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Transmission Maintenance and Operational Excellence for Electric Utilities

Modernizing and Hardening the Grid, Through Capital Upgrades and Construction, to Strengthen Overall Transmission System Reliability

25-26 Feb 2014
Atlanta, GA - Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Downtown, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Transmission Maintenance and Operational Excellence for Electric Utilities

The marcus evans Transmission Maintenance Excellence for Electric Utilities Conference will focus on the importance of heightened transmission maintenance to ensure the integrity of current infrastructure. This event will deliver strategies to enhance workforce management while investing in capital upgrades and guaranteeing safe operations.

As natural disasters and extreme weather continue to increase in magnitude, hardening the grid against these types of events has become a major priority for utilities across North America. Through case study presentations and panel discussions, electric utility leaders of Transmission Maintenance, Construction and Operations will share best practices on preventative maintenance, enhanced vegetation management programs, innovative technologies and workforce safety.

Attendees will interact with speakers and their peers in a classroom-style setting that fosters both audience interaction and engagement. Seating for this conference is limited to maintain an intimate, educational environment that will cultivate the knowledge and experience of all participants.

Key Topics

  • Increase information-sharing among key leaders to create common vegetation management goals
  • Forecast appropriate solutions to best balance prescriptive federal mandates with reliability maintenance efforts
  • Overcome aging workforce and aging infrastructure obstacles through strategic planning, increased training programs and cost-effective solutions
  • Offer best practices to determine when it's appropriate to capitalize expense vs. replace
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Florida Power & Light
    Southern California Edison
    Alabama Power
    San Diego Gas & Electric
    CenterPoint Energy
    Teco Energy
    Colorado Springs Utilities
    Edison Electric Institute
    PPL Electric Utilities
    Hydro One
    Oklahoma Gas & Electric
    Con Edison
    Georgia Power
    National Grid USA
    Baltimore Gas & Electric
    Xcel Energy
    BC Hydro
    Northeast Utilities
    El Paso Electric
    NSTAR Electric

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    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

    Event Partners

    Practical Insights From

    Jacinda B. Woodward
    Senior Vice President, Transmission
    Tennessee Valley Authority

    Jeff Fleeman, PE
    Director, Advanced Transmission Studies & Technologies
    American Electric Power

    Rufus Jackson
    General Manager Transmission Asset Manager
    Duke Energy

    Rebecca Ehrlich
    Manager, Underground Maintenance and Construction
    Pepco Holdings

    Michael J. Pakeltis
    Director, Transmission Operations
    CenterPoint Energy

    Jordi Parisian
    Senior Transmission Maintenance Engineer

    Michael Bryson
    Executive Director, System Operations
    PJM Interconnection

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • "Excellent opportunity for networking. Small, informal and very knowledgable on current industry events." Peco Energy
    • "I continue to attend the marcus evans events. It allows me to hear my peers' issues that many, if not all, are similar to ours. Great job as usual!" Con Edison
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    Event Contact

    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Tyler Kelch

    455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
    9th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60611

    Fax: 312-894-6304