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.
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.
Member: $199 USD
Registration includes virtual access to all agenda items and digital program materials.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Virtual Help Desk + Technology Check
The room will open early with optional time for participants to get familiar with the virtual platform, test their audio and webcam, or ask questions about the agenda before we begin.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Welcome + Introductions
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Safety Spotlight: Driving Complaints
Speaker(s): Kevin Lalonde, Director, Operations and Maintenance, SaskPower
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Roundtable Discussion: Successes, Challenges + Opportunities
Speaker(s): Lanny Sawchuck, Director, Line Field Operations, BC Hydro
This time is designated for roundtable discussion on current challenges and emerging issues.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Safety Spotlight: Rules + Revision Process of Safety Manual at PGE
Speaker(s): Scott Dearth, Senior Manager Distribution Line Operations, Portland General Electric
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Metrics + Data Driven Decisions
Speaker(s): Kevin Putnam, Director, Utility Operations, Portland General Electric, Tina Yanitski, Director, Distribution, EPCOR Distribution and Transmission Inc.
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Safety Spotlight: System 1 + 2 Thinking
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Outage Management Systems + Customer Outage Journey
Speaker(s): David Howell, Director of Electrical Operations, Avista Corp.
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Wrap Up + Planning for Fall
Share your thoughts on the forum and help to generate topics for future agendas.