Fall Engineering & Operations Conference

Wednesday, October 26 - Friday, October 28, 2016

 

ECNE's Fall Engineering & Operations Conference

October 26 - 28 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, MA

Join us in Danvers for 2.5 days of presentations, discussions, demonstrations and exhibits!

This year's conference will feature an Opening & Closing General Session, as well as the following Conference Tracks:

Meter & Revenue Protection

Safety & Security

Substation Equipment & Maintenance (Focus: Relay & Protection Controls)

Transmission & Distribution

The Conference Planning Teams have been working hard and have delivered some excellent sessions for you to attend.  Safety and security topics are weaved throughout the "traditional" tracks, in addition to having a stand-alone Track.  Take a look at the Conference Agenda listed below.  We hope to see you there!

Click here to download the On-Site Agenda.

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsors:

McWane Poles

Arthur J. Hurley Company, Inc.

Netwatch USA

Power Sales Group, Inc.

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evlumaRelay & Power Systems

Silver Level Sponsors:

Alexander Publications

Additional sponsorship opportunities listed below.


Online Registration 

Download the Registration Form

Attendee Registration (Utility Attendees)

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibit Hall Pass Registration

Sponsorship Form

Please return registration forms to registrar@ecne.org or fax to (603) 626-4605.

 

Conference Agenda

Click here to download the On-Site Agenda.

Wednesday, October 26th 

Pre-Conference Seminars:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Technical Seminar 

SEL Seminar General Session (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

SEL Product Reliability: A New Metric Better Represents Your Experience
High-Performance Time-Domain Line Protection
SEL Solutions for the Digital Substation
SEL Microgrid Solutions
Protection Innovations that Improve System Performance
Cybersecurity Risk Management for the Substation

SEL Seminar Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions (1:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Protection:

Introduction to Event Analysis
Basic Transformer Protection and Winding Compensation

-or-

Automation:

Automate Complete Substation Systems with the SEL RTAC Product Family
Introduction to Software-Defined Networking & Communications Troubleshooting

Visit selinc.com/events/ECNE-regional to register!

12:00 - 4:30 pm Worksite & Workplace Active Shooter Seminar by Lt. Terry Choate, Jr. , Blue-U Defense Seminars

This seminar provides a solid foundation to make good decisions in the fraction of a second through awareness,
avoidance and mental strength building. Key factors to survival are recognizing signs of violence in advance,
proficiency in de-escalation skills and techniques, and tactics.

Topics covered include:

What is an Active Shooter?
Lockdown vs. Evacuation
Incident Dynamics - Is Fear Good or Bad?
The Mind of the Adversary
Threat Assessments
Intelligence Gathering
Creating Resistance
Natural Weapons - Intuition, Instinct, Will & Fear
Tactics

5:00 - 6:00 pm    Meet & Greet Reception

Utility Attendees, Exhibitors and ECNE Meter School Students Welcome
Please RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 19th if you plan to attend. 

Thursday, October 27th

7:30 am   Attendee Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am   General Session Panel:

The Threat to the United States Critical Infrastructure from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)
Bruce Benwell - President, Directed Energy Technology
Paul Currie - Director, MPE Limited
Terry Murch - President, Technical Sales Solutions, LLC
Randy White - President, Jaxon Engineering & Maintenance

This session will provide an educational overview of the threat of an EMP - HEMP and iemi, what protection the current infrastructure offers, and what should be considered to better protect against potential threats.  This panel of subject matter experts will discuss what is an EMP - HEMP and iemi, the types of threats, shielding, filtering and monitoring.

9:00 am   Exhibitor Registration & Set-Up

10:00 am Break

10:30 am Breakout Sessions

Meter & Revenue Protection Track
Life Cycle of a Revenue Protection Case
by Leo "Doc" Dalbec

Safety & Security Track
Lessons Learned After the Attack on Ukraine
by Yury Polozov & Chuck Nettleship, Wapack Labs

Substation Equipment & Maintenance Track
Upgrading & Retrofitting Older F3A and F4C Recloser
Controls to Current Form 6 Recloser Controls
by David Ofcarcik, Eaton's Cooper Power Systems Business

Transmission & Distribution Track
Smart Voltage Reduction
by Steve Fischer, Beckwith Electric Co., Inc.

12:00 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

2:00 pm   Breakout Sessions

Meter & Revenue Protection Track
Managing the Meter Shop of the Future Through Better Tools & Information
by Bill Hardy, TESCO - The Eastern Specialty Company

Safety & Security Track
What You Need to Know About Building an Effective Security Awareness Program
by Kim Hood, Unitil Service Corporation

Substation Equipment & Maintenance Track
Transformer Protection Application (Part 1)
by Wayne Hartmann, Beckwith Electric Co., Inc.

Transmission & Distribution Track
Risk Reduction Through Use of Hazard Alerting Graphics
by Bob Thompson, Uticom Systems, Inc.

3:15 pm   Break

3:30 pm  Breakout Sessions

Meter & Revenue Protection Track
Changes to ISO Operating Procedure 18 (OP18) - Metering & Telemetry Requirements
by Jeff Carrara, Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO)

Safety & Security Track
Anatomy of a Hacking Attack
by David Bressler, GuidePoint Security LLC

Substation Equipment & Maintenance Track
Transformer Protection Application (Part 2)
by Wayne Hartmann, Beckwith Electric Co., Inc.

Transmission & Distribution Track
Street Lighting: A Fresh Look at an Old Problem
by Richard Shank, UTILCO

4:30 pm Reception in the Exhibit Hall

5:30 pm Presentation of Donations to Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC) & Door Prize Drawing

6:00 pm Reception Adjourns

Friday, October 28th

7:30 am Attendee Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 am Breakout Sessions

JOINT SESSION:
Meter & Revenue Protection and Safety & Security Tracks
FEMA & POIA - A Regional Response to Long Term Outages
by Tom Murphy, Unitil Service Corporation

Substation Equipment & Maintenance Track
Physical Substation Security
by Mario Barone, Liberty Utilities

Transmission & Distribution Track
A Case Study of Southwire's C7 Composite Core HTLS
Conductor Response Under Heavy Ice Loading
by Bobby Watkins, Southwire Company

9:00 am Break

9:15 am Breakout Sessions

Meter & Revenue Protection Track
Roundtable Discussion - Utility Attendees ONLY

JOINT SESSION: 
Safety & Security and Substation Equip. & Maintenance Tracks
Cybersecurity Roadmap for Asset Testing, Maintenance & Management
by Gowri Rajappan, Doble Engineering Company

Transmission & Distribution Track
New Innovations to Overcome Difficulties Associated with the Automation of Distribution Feeders
by Kevin Hapke, Siemens Industry, Inc.

10:15 am Break

10:30 am *NEW* Closing General Session: 

Security Risks & Challenges of Mobile Devices
by Fred Wiseman, Vermont Electric Coop.

Mobile devices present new risks to utilities but also new opportunities to improve work flow and access to information.  This session will cover some of the risks faced in adopting mobile devices and ways to mitigate those risks with policies, procedures and technical controls.

12:00 pm Conference Adjourns


Click here to download the On-Site Agenda.

Online Registration

Attendee Registration (Utility Attendees)

Exhibitor Registration

Gold or Silver Level Sponsorship  

Attendee Registration Fees 

Early Bird Registration Fees were available through September 28, 2016.  Regular Registration begins September 29, 2016.

 

Early Bird Registration Fees

(Until September 28, 2016)

Regular Registration Fees

(September 29 - October 27, 2016)

Full Program Full Program
ECNE Members: $425 ECNE Members: $475
Non-Members: $575 Non-Members: $625
Thursday, Oct. 27th ONLY Thursday, Oct. 27th ONLY
ECNE Members: $365 ECNE Members: $395
Non-Members: $545 Non-Members: $545
Spouse or Guest Spouse or Guest
Member/Non-Member: $40 Member/Non-Member:

$40

 

Exhibitor Registration Fees 

NOTE: All individuals in the exhibit hall must have an Exhibit Hall Pass.  Each Exhibit Table includes 1 Hall Pass, and individual Hall Passes may be purchased separately.  To purchase a separate Exhibit Hall Pass, you must be affiliated with an Exhibitor's Table.

Early Bird Registration Fees were available through September 28, 2016.  Regular Registration begins September 29, 2016.

Early Bird Registration Fees

(Until September 28, 2016)

Regular Registration Fees

(September 29 - October 27, 2016)

Initial Exhibit Table Initial Exhibit Table
ECNE Members: $425 ECNE Members: $475
Non-Members: $650 Non-Members: $680
Additional Tables Additional Tables
ECNE Members: $250 ea.

ECNE Members:

$280 ea.
Non-Members: $325 ea. Non-Members: $350 ea.
Exhibit Hall Pass Exhibit Hall Pass
ECNE Members: $165 ea. ECNE Members: $165 ea.
Non-Members: $240 ea. Non-Members: $240 ea.

Click here to download the Exhibitor FAQ.


Download the Registration Form

Attendee Registration (Utility Attendees)

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibit Hall Pass Registration

Sponsorship Form

Please return registration forms to registrar@ecne.org or fax to (603) 626-4605.

Click here to download the On-Site Agenda.

 

Lodging

Lodging is not included and must be arranged directly with the hotel.  Be sure to mention the Energy Council of the Northeast to access our room block.  The room block and rates were guaranteed until Tuesday, October 4th.  

DoubleTree Hotel Danvers - $144/night + tax
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 777-2500

You may also book online at www.doubletree.hilton.com using Group Code ECN.

 

Doing Good in the Community - Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC)

For more than 35 years, HAWC, formerly "Help for Abuse Women and their Children," has been serving individuals affected by domestic violence and abuse.

HAWC serves 23 cities and towns from Saugus to Cape Ann, including Danvers, MA.  HAWC operated three outreach offices, an emergency shelter, and has an advocate stationed at North Shore Medical Center.

In addition, HAWC operates a 24-Hour Hotline, provides advocacy, offers support groups, community outreach and a Parent Child Trauma Recovery Program.

To help support HAWC's mission and Holiday Giving Program, ECNE will be accepting donations at the Fall Engineering & Operations Conference.  You may either make a monetary donation or make an in-king donation for clients' children to enjoy during the holiday season.

Monetary donations may be made at www.hawcv.org/give (please note or write in the memo: ECNE's Fall E&O Conference).

In-Kind Donations (see below) may be dropped off at the Registration Table on Thursday, October 27th:

Gift Cards ($5 - $25)

  • Best Buy
  • Walmart or Target
  • iTunes
  • Toys R' Us
  • CVS
  • Restaurants 
  • Movie Theaters

Gifts for Children

  • Multicultural Dolls
  • Arts & Crafts items
  • Cars & Trucks
  • Blocks, LEGOs, Lincoln Logs
  • Sports Equipment
  • Books

Gifts for Teens

  • Bath & Body Products
  • Jewelry
  • Hair Supplies
  • Make-Up
  • LEGOs
  • Movies/DVDs
  • Sports Equipment
  • Books
  • Art Supplies
  • Sports Team Paraphernalia

 

Click here to download the list of requested items.   Thanks for your support!


Thank you to our Conference Sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsors:

McWane Poles

Arthur J. Hurley Company, Inc.

Netwatch USA

Power Sales Group, Inc.

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evlumaRelay & Power Systems

Silver Level Sponsors:

Alexander Publications

If you have any questions, contact ECNE at (603) 626-4602.


Location

DoubleTree Hotel
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923

Contact

Sarah Klingler
(603) 626-4602 (104)
sklingler@ecne.org