This program provides fleet leadership professionals an opportunity to discuss best practices, and share new processes and technologies. Participants work collaboratively to select topics that are relevant to all organizations with vehicle and equipment fleets. Addressed are strategic questions surrounding staff management, alternative fuel technology, vehicle replacement policy, the role of fleet within an organization, and tactical solutions for managing ever-changing fleet operations and administrative functions.
Member: $349 USD
Regular: $499 USD
Registration prices go up $100 after February 5, 2018. Registration includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events. Guest tickets are available for $80 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event.
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Optional Garage Tour at Salt River Project
Join SRP staff early for a tour of one of their garages. Transportation will be provided from our meeting site to the garage and back.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Doors Open + Registration Check In
Lunch will be provided.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Welcome to Salt River Project
Facilitator(s): Chad Barrett, Fleet Maintenance Manager, Salt River Project
Speaker(s): Carrie Young, Senior Director, Corporate Operations Services, Salt River Project
A welcome from our program chair and overview of the history of Salt River Project. Hear about current projects and initiatives for fleet operations.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Group Introductions: Projects and Goals
Get to know your peers with our opening roundtable. Hear about projects and challenges faced by utility fleet professionals from across the West.
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Safety Technology and Processes
Speaker(s): Brendan King, Fleet Engineering Manager, Salt River Project, Dale Sevy, Manager, Fleet Services, Dominion Energy Utah
What hardware and process solutions are effective in changing the habits of drivers? In this session, Salt River Project with share the results of their Mobileye pilot program. Additionally, Dominion Energy will provide an overview of the processes and policies they have implemented to address safety incidents within their garages and prevent driver accidents.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker(s): Robert Ruiz, Manager, Southern California Edison, Jacob Berks, Fleet Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
After a deep dive into two utility fleet training programs, we will close the session with an open roundtable discussion on training program issues.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WEI Hosted Networking Dinner
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Sponsored by AssetWorks
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Garage Benchmarking + Standardization
Speaker(s): Tom Guntrip, Director, Transportation Services, Southern California Edison
With a significant number of garages designed for utility fleets of the 1980s or earlier, many have plans to build or update their garages to meet today’s fleet demands. Tom Guntrip will present on Southern California Edison’s effort to create a common utility standard for garage design and lead a discussion of lessons learned and best practices that utilities may seek to adopt.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Innovation: New Technology in Fleet Operations
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Carter, Fleet Manager, Portland General Electric, Robert Ruiz, Manager, Southern California Edison, Chad Barrett, Fleet Maintenance Manager, Salt River Project
This session will highlight innovative projects and new technologies that fleet departments are utilizing or investigating. Salt River Project will demonstrate how they have started using a 3D printer to solve challenges. Southern California Edison will share how they now using tablets and ecards within garages. Portland General Electric will update the group of their transition over to using HUBB oil filters to save money and reduce their waste.
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Speaker(s): Michael Freeman, Business Technology Analyst, Fleet Operations, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Clint Marsh, Fleet Asset Manager, SoCal Gas + SDG&E, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Two utilities will share the status of their EV fleets and the experiences they have in creating and maintaining the infrastructure needed to support their expansion.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Open Roundtable Discussion + Meeting Wrap Up
Ask any remaining questions that were not yet discussed and benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience of the group. Provide input about what content should be part of future WEI Fleet Management programs.
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 547-8705 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute and use the discount code ‘Fleet Management’ to receive a special rate of $219 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until February 5, 2018 or until the WEI room block is full.
Dale Sevy is manager of fleet systems for Dominion Energy Utah, a natural gas utility serving about 1,000,000 customers in Utah and parts of Wyoming and Idaho. Dale, along with 27 fellow employees in 11 garages, are responsible for the procurement, maintenance, and disposal of about 1,200 utility vehicles and the maintenance of another 600 affiliate-company vehicles. Dale and his team also have helped build one of the nation’s largest and most effective natural gas vehicle (NGV) refueling infrastructures.
Dale graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah Valley University. He has held various positions during his 34-year Dominion Energy career including: stationary equipment mechanic, automotive service technician, compressed natural gas project coordinator and fleet services supervisor.