This program will bring together senior leaders responsible for wildfire planning and mitigation strategies at WEI member companies for an interactive peer to peer session. We will focus on sharing and discussing best practices around strategies for planning, operations, technology and various other tactics to mitigate and plan for wildfires.
Directors and senior leaders responsible for their energy companies wildfire planning and mitigation strategies.
Member: $349 USD
Registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Welcome to SDG&E
Speaker(s): Caroline Winn, Chief Operating Officer, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Attendees are encouraged to share their name, company overview, general role within the organization and provide a situational awareness related to how wildfires affect their company and service territory.
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
The New Normal
Speaker(s): Brian Chen, Principal Manager - Grid Resiliency & Public Safety, Southern California Edison, Brian D'Agostino, Director, Fire Science and Climate Adaptation, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
SCE and SDG&E begin by setting the stage regarding the recent wildfire activity in California. Their state of the union will address the complexities and challenges faced and will overview all of the activity in the state.
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Wildfire Resilience Plan Overview
Speaker(s): Arun Mani, Principal, Power & Utilities Advisory, KPMG LLP
A facilitated comparison of wildfire resilience plans filed by the various utilities in California. We will discuss the key takeaways, similarities and differences in strategy, and how the plans are put together.
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Wrap Up Day One
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We will commute back to the hotel and enjoy a hosted dinner nearby.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast at SDG&E
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tour of SDG&E Facility and Technology
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The group will take a deep dive in to sharing best practices on questions surrounding technology, vegetation management, system hardening, etc. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The group continues their roundtable conversations now focused on policy and regulatory topics. We will discuss rates, legislation, insurance, etc. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Wrap Up and Planning for Future
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Please contact the hotel directly at (866) 837-4270 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with the Western Energy Institute (WEI) Wildfire Planning + Mitigation group to receive a special rate of $245 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until May 17, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.