May

21-22

Operations Business Strategies – Electric (May 21-22)

Designed for electric utility executives, participants engage in best practice roundtables to address electric distribution system and substation reliability and safety. Members share benchmarking and performance study results spanning safety, workforce management, infrastructure improvements and overall performance excellence. The small size of this program provides a unique environment for collaborative thinking, open discourse and building long-term relationships.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Tyler Nice, Eugene Water & Electric Board

    • Program Location
    • La Posada de Santa Fe
    • 330 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
    • Who Should Attend
    • Participation is restricted to senior leaders of WEI energy member companies. This strategic forum is designed for vice presidents, directors of electric operations and general managers responsible for maintaining system reliability. 

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $799 USD

    Registration price increases $100 after April 29, 2024. Registration includes access to all Operations Business Strategies- Electric agenda items, digital meeting materials, and meals listed on the agenda. Guest tickets are available for $150 and allow for a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public. Recording is not permitted for any portion of the event.
  • For more information contact Cassie Leone, Program Manager at 9713031395.

Agenda

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

A catered breakfast will be provided onsite.

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome + Introductions

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Safety Spotlight

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities Roundtable

What challenges and successes are at the forefront of Operations for your company? Please come prepared to share your utility’s current successes, challenges, and opportunities.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

A catered lunch will be provided onsite.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities Roundtable, Continued

What challenges and successes are at the forefront of Operations for your company? Please come prepared to share your utility’s current successes, challenges, and opportunities.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Major Weather Event Strategies

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hosted Networking Dinner

Join us for a WEI hosted networking dinner at La Posada de Santa Fe.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

A catered breakfast will be provided onsite.

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Safety Spotlight

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

EV Strategies

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Open Roundtable Discussion

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Wrap Up + Future Planning

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (888) 236-2427 to reserve your room, or complete your reservation online here: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1705943655133&key=GRP&app=resvlink. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) to receive a special rate of $299 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until May 8, 2024 or until the WEI room block is full.