SPECIAL RMEL BULLETIN ON COVID-19 AND 2020 RMEL EVENTS

Update (March 11, 2020):
At this time, RMEL has postponed 3 events in March, the Transmission Planning and Operations Conference, the Distribution Technologies for Engineering and Operations Workshop and the 2020 RMEL Safety Conference. As we've monitored the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionwe also focused on key indicators to drive our decision on whether or not to postpone these events. Each of those components has demonstrated an adverse trend. Utilities have implemented travel restrictions eliminating most, if not all, domestic travel. Policies are trending the same with the Service & Supplier Companies. The rate of attendee cancellations has increased dramatically, and that trend is escalating quickly. Most importantly, the safety of our attendees is our number one priority, and we felt this was the right decision to make with that in mind. We will work with our RMEL Section Committees to look for windows of opportunity to reassemble & reschedule these events and the outstanding presentations that all speakers and the Section Committees have put together.

We will continue to provide updates and do our best to provide business continuity and serve the RMEL member community as we all navigate this situation. As always, we welcome any feedback and considerations from your perspective and the perspective of your organization.

TitleBegin DateEnd DateCityState
2020 Spring Management, Engineering & Operations Conference5/11/20205/13/2020AustinTXSPRING20
Plant Cycling & Flexibility Symposium & Tour6/10/20206/11/2020Overland ParkKSCYCLE20
Transmission Resiliency, Response & Restoration Symposium6/17/20206/18/2020DenverCOTSYMP20
2020 RMEL Foundation Golf Tournament6/24/20206/24/2020LittletonCOGOLF20
Project Management Workshop7/15/20207/16/2020DenverCOPROJECT20
Grid-Scale Storage Workshop & Tour8/5/20208/6/2020DenverCOSTORAGE20
Leadership Workshop8/12/20208/13/2020DenverCOLEADER20
Safety Roundtable - August 20208/20/20208/20/2020GoldenCOSRT8_20
2020 Fall Executive Leadership and Management Convention9/14/20209/16/2020DenverCOFALL20
Planning Session: 2021 Spring Conference10/1/202010/1/2020Lone TreeCOSPRGPLAN21
Renewable Planning and Operations Conference10/21/202010/22/2020DenverCORENEW20
Transmission & Distribution Asset Management Workshop11/4/202011/5/2020DenverCOASSET20
Safety Roundtable - November 202011/5/202011/5/2020Fort CollinsCOSRT11_20