EUCI’s Transmission Upgrades and Reconductoring Technologies Conference

October 4 - 5, 2017

PSE&G Facilities
South Plainfield, NJ
United States

Join us to learn about new technologies available to increase the resiliency and reliability of your transmission systems. 

We’re a sponsor of the conference, and also have a presentation and workshop lined up. So, save a spot in your busy schedule to check out these exciting sessions!  

Capital Planning to Prepare for Transmission Outages and Natural Disasters

Thursday, October 5
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Presenter: Ben McKinsey

Learn how to create a resilient system by analyzing existing transmission infrastructure and reviewing possible damage from wildfires and other natural disasters within your local service area. You can understand exposure to risk from service outages and capital losses by using a risk visualization tool, and then planning short-term maintenance and spending efforts on the most immediate needs in high risk areas. This evaluation helps develop long-term capital budgets, and determine the work that will take precedence to reduce your unique, relative risk profile and improve system reliability.

  • Understand how risk assessment tools can help support your short- and long-term planning to minimize wildfire and storm-related service failures
  • Gain perspective on key variables that increase your risk and impact your system reliability
  • Learn how further analysis can be applied to help you prioritize short- and long-term maintenance and capital spending

Tackling Complex Utility Risk Decisions to Establish Long-Term System Resiliency and Reliability

Thursday, October 5
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Workshop Instructors: Ben McKinsey & Matt Wigle

This interactive workshop will explore key variables for identifying and managing your utility risk to achieve long-term system resilience to hazard events and improve system reliability.

Utility risk is defined as “the positive or negative effects of uncertainty or variability upon utility objectives.” Managing your risk involves understanding the wide array of environmental, economic, political, and social variables that affect your system, along with the importance of each one. Considering these complex details can help you make more thoughtful decisions on where to focus your resources and capital spending when it comes to risk mitigation and asset management.

So, which variables do you need to consider, and how do you know which are most important?

Join us to work through these questions. You’ll gain perspective regarding exposure to risk from service outages and capital losses through discussion and experiences shared by fellow utility industry members. You’ll also learn how to create a more resilient system by using new approaches to support the decision-making process and minimize service failures related to natural weather events.

Learning outcomes

  • Evaluate the array of variables to consider when making decisions about your unique utility risk, and which are most important to you
  • Analyze which tools can help support your short- and long-term planning to minimize service failures related to natural hazard events
  • Apply data analytics techniques to help prioritize short- and long-term maintenance and capital spending

Create Long-Term Transmission System Resilience

What if your assets were affected by wildfires, storms or ice? Learn how you can be prepared.