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Unmanned Systems for Utilities

Deploying Drone Technology to Optimize Maintenance Programs and Minimize Operational Risks

26-27 Apr 2017
Doubletree by Hilton – Buckhead | Atlanta, GA, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Unmanned Systems for Utilities

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) –more commonly referred to as drones—are no longer a trend. The technology is emerging to become one of the fastest growing tools for a variety of industries with an endless array of applications, particularly for the energy sector.  For utilities, leveraging drone technology could fundamentally transform everything from the workflow to operational efficiency to employee safety.

Innovative leaders and companies are taking note of the tremendous potential, especially in light of the impending regulatory changes that are expected to come from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Several major utilities have already set the wheels in motion to stay ahead of the competition by testing the technology and incorporating drones into certain operational assignments.

This premier marcus evans conference brings together industry experts and seasoned leaders together to support professional peers with lessons learned and insights on best practices.

Key Topics

  • Measure the Return: Analyzing How Much of Drone Tech is Worth Immediate Investment with The AES Corporation
  • Employ UAS Best Practices for Storm Damage Response with Southern Company Services
  • Optimize Data Management with Best Practices to Maximize UAS Investment with Alabama Power
  • Prioritize Safety and Security at the Forefront of UAV Program Implementation with Duke Energy and the Unmanned Safety Institute
  • Review the FAA’s Pathfinder Program to Identify How the Latest Findings Can Be Beneficial to the Utility Industry with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Previous Attendees Include

    AEP, Alliant Energy, Ameren Illinois, ATCO Electric, Austin Energy, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Bangor Hydro Electric, BC Hydro, CenterPoint Energy, Central Maine Power- Iberdrola, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Colorado Springs Utilities, ComEd, Con Edison, Connecticut Light & Power, Consumers Energy, CPS Energy, Dominion, Duke Energy, El Paso Electric, Empire District Electric Co., ENMAX Corporation, Florida Power & Light, Fort Collins Utilities, Fortis BC Energy Inc, Gainesville Regional Utilities, Georgia Power, Hydro One, Jamaica Public Service Co., Kansas City Power & Light, Knoxville Utilities Board, Landis + Gyr, LGE & KU, Lincoln Electric Systems, National Grid, Newfoundland Power, NSTAR Electric, NYSEG/RGE – Iberdrola, Oklahoma Gas and Electric, PECO Energy, Pepco Holdings Inc, PG&E, Portland General Electric, PPL Electric Utilities, Progress Energy, PSE&G, Public Service of New Hampshire, Riverside Public Utilities, Salt River Project, San Diego Gas & Electric, Sask Power, Southern California Edison, TECO Energy, and Xcel Energy

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    Event Sponsors
    Air View Consulting
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    Silver Sponsor
    Phoenix Air Unmanned
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    Business Development Partner
    Aeryon Labs
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    Microdrones Delair-Tech
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    Practical Insights From

    Dexter Lewis, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Southern Company Services

    Michael K. Wilson
    Aviation Safety Inspector, Unmanned Aircraft Program Manager
    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

    Linda G. Rhodes, CSP
    Manager of Projects

    Jacob Velky
    Strategic Demand Planner
    Duke Energy

    Richard M. Lusk
    Director, UAS Research Center
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Calvin Rieb
    Director of Safety
    Unmanned Safety Institute

    Adam D. Brown
    Manager, Technical Services
    The AES Corporation

    Renato Salvaleon
    Staff Systems Analyst / Lead, UAS Data Management Task Force
    Alabama Power Company

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “Great conference, great lessons learned and communicated. Great information on feedback from cutting edge technology experiences” - Santee Cooper
    • “Excellent topics and networking session! For those looking to increase performance based on lessons learned, this conference is well worth it” - Veridian
    • “I liked the way the participants work together for a common goal and the sharing of strategies & implementation” - NB Power
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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Amanda Pink

    NBC Tower, 9th Floor
    455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago
    Chicago, IL 60611

    312-540-3000 Ext: 6310
    Fax: 312-540-3000 Ext: 6327