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Introduction to Asset Management and the Importance of Risk (Part 1) Utility University 

Monday, February 26 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

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Asset Management Peer-to-Peer Exchange 

Take part in this peer-to-peer exchange session, which provides attendees with invaluable insights and expertise to address the current challenges and critical issues in the industry. Immerse yourself in an intimate setting and actively contribute to the conversation on asset management. Engage in this discussion centered around real-world scenarios with senior utility leaders, subject matter experts, and a member of the DTECH conference committee. Join us in tackling the industry's most pressing concerns! 

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ASSET MANAGEMENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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7:00 AM
  1. UIIC 2024 Summit
    W311CD
    720 mins
    • Partner Events
    The 2024 Summit will focus on the challenges, successes, lessons learned, and drivers behind the growing utility imagery & inspection space. We will bring together utilities and solution providers wit ...
8:00 AM
  1. W207C
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. Em ...
8:30 AM
  1. Tour JST Manufacturing Center and Duke Energy Substation
    Meet Point in Registration Lobby
    360 mins
    • Technical Tours
    Pre-registration for this event is required and includes an additional fee. To check your registration or to reserve a spot, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distribu ...
1:00 PM
  1. W203C
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. Be ...
  2. W207C
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. Fo ...
10:15 AM
  1. W304GH
    30 mins
    • Environmental Social and Governance
    Utilities field crews are facing increasing pressures to drive productivity through faster adoption of rapidly changing mobile technologies. As a result, utility leaders are seeking ways to develop th ...
  2. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    The rapid advancement of technology in recent years has paved the way for innovative approaches to inspecting and managing transmission and distribution assets in the utilities industry. PG&E’s transf ...
11:05 AM
  1. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    San Diego Gas & Electric is committed to mitigating the evolving and expanding threat of devastating wildfires in Southern California. One way to address this threat is through its Intelligent Image P ...
12:00 PM
  1. Lunch Roundtables- Tuesday
    W414AB
    60 mins
    • Breakfast & Lunch Roundtables
    Full conference badge is required for admittance. Additionally, all full conference badge holders must pre-register to reserve a seat. To check your registration or to reserve a seat, please visit the ...
1:15 PM
  1. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Distribution utilities are facing challenges on multiple fronts as the global energy transition accelerates. The need for consumer participation in flexibility programs has never been greater. Utiliti ...
  2. Booth 3571 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub
     For decades, utilities have been using manual paper methods to capture as-built data from the field o with poor results. Recently, utilities have made significant investments to implement ADMS and ot ...
  3. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 3
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
     The ComEd Advanced Image Analytics program with Optelos and Deloitte is projected to deliver improved grid reliability to their customers (SAIFI and SAIDI) and support organizational goals for cost c ...
1:50 PM
  1. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    At JEA, legacy work and asset management technology presented field workers with a challenge.  The applications were cumbersome and difficult to use, non-mobile friendly, and reviled by the workforce. ...
  2. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    Join us for a presentation to review a very challenging assessment, restoration and foundation upgrade project on lake crossing structures.  The project involved dive teams, numerous construction work ...
2:30 PM
  1. W310B
    60 mins
    • Peer to Peer Exchange
    Peer-to-peer exchange is a discussion on a specific topic. Discussions provide attendees access to knowledge and expertise to help them address the critical challenges facing the industry today in a s ...
2:40 PM
  1. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    Learn how  Ameren is transforming a battery inspection, eliminating the need for a routine inspection process and moving into a rigorous digital experience. Join us and learn how following an Innovati ...
  2. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    Cable rejuvenation by injection of silicone fluid into the interstitial region of the cable conductor, has extended the life of over 450,000 cable segments over the past 35 years. The fluid diffuses i ...
2:45 PM
  1. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
    This session will provide an overview of the strategies being implemented by electric utilities for modernizing the grid and improving circuit reliability. An overview of the latest equipment being de ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Utilities face a myriad of challenges, from resource constraints and aging infrastructure to external demands such as stakeholder expectations, compliance, and emergency response. In this session, we ...
  3. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Thinking about EDGE technology as the epicenter of critical power grid asset data. We consider not only what data can be captured and how it gets from point A to B, but also how the data is used by wh ...
3:30 PM
  1. W308AB
    60 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    How to comply to NERC CIP ever-evolving standards is a growing concern for distribution utilities. In this panel discussion, Xcel Energy and OUC will share business drivers, technical considerations, ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    There is a need for better organized data in utilities to tackle energy transition, electrification, and resilience. The Geographic Information System (GIS) is the perfect framework for developing a v ...
  3. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 3
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
     Power networks face challenges around safety, work quality, reliability and repeatability. New technology is needed to reach an energy network that is easier and safer to build, operate and maintain, ...
  4. W307C
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
      Smarter Grid Solutions & National Renewable Energy Laboratory present a case study on the utilization of DERMS software to manage DER onsite assets (solar, wind, BESS, hydrogen) at NREL's Energy Sys ...
  5. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
     With extreme weather events heightening dangerous vegetation issues, Nova Scotia Power has stepped beyond traditional methods of assessment to determine vegetation conditions and identify risks using ...
  6. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Utilities need to manage volatile renewable energy. This can result in customer constraints and supply restrictions. In this session, a solution is presented that first calculates a Digital Twin for t ...
4:15 PM
  1. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 3
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Common data platforms with IT, OT and GIS data coupled with GenAI capabilities can deliver benefits of optimized planning decisions with real-time project monitoring ensuring reduce costs and increase ...
4:20 PM
  1. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    This presentation discusses the valuable lessons learned by Enova Power, a municipal utility, and their journey in implementing a data analytics software for asset management and capital planning. The ...
8:00 AM
  1. Breakfast Roundtables- Wednesday
    W414AB
    60 mins
    • Breakfast & Lunch Roundtables
    Full conference badge is required for admittance. Additionally, all full conference badge holders must pre-register to reserve a seat. To check your registration or to reserve a seat, please visit the ...
9:15 AM
  1. W311CD
    60 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    Today 18% of America's distribution system is underground. But, some progressive public power utilities have as much as 90% of their system underground. For decades they have invested public dollars o ...
  2. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
     Dive into the world of predictive maintenance, where EAM and MWM systems work in tandem to preempt equipment failures and optimize workforce scheduling. Understand how predictive analytics from EAM c ...
  3. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
     IBM collaborated with Florida Power & Light to transform the processes for planning and mobilizing the field service teams deployed to repair assets and restore service. A 13-month agile implementati ...
10:05 AM
  1. W307CD
    60 mins
    • Asset Management
    Advance analytics can be used to reduce risk, improve reliability and reduce spend by focusing time and resources on the assets that matter the most leveraging Machine Learning models specifically des ...
  2. W307AB
    30 mins
    • Smart Cities
    This session will delve into the benefits of adopting open data sharing and digital twins for utility infrastructure planning and operations, focusing on the role of digital twins in open data sharing ...
10:15 AM
  1. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 3
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
     Faults in high voltage underground cables require a trained utility employee to enter a confined space to carry out high-risk repairs. Join us and learn how Con Edison and ULC Technologies are transf ...
  2. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Learn how Artificial Intelligence can be leveraged to reduce safety incidents and enhance safety and security accountability at job sites and facilities. Session Sponsored by: Orbital Engineering, Inc ...
10:55 AM
  1. W308CD
    30 mins
    • Advanced Distribution Operations
    Consumers Energy’s long-term grid modernization vision includes implementing new technologies to improve safety and reliability for customers. The company initiated an aggressive strategy including ov ...
11:00 AM
  1. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
    When responding to FERC Order 881 and enhancing grid capacity, a universal approach of one-size-fits-all doesn't suffice. Transmission grids differ based on location and climate, requiring tailored st ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 2
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Intelligent lighting solution is a critical component towards achieving decarbonization and sustainability targets of cities and communities. This session will present how Verizon’s Intelligent Lighti ...
12:00 PM
  1. Lunch Roundtables- Wednesday
    W414AB
    60 mins
    • Breakfast & Lunch Roundtables
    Full conference badge is required for admittance. Additionally, all full conference badge holders must pre-register to reserve a seat. To check your registration or to reserve a seat, please visit the ...
1:00 PM
  1. W304AB
    30 mins
    • Data Analytics
    PSEG collects over 400K data points and utilizes a data platform to provide insights into grid performance, enabling it to make proactive decisions and quickly respond to operational challenges. This ...
  2. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
     This panel discussion moderated by Hatch will be held between Hydro Ottawa and Copperleaf and focus on leading methodologies that are used today in predictive analytics. The discussion will be an in- ...
1:15 PM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in asset management, particularly in capital planning for T&D companies. Learn how combining AI and human expertise can enhance decision-making and op ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Climate models predict increasingly extreme weather events associated with our changing climate. Utility asset managers must consider extreme temperatures, wildfires, floods, drought, rising sea level ...
1:50 PM
  1. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    If you could start all over and build up your asset management strategy from scratch, where would you begin? WEB Bonaire had exactly this opportunity, and started to build a high-value asset repositor ...
2:00 PM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Many technological fixes claim to revolutionize Vegetation Management (VM) but fail to recognize how trees grow and the impact of work plans on operational efficiency. Utilities are driving changes to ...
2:40 PM
  1. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    Why did the AEP Distribution Underground Network team innovate their operations by introducing 3D technology? This session will walk through AEP’s journey to 3D capture technology and cover their curr ...
  2. W304AB
    60 mins
    • Data Analytics
    Being able to leverage reliable, up-to-date, and end-to-end electrical network models is necessary for utility planners, engineers, operators.  These stakeholders have both overlapping and unique uses ...
  3. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    The frequency and severity of disruptive weather events continue to rise and so does the pressure on utilities to harden their grid infrastructure. While system resiliency has jumped to the top of the ...
2:45 PM
  1. Booth 3571 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub
    This session will delve into how a synergistic relationship between disparate data, spatial intelligence, and artificial intelligence is used to prioritize cost-effective remedies for enhancing grid r ...
3:30 PM
  1. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    FirstEnergy implemented an ADMS, Graphic Work Design, and new GIS in late 2022 and early 2023.  Those new systems are only the beginning to the changes happening.  Join FirstEnergy and SSP as we talk ...
  2. Booth 3571 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub
     PSEG prioritizes grid modernization to enhance reliability and reduce O&M costs. Our strategy prioritizes condition-based maintenance for critical asset classes, shifting from reactive to proactive p ...
4:15 PM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Discover the future of energy management and control center operations with "Empowering Operators: The Rise of AI Co-Pilots in Energy Control Centers." This session shines a spotlight on Schneider Ele ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 2
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Power-generation infrastructure is aging, and utilities must meet sustainability goals. These factors make the remaining useful life even more important. One day lost can cost hundreds of thousands of ...
4:20 PM
  1. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    A utility’s need for integrated end-to-end asset management has never been greater. As regulatory pressures increase, customer demands grow, and challenges from the energy transition ensue, success fo ...
8:00 AM
  1. Breakfast Roundtables- Thursday
    W414AB
    60 mins
    • Breakfast & Lunch Roundtables
    Full conference badge is required for admittance. Additionally, all full conference badge holders must pre-register to reserve a seat. To check your registration or to reserve a seat, please visit the ...
10:30 AM
  1. W307CD
    60 mins
    • Asset Management
    Utilities globally are under pressure to reduce their O&M costs, and inspections process is one key area to explore for efficiencies. While utilities recognize the potential benefits of AI in visual i ...
  2. W304AB
    30 mins
    • Data Analytics
    Does working with data in demand response have to be a headache? Managing an effective demand response program requires data integrity and insightful data integrations with a distributed energy resour ...
  3. Booth 3571 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub
     Explore the future of substations with a case study of Burladingen's high-voltage, eco-efficient, and fully digitalized facility. Operated by Siemens Energy for Netze BW, it's designed to handle vola ...
11:15 AM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
     Recently a comprehensive study, the largest of it's kind ever conducted, has been undertaken to better understand the effectiveness of various traditional wood utility pole assessment methods in iden ...
12:00 PM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Faced with expanding grids and the integration of renewables, power systems engineers are looking for flexible calculation tools to help with planning and analysis across a wave of new projects.  Lear ...

 

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