Operations Conference (Apr 23-26)

The WEI Operations Conference brings together over 600 electric and natural gas energy operations managers, supervisors and front line employees for three days of education and networking with breakout discussions for specific operations functions: Operational Leadership + Workforce Development; Environmental; Safety; Asset Management; Customer Field Services (Electric and Natural Gas); Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Management Systems; Natural Gas Distribution & Transmission Integrity Management; Natural Gas Operational Excellence; Natural Gas Distribution & Transmission Emergency Response; The Evolving Electric Grid (Grid Modernization); Electric Substation; Electric Transmission; Electric T&D System Operations; Electric Distribution Operations - Executing Work (Planning, Design, and Construction). The breakout sessions are complemented by thought-provoking general sessions by industry leaders and professional keynote speakers. This conference is a must for any professional in the energy business. Limited booth displays are available.

General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Jorg Stangl, Director, Distribution Engineering & Standards, BC Hydro

    • Program Location
    • JW Marriott parq Vancouver
    • 39 Smithe Street
      Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 0R3
    • Who Should Attend
    • Electric and Natural Gas Energy Operations:

      • Vice Presidents
      • Directors
      • Managers
      • Supervisors¬†
      • Front line employees
      • Control professionals
      • Engineering professionals
      • Planning personnel
      • Substation professionals
      • Electric transmission professionals
  • Registration Options
  • Registration will open soon.

  • 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 Eric Christenson, Senior Program Manager at (971) 303-2118.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $299 CAD/night. This rate is guaranteed until March 29, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.