WHO WILL YOU MEET?
Senior Decision Makers From Electric Utilities With The Following Job Titles:
- VP Distribution
- VP Engineering & Operations
- Storm Team Director
- Director Of Emergency Management
- Director Substation Engineering
- Director Smart Grid
- Director Distribution Planning
- Principal Engineer Smart Grid
- Principal Engineer Power Delivery
- Manager Asset Strategy
- Manager Engineering Services
- Manager System Outage Response
- Manager Power System Technologies
- Manager System Reliability
- IT Manager - Smart Grid
- AMI Operations Technical Lead
- Senior Project Manager
Plus Key Industry Stakeholder From:
- OMS Technology And Integration Providers
- AMI, DMS & SCADA Suppliers
- Engineering Contractors
- Regulatory And Asset Management Consultants
- Providers Of Reclosures And FDIR
- Pole And Wire Component Suppliers
- Visualization And Data Management Tool Suppliers
- Providers Of Analytical Damage Forecasting Software
- Substation Construction And Component Providers
- Micro Grid And Distributed Generation Solution Providers
Storm Outage Restoration: Data Management & Technology Application
Following the string of extreme weather events impacting the breadth of the nation, electric utilities are under increasing pressure from regulators to perform rapid restorations and invest in cost-effective storm hardening to minimize outages after a storm. In 2012 alone, the cost of weather related outages to the US economy has been estimated to be as much as $52Bn.
To alleviate the cost of outages, speed up response and meet regulatory and customer expectations, utilities must leverage outage restoration technology and manage data inputs from AMI, SCADA, customers and first responders to facilitate rapid restorations, inform system hardening decisions and effectively manage an army of crews and resources during major outages. With so many technologies and processes out there, the most efficient way to assess which one to use and how to use it is hearing how others have done it and what effect it had on restoration.
Additionally pressure from regulators and customers on utilities to develop increasingly resilient grids through hardening is growing. Over the next 3 years, billions of dollars will be spent on storm hardening efforts across the nation and thousands of man-hours spent on preparing for the next super storm. Understanding what actually goes into a hardening program, which types of hardening to invest in and how each part provides benefits to justify the expenditure however, is a major challenge.
To overcome these challenges, we are delighted to introduce the only Storm Outage Restoration: Data Management & Technology Application Initiative where 20+ senior representatives from Electric Utilities will present success stories and case studies on how they have used innovative technologies to reduce outages, how data has been managed to increase the speed of response and how they have designed and justified expenditure on hardening programs.
WHY IS THIS FORUM UNIQUE?
5 Key Reasons Why This Is The Must Attend Storm Restoration Event
- This is the only congress dedicated to the integration of data and leveraging of technology to facilitate rapid restorations - using utility led case studies on AMI, DMS and SCADA to understand how to maximize system visibility
- Hear in depth best practices on damage assessment, workforce management and customer communication during those vital days before, during and after a storm
- Leading utilities will present storm hardening business cases, sharing their cost-benefit analysis and correlating investment to outage reductions
- Learn how to manage and process data inflows and optimize organisational structure to effectively produce work packages and communicate them to repair crews
- All agenda details and speakers are selected based upon extensive research with electric utilities across the nation, with no call for papers and minimal vendor interaction