Operations Conference (Apr 14-17)

The WEI Operations Conference brings together over 600 electric and natural gas energy operations senior leaders, managers, supervisors and front-line employees for three days of education and networking, with breakout discussions for specific operations functions, including: (1) Damage Prevention, (2) Operational Leadership + Workforce Development, (3) Safety, (4) Asset Management, (5) Natural Gas Operational Excellence, (6) Natural Gas D+T Integrity Management, (7) Natural Gas D+T Emergency Response + Customer Field Services, (8) Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Management Systems, (9) Electric Transmission, (10) Electric Distribution, (11) Electric Substation, (12) Electrification / New Loads, and (13) Evolving Grid Operations. 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 vendor display booth registrations and sponsorship opportunities are available.

General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Lance Elroy, Director, Process Improvement and Operations Technology, MDU Utilities Group

    • Program Location
    • Boise Convention Center
    • 850 W Front St
      Boise, Idaho 83702
    • 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, Director of Program Curriculum + Analytics at (971) 303-2118.


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