Electric Substation

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Utility Staffing Challenges
As the existing utility workforce retires and new positions emerge, how do utilities fill the gaps? This panel discussion presents alternate strategies for recruitment, screening, hiring, training, and retraining the modern utility workforce.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Meeting Operational Training Challenges
The session will give and overview PG&E’s new training facility and discuss how they are planning to utilize it in the training facility in the future.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn
This session is a roundtable to discuss unplanned equipment failures and operational improvements and how both can affect the operation of the electric grid. We also plan to set up a method to help spread solutions and challenges to our neighboring utilities.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Technology in the Field
This session will cover how technology is being implemented in the field. How do utilities streamline data entry when many of our field processes are evolving from paper?