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3rd Unmanned Systems for Utilities and Energy

Sustaining Bullet-Proof Use Cases for Unmanned Systems to Elevate Grid & Power Operations

19-21 Mar 2019
Hilton Downtown | Atlanta, GA, United States of America

Conference Workshop

Providing Proven Techniques and Tips to ‘Ball on a Budget’ with a Productive UAS Program

As with any innovative tool in the energy industry, there are challenges of cost and skepticism. Prepare yourself for the next budget buy-in with these proven techniques on how to start a productive drone program for less than 30K in a year.

Workshop Moderator: Eric Bitzko, Technical Services Supervisor

Company: Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Conference Workshop

Highlighting the Importance of Training to Enforce Standardization of UAS Operations

To effectively operate within the regulatory environment and navigate the airspace with confidence, you must achieve and maintain a certain level of proficiency. Equip yourself with the information and tools necessary to launch your operations to the next level.

Workshop Moderator: Tom Fries, Aviation Services Manager & Christine Asaro, Project Advisor for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project

Company:San Diego Gas & Electric

Why You Should Attend

3rd Unmanned Systems for Utilities and Energy

This premier marcus evans conference will permit attendees the opportunity to strategize business case platforms to support integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to drive innovation and maximize efficiency.

Attendees will navigate maintaining high levels of safety through the development of UAS programs that reduce hazardous man-hours and decrease maintenance budgets across departments and facilities while gleaning valuable insights through data analysis and visualization.

Key Topics

  • Integrate UAS Operations into the Innovation and Aviation Departments’ Routine Operations for Enhanced Safety and Operational Benefits
  • Elevate Safety and Efficiency Benefits of UAS with Customers and External Stakeholders
  • Nourish Relations with IT and Security Departments to Aid in Protection of the UAS Program
  • Expand Use of UAVs in Power Generation Facilities to Reduce Hazardous Man Hours and Decrease Maintenance Budgets
  • Obtain Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Waivers to Grow ROI
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Aegis Technologies Group Inc.
    Aeryon Labs
    Alabama Power
    Alliant Energy
    Arizona Public Service
    Berman Fink Van Horn
    Black & Veatech
    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    Harris Corporation
    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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    Event Sponsors
    Business Development Partner
    Juniper Unmanned
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    Event Partners

    Practical Insights From

    Chris Hofmann
    Director, Grid Reliability and System Operations
    NV Energy

    Matthew Klein P.E, Ph.D.
    Materials Engineering and Research Lab
    U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

    Eric Bitzko
    Technical Services Supervisor
    Pedernales Electric Cooperative

    Jason E. Goodick
    Entergy Aviation

    Tom Fries
    Aviation Services Manager
    San Diego Gas & Electric

    Aaron Mason
    Lead Drafter Engineering Support
    Municipal Power & Light

    Steve Eisenrauch
    Manager - Electric Transmission Forestry & Line Services
    Dominion Energy

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “Marcus Evans' UAS are always worthwhile events ensuring take away knowledge”, Alliant
    • “There was a great variety of topics and I came away with lots of contacts and ideas to help improve the use of UAS at my utility”, Anchorage Municipal Light and Power
    • “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
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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Melini Hadjitheori

    PO Box 24797
    CY-1304 Nicosia

    +357 22 849 308
    Fax: +357 22 849 394