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EUCI - 5th Annual Storm, Planning And Preparation Conference - Houston, TX

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The rules are changing for utility storm response efforts. Even under the worst of conditions, the expectation is that the lights come back on... fast. Restoring power in the wake of a major storm requires extensive planning and preparation that must be done well in advance of storm season.

When a storm does hit, utilities must be prepared to quickly and effectively assess the damage to their system and provide their customers, regulators, and politicians accurate and timely estimated times of recovery. To do so, utilities must be able to communicate effectively, both internally with their restoration crews, and externally to community stakeholders.

Featuring expert speakers from leading utilities and an extensive focus on forecasting, damage assessment, communications, mutual aid and vendor partnerships, this conference will provide utility attendees with the tools needed to effectively prepare and respond to the next major storm.

March 2-3, 2015

Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria
1750 West Loop South Freeway
Houston, TX 77027


Amanda Stallings, Utility Specialist, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Andy Tiao, Director of Emergency Response, ConEd

David Baker, Division Vice President, Distribution Power Delivery, CenterPoint Energy

David Hess, CPS, Sr. Manager, Purchasing & Logistics, CenterPoint Energy

Ed Scott, Director of Operations, CenterPoint Energy

Fred Schmude, StormWatch Team Manager, ImpactWeather

Iliana Rentz, Emergency Preparedness Program Manager, FP&L

Iliana Rentz, Emergency Preparedness Program Manager, Florida Power & Light

James Salmon, Director of Emergency Preparedness, Iberdrola US

Jeff Riggins, Director, Major Incident Management (T&D), Duke Energy

Jim Nowak, Director of Utility Services, ARCOS

Kimberly Smith, Director of Emergency Preparedness, ComEd

Stephen McMaster, Owner/Partner, SAMsix

Thomas Ryan, Davies Consulting

Tom Serio, Manager, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Verizon Wireless

Wayne Scott, Regional Supervisor of Distribution Control, CenterPoint Energy


Registration & Additional Information:

Monday, March 02, 2015


Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria

1750 West Loop South Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

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