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May 20-22, 2018
Keystone Resort & Conference Center
Keystone, CO
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*These preliminary topics are subject to change.

 SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018
   8:30 a.m., Golf Outing  
   6:00-9:00 p.m., Reception, Sponsored by RMEL Champions
 MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018
 7:00-8:00 a.m.,  Networking Breakfast
 8:00 a.m.   Opening Remarks
  Tom Kent, 2017-2018 RMEL President

  Welcome to Keystone
 8:15-9:15 a.m.   Keynote Address: Commander Kirk Lippold, United States Navy 
  9:15–10:00 a.m., Networking Break
   Generation Track  T&D Track  Management Track
 10:00-11:30 a.m.   Load Cycling Panel
 Battery Energy Storage Panel  IT/OT Convergence Panel
 11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m., RMEL Emerging Leader Awards Luncheon
 12:40-1:20 p.m.  Integrated Planning Between Generation and T&D
 Solar Storm/EMP  Workforce Development and Leadership
 1:30-2:10 p.m.  Combined Cycle
 Evolution of Microgrids  APS Data Management and Analytics Program
 2:10–2:40 p.m., Networking Break
 2:40-3:20 p.m.  Generation Regulatory Presentation  Cyber and Physical Security  Crowd Sourcing
 3:30-4:10 p.m.  Disaster Recovery  Grounding  Electrification
  6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Reception, Sponsored by the RMEL Champions and
 PLATED Networking Dinner
 TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018
 6:30-7:30 a.m., Networking Breakfast
 7:30-7:45 a.m.  Welcome Back
 7:45-9:00 a.m.  Electric Utility Executive Leadership Panel
 9:00-9:10 a.m., Networking Break
   Generation Track  T&D Track  Management Track
 9:10-9:50 a.m.  FERC State of the Union
 Disaster Recovery  New Rate Structures Approval
 10:00-10:40 a.m.  Renewable Operations and Maintenance  Distributed Energy Resources Integration  TBD
 10:50-11:30 a.m.  Utility-Scale Renewables  Utah State University - EV Integration  Augmented Reality

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