May

01-03

Overhead Underground Electric Distribution (May 01-03)

Electric utility professionals meet to discuss current standards, materials and maintenance for mainly distribution operations. Agendas feature extensive roundtable discussion so that each delegate has an opportunity to submit questions and receive feedback from their peers. Presentations focus on new technologies, applications, and specifications available for designing, building and maintaining overhead and underground lines. Case studies highlight best practices and lessons learned, and attendees leave with the practical knowledge to improve efficiency, safety and reduce costs. Participants also have the opportunity to preview vendor products and services. Vendors are encouraged to display.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Kyle Roethle, PSE

    • Program Location
    • Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
    • 645 Howe Street
      Vancouver, BC V6C 2Y9
    • Who Should Attend
      • Standards engineers
      • Design engineers
      • Line technicians and engineers
      • Reliability and quality testers
      • T&D supervisors and suppliers 
      • Operations and maintenance managers 
      • Suppliers of distribution and substation products and services
  • Registration Options
  • Member: $649 USD
    Regular: $1,298 USD

    Registration prices increase $100 after April 16, 2018. Registration includes attendance to all presentations, roundtable sessions, vendor area, comprehensive meeting materials and all food events.

    For vendor registration options, please see the Vendor Displays tab.

  • 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 Kristen Taylor, Program Manager at (971) 255-4969.

Agenda

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Tour

There will be an industry tour from approximately 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Additional information on the tour will be posted once it is confirmed. Transportation will be provided to and from the hotel lobby. There will be no cost for the tour. Please register if you are interested in attending, capacity is limited to 25 conference attendees. You will have the ability to cancel your tour registration once the final tour details are announced.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

3:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Overhead/Underground Practices, Product and Safety Roundtable

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome & Introductions

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Keynote Speaker

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

presentation (50 min)

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Vendor Platform

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Break with Vendors

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

presentation (45 min)

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Lunch with Vendors

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

presentation (50 min)

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

presentation (50 min)

2:45 PM - 3:15 AM

Break with Vendors

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Reception and Dinner with Vendors

Thursday, May 3, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Hot Breakfast Buffet

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

presentation (50 min)

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

presentation (45 min)

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Break + Hotel Checkout

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Overhead/Underground Practices, Product and Safety Roundtable

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

presentation (60 min)

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Break

1:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Overhead/Underground Practices, Product and Safety Roundtable

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Planning Future Topics

4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meeting Adjourns

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Break

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

OH/UG Wrap Up and Planning Meeting

For PDT members only and those interested in planning the fall meeting in October.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 687-1122 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute and use the discount code ‘Western Energy Institute’ to receive a special rate of $189 CAD/night. This rate is guaranteed until April 16, 2018 or until the WEI room block is full.

Vendor Displays

Registration Options
Member Attendee + Vendor Display Table: $1,248 USD
Regular Attendee + Vendor Display Table: $2,847 USD
Member Vendor Display Table Only: $699 USD
Regular Vendor Display Table Only: $1,649 USD

Registration prices increase $100 after April 16, 2018. Vendor Display Table Only registration includes you as the main Vendor Display representative, one (1) skirted Vendor display table, Wednesday display events (2 breaks, lunch, Vendor Platform, evening Reception and dinner). Meeting attendance is not included. Vendors that wish to attend speaker presentations and roundtable sessions should select the Attendee + Vendor Display Table option.

Vendor Display assistant tickets are available for $299 and include booth privileges, Wednesday display events (2 breaks, lunch, Vendor Platform, evening reception and dinner). Meeting attendance is not included. Vendor Display Assistants that wish to attend speaker presentations and roundtable sessions should register as a delegate for this industry forum.

Vendor Display Schedule
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Set Up: 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Display Times: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tear Down: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM – Vendor Platform
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Break with Vendors
11:30 PM – 1:15 PM – Lunch with Vendors
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM – Break With Vendors
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Reception and Dinner with Vendors

Please note that it is expected that vendors and attendees will attend all functions including the reception and dinner on Wednesday evening. Please feel free to network on your own after 7:30 PM.

Meet The Speakers

Ken Gunnufsen

Howard Industries

Regional Marketing Manager