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2020 Conference Registration

Early Bird - Attendee Registration

$895

The Electrical Network Systems Conference is a unique opportunity for Electrical utilities including engineers, supervisors, field personnel, maintenance leaders, and many others to gain perspective and knowledge on Underground Network Systems. Attendees are invited to participate in the general session, roundtable discussions, vendor shows, vault touring and conference activities. During the general session, presentations and topics of discussion are largely based on safety, maintenance, relays and communications and overall best practices. It is recommended to come with questions and insight from experiences as participation is welcome and encouraged throughout the conference.

Early Bird Registration $895.00 ends January 17th, 2020. Regular Registration will be $1,095.00

Cancellation Policy: There will be a $100.00 fee for any cancellations prior to March 6th, 2020. There will be no refunds 30 days prior to the conference.

If you'd like to pay by check, please fill out this PDF application form

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Vendor and Booth Registration

$1,595

The Electrical Network Systems Conference offers Vendors the opportunity to network and speak with electrical utilities across the United States. Attendees range from Engineers, supervisors, field personnel, maintenance leaders, and many other personnel that work directly with Underground Network Systems. The Vendor exhibits take place on Monday and Tuesday nights during the conference where vendors are provided with a 8’ X 8’ area which includes a 6’ table, 2 chairs, & electrical outlets. Vendors also are given the opportunity to advertise in the conference handbook or sponsor a break. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged.

ENSC Vendors: Due to limited space, there will be a cancellation fee of ½ the cost of the registration fee ($797.50) prior to February 7th, 2020. There will be no refunds 60 days prior to the conference.

If you'd like to pay by check, please fill out this PDF application form

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Early Bird - Vendor Attendee Registration

$895

Each additional vendor guest.

Early Bird Registration $895.00, ends January 17th, 2020. Regular registration will be $1,095.00

Cancellation: There will be a $100.00 handling fee for any cancellations prior to March 6th, 2020. There will be no refunds 30 days prior to the conference.

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ENSC VIP Experience

$395

Get the most out your ENSC experience by taking advantage of this unique experience bundle!

The VIP Experience offers registrants the opportunity to participate in the following:
     - 2 training classes (1 morning and 1 afternoon training)
     - Your significant other can take advantage of the exciting scheduled spouse activities
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See the Spouse's Registration page for more information

Morning Trainings - These trainings will take place at the Eaton Experience Center, transportation and lunch will be included.
     - Design of a Secondary 480V Spot Network using CYME - Presented by Eaton CYME
     - Cable Splicing and Termination Seminar - Presented by CenterPoint Energy

Afternoon Trainings - These trainings will take place at the Hyatt Regency Houston Downtown Hotel.
     - Medium Voltage Cables and Grounding Training - Presented by Kinectrics
     - Network Protector Maintenance and Troubleshooting - Presented by Eaton

Click the AM & PM training links for more information.

 

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Afternoon Training - Network Protector Maintenance and Troubleshooting

$295

Network Protector Maintenance and Troubleshooting

By: Eaton



(For Utilities Only)



Monday, April 6th

1:00 - 5:00 PM


This training will take place at the Hyatt Regency Houston (Conference Hotel).

This course is geared toward utility technicians and electricians who are required to maintain and service Network Protectors. Eaton, formerly Westinghouse Electric, has over 90 years of experience in Network Protector history, design, theory, and operational safety and practice. Eaton instructors have expertise in relay theory and Network Protector mechanisms and operations.

Come join us as we delve into Network Protector products and cover both common troubleshooting approaches, maintenance testing and operations. Included in the coursework is a 2-part, 4 hour training session which will encompass hands-on training covering product schematics and test kit operation.

The training coverage will include the following products:

  • CM-52 Network Protector
         - Remote Racking
         - NPArms
  • CM-22 Network Protector
  • VisoBlock Operation
  • Test Kit Operation

Instructors:
Mark Faulkner - Product Line Manager
Richard Hotchkiss - Senior Product Technician

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Morning Training - Cable Splicing and Termination Seminar

$295

Cable Splicing and Termination Seminar

By: CenterPoint Energy



(For Utilities Only)



Monday, April 6th

7:00 - 11:00 AM


 

This course will take place at the Eaton Experience Center - Transportation will be provided.
 

CenterPoint Energy will be hosting the 2020 ENSC in Houston, TX. This Utility is a Fortune 500 electric and natural gas utility serving several markets in the U.S. This includes states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. CenterPoint Energy has as expansive downtown network system with a large underground cable system.

CenterPoint Energy instructors will provide training on how to make proper splices and terminations on underground cables. The training will consist of the following:

  • Three separate stations will be setup for this training
  • Each station will have a different demonstration on rotation
  • CSJD - Cold Shrink Disconnectable Joint EPR
  • CSJA - Cold Shrink “All-in-One” Straight Joint EPR
  • QT-III Cold Shrink Termination  
    These will be shear bolt connections that have recently been adapted at CenterPoint Energy. 

Instructors:
David Northcut – Head Cable Splicer
Barry Grounds – Head Cable Splicer
Ronnie Abernathy – Head Cable Splicer

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Spouse Activity

$150

Spouse Activity Schedule

SCHEDULE COMING SOON! CHECK BACK IN DECEMBER 2019

Monday, April 6

5:30 - 8:30 PM Vendor Exhibits & Reception
Dress: Business Casual
(All ENSC attendees)
Imperial West
3rd Floor

Tuesday, April 7

9:00 AM  Spouse Breakfast in Conference Room 7  Conf. Room 7 - 6th Floor
5:00 PM Vendor Exhibits & Reception
Dress: Business Casual
(All ENSC Attendees)
Imperial West
3rd Floor

Wednesday, April 8

1:00 PM ENSC Vault Tour - Hosted by CenterPoint Energy
(Meet in Imperial East)
Imperial East - 3rd Floor
7:15 PM    

Thursday, April 9

AM Departures  
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ENSC Magazine - Fall 2019 Digital Edition

$500

The ENSC Magazine is a bi-annual publication featuring articles related to Network Systems such as industry reports, best practices, implemented solutions, etc. Articles will be written by utilities, manufacturers and other primary sources pertaining to the Electrical Network Industry. The Fall 2019 issue of the magazine will be published on the ENSC website and e-mailed to over 1,200 utility personnel. Vendors are invited to advertise in the magazine, each ad is an 8.5 x 11 colored advertisement of your choosing. Advertisements must be submitted by September 10, 2019 in order to be included in the Fall issue.

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Break Sponsorship

$2,000

By sponsoring a break at the ENSC, your company logo or advertisement of your choosing will be displayed on 2 - 20" X 18" signs that you may keep after the break. Yout will also have the opportunity to briefly speak at the general session prior to your scheduled sponsored break. This is a great way to further participate in the ENSC and create brand recognition with your target audience. Not able to attend this year?  This is the perfect opportunity to represent your company and be a part of the ENSC! Please e-mail your company logo or advertisement to lafeverltd@lafeverltd.com by February 28, 2020

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Complimentary Registration

$0

Hey, it’s free!

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ENSC Magazine Advertisement - April Printed Edition

$500

The ENSC Magazine is a bi-annual publication featuring articles related to Network Systems such as industry reports, best practices, implemented solutions, etc. Articles will be written by utilities, manufacturers and other primary sources pertaining to the Electrical Network Industry. The April 2020 issue of the magazine will be printed and distributed to all attendees during the conference and will be published on the ENSC website. Vendors are invited to advertise in the magazine, each ad is an 8.5 x 11 colored ad of your choosing. Advertisements must be submitted by February 28, 2020 in order to be included in the April issue.

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Eaton Contribution

$200
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Eaton_Contribution

$200
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Check Back Soon!

Please check back in the Spring 2019 for Summer/Fall training opportunities!

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Attendee Registration

$1,095

Applies After Early Bird Registration Ends - January 17, 2020

The Electrical Network Systems Conference is a unique opportunity for Electrical utilities including engineers, supervisors, field personnel, maintenance leaders, and many others to gain perspective and knowledge on Underground Network Systems. Attendees are invited to participate in the general session, roundtable discussions, vendor shows, vault touring and conference activities. During the general session, presentations and topics of discussion are largely based on safety, maintenance, relays and communications and overall best practices. It is recommended to come with questions and insight from experiences as participation is welcome and encouraged throughout the conference.

Cancellation Policy: There will be a $100.00 fee for any cancellations prior to March 6th, 2020. There will be no refunds 30 days prior to the conference.

If you'd like to pay by check, please fill out this PDF application form

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Whitehall Lane Winery Tour and Tasting

$35

Whitehall Lane is one of the scheduled wineries on the list of Napa tour stops. Due to the size of the group, they are requesting that attendees register in advance to ensure a seamless experience.

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Morning Training - Design of a Secondary 480V Spot Network Using CYME

$295

Design of Secondary 480V Spot Network using CYME

By: Eaton CYME


(For Utilities Only)



Monday, April 6th

7:00 - 11:00 AM

 

This course will take place at the Eaton Experience Center - Transportation will be provided.


This interactive session covers the design of a 480V spot network leveraging Eaton’s CYME power system analysis software. Eaton will discuss how to evaluate different design considerations for optimization of a standard low voltage 480V spot network. These design considerations will be analyzed using the CYME software. A temporary license for the CYME software will be available to those taking this course who don’t use CYME.

This session will cover the following:

  • Evaluation of Different Spot Network Layouts
  • Load Flow analysis
  • Short Circuit analysis
  • Incident Energy for Arc-Flash & PPE Requirements
  • Contingency modeling N-1+
  • Protection & Coordination

Instructor:
Nathalie Ardaya P.E. – CYME Product Application Engineer

 

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Afternoon Training - Medium Voltage Cables and Manhole Grounding Seminar

$295

Medium Voltage Cables and Manhole Grounding Seminar

By: Kinectrics


(For Utilities Only)
 

Monday, April 6th

1:00 - 5:00 PM

 

This training will take place at the Hyatt Regency Houston (Conference Hotel).

This two-part training session given by Kinectrics will provide insight on problems commonly seen in network distribution systems. Part I will focus on medium voltage cables with discussions on common failure mechanisms, advanced testing methodologies to assess the condition of existing installations and means of detecting and mitigating potential failures. This will include two case studies demonstrating the application of the detection and mitigation methods. Part II will focus on grounding fundamentals and considerations in design of manhole grounding systems.

Part I – MV Cables

  • Brief Overview of Kinectrics
  • Overview of MV Cable System Components
  • Aging Stresses & Common Failure Mechanisms
  • Condition Assessment Strategy Development & Application
  • Overview of Field (In-Situ) MV Cable Commissioning and Maintenance Testing
  • Partial Discharge Testing
  • Dielectric Loss Measurement
  • Condition Assessment through Combined Testing - Recommendations
  • Condition Assessment through Combined Testing – Application Examples

Part II - Grounding

  • Grounding Fundamentals
  • Importance of Soil Resistivity Data for UG Cable Design
  • Soil Resistivity Measurements
  • Fault Current Analysis
  • Manhole Grounding Design
  • Measuring the Resistance of Manhole Grounding Systems
  • Sheath Voltage Limiter (SVL) considerations
  • Sequence Impedance Testing
  • Available Modelling Capabilities to Simulate Fault Conditions
     

Instructors:
Rick Easterling - Engineer
Dr. Ehsan Azordegan - Engineer

 

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