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October 17-18, 2018
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
 8:15-9:00 a.m.  Renewable Planning for Generation
Ted Burhans, Tucson Electric Power
 9:00-9:45 a.m.  The New Power Grid: Obligations of the Era of Change
Robert Mechler, Black & Veatch
   9:45–10:00 a.m., Networking Break
 10:00-10:45 a.m.  Renewable Integration Grid Stability
David Penney, Texas Reliability Entity
 10:45-11:30 a.m.   WECC Renewable Integration Study Presentation
Byron Woertz, WECC
 11:30 a.m. - Noon  Morning Recap/Discussion
 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.,  Networking Lunch
 1:00-1:45 p.m.  Evolving and Emerging Environmental Regulations
 Anna Lundin, HDR
 1:45-2:30 p.m.  San Luis Valley - Non-Transmission Alternatives
Cody Sickler, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
 2:30–3:15 p.m., Networking Break
 3:15-3:30 p.m.  Attendee Announcements
 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Roundtable Discussion
   4:30 p.m., Networking Reception
 7:00-8:00 a.m., Networking Breakfast
 8:00-8:45 a.m.  Benefits of Pairing BESS with Renewables
 Elizabeth Waldren, Black & Veatch
 8:45-9:30 a.m.  PacifiCorp's Energy Vision 2020
 Rod Fisher, PacifiCorp
 9:30-9:45 a.m., Networking Break
 9:45-10:30 a.m.   Battery Storage: The “Swiss Army Knife” of the Grid
Jeffrey Plew, Director of Development, NextEra Energy Resources
 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Roundtable Discussion

The Renewable Planning and Operations Conference is focused on generation, transmission and distribution renewable issues related to planning, integration, operations and new technologies. Presenters will discuss renewables such as wind, solar and biomass energy. The conference will also cover regulatory and policy issues.

Who Should Attend

Those involved with transmission and generation of electricity, particularly renewables. All personnel involved in green, sustainable and renewable programs including technology planning, storage, project development and implementation, operations and maintenance. Those involved in the planning, development, siting and construction, operation and management of new and existing renewable facilities. Individuals with other backgrounds are also welcome to learn about the issues in this section. 

Continuing Education Certificate
All attendees will receive a continuing education certificate worth 9.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) by RMEL, upon completion of the course. 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.