27th Annual RAPID Technical Conference & Vendor Exhibit (21021-0644)

2018 RAPID Preliminary Agenda

Sunday, May 20, 2018


Sunday Activities

2:00pm - 3:30pmSalvador Live Painting, Taco Bus and Refreshments - under the beach tent

3:30pm - 6:00pm

Pre-Conference Registration

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Welcome Reception – under the beach tent

Monday, May 21, 2018


Monday - AM Session – Innovation of Generation


Facilitator: Dave Palmer, Curtiss-Wright

8:00am – 8:15am
Opening Comments - David Palmer, Curtiss-Wright

8:15am – 9:15am

Keynote: Supply Chain Innovations - Deborah Caine, Intel Corporation

9:15am – 9:45am

Impact on Generation-Evolving Generation - Jeff Swartz, Duke Energy

9:45am – 10:15am 
Vendor Break

10:15am – 11:00am

Panel Discussion - Contracts & Performance Management

Leader: Mark Hounshell, East Kentucky Power Cooperative 

Panelists: Lew McKeague, Framatome; Victoria Denny, Westinghouse; Ryan Fitz-Patrick, Exelon; Sam Carr, LGE-KU; Shawn Tyler, Duke; Wills Meriwether, Southern

11:00am – 11:30amStandard Item Equivalency - Joel Fern, Exelon Corp

11:30am – 12:00pm


12:00pm – 1:00pm



Monday - PM Session - Evolving Industry

Facilitator: Brad Tapley, Southern Company

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Nuclear Track Facilitator: Brad Tapley, Southern Company

   Industry Updates:
     STARS - David Sullivan, WCNOC & Chad Wolf, APS

     INPO - Carl Lane, INO
     NSCSL - ICES Update, Mike Barnes, WCNOC
     EPRI - Marc Tannenbaum, EPRI


Monday - PM Session - Fossil Track

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Fossil Track Facilitator: Sam Carr, LGE-KU

     Regulatory Compliance (ELG) - Sam Carr, LGE-KU

     Decommissioning of a Fossil Unit & the Impacts on Supply Chain - Steve Dobson

     Managing Critical Spares in Generation and Transmission - Mark Hounshell, EKPC

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Ice Cream Social 

3:00pm – 3:30pm

PJM's Evolving Resource Mix & Market Design Update - Richard Brown, PJM

3:30pm – 4:00pmRenewables - Claire Lamb, Duke Energy
4:00pm – 4:30pmO&M Requirements for Solar PV and Energy Storage Systems - Nick Jewell, LG&E/KU
 Monday Activities
5:30pm – 6:30pmHospitality Hour - Poolside
6:30pm – 10:00pmBeach Dinner with Nightspiker Volleyball, Blues Band

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


 Tuesday AM Session - Inventory Management
Facilitator: John Gallaher, Exelon Corp
 8:00am – 8:15amOpening Comments - David Palmer, Curtiss-Wright

8:15am – 8:45am

Investment Recovery - Eric Vincent, Exelon Corp

8:45am – 9:15am

Duke’s Inventory Reduction Initiative - Claire Lamb, Duke Energy

9:15am – 10:00am

Panel Discussion: Inventory Best Practices – Leader: Mark Hounshell, EKPC

     John Gallaher, Exelon Corp

     Zachery Betsill, Southern Company

     Brian Klimp, Radwell International Inc.

     Dave Mueller, Paragon
10:00am – 10:15am

10:15am – 10:45am

T-Week Restraints - Lisa Thomas, FirstEnergy

10:45am – 11:15am

Leveraging RAPID & Seer

     John Gallaher, Exelon Corp

     Josh Bartlett, Curtiss-Wright

11:15am – 11:45am

Exelon’s Catalog Consolidation

     John Gallaher, Exelon Corp

     Dave Mueller, Paragon

 11:45am – 12:00pmAnnouncements - David Palmer, Curtiss-Wright

12:00pm – 1:00pm



Tuesday PM Session - Industry Challenges

Facilitator: Howard LeCompte, DTE

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Energy Trading - Tiffany Smith, Constellation Energy

1:30pm – 2:00pmCyber Security - Bob Tilton, PSEG

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Vogtle 3 & 4 Progress Update - Brad Tapley, Southern Company
2:30pm – 2:45pm

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Inventory Optimization - Brad Fox, APS

3:15pm – 3:45pm

2018 Workforce Update-How It Impacts Your Construction & Maintenance Costs -   Kevin Sell, United Group Services

3:45pm – 4:15pm

Nuclear Decommissioning - Pat McKenney, Entergy

5:00pm – 7:00pmVendor Exhibit 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018



Wednesday AM Session Process Improvements

Facilitator – Mike Barnes, WCNOC

8:00am – 8:15amOpening Comments - David Palmer, Curtiss-Wright 
8:15am – 8:45amRFID - Pat Long & Rusty Broxton, Southern Company

8:45am – 9:15am

Wireless Warehousing - Mark Hounshell, EKPC

9:15am – 9:30amBreak

9:30am – 10:15am

Supply Chain Solutions with Immersive 3D Technology - Julio Adame, Curtiss-Wright; Michael Christianson, The Park Company

10:15am – 10:45am

On-Line Cooling Tower Inspections using Drone Technology - Keith Masserant, Mid-American Group; Howard LeCompte, DTE

10:45am – 11:15amWarehouse Management System, Is there a Business Case - John Gallaher, Exelon

11:15am – 11:30am

Wrap up & Adjourn - David Palmer, Curtiss-Wright