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2017 IEEE REPC

Sunday, April 23, 2017 – Wednesday, April 26, 2017

350 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Venue/Hotel Information: Hyatt Regency Columbus

(Room reservations can be made at the time of conference registration. A room rate of $159/night is available through March 22, 2017.)

 

Introducing Keynote Speaker: Allan J. McDonald


Allan is an accomplished engineer, executive and author of the book Truth, Lies and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. As the former Director of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor Project for Morton Thiokol, an engineering contractor, Allan was part of the team hired by NASA to make the Shuttle’s Solid Rocket Boosters. In his lecture, Allan will discuss ethical engineering, the pressures to launch the Challenger Space Shuttle and the tragedy from his perspective in the Launch Control Center Room in 1986.

Allan is presenting on Monday April 24th at 8:00 am. View the complete conference schedule here.

 

 

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Our Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors 
Alden provides enterprise asset management software and services solutions that help electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and municipal power deliver affordable, reliable and safe electricity by improving visibility and control of plant assets.

https://www.aldensys.com/
Info@aldensys.com
McWane Poles manufactures ductile iron distribution and transmission poles. McWane’s poles are engineered for consistent strength and appearance, and the unique metallurgy of ductile iron makes these poles more resistant to corrosion and easier to drill than other engineered poles.

http://www.mcwanepoles.com/
warren.stewart@mcwanepoles.com
Milsoft Utility Solutions develops, sells and supports an Engineering and Operations (E&O) System for electric utility planning, analysis, operations and management.

https://www.milsoft.com/
info@milsoft.com
2017 Keynote Speaker Sponsor

www.ohioec.org
Platinum Sponsors 
EXACTER® is a strategic information tool for managing multiple aspects of overhead distribution reliability and asset management. Exacter’s predictive process provides information that accurately identifies specific points of weakness across a utility’s power grid. Exacter’s patented technology identifies and locates RF Failure Signature™ emissions on overhead equipment. A powerful data-analysis engine processes field data and presents results in map, spreadsheet, satellite photo, and GIS-compatible formats.

www.exacterinc.com
IPS-Intelligent Process Solutions
Enterprise Asset Management for electrical Power Systems - IPS-SYSTEMS™: Advanced technical Asset and Maintenance Data Management and Asset Diagnostics.

http://www.ips-energy.com/
info@ips-energy.com
Partner Software develops software for the utility industry. All our products are focused on combining maps, data and workflow into a simple application for the end user. We interface with most utility mapping, accounting and outage software packages.

http://www.partnersoft.com/
PSE is a full-service consulting firm. Our team has extensive experience in all facets of the utility industry, including communications, IT, and automation planning and design; economics, rates and business planning; electrical engineering planning and design; and procurement, contracts, and deployment.

PSE is employee-owned and independent, which gives our clients confidence that we are motivated to satisfy their needs and represent their best interests. We are driven to produce excellent work as we strive to be your long-term partner and advisor for all your consulting needs.

http://www.powersystem.org
info@powersystem.org
SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.

https://selinc.com/
web@selinc.com
Gold Sponsors 
Founded in 2002, SBS provides software and service solutions that help their clients leverage the power of location-based data from CAD, GIS and other information systems. The company has helped over 100 utility, telecommunication, and government entities streamline their business processes and reduce costs through their innovative offerings. With offices in Denver, Colorado and Melbourne, Australia, SBS provides expert-level consulting skills and extensive experience in working with the unique aspects of geospatial information. Visit www.spatialbiz.com for more information.

http://www.spatialbiz.com/
Silver Sponsors 
Creative Pultrusions, Inc. is a leader in the pultrusion of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. As an FRP manufacturer, our high-strength pultruded fiberglass products are designed and manufactured to provide lasting performance in highly corrosive environments, while offering lightweight and high dielectric strength benefits as compared to traditional materials of construction.

http://www.creativepultrusions.com/
EN Engineering provides comprehensive and dependable engineering, consulting, and automation services to pipeline companies, utilities, and industrial customers. With first-hand experience operating and maintaining energy infrastructure, our engineering professionals provide expertise in Pipeline Engineering, Integrity Services, Automation Integration, Electrical Design, Industrial Solutions, and Process Safety Management.

Our Electrical Design Group provides electrical design and consulting services to electric & gas utilities, oil & gas pipelines, refineries, process chemical facilities, as well as manufacturing and industrial customers. With first-hand operating experience, our team provides services including electric utility design & coordination, substation design, and power systems engineering, instrumentation & control system design, as well as project management & construction support services.

www.enengineering.com
EEC has provided electric power consulting engineering services to municipal utilities, rural electric cooperative utilities, investor-owned utilities, industrial and government clients since 1993. Our full-service engineering approach allows us to address our clients’ needs from small projects and studies to overall system modeling, design and protection for generation, substation, distribution and transmission line projects.

http://exponentialengineering.com
ESC is an employee owned electrical infrastructure engineering firm and has been serving the electric utility, municipality and oil & gas industries since 1978. We focus on all facets of electrical engineering for the utility enterprise. Our tagline is " Powerful Solutions, Personal Approach" based on our philosophy that personal relationships drive successful projects.

www.thinkesc.com
Evluma is committed to developing affordable, long-lasting and environmentally low-impact LED lighting solutions that fundamentally change the landscape of the outdoor utility lighting market. Evluma’s high standard of customer service and background in innovative lighting technologies, automation and software design creatively ideate and inform it’s Made in Washington products.

www.evulma.com
IJUS is an industry leader in engineering, joint use, field services and project management for telecommunications and electric utilities. IJUS provides comprehensive, turnkey solutions that consist of a custom-blend of software, technical services and engineering expertise.

http://www.ijus.net
NISC, a leading provider of information technology products and services, offersintegrated software and hardware solutions for our customers. NISC offers accounting, customer care solutions, engineering & operations, and a suite of Smarter Grid solutions, which include Meter Data Management, prepaid metering, web-based & mobile consumer presentment, reporting & payment tools, mobile workforce automation, mapping, outage management and distribution analytics solutions.

http://www.nisc.coop/
Osmose provides professional grade inspection, maintenance, life extension, and rehabilitation services designed to help build resiliency into transmission and distribution infrastructure. Osmose also provides corrosion mitigation and engineered repairs for steel structures, structural load analysis, and a variety of turnkey infrastructure enhancement and upgrade solutions. With more than 80 years of diverse experience as a foundation, Osmose proudly serves America’s utilities as they manage aging infrastructure and build tomorrow’s intelligent utility.

http://www.osmose.com/
products@osmose.com
SPIDA® Software is leading the way with practical and cutting edge software solutions that help electric utilities and telecommunication companies to better design, manage and track their physical assets. SPIDA’s user-friendly products can be used independently or deployed together to create a Structure Management System.

http://www.spidasoftware.com
UC Synergetic, LLC is a leading engineering, consulting, and technical services firm serving electric and communications utilities across the nation. UC Synergetic is focused on applying operational excellence to the infrastructure solution needs of the energy delivery and communications sectors of the utility industry. Our goal is to leverage the engineering expertise and operational experience of our employees to be the recognized industry leader for the services we offer. We are dedicated to achieving this leadership by:
• Creating innovative, flexible solutions to our clients
• Providing solutions on time, all the time
• Delivering unsurpassed quality on a consistent basis
• Developing resources for the future
• Achieving a superior safety culture

www.ucseng.com
Valquest Systems, Inc. specializes in the development, design, manufacturing and installation of control and monitoring equipment for the Utility Industry. Some of products in our portfolio are Capacitor Controls, ZVC and SCADA controls.

www.valquest.com