Agenda

2020 Conference Information

 Agenda
21st Annual Electrical Network Systems Conference

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

Monday, April 6th

6:00 AM Optional Morning Training Attendees  & VIP's ONLY
Meet in the lobby of the hotel for transport to the Eaton Experience Center
Hyatt Regency Houston
Hotel Lobby
6:15 AM Optional Morning Training Attendees & VIP's ONLY
Bus departs for Eaton Experience Center
Hyatt Regency Houston
Hotel Lobby
7:00 AM Optional Morning Training
Design of a Secondary 480 V Spot Network using CYME - EATON EAS
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 - 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)
12:00 PM Bus departs Eaton Experience Center to return morning training attendees back to the Hyatt Regency.
 
 
1:00 PM Optional Afternoon Training
Medium Voltage Cables and Manhole Grounding Seminar - 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 - Eaton NWP 
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
CenterPoint Energy, Operations Manager, David Mathes

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: Innovations in Underground
CenterPoint Energy

 

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: Innovations in Underground
CenterPoint Energy

 

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
*Steel Toe Boots Recommended or closed toe shoes
*Glasses and Hard hats will be provided by CenterPoint Energy at both vault locations
*FR Gear will be provided by ProWear at both vault locations
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
3:30 PM Eaton Experience Center Tour (Optional)
Meet in the lobby of the hotel for transport Eaton Experience Center Tour
**** Note****
* No FR gear is needed for this tour
* Bus will drop off at Minute Maid Park for the Baseball game following the tour
* Dress: Baseball game attire (please consider weather appropriate attire).

 
Hyatt Hotel Lobby
4:30 PM Eaton Experience Center Tour (Optional)
From a mock petrochemical refinery to a substation and power distribution grid, the Eaton Experience Center in Houston provides a global education solution with the unique ability to provide hands-on training in a true-to-life environment.
Eaton Experience Center
6:00 PM Bus Departs Eaton Experience Center to take guests to Minute Maid Stadium.
***Note***
Bus will return to Hyatt Regency Houston to drop off remaining passengers
Eaton Experience Center
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: Todd Dewett
Show your Ink: How Authenticity Drives Productivity and Safety
Todd is an educator and professor and has given over 1,000 professional speeches including TEDx and Inc. Magazine named him a top 100 Leadership Speaker.

Imperial East - 3rd Floor
11:00 AM Closing Remarks
Eaton, Network Solutions Product Line Manager, Mark Faulkner
Imperial East - 3rd Floor