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March 14-15, 2018
Denver Marriott South
Lone Tree, CO
Room Block Deadline is February 20, 2018

 PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE

*Preliminary Topics and Speakers are Subject to Change

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018
 7:30-8:00 a.m.,  Networking Breakfast
 8:00 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions
 8:30-9:15 a.m.  The Advanced Grid: Xcel Energy’s Perspective
 
Eric Gupta, Program Manager: Grid Visibility and Control, Xcel Energy
 9:15-10:00 a.m.  Transmission Tower Monitoring - Grid Sensor Initiative 
 John Lauletta, CEO/CTO, Exacter
   10:00–10:15 a.m., Networking Break
 10:15-11:00 a.m.   What are the Steps for Designing a New Operations and Maintenance Facility?
  Ken Booth, Senior Facility Design Manager, HDR
 11:00-11:45 a.m.   Results From Pilot Installations of Dynamics Line Rating and Next Steps in DLR Forecast R&D
  Tim McJunkin, Senior Research Engineer, Idaho National Labs 
 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.,  Networking Lunch
 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Panel: Managing Accountable Outages and Lessons Learned
 Panelist #1: Orlando Reyes, Technical Writer, Power System Operations,
 Western Area Power Administration
 Panelist #2: Chris Overman, Director of Safety and Human Performance,
 Nebraska Public Power District

 2:00-2:45 p.m.  Hurricane Harvey – Lessons Learned
 
Vincent Herrera, Texas New Mexico Power
 2:45–3:00 p.m., Networking Break
 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Transmission Vital Issues Roundtable
 Bring roundtable topics for discussion and/or send topics ahead of time to
 jamessakamoto@rmel.org
   4:30 p.m., Networking Reception
 
 THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018
 7:00-8:00 a.m., Networking Breakfast
 8:00-8:45 a.m.  Unmanned Aircraft Transmission Line Maintenance Technology
 Dusty Birge, Owner, UAV Recon
 8:45-9:30 a.m.  Case Study for Long Range Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) UAS Project
 Jason Kack, Vice President of Project Delivery, DataSight, Inc.
 James Oliver, Vice President of Technology, DataSight, Inc.
 9:30-9:45 a.m., Networking Break
 9:45-10:00 a.m.  Attendee Announcements
 10:00-10:45 a.m.  Non-contact EMF-based Transmission Line Monitoring
 Jonathan Marmillo, Business Development Manager, Genscape 
 10:45-11:30 a.m.   Transmission Vital Issues Roundtable
 Bring roundtable topics for discussion and/or send topics ahead of time to 
 jamessakamoto@rmel.org


This conference addresses subjects related to planning, permitting, design, construction, technologies, renewable integration and substations. Also will cover regulatory and policy issues.

Who Should Attend

Transmission planners, management and senior management, engineers, consultants, regulators and project managers involved in planning, building, operating and maintaining transmission systems. Individuals with other backgrounds are also welcome to learn about the issues in this section.  This conference is an excellent source for gaining knowledge on current industry issues utilities are most concerned with.

Continuing Education Certificate
All attendees will receive a continuing education certificate worth 6.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) by RMEL, upon completion of the course. There will be 1.0 professional hour (PDH) given for attending the Member Roundtable. RMEL serves a large territory in which attendees participate in a number of accrediting organizations, each with their own requirements. Depending on the certifying body you are affiliated with, RMEL PDHs may be applied towards your recertification credit. It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if the credits are applicable to their certifying body and how they may be applied. Use the event brochure, and agenda to determine how the content applies to your certification. The attendee is also responsible for verifying how the quantity of RMEL PDHs convert to your certifying body credits. Typically 1.0 PDH is equal to .1 CEU, but you should always verify the conversion scale.