact on our customers. Speakers representing three different utilities will review the customer impacts of planned outages and outage communications. They’ll also explore resource management, roles and expectations, and managing customer expectations.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Executing Permits
Speakers: Wendy Veliz, Local Government Affairs, Portland General Electric
Ashlie Simpson, Manager, Enterprise Public Works Coordination, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Kevin Sonoda, Special Projects Administrator, City of Phoenix Transportation Department
Brian DeBruin, Utility Planning Specialist, City of Calgary
This session takes an operational view of annual permits and negotiations with municipal entities. Do you shudder when you hear the word “permit”? To help you deal with your dread we’ve gathered a panel of experts, representing utilities and municipalities, that will explore issues related to permitting. Join this open discussion on permits and shudder no more!

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Executing Paper
Speakers: Erik Guerra, GIS Supervisor, Puget Sound Energy
Robert Horn, Manager, Field Maintenance, Salt River Project
James Stefanuk, Senior Lead Engineer, Design Technical Support, ATCO Electric
This topic will address AUD integration with WinEst, SAP and GIS in design process. For generations the most common tool in our industry has been paper, but those days are gone. Our speakers will look at ways the use of paper has been eliminated through implementation of 3D design standards, AUD (Automated Utility Design) integration, and Bluebeam.