National Conference Presentations

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2019 National Conference Presentations

Final Program [pdf]

Troy Adams, Elk River Municipal Utilities; and David Niles, Avant Energy - Management Perspectives on Governance: At the Retail and Wholesale Level [21 pp]

Janet Ady, AdyAdvantage - Economic Development Best Practices: Site Selection and Megatrends [45 pp]

Mark Beauchamp, Utility Financial Solutions - Achieving Community Objectives With Strategic Rate Design [10 pp]

Deborah Beaver, JEA - Protecting Your Customers and Community From Scams [15 pp] 

John Benavente, Guam Power Authority - Lessons From Disaster: Making the Most of Mutual Aid [34 pp]

Mark Brown, Fayetteville Public Works Commission; and Achyut Shrestha, North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, College of Engineering at North Carolina State University - Community Solar With Storage: Lessons Learned [24 pp]

Timothy J. Burke, Omaha Public Power District - Diversity & Inclusion a Priority at OPPD [9 pp]

Bill Coletti, Kith - Green Is the New Black: Communication Environmental Stewardship [3 pp] 

Andrew Colosimo, Colorado Springs Utilities - Powering Resiliency For Our Military Systems [15 pp] 

John Coyle, Duncan & Allen - What Is Happening in the RTO-Operated Markets? [29 pp]

Patty Cruz and Steve VanderMeer, Hometown Connections - More than Poles & Wires: Measuring the True Value of Your Utility [36 pp]

Meena Dayak, American Public Power Association - Green Is the New Black: Communication Environmental Stewardship [32 pp]

Charles Dickerson, Austin Energy - Training Programs to Bring In and Keep the Best [16 pp]

Mark Gerken, American Municipal Power, Inc. - What Will Your Utility Look Like In 2029? [22 pp]

Dave Geschwind, Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency - The 100% Renewables Band Wagon:  Should You Jump On? [23 pp]

Jennifer Golbeck, Social Intelligence Lab, University of Maryland - Are We Ready For The Rise of Robots? [14 pp]

Justin Green, New Braunfels Utilities - Training Programs to Bring in and Retain the Best [13 pp]

Hugh Grunden, Easton Utilities Commission - Tipping The Pay Scales: Strategic Roundtable [8 pp] - Only available to member utilities, joint action agencies, and state/regional associations.

Joanne Hovis, CTC Technology & Energy - Small Cell Wireless Pole Attachments: What’s in Store? [77 pp]

Randy Howard, Northern California Power Agency - Transmission Increasing Rates Demand Increasing Scrutiny [12 pp]

Douglas Hunter, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems - Flexible Nuclear For Low-Cost Decarbonization [5 pp]

Chad Johnson, Nebraska Public Power District - Reaching Tomorrow’s Customers: Public Power in Our Schools [9 pp]

Matthew Johnson, The Energy Authority - What Is Happening in the RTO-Operated Markets? [12 pp]

Janet Kieffer, INFLUENCE - Talent Wars: Are You Ready For The Next Generation? [40 pp]

Lindsay Kishter, Nexight Group; and Jordan Loyd, Federal Bureau of Investigation - Can Your Utility Survive A Cyberattack? [28 pp] - Only available to member utilities, joint action agencies, and state/regional associations.

Alex Kizer, Energy Futures Initiative - What Is Blockchain And Why Should You Care? [19 pp]

David Koster, Holland Board of Public Works - How To Build A Culture of Excellence In Public Power [15 pp]

Jim Lazar, Regulatory Assistance Project - Winning The Race For Your Utility And Community [12 pp], Winning The Race For Your Utility And Community [32 pp]

Steve Lieberman, American Municipal Power, Inc. - Perspective on PJM [22 pp]

Monica Martinez, Ruben Strategy Group and Utilities United Against Scams - Protecting Your Customers and Community From Scams [18 pp] 

Owen McIntee, Spencerport Electric Department - Lessons From Disaster: Making the Most of Mutual Aid [21 pp]

Pasi Miettinen, Sagewell, Inc. - What Will Your Utility Look Like In 2029? [17 pp]

R. John Miner, Collaborative Learning - Boards 101: Fulfilling Your Fiduciary Responsibilities [19 pp]

R. John Miner, Collaborative Learning - Report Card Time For The CEO And Board [30 pp]

R. John Miner, Collaborative Learning - Understanding Your Board Role and Responsibilities [25 pp]

Bhaveeta Mody, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke - Are Your Transmission Rates About To Go Up? [35 pp]

Mark Nibaur,  Austin Utilities - Reaching Tomorrow's Customers: Public Power in Our Schools [15 pp]

Neil Nixon, Nixon & Associates - Crisis Communications: What Every Leader Must Know [8 pp]

David Osburn, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority - Tell Your Story, Save Your Utility [22 pp] - Only available to member utilities, joint action agencies, and state/regional associations.

Jeffrey Panger, S&P Global – Ratings - Bond Ratings: Straight From The Big Three [22 pp]

Dennis Pidherny, Fitch Ratings - Bond Ratings: Straight From The Big Three [25 pp]

David Pomper, Spiegel & McDiarmid - Are Your Transmission Rates About To Go Up? [27 pp]

David Porter, Electric Power Research Institute - R&D: Bring The Power of Innovation To Your Community [11 pp]

Richard Preng, Korn Ferry; and Keith Woods, Salt River Project - It's Never Too Early For CEO Succession Planning [21 pp]

Dr. José Reyes, NuScale Power - Flexible Nuclear for Low-Cost Decarbonization [24 pp]

Steve Roalstad, Platte River Power Authority - Green Is the New Black: Communication Environmental Stewardship [9 pp]

A.J. Sabatelle, Moody’s Investor Service - Bond Ratings: Straight From The Big Three [24 pp]

Steven Sauer, Omaha Public Power District - Powering Resiliency For Our Military Systems [19 pp]

Achyut Shrestha, North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, College of Engineering at North Carolina State University - Community Solar With Storage: Lessons Learned [24 pp]

Carolyn Slaughter, Director, American Public Power Association - Addressing Climate Change: The Washington Report [40 pp]

Dan Smith, Austin Energy - Energy Storage: Behind or in Front of the Meter? [25 pp]

Debra Smith, Seattle City Light - How To Build A Culture of Excellence In Public Power [11 pp]

Scott Smith, City of Bryan, Texas - Cybersecurity:  Small Investment, Big Impact [23 pp]

John Snyder, The Energy Authority - Transmission Increasing Rates Demand Increasing Scrutiny [15 pp]

Jeffrey Stewart, Lafayette Utilities System - Tell Your Story, Save Your Utility [16 pp] - Only available to member utilities, joint action agencies, and state/regional associations.

Pam Sullivan, American Municipal Power, Inc. - Transmission Increasing Rates Demand Increasing Scrutiny [24 pp]

Gary Swan, National Energy Foundation - Reaching Tomorrow's Customers: Public Power in Our Schools [41 pp]

Lynne Tejeda, Keys Energy Services - How To Build A Culture of Excellence In Public Power [17 pp]

David Wright, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power - Electrify Your Fleet And Recharge Your Benefits [27 pp]

Adam Young, Burns & McDonnell - Electrify Your Fleet And Recharge Your Benefits [35 pp]

Paul Zummo, American Public Power Association - The 100% Renewables Band Wagon: Should You Jump On? [9 pp]

 

Industry Spotlight Sessions

Brett Cullen, ENGIE Storage - Bond Ratings: Straight From The Big Three [14 pp]

Hy Martin, D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments - 300MW Solar Portfolio with Virginia Cooperative [12 pp]

 

2018 National Conference Presentations

Final Program [pdf]

Troy Adams, Elk River Municipal Utilities, Alex Hofmann, American Public Power Association, and Srinivasa Venigalla, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority - Measure It to Improve It: Benchmarking for Excellence [48 pp]

Dan Aschenbach, Moody's Investor Service - Bond Ratings: An Inside Look [23 pp]

Mason Baker, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems and Bob Temple, NuScale Power - Adding Small Modular Reactors to Your Portfolio [43 pp]

Jeffrey Bayne and Lisa Dowden, Spiegel & McDiarmid - [PPT] Decarbonization 2.0: The State Impact [29 pp]

Jeffrey Bayne and Lisa Dowden, Spiegel & McDiarmid - [Paper] Decarbonization 2.0: The State Impact [29 pp]

Dave Carroll, Paducah Power System and Scott Focht, Omaha Public Power District - Strategic Planning: Charting Your Utility's Future [32 pp]

Rob Chapman, Electric Power Research Institute - Electrification: When, Why and How [23 pp]

John Crooks, Shakopee Public Utilities Commission and David Niles, Avant Energy, Inc. - Reaching Tomorrow's Customers: Energy Education for the Next Generation [40 pp]

Phyllis Currie, Hometown Connections and Ed Shikada, City of Palo Alto - Customer Service: Whose Job Is It Anyway? [49 pp]

Meena Dayak, American Public Power Association - Tooting the Public Power Horn: Three Easy Tunes [33 pp]

James Ellis, ChargePoint - Electric Vehicles: Are You Ready for the New Load? [63 pp]

Chris Gent, Kissimmee Utility Authority - Know Your Worth, Show Your Worth [13 pp]

Kevin R. Gertig, City of Fort Collins and Karen St. Clair, Columbia Power and Water Systems - Assess and Act: Build Your Cybersecurity Program [18 pp]

Clinton Hedrington, Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority - The Perfect Storm: Be Prepared with Mutual Aid [16 pp]

Alex Hofmann, American Public Power Association - The High Cost of Low Wages [16 pp]

Terry Huval, Lafayette Utilities System and Jeff Mihelich, City of Fort Collins - Fiber and Public Power: Catalyzing Development [41 pp]

Sue Kelly, American Public Power Association - State of Public Power [24 pp]

Reiko Kerr, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power - The Wild West: Keeping Up with Market Developments [19 pp]

Reiko Kerr, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power - Store Up the Benefits: Leveraging Energy Storage [19 pp]

Tom Kiernan, American Wind Energy Association - The Winds of Change: Beyond Generation [14 pp]

Emily Levin, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation - What's New in Energy Efficiency and Distributed Energy [57 pp]

Michael Mace, Public Financial Management, Inc. - Standing Up to a Sellout Threat [22 pp]

Erica L. Manuel, SMUD - Tooting the Public Power Horn: Three Easy Tunes [31 pp]

Barry Moline, California Municipal Utilities Association - The Wild West: Keeping Up with Market Developments [22 pp]

Jonathon Monken, PJM Interconnection - FERC Evaluating Resilience: What's Up in the Markets? [8 pp]

Kara Montalvo, Salt River Project and Ingrid Setzler, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities - CO2 Emission Standards: What's Next? [42 pp]

George Morrow, Denton Municipal Electric - The Winds of Change: Beyond Generation [30 pp]

Chunka Mui - Unleashing 6 Megatrends of the Next Decade [97 pp]

Carl Mycoff, Mycoff, Fry & Prouse LLC - The High Cost of Low Wages  [20 pp]

Jeffrey Panger, S&P Global Ratings - Bond Ratings: An Inside Look [17 pp]

Erica Peden, Athens Utilities Board - Tooting the Public Power Horn: Three Easy Tunes [18 pp]

Dennise Pidherny, Fitch Ratings - Bond Ratings: An Inside Look [26 pp]

Bart Rupert, Clean Energy Collective - Community Solar Shines with Customer Engagement [21 pp]

Melissa Seymour, MidContinent Independent System Operator - FERC Evaluating Resilience: What's Up in the Markets? [5 pp]

Michael Shepard, Ruralite - Tooting the Public Power Horn: Three Easy Tunes [15 pp]

Alison Silverstein, Alison Silverstein Consulting - [PPT] FERC Evaluating Resilience: What's Up in the Markets? [10 pp]

Alison Silverstein, Alison Silverstein Consulting - [Paper] FERC Evaluating Resilience: What's Up in the Markets? [77 pp]

Coleman Smoak, Piedmont Municipal Power Agency - Public Power Matters [27 pp]

Sean Stokes, Baller Stokes and Lide and Gabriel Garcia, CPS Energy - Pole Attachments: Defending Against Federal Interference [68 pp]

Robert Trinnear, The Energy Authority - Blockchain and the Energy Invasion: A Primer [23 pp]

Shane Ward, Mt. Pleasant City - Standing Up to a Sellout Threat [14 pp]

Jacob Williams, Florida Municipal Power Agency - Know Your Worth, Show Your Worth [18 pp]

Joe Wilson, Platte River Power Authority - The Wild West: Keeping Up with Market Developments [12 pp]

Amy Zubaly, Florida Municipal Electric Association - The Perfect Storm: Be Prepared with Mutual Aid [28 pp]

Paul Zummo, American Public Power Association - The High Cost of Low Wages [10 pp]

Stephen Zurn, Glendale Water & Power - Store Up the Benefits: Leveraging Energy Storage [13 pp]

 

Industry Spotlight Sessions

Novinium, Inc. - How to Extend URD Cable Performance Year Over Year [19 pp]

Shapiro Lifschitz Schram - What Public Power Needs to Know About Construction Contracts [22 pp]

Siemens - Making 1+1=3 with a Hybrid Solution [13 pp]

Spiegel McDiarmid - Putting the Profit in "For Profit": FERC Regulation of Investor-Owned Utilities's Rate of Return [27 pp]