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October 9-10, 2019
Denver Marriott South
Lone Tree, CO


*Preliminary Topics and Speakers are Subject to Change

 7:30-8:00 a.m.,  Networking Breakfast
 8:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions
 8:30-9:15 a.m.  The Future of the Electric Utility
John Romero, GM, Distribution Collection and Treatment, Colorado Springs Utilities
 9:15-10:00 a.m.  Identifying Solutions 101 - Part 1
 Brent Gerling, Northland Engineering & Design Supervisor, Evergy
   10:00–10:15 a.m., Networking Break
 10:15-11:00 a.m.  Identifying Solutions 101 - Part 2
 Chris Bryson, Electrical Engineer, PacifiCorp
 11:00-11:45 a.m.  Identifying Solutions 101 - Part 3
 Betsy Coppock, Principal Engineer, Electric Systems Performance, Xcel Energy
 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.,  Networking Lunch
 1:00-1:45 p.m.  Distribution Resiliency and Fundamentals of 100-Year Cable Life
Charles Shannon, Sr. Application Engineer, IMCORP
 1:45-2:30 p.m.  Specifying Quality Cables
 Vitaliy Yaroslavskiy, VP, Technology Cable Technology Labs
 2:30–2:45 p.m., Networking Break
 2:45-3:30 p.m.  DERMS Overview
 Jon Grooters, Sales Director- DER Integration, Advanced Control Systems (ACS)  
 3:30-4:15 p.m.  EV Charging Load Factors
 Kevin Chandra, Graduate Engineer, South Design and Standards, Austin Energy
 4:15-4:30 p.m.  Day 1 Wrap Up and Discussion
   4:30 p.m., Networking Reception
 7:00-8:00 a.m., Networking Breakfast
 8:00-9:00 a.m.  Leadership - Consulting vs. Utility Discussion
 Panelist #1: Joel Bladow, Sr. VP, Transmission, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
 Panelist #2: Jim Hogan, Sr. VP, Transmission & Distribution Services, Burns & McDonnell 
 9:00-9:45 a.m.  Financial Justification Fundamentals - Part 1
 Richard Peña, Senior Consultant, Llewellyn Consulting
 9:45-10:00 a.m., Networking Break
 10:00-10:45 a.m.  Financial Justification Fundamentals - Part 2
 Richard Peña, Senior Consultant, Llewellyn Consulting
10:45 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.
 PANEL - Utility Emergency Reaction Response
 Patrick Hanrahan, Assistant General Manager - Retail, Nebraska Public Power District
 Travis Johnson, Manager of Electric Distribution Standards, Xcel Energy
 Frank Sanderson, Metro Distribution Maintenance, Arizona Public Service
 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Networking Lunch
 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Arc Flash Considerations with Distribution Overcurrent Protection
Tim Day, Sr. Application Engineer, EATON
 2:15-2:45 p.m.  Austin Energy’s Experience with AUD, Automated Utility Design Software
Travis Vincent, Austin Energy
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Networking Break
 3:00-3:45 p.m.  Leveraging the Communication Network
Richard Huck, Electrical Engineer, Xcel Energy
 3:45-4:30 p.m.  Group Discussion and Workshop Wrap Up

Distribution engineers and designers will have a unique opportunity to hear from a wide range of organizations during the Distribution Engineers Workshop. The course will cover the future of the electric utility, identifying solutions in the field, measurement technology, best practices for primary cables, specifying cables, utility emergency reaction response, arc flash considerations with distribution overcurrent protection, DERMS, load factors for EV, finance justification fundamentals, line design software and leveraging the communications network.

Who Should Attend

Engineers and designers involved in distribution will find this course helpful. In addition, supervisory or management personnel who desire a review of distribution practices and standards, or who are new to power distribution, will benefit from this course.

Continuing Education Certificate 
All attendees will receive a continuing education certificate worth 16.0 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.