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Extending Reliability to your
Electric Power System

SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2019

AUSTIN, TEXAS

The 2019 Electric Power Reliability Summit features cutting-edge electric power reliability conversations between peers.
No talking heads. No self-promotion. 
The focus is on building a community of experts.

Strengthen your organization

Maximize uptime. Minimize outages. Avoid production losses.

Boost your career

 

 

 

Upgrade your skills. Deepen your knowledge. Become invaluable.

Build an electric power reliability plan that will help ROI more than a CapEx purchase.

Implement an intelligent approach to power system reliability that protects your bottom line.

 

Share expertise throughout your organization that goes beyond best-practices.

Perform your responsibilities way beyond O&M.
 

Build a network of like-minded practitioners.
 

Acquire resources for lifetime learning.
 

SCHEDULE
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Participate in a unique

practitioner-led experience

 

Unreliable electric power systems can cost millions in downtime and repairs. Stand up. Take ownership. Collaborate with experts and upgrade your skills. Deepen your knowledge. Decide to protect your bottom line by extending reliability to your electric power system.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

 

Corporate reliability leadership session

Tour of the Center for Electromechanics

Welcome with Dale Bissonette, President of SDMyers, LLC and keynote by Doc Palmer, author and Managing Partner of Richard Palmer & Associates.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Keynote: Dan Smith, Austin Energy

EPRS benchmarking survey

PowerPro® for reliable power operations

Breakout session and panel session

Electric Power Reliability Experience

Dinner keynote by Ron Moore (introduced by Alan Ross)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Keynote: Terry O'Hanlon, ReliabilityWeb

Breakout session and panel session

Electric Power Reliability Experience

Panel: "Recruiting your corporate team" with Chip Angus, Larry Bryant, George Parada, and Tony Dotson

 
BREAKER
RELIABILITY
TRANSFORMER
RELIABILITY
CABLE
RELIABILITY
Electric Power Reliability
EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
Electric Power Reliability
 
PROTECTIVE
EQUIPMENT
BEGIN
THE
JOURNEY
Four hands-on interactive stations led by subject matter experts followed by four compelling asset management presentations.
ULTRASOUND
INFRARED
FLUID
TESTING
REMOTE
MONITORING

Take away expertise you will put into practice immediately

“We have to recognize that the new equipment we buy provides a different environment for the old equipment… improvement doesn’t necessarily guarantee it a 50-year life.”

 

Robert Hebner

Director. Center for Electromechanics

“It’s probably more important within the maintenance and reliability world to ‘team’ than anywhere else. If there are silos, it never works.”

 

Alan Ross

VP of Reliability ,SDMyers, LLC

Corporate reliability leadership 

Reliability leaders face many challenges on the journey to reliability. Discover the benefits of creating a community of practitioners and subject matter experts. 

Tour of the Center for Electromechanics

Explore the largest university-based electromechanics research and development facility in the country and see first-hand how the CEM approaches electrical systems as a whole in terms of efficiency and reliability. 

Evaluate your current state

Reveal the strength of their current electric power reliability program and discover opportunities on how to expand upon and improve it.

Electric Power Reliability Experience

These mini sessions explore established and emerging technologies and their application in an electric power reliability program. 

Practitioner panel

Open-forum discussion featuring leading electric power reliability practitioners. 

How to lead change for reliability

Plants are essentially mini cities, and it’s important to establish where the utility supply marries industrial distribution. 

It’s all about leadership

Is reliability a product of processes and systems? Or a form of organizational culture? Drive more performance out of your assets at a lower cost while empowering your workforce.

Defining and overcoming barriers

How do reliability leaders overcome or circumvent organizational, leadership, physical, financial, and other barriers? 

Recruiting your electric power reliability team

Build corporate or plant leadership support while recruiting and empowering an electric power reliability Task Team, and take the first major step to a reliable electric power system. 

MEET THE EXPERTS

Doc Palmer

Author and Managing Partner of Richard Palmer & Associates

KEYNOTE

Doc Palmer has over three decades of industrial experience primarily as a practitioner within the maintenance department of the Jacksonville Electric Authority, a major electric utility. He is the author of The Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook and is a consultant, educator, and mentor for companies across the globe.

Ron Moore

Managing Partner of The RM Group, Inc.

KEYNOTE

Ron Moore is a manufacturing management consultant to major manufacturers from all over North and South America to the U.K., Europe, Asia, Russia, and Australia, with over 30 years’ experience studying and solving management performance. 

Terry O'Hanlon, CMRP

CEO, ReliabilityWeb and Publisher, Uptime Magazine

KEYNOTE

Terrence O'Hanlon, CMRP, is an asset management leader specializing in reliability and operational excellence. He is the CEO of Reliabilityweb.com and publisher of Uptime Magazine. 

Dan Smith

Vice President, Electric Service Delivery, Austin Energy

KEYNOTE

Dan Smith is responsible for leading Austin Energy's Transmission and Distribution organization. 

Robert Hebner, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Electromechanics

TECHNICAL TOUR

Robert Hebner is the director of the Center for Elecromechanics, which develops advanced technology in the areas of power and energy. He is an award-winning researcher, and has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical papers and reports.

Shannon Strank

Assistant Director, Center for Electromechanics

TECHNICAL TOUR

Shannon Strank manages communication at the Center for Electromechanics. She leverages her experience as both a mechanical engineer and a business manager to bring new technologies to industry.

Alan Ross, CMRP, CRL

Vice President of Reliability, SDMyers

ELECTRIC POWER RELIABILITY ALLIANCE

Alan Ross is chair of the Electric Power Reliability Alliance and the host of the Electric Power Reliability Summit. He is a Certified Reliability Leader, SMRP designee to the DOE's Strategic Transformer Reserve Task Force, and member of the IEEE Reliability Society. He is an advocate of electric power system reliability leadership.

VENUE
 

AT&T EXECUTIVE EDUCATION AND CONFERENCE CENTER

CENTER
FOR
ELECROMECHANICS
TOUR

The Center for Electromechanics, on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, is of the most innovative and influential electric power research centers in the world. 

 

Shannon Strank will lead a guided tour of the facility where you will get to see first-hand some of the leading-edge research performed at the center, including some insight into how the CEM approaches electrical systems as a whole in terms of efficiency and reliability. 

EXPLORE EVERY SESSION

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

     Publicly owned utility providing electrical power
to the city of Austin, Texas, and surrounding areas.

    Designs and manufactures a range of electrical
solutions to assist in successful management.

    Designs, manufactures, markets and distributes
a variety of pulp, paper and personal care products.

     Leader of scientific and engineering information on electric

power and energy for the betterment of society.

   Provider of power cable reliability assessment services

for medium and high voltage power.

 Global leader in electrical maintenance safety devices used
in condition-based maintenance inspection procedures.

 Delivers asset management software solutions ranging from
asset health tracking to substation inspection applications.

Trusted source of the latest reliability and uptime
maintenance news and information.

Leader in electric power system reliability, transformer
 maintenance, oil testing, training and field service.

Provides ultrasound solutions that help organizations prevent
 failures, control energy costs, and improve product quality.

Leading expert on the use of infrared thermography and
  electrical motor testing.

Public research university in Austin, Texas and the flagship
  institution of the University of Texas System.

The Ultrasound Institute offers training for the use of
   ultrasound for reliability maintenance.

WestRock is an international manufacturer of paper
     and packaging products located on five continents.