2018 Engineering & Operations Conference
 

ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS CONFERENCE

Event Details
2018 Engineering & Operations Conference
08/08 - 08/10/2018
Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Engineering & Operations Conference is TVPPA's annual educational meeting for electric utility operations managers and professional engineers. Attendees will enjoy the variety of breakout sessions in Engineering, Operations or Technology – allowing them to tailor the agenda to their particular field of work. Combined with a large number of exhibiting sponsors, this is THE conference of the year. Be sure to bring your questions and challenges — over 90% of survey respondents said they were able to obtain answers from those vendors. 

08/08/2018
ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS CONFERENCE
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmPRE-CONFERENCE OPTION: Leadership and Team Building Dynamics
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmConference Newcomer Meet 'n Greet with Conference Planning Committee (for utility employees only)
3:00 pmSolution Centers Open
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmSolution Center: Voltage Regulation Considerations due to Distributed Energy Resources
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmSolution Center: Gamechanger with FirstNet in Emergency Mobile Communications
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSolution Center: Web-Based SCADA Solutions
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSolution Center: Laser Measuring Solutions to increase safety and efficiency in the field
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolution Center: Inspecting Wood Poles - Comparing the Technology for Effective Wood Pole Inspections
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolution Center: Volt-Var Optimization without Expensive Communication Systems
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSolution Center: Utility Relocation Solutions on State Roadway Projects
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSolution Center: Get a Grip on Your Fiber Network Before It Goes Dark
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSolution Center: Using 21st Century Technology to Make Rural Broadband a Reality
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmSolution Center: GE Grid Solutions: Modernizing outage and restoration using OMS and ADMS
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSolution Center: Stationary Battery Technology Comparisons
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmWelcome Reception
 
08/09/2018
7:30 amRegistration Open
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast with the Sponsors
8:00 am - 8:30 amSolution Center: TBD
8:00 am - 8:30 amSolution Center: TBD
8:30 amFIRST GENERAL SESSION
8:30 am - 8:45 amWelcome Remarks and Announcements
8:45 am - 9:30 amKeynote Presentation: Leadership Lessons from H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D
9:30 am - 10:15 amLegislative and Legal Aspects of Small Cells
9:30 am - 10:00 amSolution Center: What Can Be Done to Future-Proof Your Grid Modernization Investment?
9:30 am - 10:00 amSolution Center: The Pros and Cons of Installing Fiber Both ADSS and Lashing Applications
10:15 am - 10:30 amMeet the Sponsors Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amSolution Center: UAV Presentation and Demo
10:30 am - 11:00 amSolution Center: Take the Fear Out of Fiber with 3-GIS
10:30 am - 11:15 amBlackout Wars: Electric Utility Initiatives to Achieve Preparedness Against an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Catastrophe
11:15 am - 11:45 amTVPPA R&D Update
11:45 am - 1:30 pmLunch with Friends and Colleagues (on your own)
1:30 pmSECOND GENERAL SESSION
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm(ENG/OPS/TECH) Utility Experience in Small Cells
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm(OPS) APPA Safety Manual 16th Edition Update
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm(TECH) Using Big Data for System Reliability and Improvement
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmSolution Center: Quality Standby Services
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmSolution Center: Vegetation Management
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmSolution Center: Take the Fear Out of Fiber with 3-GIS
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmSolution Center: 3 Requirements for Providing Superior Broadband Service
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmMeet the Sponsors Break
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmSolution Center: What Are the Leading Trends in Grid Modernization and Should You Care?
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmSolution Center: How to Reduce Installation Costs on OVHD Distribution Lines
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm(ENG) Distribution Automation
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm(OPS) Vegetation Management
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm(TECH) Uses of Drones
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmSolution Center: Update on LED Lighting
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmSolution Center: Arc Flash Mitigation
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSolution Center: Pole Infrastructure Model Management - Using Analytics for Wood Pole Assets
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSolution Center: Maintenance Free NiCad Solutions for Substations
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolution Center: IMCORP - TBD
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolution Center: TBD
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSolution Center: Wildlife Mitigation and System Reliability
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSolution Center: Discharge Resistant EPR (DR-EPR)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmReception
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSolution Center: Get a Grip on Your Fiber Network Before It Goes Dark
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSolution Center: Gamechanger with FirstNet in Emergency Mobile Communications
 
08/10/2018
7:15 amRegistration Open
7:15 am - 8:15 amBreakfast with the Sponsors
8:15 amTHIRD GENERAL SESSION
8:15 am - 9:15 amLegal Aspects of Employee Drug Issues
7:45 am - 8:15 amSolution Center: TBD
7:45 am - 8:15 amSolution Center: TBD
8:45 am - 9:15 amSolution Center: TBD
8:45 am - 9:15 amSolution Center: TBD
9:15 am - 9:45 amTrending Synthetic Drugs, Prescripton Drug Abuse, and Warning Signs
9:30 am - 10:00 amSolution Center: TBD
9:30 am - 10:00 amSolution Center: TBD
9:45 am - 10:15 amMeet the Sponsors Break
10:15 am - 10:45 amTVA Power Supply Update
10:45 am - 11:45 amGlasgow EPB's Journey to Variable Electric Rates
11:45 am - 12:30 pmCyber Security
12:30 pmAdjourn