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Taking Care of Business: Distribution Planning

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Good planning is at the core of ensuring a distribution system with adequate capacity, that can deliver highly reliable service efficiently. Learn about both the technical and financial elements of distribution planning.

Date: May 27, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM EST

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Good planning is at the core of ensuring a distribution system with adequate capacity, that can deliver highly reliable service efficiently. Learn about both the technical and financial elements of distribution planning. Among the questions we will address are: What information is needed to develop a plan? What engineering analyses are typically performed? How are the planning results used to prioritize and budget for system investments?  We will also examine the attributes of an effective planning process.

Topics

  • Technical elements of distribution planning
    • System planning and operating criteria
    • System load forecasting
    • System documentation and modeling
    • System studies
  • Financial aspects of distribution planning
    • Capital investment vs. maintenance
    • Prioritization of system investments
    • Capital planning and budgeting
  • The distribution planning process
    • Attributes of an effective planning process
    • Typical steps in the planning process
    • Best practices and continuous improvement

Recommended for

Utility executive managers and governing board members, mid-level managers (engineering, operations, financial, customer) distribution personnel (engineers, planners, and crew leaders), and consultants.

Speakers

  • R. John Miner, P.E., President, Collaborative Learning, Inc., Austin, Texas
  • Tom Black, P.E., Management Consultant, Collaborative Learning, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado

Guest presenters

  • Joni Batson, P.E., VP System Planning, Protection & Consulting, Leidos
  • John Cerulli, P.E., Senior Distribution Planning and Analysis Engineer, Leidos 

Series Description

Join this four-part webinar series  to learn the latest on distribution economics, planning and performance. Hear about the business imperatives that are driving distribution system performance and improvements and discuss the evolving, broader mission of the distribution system in the context of “smart” components, increasing customer expectations for reliable service, and the connection of Distributed Energy Resources. Hear best practices and actionable tips for improving your distribution system.  

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or EducationInfo@PublicPower.org

 

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