Oct

15-17

Overhead Underground Electric Distribution (Oct 15-17)

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

    • Program Location
    • Hilton Bellevue
    • 300 112th Ave Southeast
      Bellevue, WA 98004
    • 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 September 25, 2018. Registration includes attendance to all presentations, roundtable sessions, vendor area, comprehensive meeting materials and all food events. Guest tickets are available for $100 and allow 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, and all program materials.

    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

Monday, October 15, 2018

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Tour

Join us for a tour of Snohomish PUD's new dam facilities, Hancock-Calligan-Blackwater. A bus will depart from the hotel lobby at 12:30pm and return us approximately three hours later in plenty of time to make the reception at 5:30 PM back at the hotel. PPE: Hard hats will be provided, wear closed toed shoes.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

sponsored by: McWane Poles

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

3:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Overhead/Underground Practices, Product and Safety Roundtable

Submit your roundtable questions to be included in the Practices, Product and Safety Roundtable discussions. Your questions will be compiled by area of interest and presented at the roundtable sessions, which includes supporting information or documentation necessary. Questions can be emailed directly to Rick Stark at rstark@idahopower.com.

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast Buffet

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome & Introductions

Housekeeping Announcements and 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

Each vendor will have 2-3 minutes to introduce their company and share any new products or services they would like to highlight.

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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

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

Group discussion on 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 spring meeting in April.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (425) 455-1300 ext 4102 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $169 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until September 24, 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 September 25, 2018. Vendor Display Table Only registration includes you as the main Vendor Display representative, one (1) skirted Vendor display table, Tuesday 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, Tuesday 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.

Guest tickets are available for $100 and allow 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, and all program materials.

Vendor Display Schedule
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Set Up: 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Display Times: 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Tear Down: 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM – Vendor Platform
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Break with Vendors
11:30 PM – 12:45 PM – Lunch with Vendors
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM – Break With Vendors
5:00 PM – 7:30 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 Tuesday evening. Please feel free to network on your own after 7:30 PM.

Shipping Information
Shipments may be received three (3) business days prior to your event. Please send tracking information to Elaine Soldevilla. All packages must be labeled as follows:

WEI Overhead Underground Electric Distribution
Kris Taylor, c/o Elaine Soldevilla
October 15-17, 2018
Box __ of­­­__
Hilton Bellevue
300 – 112th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Receiving and Handling fees are as follows:
$10.00 per box max of 50 lbs
Pallets at $150.00 per pallet

Sponsors

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