Electric Substation

Meet the Electric Substation Program Development Team. Learn more about the Operations Conference.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Aging Equipment: Innovative Circuit Breaker Restoration Program
Speaker: Jonathan Fonti, Electrical Services Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
This session will showcase LADWP’s Circuit Breaker Restoration Program. To date they have restored more than 900 circuit breakers and have many insights to share.

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Using Technology for Virtual Site Visits
Speakers: Teddy Menke, Burns & McDonnell
Zach Wassenberg, XR Innovation Manager, Burns & McDonnell
COVID has accelerated adoption of virtual options to reduce on-site personnel, but the benefits of this technology will outlast the pandemic. This session will dive into the Matterport, RealWear, and VisualSpection technologies and how utilities and contractors are using them today.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Ground Grid Integrity Testing and Safety Practices
Speakers: Antony Alapatt, Senior Electrical Engineer, Burns & McDonnell
Joel Duplessis, Apparatus Test Leader, BC Hydro
This session will discuss the work methods, standards, and best practices for ground grid integrity testing in substations.

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Latest Best Practices for Substation Entry
Speakers: Leonard Rondeau, Sr. Safety & Health Specialist, Salt River Project
Will Fabjer, Principal Engineer, BC Hydro
This session will cover several utilities’ substation entry training and best practices to keep up with growing security and safety concerns.