The 2021 Spring Conference will be held virtually May 18-20, 2021!

The Spring Management, Engineering and Operations Conference has been a tradition since RMEL’s early beginnings. Known for providing outstanding continuing education and networking opportunities, this conference is a must attend event for engineering, operations and management personnel in the electric energy industry. With 30 presentations, this conference covers issues in generation, transmission, distribution, safety, customer service, human resources and other management topics. The timely topics and breakout structure of the conference allows attendees to customize their education experience to focus on presentations and resources that address their needs. Ample time is also provided to network with industry peers and visit with exhibitors. Maximize your time and training budget with this value priced and content rich event. Continuing education certificates are provided for the sessions attended.

Preliminary Program Information

*Topics and Presenters Subject to Change

GENERAL SESSIONS:

May 18th Keynote: Former U.S. Navy SEAL Rear Admiral Scott Moore
May 20th Keynote: Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych., CEO & Founder, MyWorkplaceHealth
Executive Leadership Panel


GENERATION TRACK:

Generation Flexibility – Michael Caravaggio, EPRI
Causes and Costs of ERCOT Rolling Blackouts in February 2021 – Thomas Popik, Foundation for Resilient Societies
People Impact of Closing Plants – TBD, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Assn.
Renewables Panel Discussion
Presentation #5: To be Announced
Presentation #6: To be Announced

T&D TRACK:

CPS Energy’s Resiliency Service Pilot – Brian Seller, CPS Energy
Life Cycle Planning of T&D Assets – Chris Lyles, Western Area Power Administration
Using Asset Risk Management Practices to Improve Resiliency – TBD, HDR
Moving Beyond Average Reliability Metrics – Christopher McCarthy, Brian Levite & Dave Koepp, S&C Electric Company
Grid Enhancing Technologies – Brian Tsuchida, Brattle
Presentation #6: To be Announced

MANAGEMENT TRACK: 

EV’s – Leadership Opportunities for Utilities – Karl Popham, Austin Energy
Nation State Threats to the Electric Power System – Dr. Anthony Montoya, Centauri
Diversity & Inclusion - Speaker: To be Announced
Presentation #4: To be Announced
Presentation #5: To be Announced
Presentation #6: To be Announced

NETWORKING:

The second day of the conference, Wednesday, May 19th, will feature three roundtables and also Technology Showcases. More details will be available soon!


Who Should Attend

The Spring Management, Engineering and Operations Conference attracts over 300 management as well as engineering and operations personnel from the many electric energy companies (utilities) and supplier and service companies that are members of RMEL. Utilities of all types of ownership participate including IOU, G&T, municipal, cooperative, and others. Companies from outside RMEL’s membership will also be in attendance. 

Continuing Education Certificate
All attendees will be mailed a continuing education certificate upon completion of the course.