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Electric Utility Fundamentals + Insights – ENMAX – 2019 (Jun 12)

This program provides utility and service company employees a broader understanding of how the electric utility industry works, and a better awareness of their own roles within their organizations. Participants gain a broader comprehension of critical issues affecting the electric industry, and the interaction between utilities and their stakeholders. Examples from your organization are incorporated into the curriculum to provide a unique, individualized training experience for employees. WEI also offers this course in Portland which is open to anyone. Contact WEI for more information.

General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Eric Christenson, Sr. Program Manager, Western Energy Institute

    • Program Location
    • ENMAX District Energy Centre
    • 407 9 Ave SE
      Calgary, AB T2G 0R6
    • Who Should Attend
    • Wondering if this course is right for you or your staff…

      • Are you new to the energy industry?
      • Have you worked in just one or two areas of the organization?
      • Are you looking for a broader perspective of the business of electricity and emerging issues?
      • Do you work for a service provider to the energy industry who wants to learn more about your customer?

      If the answer is yes to any of these, this course was designed for you. 

  • Registration Options
  • Registration to this event is limited to employees or members of the host organization only and their invited guests. For more information on what course options are available to you please contact the Western Energy Institute.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Not Applicable
  • Participation Policy
  • Registration for this course is limited to employees of Host Member Companies only.
  • For more information contact Eric Christenson, Senior Program Manager at (971) 303-2118.

Agenda

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration and Check-In

The course will start promptly at 8 AM. Please arrive early to check in.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Participant Introductions

Students share their utility industry background and what they hope to learn throughout the day. Please be prepared to share at least one thing you hope to gain from taking this class.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Fundamentals of Electricity

– Key influencers in the history of electricity
– Utility definitions and electricity terms
– Basics of how electricity is generated
– Electricity generation and “the Utility loop”
– Keys to power quality

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Break

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Western North American Electricity Grid

– Federal regulation
– NERC regions and the WECC
– Energy balancing
– Alberta Regulation
– Capacity Markets

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost-of Service Ratemaking

– The Alberta Utilities Commission
– Balancing interests of stakeholders
– Regulation and rate making fundamentals
– Cost-of-Service Exercise

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Break for Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Performance-Based Ratemaking

– CoS vs PBR
– Performance-Based Ratemaking Exercise
– Allocating Costs to Customer Rates

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Break

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Generation Choices

– Number ONE rule of the electric grid
– Alberta's Primary Generation Resources
– Other Generation Options
– Alberta's Long-term Outlook

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Customers + Emerging Opportunities

– Types and expectations of electricity customers
– Electric vehicles
– Demand Response
– Customer care regulations
– The Trusted Energy Advisor

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Break

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Distributed Energy Resources

– Customer Solar Options
– Battery Storage
– AUC Electric Distribution System Inquiry

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Q&A and Wrap-Up

We circle back to the original expectations of students to ensure that expectations were met.

Meet The Speakers

Jim Nicholson

Nicholson and Associates

President/Owner