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October 10-11, 2018
Denver Marriott South
Lone Tree, CO
Room Block Deadline is September 18, 2018

 PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE

*Preliminary Topics and Speakers are Subject to Change

 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018
 7:30-8:00 a.m.,  Networking Breakfast
 8:00 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions
 8:30-9:15 a.m.  New Technology Integration - How do You Meter?
 Dom Daidone, SRP
 9:15-10:00 a.m.  Transformers Part 1 - Transformer Teardown
 Travis Johnson, Manager, Design Strategy and Performance, Xcel Energy
   10:00–10:15 a.m., Networking Break
 10:15-11:00 a.m.   Transformers Part 2: Building a Transformer Specification  
 Travis Johnson, Manager, Design Strategy and Performance, Xcel Energy
 11:00 a.m. -
 Noon
  Intelligent Outage Processing (IOP)
 Erica Gutierrez, Senior Business Analyst, SRP
Robert Trask, Engineer, SRP

 Noon – 1:15 p.m.,  Networking Lunch
 1:15-2:15 p.m.  (DER) Distributed Generation - What Utilities Are Doing
 Rohit Nair, PacifiCorp
 2:15–2:30 p.m., Networking Break
 2:30-2:45 p.m.  Attendee Announcements
 2:45-3:45 p.m.  Electrification
 
James Campbell, Policy and Projects Adviser, Rocky Mountain Power
 3:45-4:30 p.m.  Day 1 Wrap Up and Discussion
   4:30 p.m., Networking Reception
 
 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018
 7:00-8:00 a.m., Networking Breakfast
 8:00-8:15 a.m.  Welcome Back/Opening Remarks
 8:15-9:45 a.m.  Professional Practice of Overhead Distribution Line Design 
 John Miner, President & CEO, Collaborative Learning, Inc./Collaboration Unlimited
 9:45-10:00 a.m., Networking Break
 10:00-11:00 a.m.  An Experience in the Selection of Distribution Planning Software, and What Came of It
 Wyatt Pierce, Principal Engineer, T&D Asset Performance, PacifiCorp
 11:00-12:00 p.m.  Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Proliferation: Issues and System Solutions (Part 1)
 Jon Grooters, Regional Sales Director, Advanced Control Systems 
 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Networking Lunch
 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Proliferation: Issues and System Solutions (Part 2)
 Jon Grooters, Regional Sales Director, Advanced Control Systems 
 2:15-2:30 p.m., Networking Break
 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Small Cell/General Attachment Issues Panel
 
Bill Galloway, Standards Managing Engineer, Colorado Springs Utilities
 Brandon Tiesing, Kansas City Power & Light
 Christy Eichorn, Mobilitie
 3:30-4:15 p.m.  Evolution of Padmount Switching Equipment 
 Phil Fahey, VP, Underground Switching and Protection, S&C Electric Company


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 new technology integration, load from “data center to data mining,” software - what are people using, practical applications of AMI data, Professional Practice of Overhead Distribution Line Design, small cell/general attachment issues, transformers, evolution of pad mount switching equipment & DER.

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.