Electric Transmission

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Meet the Electric Transmission PDT.
Location: Salon J

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Working Your Transmission System Live
Speakers: Corey Semrow, Senior Project Manager-Transmission Infrastructure, Southern California Edison
Luke Chaput, President, Ampjack Industries LTD
Jeff Laninga, Live Line Methods Safety Engineer, Manitoba Hydro
Brian Standish, Business Development, Quanta Services
Fred Hogman, Vice President, Quanta Services
Finding new and exciting Live Line work methods to improve on system reliability and efficiency without compromising on safety.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Aerial Data Acquisition (LiDAR/IR)
Speaker: Natasha Gentry , Line Design Manager, Bonneville Power Administration
Terry Chen, Engineer, ATCO
Eric Albanese, Principal Land Surveyor, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
This session will showcase a few methods that utilize different aircraft to acquire data that is used to streamline various transmission line maintenance and capital project processes.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Get the Most from Your System with Dynamic Rating
Speakers: Jake Gentle, Power Systems Research Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory
Phil Anderson, Engineering Project Lead, Idaho Power
Tyler Ashburn, Senior Line Design Engineer, Bonneville Power Administration
Using real time or pseudo-real time measurements of transmission line sags, wire temperatures or weather conditions allow utilities to maximize power transmission. Learn how Idaho Power and Bonneville Power Administration are using dynamic information to improve their line capacity.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Industry Driving Transmission Projects
Speakers: Scott Stocker, Transmission Engineer, Portland General Electric
Ian Grant, Engineering Manager, Black & Veatch
Shane Burns, Senior Engineer, HVDC & FACTS Engineering, ATCO Electric
Chuck Eck, Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Jon Busby, Associate Technical Consultant, Burns & McDonnell
The electric utility landscape is always driven by singular projects that stand out against the rest. Whether these projects utilize new or advanced technology or traverse right-of-ways that were previously thought to be off limits, each of them opens up options not previously considered. Come join us to review a few of the projects that have created new opportunities for execution in the past few years.