Smart grid, green energy, electric cars—in this time of unprecedented industry change, today’s utility leaders must maintain healthy power companies in order to keep the economy running as we transition to climate-safe forms of energy.
Knowledge is an organization’s most valuable and strategic resource, and a knowledge advantage, skillfully applied, is a competitive advantage. The UEC Summit provides in-depth knowledge and up-to-the-minute information on critical issues shaping the industry’s future. Courses include:
Utility of the Future explores the opportunities, risks, uncertainties, and tipping points of this critical industry. Topics include new technologies, climate change, energy security, customer impact, and evolving regulatory and business models.
Financing Capital sheds light on how the energy industry can finance the capital investment to meet growing load and incorporate renewable power sources and technological advances to modernize the grid. Topics include financial outlook, market update, implications of ratings, and the impact on corporate strategies.
FERC & NERC Reliability provides detailed information on reliability standards and new directions in FERC enforcement. Topics include reliability standards, compliance, critical infrastructure protection, and how the utility industry can impact more effective future standards.
Changing Customer Relationship explores how new technologies are transforming a once centralized, passive power system into one that is dynamic, interactive, and customer driven. Topics include renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, energy services, industry-community partnerships, and affordability of utility services.
Smart Grid—Making the Business Case examines the barriers that must be overcome to successfully implement smart grid and realize the benefits to customers, utilities, and society. Topics include engaging regulators, interveners, customers, and the mass media.
State of the Energy Industry presents detailed information on how the industry is changing to meet the needs of a high-cost, low-carbon energy world. Topics include rising costs and prices, climate change, energy efficiency, regulatory uncertainty, environmental compliance, and the aging workforce.
Environmental Collaboration offers new insight on how the energy industry can meet the challenges of global warming. Topics include making energy efficiency and renewable energy a profit center, creating diversified resource portfolios, enhancing reliability and reducing congestion, and responding to financial risks and societal concerns associated with greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion.
Industry and the Environment—A Dialogue brings renowned experts David Owens and Ralph Cavanagh together for a fresh perspective on how the utility industry and environmental organizations are collaborating to solve today’s challenges.