National Conference Presentations

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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 

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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

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