Oct

18-20

Overhead Underground Electric Distribution – Virtual (Oct 18-20)

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.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Jeff Budke, Avista Corp

    • Program Location
    • Virtual Event
    • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided to the attendee before the program.
    • 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: $199 USD
    Regular: $299 USD

    Registration includes attendance to all presentations and roundtable sessions.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • To best serve WEI members and program participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, WEI will be waiving its standard cancellation policy for this virtual program. Registrants can receive a full refund should they need to cancel their registration up to the day before the program begins.
  • 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 Traci Pepper, Program Manager at (971) 303-1004.

Agenda

All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Monday, October 18, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Happy Hour

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Virtual Help Desk + Technology Check

The room will open early with optional time for participants to get familiar with the virtual platform, test their audio and webcam, or ask questions about the agenda before we begin.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Digital Technology Applied in the Field

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Designing Proper Cable Runs

Submit your roundtable questions to be included in the Practices, Product + 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.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Undergorund/Overhead Preactices, Product, and Safety Roundtable

Submit your roundtable questions to be included in the Practices, Product + 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.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Virtual Help Desk + Technology Check

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Wood Pole Treatment Options

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Industry Topic

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

BREAK

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Moving to FRP Cross Arms

Submit your roundtable questions to be included in the Practices, Product + 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.

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Undergorund/Overhead Preactices, Product, and Safety Roundtable

Submit your roundtable questions to be included in the Practices, Product + 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.

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Closing /Adjourns