In today’s uncertain political and regulatory environment, it is certain that a younger generation with a fresh perspective will use the knowledge that utilities have collected over the past century to discover solutions to existing and new industry challenges. 

RMEL is the association for young professionals and emerging leaders from all types of electric utilities and services and supplier companies. The association strives to provide the best professional development, education and networking opportunities, and also bestows an Emerging Leader Award every May at the Spring Management, Engineering and Operations Conference. The Awards program is not just about desk decorations – we connect you with industry leaders, other young professionals and thought provoking individuals to help you harness your potential while you discover your best career path.

Take advantage of RMEL's professional development opportunities and emerging leader resources.

Emerging Leader Resources

Find events, contacts, publicationspast presentations and other resources to continue learning more about the electric energy industry and your career path.  You can also get details about ways to participate in RMEL, volunteer opportunities, leadership opportunities and professional development.

At the 2016 Spring Conference, current and past Emerging Leader Award recipients were invited to participate in a strategy session with basketball great, Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star and center for the Utah Jazz. 

Professional Development

Learn about how RMEL caters to the professional development of its diverse membership. 

Recent Presentations

 DIST17: Communicating Fault Indicators (3/15/2017)  
   Communicating Fault Indicators Clifton Boop, Supervisor, Distribution Operations, Technical Support, Arizona Public Service Robert Ousley, Supervisor, Distribution Operations Center, Arizona Public Service This presentation will cover utilization
 DIST17: Distribution SCADA “Lite” without a SCADA System and Automatic Reconfiguration of Distributi (3/13/2017)  
   Distribution SCADA “Lite” without a SCADA System and Automatic Reconfiguration of Distribution System After a Fault Bill Menge, Director, SmartGrid, Kansas City Power & Light As part a “fork-lift” upgrade of the OMS System, KCP&L integrated monitor
 DIST17: Making the Move to LED Lighting, What Should You Be Thinking About? (3/13/2017)  
   Making the Move to LED Lighting, What Should You Be Thinking About? Mark Lesiw, Electric Standards Manager, Xcel Energy Utilities across the United States have been upgrading traditional streetlights to Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. LED’s
 DIST17: PacifiCorp’s Integration of Distributed Energy Resources and Electric Vehicles (3/13/2017)  
   PacifiCorp’s Integration of Distributed Energy Resources and Electric Vehicles Joshua Jones, Director, T&D Standards Engineering, PacifiCorp The electric utility industry is changing and in order to provide the best service for our customers the tr
 DIST17: Small Cell Attachments to Utility Poles (3/13/2017)  
   Small Cell Attachments to Utility Poles Thomas Magee, Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP This presentation will discuss the regulatory and operational issues pertaining to small cell wireless attachments to electric utility poles, and explain provisio


Members can get started in many ways, including taking a look at the Calendar of Events to find Education and Networking events for you. Since RMEL membership is by company, every person at a member company can participate in industry events at the special member rate and explore many of the other resources available only to members through the RMEL web site. Learn more.

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


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. 

Stay Informed

Find news about the industry, RMEL events, activities and services in RMEL's News Section.

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.

Human Performance
Craft training
Asset Management
Overhead and Underground Design
Project Management
AMI/Time of Use Integration
Confined Space Entry
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