2017 Engineering & Operations Conference
 

ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS CONFERENCE

Event Details
2017 Engineering & Operations Conference
08/09 - 08/11/2017
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. 

08/09/2017
ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS CONFERENCE (DRAFT VERSION)
10:00 am - 4:00 pmPRE-CONFERENCE OPTION: Basic Distribution System Operations and Equipotential Grounding
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmPRE-CONFERENCE OPTION: NESC Updates
3:00 pmSolution Centers Open
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmSolution Center: sUAS Techniques in Surveying
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmSolution Center: Innovative Oil Containment and Engineered Safety Solutions
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSolution Center: Retro Filling with Natural Esters
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSolution Center: GIS Meets Design
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolution Center: Tracking Your System with Distribution Inspection
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolution Center: GIS Meets Design
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSolution Center: Data Synergy for the Informed Utility
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSolution Center: Reliability of Pole Restoration
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSolution Center: Managing Field Inspections and Other Activities with iPads and iPhones
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSolution Center: TBD
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmWelcome Reception
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmSolution Center: VEE - SOS for Smart Meters
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmSolution Center: Aerial Saw Use and Acceptance
 
08/10/2017
7:30 amRegistration Open
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast with the Sponsors
8:00 am - 8:30 amSolution Center: Overhead System Comparison: Bare Wire vs. Tree Wire vs. Spacer Cable
8:00 am - 8:30 amSolution Center: Fusing
8:30 amFIRST GENERAL SESSION
8:30 am - 8:35 amWelcome
8:35 am - 9:30 amKeynote Presentation
9:30 am - 10:15 amRate Evolution
9:30 am - 10:00 amSolution Center: Driving the Future of Infrastructure Lighting
9:30 am - 10:00 amSolution Center: Testing of Recloser Controls
10:00 am - 10:30 amSolution Center: Non-Interrupting Regulator Bypass Switch
10:00 am - 10:30 amSolution Center: The Lighter Alternative to Line Posts for Utilities
10:15 am - 10:45 amMeet the Sponsors Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amSolution Center: Time Synchronization to Substation Devices
10:30 am - 11:00 amSolution Center: Advancements in Underground Switchgear Technology for Long-Term System Reliability
10:45 am - 11:15 amR&D Update
11:00 am - 11:30 amSolution Center: sUAS Techniques in Surveying
11:00 am - 11:30 amSolution Center: TBD
11:15 am - 11:45 amTVA Power Supply Update
11:45 am - 1:30 pmLunch with Friends and Colleagues (on your own)
1:30 pmSECOND GENERAL SESSION
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmSolution Center: Reduce Errors: 3 Keys to Human Performance
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmSolution Center: Staking and Work Order Management with Field Design
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmSolution Center: Data Synergy for the Informed Utility
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmSolution Center: Managing Field Inspections and Other Activities with iPads and iPhones
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmMeet the Sponsors Break
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmSolution Center: Asset Management
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmSolution Center: Retro Filling with Natural Esters
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm(ENG/OPS) Mitigating Arc Flash Risk
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm(OPS) Open Forum: System Operation Best Practices
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm(TECH) Interconnecting with One Another
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmSolution Center: Train for the Unexpected: Distribution Operations Training
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmSolution Center: Utilizing Drones (UAS) for Electric Systems Inspection
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSolution Center: Milsoft Mobility and Analytics
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSolution Center: TBD
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm(ENG/OPS) Employee Performance Documentation
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm(OPS) Underground Design/Tagging Procedures
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm(TECH) Open Forum: Integrating Technology into Your Work
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolution Center: Reliability of Wood Pole Restoration - Restore / Re-Use vs. Replace
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolution Center: TIGER Pad: The New Multi-Tool for Electric Utilities
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSolution Center: Mobile Apps
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSolution Center: Internal Fault Detection in Distribution Transformers
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmReception
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSolution Center: Direct Transfer Trip for Distributed Generation Using Cellular Communications
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSolution Center: Mobile Apps
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmSolution Center: Get a Grip On Your Fiber Network Before It Goes Dark
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmSolution Center: Prioritizing Maintenance of Power System Assets
6:00 pm - 6:30 pmSolution Center: Internal Fault Detection in Distribution Transformers
6:00 pm - 6:30 pmSolution Center: Advances in Wireless Communications
 
08/11/2017
7:00 amRegistration Open
7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast with the Sponsors
7:30 am - 8:00 amSolution Center: TBD
7:30 am - 8:00 amSolution Center: TBD
8:00 amTHIRD GENERAL SESSION
8:00 am - 9:00 amTechnology Case Studies
8:00 am - 8:30 amSolution Center: TBD
8:00 am - 8:30 amSolution Center: TBD
8:30 am - 9:00 amSolution Center: Battery Selection: What Do I Need To Know?
8:30 am - 9:00 amSolution Center: Asset Risk Management System
9:00 am - 9:45 amKeeping the Grid Safe and Reliable
9:00 am - 9:30 amSolution Center: Importance of Structural Steel Inspection
9:00 am - 9:30 amSolution Center: Battery Installation and Maintenance Considerations
9:30 am - 10:00 amSolution Center: Direct Transfer for Distributed Generation Using Cellular Communications
9:30 am - 10:00 amSolution Center: TBD
9:45 am - 10:15 amMeet the Sponsors Break
10:15 am - 11:00 amEmergency Contingency Plans
11:00 am - 12:00 pmCase Study: Wildfires
12:00 pmAdjourn