Engineering & Operation, Accounting, Customer Billing & Finance
Annual Conference & Trade Show
and Board of Directors Meeting
2017 Conference Agenda
Substation Section
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Presiding: Chairman, Neil Marbut, Manager, Substation Services – Alabama Power

7:00 a.m. Group Breakfast sponsored by
8:00 a.m.

Welcome, Safety and Leadership Moment
Neil Marbut, Manager, Substation Services – Alabama Power

8:15 a.m.

End of Life Determination for Switchgear
Jeremy Hutcheson, Assistant Manager, Transmission – Oncor Electric Delivery
Christina Conway, Assistant District Manager – Oncor Electric Delivery

8:45 a.m.

Substation Flooding Mitigation
Clay Adams, Senior Manager, Louisiana Grid – Entergy
Paul Cotaya – Entergy

9:30 a.m. Beverage Break - sponsored by
9:45 a.m.

Drone Use for Substation Inspection
John Sinclair, Manager - System Engineering T&S – PPL Electric Utilities

10:30 a.m.

Wildlife Proofing Products and Design Panel
Jose Santiago, Senior Engineer – Baltimore Gas & Electric
Drew McReynolds, Asset Management Substation – Entergy
Joe Tynan, Region Engineer – Duke Energy

11:30 a.m. Luncheon Buffet inside Tradeshow sponsored by
1:00 p.m.

S.E.E. 2017 Industry Excellence Award Winner – Substation Category
Cartersville Mobile Substation Installation
When faced with extreme terrain and a costly temporary line during a 115kV rebuild project, Dominion Virginia Power (DVP) decided to take an innovative approach to feeding the existing line. DVP utilized various pieces of mobile equipment as a single unit to create a 230kV-to-115kV temporary substation, which is the first of its kind in North America. This equipment, designated for emergent use, included GIS breakers, single phase mobile transformers, and the use of 230kV and 115kV underground cable connections.
Bobby Rich, Engineer II – Dominion Virginia Power

1:45 p.m.

DGA Sampling Techniques and LTC Best Practices
John Sinclair, Manager - System Engineering T&S – PPL Electric Utilities
Lyndal Cost – Alabama Power

2:15 p.m.

Oil Containment / SPCC
John Black Manager, DVP Environmental Compliance – Dominion         
Steve Piaskowski, Senior System Engineer T&S – PPL Electric Utilities

2:45 p.m. Refreshment break sponsored by
3:15 p.m.

Non-Interrupting Regulator Bypass Switch
Brandon Gee, Principal Engineer – Alabama Power

4:00 p.m.

Perimeter Security Suite of Options  
Bill Lang, Principal Engineer – PPL Electric Utilities

4:30 p.m. Closing Leadership Topic and Adjourn
Friday, June 30, 2017

Presiding: Chairman, Neil Marbut, Manager, Substation Services – Alabama Power

7:00 a.m. Group Breakfast
8:00 a.m.

Welcome, Safety and Leadership Moment
Neil Marbut, Manager, Substation Services – Alabama Power

8:10 a.m.

Transmission Engineering Training Program
Alex Espinoza, Director, Transmission Training & Workforce – Duke Energy

9:00 a.m.

Mobile Equipment Strategies
Bud Pflug, Manager - Substations Engineering – Florida Power & Light

9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m.

Trouble Session (Utility Personnel Only)
Facilitated by Drew Davis, Director, Distribution System Operations – PECO Energy

2017 Fall Planning Meeting and Signup

11:00 a.m. Closing Safety Topic and Adjourn

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