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Electric Utility Fundamentals + Insights – Idaho Power (Sep 26)

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. Curriculum is customized for your organization and can be expanded, contracted or modified to address your specific needs. The hosted program provides a unique, individualized training experience for employees.

General Details

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

    • Program Location
    • Idaho Power Company
    • 1221 W. Idaho Street
      Boise, ID 83702
    • Who Should Attend
      • Experienced professionals, newly hired into the energy industry
      • Seasoned energy employees who have only been in few functional areas for much of their careers
      • Identified high performers who should fast-track their understanding of the industry
      • All employees who will benefit from understanding the history of the business, fundamentals of electricity, and emerging issues and facing western North American energy companies
  • Registration Options
  • Registration for the the upcoming Electric Utility Fundamentals + Insights that will be held in Portland on October 19, 2017, which is open to all utilities and service companies, is available here.

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

Agenda

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Participant Introductions

Students share their utility industry background and define expectations for key deliverables throughout the day.

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Foundations of Electricity

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

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Break

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Organizing an Electric Utility

– How utilities are organized and structured
– Types of utilities (IOUs, Munis, Co-Ops, etc.)
– Organizational structures

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

How Utilities Make Money

– Economic needs of electric markets
– Balancing interests of stakeholders
– Ratemaking Fundamentals

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Break for Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Generation Choice

– Fossil fuel options
– Traditional low-carbon generations
– Today's renewables
– Energy storage

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Emerging Issues for Western Electric Utilities

– Distributed energy resources
– Net energy metering
– Carbon regulation
– Types of electric customers and expectations for service
– Trusted energy provider business model

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Break

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Strategic Planning

– Energy portfolios
– Integrated resource planning
– Demand, growth and capacity analysis

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Q&A and Wrap-Up

We circle back to the original expectations of student to ensure that expectations are met