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October 25, 2018
Denver Marriott South
Lone Tree, CO
Room Block Deadline is October 3, 2018


*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.  Transmission Maintenance Program – Continuous Evolution 
Jeremy Siscoe, Transmission Maintenance Technical Support Manager,
 Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
 9:00-9:45 a.m.  Live-line Work Methods to Improve System Reliability and Efficiency without Compromising Safety
 Dave Wabnegger, President, Quanta Energized Services 
   9:45–10:00 a.m., Networking Break
 10:00-10:45 a.m.  Standardized Transformer Oil Testing Diagnostics Program at Western Area Power Administration
 Jacqueline Brusoe, Reliability-Centered Maintenance Program Coordinator, Western Area Power Administration
 10:45-11:30 a.m.  Making a Case for an Asset Management Tool
 Rick Fisher, Director, Solution Consulting, PowerPlan, Inc.
 11:30-11:45 a.m.  Morning Recap/Discussion
 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.,  Networking Lunch
 12:45-1:45 p.m.  Construction Project Management Panel
 Panelist #1: Gina Crawford, Western Area Power Administration
 Panelist #2: LeeRoy Perez, CPS Energy
 1:45-2:30 p.m.  Risk-Based Asset Management: Data to Decisions to Actions
Scott Anschell, Asset Management Lead, HDR
 2:30–2:45 p.m., Networking Break
 2:45-3:30 p.m.  SRP’s Proactive Transformer Replacement Program
 Tino Quintanilla, SRP
 3:30-4:15 p.m.  Utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to perform Substation Data Verification Supporting the Implementation of Advanced Distribution Management Systems
 Pete Gomez, Data Program Manager, Advanced Grid Intelligence & Security
 4:15-4:30 p.m.  Afternoon Recap/Discussion

As budgets continue to tighten and regulations increase, RMEL members will share asset management, health and maintenance best practices that are working to manage risks, optimize costs and maximize performance. Attendees will work together to find the highest return on new and existing asset investments. Presentations will combine emerging trends and successful case studies, including topics like: risk-based asset management decision-making, large transmission line construction, metrics (performance vs. cost), Asset Health Centers, energized line maintenance best practices, equipment diagnostics programs, power system maintenance program drivers and failure modes and effects.

Who Should Attend

Maintenance managers, asset management specialists, physical security specialists, transmission planners, management and senior management, engineers, consultants, regulators and project managers involved in planning, building, operating and maintaining transmission systems. Those from the financial and information technology sides of electric utilities are also encouraged to attend. 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. 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.