Operations Business Strategies – Electric (Oct 03-04)

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
    • Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle
    • 1101 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
    • 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 September 11, 2023. Registration provides access to all Operations Business Strategies- Electric agenda items, digital meeting materials, and meals listed on the agenda.

  • 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.
  • For more information contact Cassie Leone, Program Manager at 9713031395.


Tuesday, October 3, 2023

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Hosted 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, Current Challenges, and Opportunities Roundtable

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hosted Networking Lunch

A catered lunch will be provided onsite.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Successes, Current Challenges, and Opportunities Roundtable, Continued

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Critical Incident Response

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hosted Networking Dinner

Join us for a WEI hosted networking dinner in downtown Seattle.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Hosted Networking Breakfast

A catered breakfast will be provided onsite.

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Safety Spotlight

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

DEI Implementation and Status

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Industry Topic

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Open Roundtable Discussion

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Wrap Up

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (206) 621-1770 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) to receive a special rate of $219 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until September 11, 2023 or until the WEI room block is full.