Electric Operations Technical & Leadership Summit

Register Now, 2023 | May 3-5, Iowa City | IA

Electric Operations Technical & Leadership Summit

May 3-5, 2023  | Iowa City, IA

In 2000, MEA began offering annual electric operations training for electric crews, foremen, supervisors, managers, and directors. The summit features technical sessions on safety & training, substations, dispatching, metering, codes & standards, overhead, underground and reliability—plus a keynote and opportunities to connect with vendor experts and peers. Classroom presenters are industry-experts, selected for their experience and knowledge.

The 2023 agenda is beginning to take shape. Check out the topic list:

Safety & Training

  • Arc-Rated Protection
  • Behavior Based Safety Programs
  • The Hierarchy of Controls: Consider Your Options
  • New Climbing Technologies for Non-Wood Poles
  • Inner City Safety
  • At-Home Safety

Materials, Shortages & Supply Chain

  • Construction Workarounds Due to Material Availability
  • Customer Impact
  • Fiberglass Poles
  • Transformers
  • Siemens Carepole
  • Meter Base Availability/Constraints
  • Metering Supply Shortages
  • Electric Utility Supply Chain Issues – State of the State


  • Voltage Conversion
  • Distributed Energy Resource/DERMS
  • Vegetation Management
  • Hotline Tag Impacts
  • New Regulatory KPI Targets
  • Independent System Operator
  • Evolution of Substation Maintenance Programs & Strategies for Asset Management
  • IR Scanning of Substations with UAVs
  • Communication Installation Coordination with UG Electric Facilities
  • LIDAR Uses


  • Use of Drones
  • Mutual Assistance
  • Pole Types, Pole Sectionalizing
  • Storm Preparedness, Storm Safety
  • Storm Restoration Best Practice

Benefits of AMI Outside of Metering

Benefits other than metering:

  • AMI Data Applications Relating to Power Quality
  • Connectivity Verification
  • Outage Management


  • Mobile Outage System
  • Mobile Apps
  • Other Useful Technology Tools


  • Solar
  • Batteries
  • Corporate EVs
  • Impact of High Penetration of Solar and other renewables


  • Sensemaking – Why People Do What They Do
  • Powering Transitional Leaders
  • Leadership Framework
  • MEA Field Leader Training – Overview and Sample Modules

Hotel & Venue

Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center
300 E 9th St
Coralville, IA 52241
(319) 688-4000

Register before 4/11/23 to receive the nightly group rate of $127 plus tax. Book online or call (319) 688-4000 and use code G-LGLN to receive the group rate.

For information contact Leslie Thomas at (651) 289-9600 x129.