Solutions, best practices and strategies for vital issues in all areas and at all levels of your organization are here.

Diverse Electric Utility Collaboration

RMEL is unique because utilities of all types (IOUs, Munis, G&Ts, Cooperatives, Public Power and more) collectively address vital issues through candid, trusted discussion. Find contacts, present, attend events, discover leadership opportunities and make a difference alongside RMEL members (see a list of utility members only).
 

Resources for New Employees

If you're just joining the industry or are a non-technical electric utility employee who wants to learn more about power generation, transmission, distribution or overall industry vital issues, start here.

Upcoming Events

Introduction to the Electric Utility Workshop
Lone Tree, CO
January 19, 2017

Physical and Cyber Security Conference
San Antonio, TX
January 25-26, 2017

Solutions

RMEL, through its diverse membership, educational events, and programs, facilitates the discovery of solutions and strategies for vital issues facing the electric utility industry. 

Take a running start to find solutions through RMEL's contacts, content, events and resources. Please feel free to contact us if there is a specific request, question or event you need. 
 

Recent Presentation PDFs

 SPRING17: Grid Stability (5/12/2017)  
   Grid Stability Robert Johnson, Principal Operations Engineer, Xcel Energy Mr. Johnson will present a general overview of grid stability including reactive power, voltage and frequency support. Traditional methods used by utilities to maintain grid
 SPRING17: Natural Gas Market Outlook (5/12/2017)  
   Natural Gas Market Outlook Rob Trinnear, Managing Director (East), The Energy Authority Mr. Trinnear will provide an overview of US natural gas markets and give both a short and long-term outlook for demand and pricing. This includes a detailed o
 SPRING17: CCR Case Study: Platte River Power Authority Rawhide Energy Station (5/12/2017)  
   CCR Case Study: Platte River Power Authority Rawhide Energy Station Christopher Wood, Environmental Services Manager, Platte River Power Authority Jim Trask, Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell This is a case study of the CCR evaluation at Rawhid

Utility Rewards

Utility members are eligible to receive complimentary full registrations to the RMEL Spring Management, Engineering and Operations Conference, RMEL Fall Executive Leadership and Management Convention and RMEL Core Events. Based on airline frequent flyer concepts, the more people from your company attending RMEL events ....the more complimentary registrations you will earn. The Utility Rewards Program rewards those Utility company members sending multiple personnel to RMEL events. Learn more.
 

Recent Event Registration Lists

 Registration List: Practical Applications of the 2017 NESC Workshop (12/15/2016)  
   The new 2017 edition of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), published in August 2016 by the IEEE is the national standard for safety in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of electric and communication systems. NESC rules are
 Registration List: Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Electric Energy Industry (12/15/2016)  
   -Important regulatory updates, including Remote Pilot in Command Certification -Westar Energy and Xcel Energy unmanned aircraft systems programs and experiences -Direction and trending of the latest drone technology initiatives
 Registration List: Renewable Planning and Operations Conference (12/14/2016)  
   The Renewable Planning and Operations Conference is focused on generation and transmission renewable issues related to planning, integration, operations and new technologies. Presenters will discuss renewables such as wind, solar and biomass energy.

Top Training Topics Needed/Identified by RMEL Members on 2016 Event Evaluations


Your Peers Have Identified These Top Training Needs - Look for Them in RMEL's 2017 Events and Publications, and add to the list by contacting RMEL.


Leadership
Human Performance
NERC CIP
NESC
Craft training
Asset Management
Overhead and Underground Design
Project Management
AMI/Time of Use Integration
Confined Space Entry
Ergonomics
Physical and Cyber Security
Operator Training
Customer Service/Key Accounts
Renewable Integration
FERC Order 1000 Implications
System Coordination and Protection
Future of the Industry and New Technology
Advanced Technical Training
Leading Indicators and Effective Metrics
New Regulations and Standards
Knowledge Transfer
Attracting, Retaining and Training New Employees
Fall Protection
Harmonics, Power Quality and Utility Response
Building a Safety Culture
Change Management
Understanding energy trading and optimizing sales/value of power plants.
Substation workings, maintenance, etc.
Basic understanding of the electric utility industry for all employees