Feb. 23-26, 2015 | Orlando, FL

Feb. 23-26, 2015 | Orlando, FL

Feb. 23-26, 2015 | Orlando, FL

SESSIONS

Get ahead of the curve! TechAdvantage exposes Engineers, IT, Supply Chain and Member Service professionals not only to the latest technologies, but to those that are coming down the pipeline. You can customize your learning experience to gain knowledge in the areas and topics most relevant to you. Select from the Pre-conference Workshops and Learning Labs that address your professional needs and the technological needs of your electric co-op.

Key Speakers

Cooperative Panel: Experiences in Wind Programs
Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure
Jeff “Odie” Espenship
RUS – Energy Efficiency Final Rule
The Evolution of the Smart Grid
What Happens When More Members Put in PV?

Educational Sessions

Learning Labs 1

Presentation Title Date Time Session #
Lessons Learned from BSRECC’s GIS and OMS Implementations 3/4/2014 10:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Learning Lab 1A
Distribution Fault Anticipation 3/4/2014 10:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Learning Lab 1B
CVR: New Data, New Tools, New Technology 3/4/2014 10:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Learning Lab 1C
Strategies Employed for Minimizing a Substation Outage During a Rebuild 3/4/2014 10:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Learning Lab 1D
New Approaches for Cyber Security 3/4/2014 10:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Learning Lab 1E
RUS, Rural Broadband and Electric Co-ops? Yes We Can! 3/4/2014 10:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Learning Lab 1F
Supply Chain Networking 3/4/2014 10:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Learning Lab 1G
Considering Standardized Interoperability in your Technology Plan 3/4/2014 10:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Learning Lab 1H

Learning Labs 2

Presentation Title Date Time Session #
Off Peak Water Heating - Teaching An Old Dog to Do New Tricks 3/5/2014 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Learning Lab 2A
Co-op Vegetation Management Success Stories 3/5/2014 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Learning Lab 2B
A Real World Example of IT and Operations Alignment 3/5/2014 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Learning Lab 2C
Going beyond having an Emergency Response Plan 3/5/2014 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Learning Lab 2D
Impacts and Implementation: NERC Reliability Standards, Compliance Initiatives, and Regulatory Activities, 3/5/2014 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Learning Lab 2E
Choosing the Right Frequency for Your Communications Project 3/5/2014 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Learning Lab 2F
Supplier Alliances: An Alternative Approach 3/5/2014 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Learning Lab 2G

Learning Labs 3

Presentation Title Date Time Session #
Transitioning from Legacy AVL to a Utility-Specific Solution 3/5/2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Learning Lab 3A
GIS Modeling For Hazard Tree Control 3/5/2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Learning Lab 3B
Smart Grid Project – Stanton/Cuming 3/5/2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Learning Lab 3C
Cooperatives Bring the Solar Energy Future to Their Communities 3/5/2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Learning Lab 3D
Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure 3/5/2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Learning Lab 3E
Top 10 Mobile Device Management Suites You Need to Know 3/4/2014 10:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Learning Lab 3F
Facilities Management Best Practices 3/5/2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Learning Lab 3G
Contracting Cloud Services – A Guide to Best Practice 3/5/2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Learning Lab 3H
Evaluating and Applying Utitliy-Scale Energy Storage - Part 1 3/5/2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Learning Lab 3I

Learning Labs 4

Presentation Title Date Time Session #
Utility Case Studies in Prepaid Metering 3/5/2014 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Learning Lab 4A
Controlling Lightning Induced Outages on Overhead Lines 3/5/2014 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Learning Lab 4B
How Much Smarter are You Now After Deploying Smart Feeder Switching? 3/5/2014 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Learning Lab 4C
Benchmarking Your Cyber Security Program 3/5/2014 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Learning Lab 4E
The Dark Side of the Cloud 3/5/2014 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Learning Lab 4F
Supply Management General Session/ISM-CU Annual Meeting/Reception 3/5/2014 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Learning Lab 4G
Evaluating and Applying Utitliy-Scale Energy Storage - Part 2 3/5/2014 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Learning Lab 4H

Learning Labs 5

Presentation Title Date Time Session #
Improve Safety and Tracking of Shared Resources During Disasters 3/6/2014 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Learning Lab 5A
Pole Guying: More Complicated Than Meets the Eye 3/6/2014 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Learning Lab 5B
Voltage Optimization with AMI 3/6/2014 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Learning Lab 5C
Scaling Behind the Meter Water Heaters for Grid-Scale Storage 3/6/2014 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Learning Lab 5D
Securing Remote and Outdoor Assets Using Video Verification 3/6/2014 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Learning Lab 5E
IT Toolkits - Free Stuff out there 3/6/2014 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Learning Lab 5F
Using Garage Management Systems to Get Ahead 3/6/2014 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Learning Lab 5G
LED Lighting - The Good and the Bad 3/6/2014 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Learning Lab 5H

Learning Labs 6

Presentation Title Date Time Session #
Standing up to the Smart Grid: What is the Next Generation IT Architecture? 3/6/2014 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Learning Lab 6A
Cable Rejuvenation Life Extensions Estimates 3/6/2014 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Learning Lab 6B
Closing the Loop on Conservation Voltage Reduction 3/6/2014 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Learning Lab 6C
Integration Issues and Simulation Challenges of High-Penetration PV 3/6/2014 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Learning Lab 6D
Just How Sensitive is Your Information? 3/6/2014 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Learning Lab 6E
Time to Get Serious About Technology Integration & Interoperability 3/6/2014 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Learning Lab 6F
Mitigating Risk with Insurance and Contract Language 3/6/2014 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Learning Lab 6G

Learning Labs 7

Presentation Title Date Time Session #
Build Communication Bridges Across Your Organization with Work Management System 3/6/2014 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Learning Lab 7A
Systems Loss Reduction 3/6/2014 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Learning Lab 7B
Securing Electric Utility Control System Assets and Networks 3/6/2014 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Learning Lab 7C
Time to Get Serious About Technology Integration & Interoperability - A Panel Discussion 3/6/2014 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Learning Lab 7D
Asset Recovery/Surplus 3/6/2014 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Learning Lab 7E
The Maturing of an Electric Cooperative 3/6/2014 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Learning Lab 7F
Securing your SCADA network in 2014 3/6/2014 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Learning Lab 7G

Technovation Sessions

Presentation Title Date Time Session #
Smart Meters for Operations Efficiency 3/4/2014 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Techno 1
The Digitization of Safety and Compliance 3/4/2014 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Techno 1
Using Variable Frequency Drives as a Phase Conversion Solution 3/4/2014 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Techno 1
What to look for in a vegetation management contractor 3/4/2014 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Techno 1
Comparison of Old Grid/New Grid 3/4/2014 2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Techno 2
Going Mobile with GIS 3/4/2014 2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Techno 2
MRO Vending Machines - NRECA Cooperative Applications 3/4/2014 2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Techno 2
Mitigating Undesired Recloser Control Operation Due to Distribution Line Inrush 3/4/2014 2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Techno 2
Using Numerical Protection Relays as Asset Management Tools 3/4/2014 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Techno 3
Solving Problematic Low Voltages and Achieving Peak Demand Reduction 3/4/2014 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Techno 3
Cohorts, Co-ops and Complexity 3/4/2014 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Techno 3
Creating a Mobile Computing Plan 3/4/2014 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Techno 3
Deploying Cloud-Based Technology To Eliminate Recurring PPE Costs 3/4/2014 3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Techno 4
Latest in iOS Tech for Field Inspection 3/4/2014 3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Techno 4
Developing a Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) - Lessons Learned 3/4/2014 3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Techno 4
Wood Pole Strength for all NESC Weather Conditions 3/4/2014 3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Techno 4
A Step-wise Approach to Feeder Automation 3/4/2014 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Techno 5
Distributed Volt/Var Application– The Good, the Bad and the Solution 3/4/2014 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Techno 5
Leverage Your Prepaid System to Reduce and Manage Bad Debts 3/4/2014 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Techno 5
Demand Response: Benefits for the Member and the Operations Department 3/4/2014 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Techno 5
The Time is Ripe for Accelerated Pre-Pay Deployments 3/4/2014 4:00 pm.m - 4:20 p.m. Techno 6
Building a Better Transmission System for the Next Super Storm 3/4/2014 4:00 pm.m - 4:20 p.m. Techno 6
Monitoring and Reporting of Renewable Resources 3/4/2014 4:00 pm.m - 4:20 p.m. Techno 6