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2nd Unmanned Systems for Utilities Conference

Raising a Powerful UAS Program through Advantageous Approaches to Operational Efficiency, Data Management, and Regulatory Compliance

29-30 Nov 2017
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta - Buckhead | Atlanta, GA, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

2nd Unmanned Systems for Utilities Conference

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs), commonly referred to as drones, are no longer a trend. The technology is advancing as one of the fastest growing tools with a tremendous array of applications. 

Drone technology will fundamentally transform the way utilities operate. Innovative leaders and companies are already testing and putting into action programs to capitalize on enterprise wide opportunities to reap the benefits of UAS. This program will explore best practices in starting and growing your UAS program.

Key Topics

  • Evaluating how companies deploy unmanned automated systems and technologyes to aid in damage assessment with PSE&G
  • Expediting an effective UAS business case through more efficient processes and valuable information with Alliant Energy
  • Exploring challenges posed and solutions to overcome cyber threats given UAS hardware, software, and communications with the AES Corporation
  • Attaining compliance and advancing your UAS program through greater understanding of the regulatory landscape
  • Fostering trust and building relationships with local agencies to optimize emergency response with Alabama Power
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Aegis Technologies Group Inc., AEP, Aeryon Labs, Alabama Power, Alliant Energy, Arizona Public Service, Berman Fink Van Horn, Black & Veatech, Center for Innovation Foundation University of North Dakota, ComEd, Delair-Tech, Entergy, Exponent, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Harris Corporation, LCRA, Lockheed Martin Energy, M.J. Electric, Microdrones Canada, National Grid, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Quantum Spatial, Southern Company, Tennesee Valley Authority, The United Illuminating Company, Unmanned Safety Institute

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    Practical Insights From

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

    Jason Price
    Key Account Manager
    Alliant Energy

    Adam D. Brown
    Manager, Technical Services
    The AES Corporation

    Dan Schoepke
    Business Performance Manager
    Alliant Energy

    J. Corey Hitchcock
    Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot
    Southern Company

    Robert Hawthorne
    Distribution Engineering Sevices Manager
    Alabama Power Company

    Aaron Mason
    Lead Drafter/CPR Engineer, Engineering Support
    Anchorage Municipal Light & Power

    Dexter Lewis, PE
    Sr Technical Leader
    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “Lots of lessons learned. Very good information to help build a case to present to your executives to approve drone program” -National Grid
    • “Very impressive attendee participation before, during, and after the event is invaluable” -Alliant Energy
    • “Great conference” -Lower Colorado River Authority
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    Event Contact

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

    John Hummel

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

    312-540-3000 Ext: 6327
    Fax: 312.894.6304