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Leadership Lyceum

Leadership Lyceum: A CEO's Virtual Mentor

This podcast series focuses on corporate and industry strategy and trends from the direct vantage point of key industry leaders. Subscribe to the podcast at Apple iTunes. Several interviews are available here: See Podcasts

Calendar of Events

Apr 09, 2017 to Apr 12, 2017
| Phoenix, AZ
May 02, 2017 to May 05, 2017
| Orlando, FL
May 21, 2017 to May 23, 2017
| Orlando, FL

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Superstorm Sandy

No-Regrets Approach to Enhancing Grid Resiliency

Grid Assurance, innovative industry-driven response

Michael Deggendorf

Subscribers can reduce their costs by 30 to 70 percent compared with maintaining their own stockpile.

Remarkable Energy Careers: Jim Fama

We talked with Jim Fama, retiring and on his last day at EEI, about his remarkable career.

Jim Fama, with Steve Mitnick

Jim Fama was the Edison Electric Institute’s vice president for energy delivery since 2002.

PSEG Long Island Further Strengthens Electric Grid

PSEG Long Island embarked on a federally funded, three-year reliability and resiliency project to further strengthen the electric grid across Long Island and in the Rockaways. More than $729 million of federal recovery funds were secured for the Long Island Power Authority via an agreement last year between Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the FEMA 406 Mitigation Program.

Reliable But Costly

Recent trends in distribution line undergrounding.

William Atkinson

Utility distribution lines increasingly are going underground, but costs are still prohibitive for replacing existing overhead lines.

In the Crosshairs

Protecting substations and transformers after the PG&E Metcalf attack.

William Atkinson

The latest fallout from the April 2013 Metcalf incident: the unprecedented assault with high-powered rifles on PG&E’s Metcalf substation, in Silicon Valley, which disabled 17 of 20 large transformers.

Social Intelligence

Harnessing the true power of social media.

John Kunasek and Rilck Noel

Customers expect their utilities to communicate as well as other service providers. This shouldn’t be considered a burden, but an opportunity.

Mobile Mindset

Meeting customers’ service expectations in the smart phone era.

Carin van Vuuren

Mobile data services play a vital role for utilities to better engage customers and provide vital information during outage situations.

Category Error

The trouble with treating grid projects as market players in New York’s capacity auction.

Edward N. Krapels and William Hollaway

Transmission is not generation. Yet New York ISO makes grid projects qualify as competitive, like gen plants, to get to play in its capacity market.

Modeling Storm Outages

New tools for enhancing utility preparedness and response.

Michael Beck, Seth Guikema, Ken Buckstaff, and Steven Quiring

Sandy and other major storms have raised the bar for outage management. New modeling systems help utilities predict effects and plan their response.

Manpower Strategy for Mutual Aid

Scott Cisel and Bill Ernzen

Superstorm Sandy showed that when it comes to manpower, resources to execute normal operations are becoming scarcer. A new strategy is required to coordinate disaster response and recovery.

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