Mark your calendars for the 2020 Spring Conference, May 11-13, 2020, in Austin, TX!
Click here to receive RMEL's discount room block rate of $229 at the Hyatt Regency Austin by April 19, 2020

 PRELIMINARY Education Session Information

*More details on times coming soon!

  Keynote Scott Moore, United States Navy SEAL Rear Admiral (Retired) and Expert on
Building and Leading “No-Fail” Teams

Electric Utility Executive Leadership Panel
Panelists to be Announced

   Generation Track    T&D Track    Management Track

21st Century Opportunities Generation Panel
Panelists to be Announced

  Wildfire Mitigation Panel
Panelists to be Announced
To be Announced                                               

To be Announced
  Battery Storage
To be Announced
  Electric Vehicles – Leadership Opportunities for Utilities
Karl Popham, Manager, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technology, Austin Energy

Panel: The People Side of Decommissioning 
Moderator: Barry Ingold, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
Panelist #1: Rich Thompson, Craig Station Plant Manager
Panelist #2: Robert McLeroy, Nucla Station Plant Manager
Panelist #3: Brian Rychener, Escalante Plant Manager

  Gas to Electric
William Comeau, PacifiCorp 
  CPS Energy Engineer Development
AnnaMarie Rangel, Senior Manager EDS Administration & Reporting, CPS Energy 

To be Announced
  Data Management
To be Announced
  NERC Supply Chain Security Standard
To be Announced

Battery Storage for Generation Enhancement
Chris Page, Director of Development & Strategy, Fluence Energy

  Value of WAPA’s Asset Management Program
Chris Lyles, VP of Asset Management, Western Area Power Administration
  UAS/Drone Update
To be Announced

Water Conservation
Hilary Waterman, Arizona Public Service 
Kimberly Ashcraft, Arizona Public Service

  Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration 
To be Announced
  Wildfire Mitigation Technology
To be Announced

Energy Markets
Michael Caravaggio, Senior Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute

  CPS Energy’s Enchanted Rock Project and HEB 
John Perez, CPS Energy
To be Announced

Managing Risk While Participating in Energy Imbalance Market 
TBD, Arizona Public Service
  To be Announced   To be Announced

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.

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. The continuing education certificate will award the following:

Full Convention registration: 14.0 PDHs
Monday only registration: 8.0 PDHs
Tuesday only registration: 6.0 PDHs

Watch the 2019 RMEL Spring Conference Highlight Reel