Electric Ops Roundtable

Discussion-based learning for electric utility personnel


Returning October 2022

Attendees discuss and network with other electric utility professionals in sessions moderated by industry experts while providing insight and solutions to current issues.

For information, please contact: Margaret Hilger at (651) 289-9600 x129.

2021 Agenda


Monday, October 18
Tuesday, October 19
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Codes & Standards 

  • Substitutes for Materials with Long Lead Times
  • Penta Wood Preservative Replacement Planning
  • Ensuring Proper Conductor Tension Sag
  • Storm Hardening

Underground 

  • Underground Grounding Practices
  • Network System Upgrades / Rehab
Codes & Standards &
Underground (Joint Discussion)

  • Sheer Bolt Connectors
  • PILC Splice Expertise
  • Changing Phase Color Labeling

 

 

 

 

12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Overhead

  • Completing the Circuit: Feedback from the Field
  • Overhead to Underground Initiatives

Safety & Training

  • Solar IS Expanding: What safeguards do you have in place?
  • Behavioral Accident Prevention Process – BAPP

 

 

Overhead

  • Call Acceptance Percentage
  • The Grass isn’t Always Greener: Managing Fence Jumpers

Safety & Training 

  • New Arc Flash Prevention Technology & Tools
  • Extension Ladder Safety
  • Are you Truly Getting a Good Ground Around a Pole: Polyset Foam

 

Wednesday, October 20
Thursday, October 21
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
System Operator/Dispatch

  • Call-Out Response & Storm Response Issues
  • Managing the Big Three – CAIDI, SAIDI, SAIFI
  • Upcoming OMS and SCADA Projects

Metering

  • Meter Site Testing Best Practices
  • Hot Socket Incidents & Remediation

 

System Operator/Dispatch

  • System Operator Training
  • Radio Upgrades
  • Losing Grounds
  • Storm Roles & Responsibilities

Metering

  • AMI Maintenance
  • Handling Battery Installation
  • CT Placement

 

12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Substation

  • Reliability & Cost Consciousness
  • Mobile Substations & Grounding
  • Redundancy & Resiliency on the Distribution Circuits

Reliability

  • Vegetation Management
  • Response to a Failure Event

 

Substation

  • Substation Inspection & Monitoring Tools
  • Substation Safety

Reliability

  • EVs Impacts on the Distribution Grid
  • Solar & Wind

 

 

 

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