Operations Business Strategies – Electric (Mar 07-08)

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)
  • David Howell, Director of Electrical Operations, Avista Corp.

    • Program Location
    • Pendry San Diego
    • 550 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    • 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: $749 USD

    Registration price increases $100 after February 13, 2023. 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.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Hosted Networking Breakfast

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, Opportunities Roundtable

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hosted Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Successes, Current Challenges, Opportunities Roundtable, Continued

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Technology in the Field

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hosted Networking Reception + Dinner

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Hosted Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Safety Spotlight

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Key Metrics

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Roundtable Discussion

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Wrap Up + Future Planning

Hotel + Travel

  • Pendry San Diego
  • 550 J Street
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (619) 738-7000 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) to receive a special rate of $299 USD/night. Please note that a mandatory nightly $36 + tax resort fee applies and includes access to various hotel amenities. This rate is guaranteed until February 13, 2023 or until the WEI room block is full.