We will work with RMEL's Transmission Committee to look for windows of opportunity to reassemble & reschedule this event and the outstanding presentations that all speakers and the Transmission Committee have put together. 


*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.  Case Study – Integration of Solar and Storage at the Transmission Level 
 Sam Ley, PE, Director of Engineering, AES Distributed Energy
 9:15-10:00 a.m.  Voltage Droop Control in Power Flow Solutions
Saurav Mohapatra, Senior Software Engineer, Powerworld Corporation
   10:00–10:15 a.m., Networking Break
 10:15-11:00 a.m.  Advanced Transmission Line Design Tools for an As-Building Solution
 Landon Schulze, President, ASEC, Inc. 
 Gokul Narayanan, Program Manager, ASEC, Inc. 

 11:00-11:45 a.m.  Voltage Control For Distribution Connected Generation
Jim Whitaker, Supervisor Power System Studies, TRC
 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.,  Networking Lunch
 1:00-1:45 p.m.  High Voltage Cable Terminations – What to Know!
 Kate Thompson, Cable Accessories Product Specialist, G&W Electric Company
 1:45-2:30 p.m.  Wild Fire Mitigation Planning
 Brian Long, PE, Rotational Position Asset Management, Xcel Energy
 2:30–2:45 p.m., Networking Break
 2:45-3:00 p.m.  Attendee Announcements
 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Transmission Vital Issues Roundtable
 Bring roundtable topics for discussion and/or send topics ahead of time to
   4:30 p.m., Networking Reception
 7:00-8:00 a.m., Networking Breakfast
 8:00-8:45 a.m.  Using Helical Piles for Transmission Line Structure Foundations
 John Dunn, Almita Piling
 Saif Mohamed, Almita Piling

 8:45-9:45 a.m.  How Utilities are Utilizing UAS for T-line Inspections and Substations
 Matt Dunlevy, President & CEO, SkySkopes
9:45-10:00 a.m., Networking Break
 10:00-10:45 a.m.  UG T-Lines: Installation Considerations 
Eric Cosgrove, Black & Veatch
 10:45-11:30 a.m. Transmission Vital Issues Roundtable
 Bring roundtable topics for discussion and/or send topics ahead of time to

The entire planning process of the electric energy industry has shifted. Electric utilities are the power innovators, integrating new technologies and renewables onto the system while prioritizing reliability and regulatory compliance. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to work together with RMEL’s diverse membership (representing all different types of electric utilities)  to  collectively address the power industry’s biggest transmission challenges. The conference is structured with presentations and also two roundtable sessions that give attendees time to discuss what’s keeping you up at night and put everything from the conference together in a unique and tangible way. This isn’t just a set of topics, but an interactive forum that allows you to benchmark your organization and continue to drive your company and the industry forward.

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 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.