2019 Engineering, Operations & Technology Conference
 

ENGINEERING, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

Event Details
2019 Engineering, Operations & Technology Conference
08/14 - 08/16/2019
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee
 
The Engineering, Operations, and Technology 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 and Technology - allowing them to tailor the agenda to their particular field of work. Combined with a larger 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.
08/14/2019
12:30 pmRegistration Open
ENGINEERING, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmPRE-CONFERENCE OPTION: Engineering Basics
3:30 pmSolution Centers Open
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSolution Center: TBD
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSolution Center: TBD
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmPRE-CONFERENCE OPTION: Effective Team Building
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolution Center: LED Obstruction Tower Lighting Options
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolution Center: TBD
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSolution Center: Mobile Substations
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSolution Center: TBD
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmNewcomer Meet 'n Greet (for utility employees only)
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSolution Center: TBD
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSolution Center: TBD
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmWelcome Reception
6:00 pm - 6:30 pmSolution Center: TBD
6:00 pm - 6:30 pmSolution Center: TBD
 
08/15/2019
7:30 amRegistration Open
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast with the Sponsors
8:30 amFIRST GENERAL SESSION
8:30 am - 8:45 amWelcome Remarks and Announcements
8:45 am - 9:30 amKeynote: Ron Culberson
9:30 am - 10:15 amBest Use Cases of AMI
9:45 am - 10:15 amSolution Center: VisualSpection: Integrating Wearable Technology into the Utility Space
9:45 am - 10:15 amSolution Center: Safe & Efficient Asset Evaluations
10:15 am - 10:45 amMeet the Sponsors Break
10:45 am - 11:15 amPower Supply Update
10:45 am - 11:15 amSolution Center: MDM -- What to do with 3.8 million Pieces of Information?
10:45 am - 11:15 amSolution Center: TBD
11:15 am - 11:45 amSolution Center: Get a Grip on Your Fiber Network Before It Goes Dark
11:15 am - 11:45 amSolution Center: LED Obstruction Tower Lighting Options
11:15 am - 11:45 amThe Smart Grid Is Finally Here
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: Innovative products designed to reduce lightning related outages, valuable equipment damage and protect AMI networks
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmSolution Center: TBD
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm(ENG) Tips, Tricks & Solutions Open Forum
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm(OPS) What Should You Do in this Situation?
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm(TECH) DERMS and Water Heater Program
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmSolution Center: TBD
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmSolution Center: TBD
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmSolution Center: How to Use the NESC to Self-Determine Arc Flash Energy Levels
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmSolution Center: TBD
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmMeet the Sponsors and Refreshment Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmSolution Center: How to Maximize Direct Load Control to Manage Wholesale Demand Costs
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmSolution Center: TBD
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSolution Center: TBD
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSolution Center: TBD
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm(ENG) Preparing for EV Infrastructure
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm(OPS) Substation Best Practices Roundtable
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm(TECH) LPCs' Leveraging of AMI
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolution Center: URD cable rejuvenation: A Cost Effective Alternative to Cable Replacement
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolution Center: TBD
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSolution Center: TBD
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSolution Center: TBD
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmReception in Exhibit Hall
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSolution Center: Applications of Artificial Intelligence, specifically Machine-Learning, on Feature Classification
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSolution Center: TBD
 
08/16/2019
7:30 amRegistration Open
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast with the Sponsors
8:30 amTHIRD GENERAL SESSION
8:30 am - 9:15 amFiber 101
8:45 am - 9:15 amSolution Center: TBD
8:45 am - 9:15 amSolution Center: Reduce More Vegetation Management Costs Using Honeywell Analytics from Drones
9:15 am - 9:45 amTVPPA R&D Update
9:15 am - 9:45 amSolution Center: How to engineer cost-effective low impedance grounding in challenging soil conditions and survive increasingly congested ROW’s with pipelines
9:15 am - 9:45 amSolution Center: TBD
9:45 am - 10:15 amMeet the Sponsors Break
10:15 am - 11:15 amWalking Up on Danger
11:15 am - 12:00 pmCat 4: Real World Examples
12:01 pmAdjourn