Agenda

2020 Conference Information

 Agenda
21st Annual Electrical Network Systems Conference

Monday, April 6th – Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Monday, April 6th

7:00 AM Optional Morning Training - Design of a Secondary 480 V Spot Network using CYME at Eaton's Experience Center. 
(Must pre-register online; additional fee: $295.00 or included with VIP Registration)
Eaton Experience Center
(7:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
7:00 AM Optional Morning Training - Cable Splicing and Termination Seminar by CenterPoint Energy at Eaton's Experience Center.
(Must pre-register online; additional fee: $295.00 or included with VIP Registration)
Eaton Experience Center
(7:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
1:00 PM Optional Afternoon Training - Medium Voltage Cables and Manhole Grounding Seminar by Kinectrics at Hyatt Regency Houston.
(Must pre-register online; additional fee: $295.00 or included with VIP Registration)
Hyatt Regency Houston
Dogwood Room (3rd floor)
1:00 PM Optional Afternoon Training - Network Protector Maintenance and Troubleshooting by Eaton at Hyatt Regency Houston.
(Must pre-register online; additional fee: $295.00 or included with VIP Registration)
Hyatt Regency Houston
Cottonwood  Room
(3rd Floor)
5:30 PM Vendor Exhibits & Reception
*Conference Registration Opens
Hotel - Imperial West - 3rd Floor
(5:30 PM – 8:30 PM)

Tuesday, April 7th

7:00 AM Breakfast Regency - 2nd Floor
8:00 AM Introduction/Welcome
Eaton, Network Solutions Product Line Manager, Mark Faulkner
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
8:30 AM   Keynote Presentation
CenterPoint Energy, VP of Distribution Operations
Randy Pryor
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
9:00 AM Eaton Corporation Presentation
Eaton, President of Eaton Electrical
Brian Brickhouse
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
9:30 AM System Overview and Equipment to Improve Safety for the Future
CenterPoint Energy, Director of Major UG Operations, Bob Roy
CenterPoint Energy, Operations Supervisor, Todd Teykl
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
10:15 AM Break Imperial Foyer
10:30 AM A Collaborative Approach to Energized Fire Fighting
Seattle Fire Department, Captain
Chris Greene
Imperial East -3rd Floor
11:15 AM

I. Helicopter Network Install
II. Denver Arc Flash Event
Xcel Energy, Network Supervisor, Rick Kernan

Imperial East - 3rd Floor
12:00 PM Lunch Regency - 2nd Floor
1:00 PM Round Table
Eaton, Product Line Manager, Mark Faulkner
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
  *NEW ALL TRACKS WILL BE PRESENTED TWICE (2:15 PM and 3:30 PM)  
2:15 PM   

Breakout Session #1

Track #1: VaultGard Users Group - Fault Locating
Xcel Energy, Network Supervisor, Rick Kernan

Track #2: Manhole & Vault Dewatering Filtration
Pure Filter Solutions, VP Sales, Weston Aldridge

Track #3:

 

Imperial East - 3rd Floor


Cottonwood - 3rd Floor


Dogwood - 3rd Floor

3:15 PM Break - Sponsored By Kinectrics Imperial Foyer

3:30 PM

Breakout Session #2

Track #1: VaultGard Users Group - Fault Locating
Xcel Energy - Network Supervisor, Rick Kernan

Track #2: Manhole & Vault Dewatering Filtration
Pure Filter Solutions, VP Sales, Weston Aldridge

Track #3:

 

Imperial East - 3rd Floor

 
Cottonwood - 3rd Floor


Dogwood - 3rd Floor

5:00 PM *NEW - GAME NIGHT - Vendor Exhibits & Reception
Collect and win tickets for auction prizes!  Must be present to win - Raffle Drawing at 7:00 PM.
Imperial West - 3rd Floor
(5:00 PM – 7:30 PM)

Wednesday, April 8th

7:00 AM  Breakfast Regency - 2nd Floor
8:00 AM Birmingham Downtown Outage, Fire and Restoration
Alabama Power, Network Manager, Shane Powell
Alabama Power, Standards Engineer, Lucas Coffey
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
8:50 AM Network Protector Maintenance Arc Flash Incident
Utiligrid, Sales Engineer - Former Network Superintendent, Reagan Moore
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
9:45 AM Break  Imperial Foyer
10:00 AM   Challenges of Working in the Underground
Quanta Services, Director, John Perez
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
10:50 AM Portland General's Network Substation Improvement Project
Portland General Electric, Senior Network Planning Engineer, Ricardo J. Garcia
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
11:45 AM Lunch Regency - 2nd Floor
12:45 PM  Vault Tour Safety Briefing
CenterPoint Energy, Operations Supervisor, Todd Teykl
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
1:00 PM Vault Tour Hosted by CenterPoint Energy Imperial East - 3rd Floor
7:00 PM Networking Event
Baseball Game:  Houston, Astros VS. New York, Mets
Game starts at 7:10 PM
Transportation on own
Minute Maid Park

Thursday, April 9th

8:00 AM Breakfast Regency - 2nd Floor
9:00 AM Network Assessment and Modernization
Burns & McDonnell, Consulting Engineer, Matthew Olearczyk
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
10:00 AM Guest Speaker Imperial East - 3rd Floor
11:00 AM Closing Remarks
Eaton, Network Solutions Product Line Manager, Mark Faulkner
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
11:30 AM Dismissal Imperial East - 3rd Floor