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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
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