{y<}
{yn}

{yl}

{y>}{o<}
{on}

{ol}

{o>}{w<}
{wn}

{wl}

{w>}{d<}
{dn}

{dl}

{d>}{h<}
{hn}

{hl}

{h>}{m<}
{mn}

{ml}

{m>}{s<}
{sn}

{sl}

{s>}

2023 AGENDA

Welcome Reception: The Hamilton Hotel DC
(1001 14th St NW, Washington DC 20005)
6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Breakfast7:00 - 7:55 A.M.
Opening Remarks: Matt Compher – VP, SHEQ (Quanta Services)8:00 - 8:15 A.M.
Welcome to DC: Blue Jenkins – President (Washington Gas Light)8:15 - 8:30 A.M.
Keynote Speaker: Doug Parker – Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety & Health (US Department of Labor-OSHA)8:30 - 9:15 A.M.
Panel: Executive Perspectives
Moderator

Duke Austin, President & CEO - Quanta Services

Participants

Wade Smith, EVP & COO - Puget Sound Energy

Heather Rivard, SVP, Transmission & Distribution - Southern California Edison

Bill Jefferson, CSO & EVP Operations - NiSource

Objective
Gaining the executive perspective on safety and health for the future.
9:30 - 10:45 A.M.
Panel: Field Leadership Perspectives – An Open Discussion on the Reality of Safety in the Field
Moderator

Karl Studer, EVP, Electric - Quanta Services

Participants

Brian Brogan, Regional Manager - Service Electric

Jerry Carrow, General Superintendent - Blattner Company

Elmer Selvera, Operations Supervisor - CenterPoint Energy

Darren Tillman, Supervisor AMI Field Operations - Baltimore Gas & Electric

Objective
To gain field leadership insight on safety at the job site or field level - Black Line vs. Blue Line
11:00 - 11:45 A.M.
Panel: New View on Safety – Application of Controls
Moderator

Julie Sickle, VP Safety, Training & Environmental - Exelon Corporation

Participants

Barbara Cristinziani, Sr. Manager, Human Performance - Quanta Services

Todd Gallaher, Principal Manager of Health & Safety - Southern California Edison

Stephanie Hilton, Director Safety & Health - Black Hills Energy

Laurie Shelby, VP, EHS, Sustainability & Security - Tesla

Objective
Status update from companies that are integrating human performance, safety differently, and specifically the application of controls
12:30 - 1:30 P.M.
Panel: Industry Associations Perspectives on Safety
Moderator

Jesus Soto, EVP, Utility Performance Solutions - Quanta Services

Participants

Sam Hall, VP, Damage Prevention Institute - Common Ground Alliance

Phillip Moeller, EVP Business Operations Group and Regulatory Affairs - Edison Electric Institute

David Long, CEO - National Electrical Contractors Association

Christina Sames, SVP Safety, Operations & Security - American Gas Association

Objective
What is the industry associations role in safety and training as we experience unprecedented growth in our markets.
1:45 - 2:45 P.M.
Panel: Safety in Vehicles – Our Biggest Risk
Moderator

Daren Austin, SVP, Operations - Quanta Services

Participants

Mark Chung, EVP Roadway Practice - National Safety Council

Joy Posner, Senior Claims Director - Chubb

Dave Riordan, Enterprise EVP & GM - Lytx

Joe Suarez, Sr. Director Fleet Services -Florida Power & Light

Objective
A discussion of the systems and techniques that protect people in performing the most hazardous thing we do.
3:00 - 3:45 P.M.
Panel: Apprenticeship in America
Moderator

Aaron Howell, VP of Learning Strategies - Quanta Services

Participants

Matt Hayes, CSO & VP Enterprise Health & Safety - Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Paul Leonard, VP Enterprise Safety - Entergy

Jacob Phelps, VP, Department of Learning - Quanta Services

Wendy Slee, Program Analyst - US Department of Labor

Objective
Industry experts share their perspectives on how companies are leveraging apprenticeships to help solve labor shortages and drive the improvement of safety performance.
4:00 - 4:45 P.M.
Dinner at The Hamilton Live
(600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005)
6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Breakfast7:00 - 8:00 A.M.
Opening Remarks: Matt Compher – VP, SHEQ (Quanta Services)8:10 - 8:20 A.M.
Keynote Speaker: Rear Admiral John F. Meier – Commander (Naval Air Force Atlantic)8:20 - 9:05 A.M.
Panel: The Board Perspective on Workforce Safety
Moderator

Redgie Probst, Chief Operating Officer - Quanta Services

Participants

Doyle Beneby, Board Director - Quanta Services

Debbie Hersman, Board Director - NiSource

Earl Shipp, Board Director - National Grid

John Somerhalder, Chair of the Board - FirstEnergy

Objective
To understand the Board’s perspective on safety leadership, metrics, and performance.
9:05 - 10:05 A.M.
Job Briefing – The Broken Process
Moderator

David Flener, Sr. Safety Director - Quanta Services

Participants

Brian Brogan, Regional Manager - Service Electric

Joe Brett Jackson, Distribution Safety Manager - Xcel Energy

Scott Ketcham, Director of Construction - US Department of Labor - OSHA

Marianne Prioleau, Manager Contractor Safety - Xcel Energy

Objective
Challenging thoughts on the job briefing process and its impact on safety for the men and women in the field.
10:20 - 11:05 A.M.
Skilled Workforce Strategies that Manage Risk in the Renewable Markets
Moderator

Brett Beatty, EVP & COO - Blattner Energy

Participants

Amber Bell, Sr. Director HSE - EDF Renewables

Brandon Denne, Sr. Director - Orsted

Mat Magdanz, VP Engineering & Optimization - Engie

Derek Price, VP, Engineering & Construction - Pattern

Objective
To hear from developers on their approach to labor strategies and safe project execution in the Renewable Markets.
11:05 - 11:50 A.M.
Call to Action/Closing Remarks: VP of Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality – Quanta Services11:50 - 12:00 P.M.

2022 PARTICIPANTS

JOIN US IN NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

REGISTRATION

    DATE OF ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.
    YesNo
    COMPANION'S INFORMATION
    INFRASTRUCTURE SAFETY SYMPOSIUM CONTACT
    YesNo
    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
    YesNo YesNo
    YesNo

    BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM TODAY

    Hamilton Hotel

    1001 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

    2021 PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND SPEAKERS

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 4

    Speakers

    Welcome to Charleston: Bob Blue, Dominion, President and CEO

    Local Charity Introduction: Bob Blue and Duke Austin

     

    Energy 2040

    It has long been a goal of traditional and market-based regulation to ensure affordability and reliability of energy for customers. The addition of sustainability to that mix has stimulated a rapid and at times, uneven, transition of our North American power and natural gas sectors. This combination is driving fundamental shifts in technology, investment, regulatory policy, business strategy and industry structure. Three prominent energy utility CEOs sit down with Quanta Director Pat Wood to discuss this vibrant and volatile new world – its challenges and its opportunities.

     

    Unlocking our Domestic Clean Energy Supply

    Renewable energy is being successfully integrated across every ISO | RTO, and tens of thousands of megawatts of additional wind, solar and battery storage projects are in transmission queues awaiting deployment. Significant opportunities exist to expand transmission and utilize non-wire alternatives to allow additional renewable energy to be deployed, satisfying customer demand and providing robust economic development across the country.

     

    Cybersecurity 

    As we move farther into the digital age and increasingly move to an interconnected cyber system for everything from electricity to communications to transportation to industry, this panel will examine efforts currently underway to address issues and threats to cyber resiliency, future steps the industry must take to strengthen cyber resiliency, breakthroughs required and practical steps that each organization can take today.

     

    Gas Distribution Panel

    The Energy Industry is in a state of transition towards a clean, resilient energy future. America’s natural gas utilities are balancing the complexity of renewable power integration, evolving federal, state and local policies & regulations and increased environmental, social, governance expectations. Projections show that natural gas pricing for residential consumers will remain widely affordable for the next 30 years. However, universal electrification movements continue despite being viewed as not affordable. Gas Utilities are embracing GHG reduction or decarbonization goals with renewable natural gas and hydrogen having the potential to play a substantial role. With natural gas utilities adding 663K customers every year and investing $91 million dollars every day, this panel will discuss how they are addressing these challenges and technology breakthroughs needed to deliver the safe, reliable and affordable clean energy future that Americans want and need while achieving environmental goals.

     

    The Energy Workforce of the Future 

    The year is 2041. Looking across the energy sector, panelists discuss what knowledge, skills and abilities will be key and more importantly, what must be done today to ensure those attributes are present in 2041.

     

    Planning for Resilience 

    Resilience of the electric grid is critical more than ever under the evolving impacts of climate change. The resulting effects of severe and abnormal weather events are already emerging across the work, eg: record temperatures observed in TX in the winter of 2021 have caused massive outages. The modernized and resilient electrical grid is also an enabler to increase penetration of renewable resources. An industry-wide holistic framework for resilience planning and investment prioritization is strongly needed to both mitigate and adapt to the evolving impacts on the electric grid. A consistent definition of resilience and a set of robust metrics to quantify it is the enabler of resilience planning frameworks across the electricity sector. This panel brings industry leaders to discuss how to plan for resilience, including concrete examples and solutions.

     

     

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5

    Challenges and Opportunities of an Integrates Electric Future 

    Private sector investment and public sector support are aligning to promote a transformation to wide-scale electrification and the modernization of our electric infrastructure. Electrified transportation, microgrids, energy storage and technology all have important roles to play.

     

    ESG | Diversity 

     

    5G | Telecom 

    ENTERTAINMENT

    AGENDA, DISCUSSIONS, PANELS, AND ENTERTAINMENT

    Details coming soon.

    CONTACT US

    For registration assistance or information on the 2024 event schedule, contact Amanda Ablack at
    [email protected].
    If you have additional questions or suggestions about the Infrastructure Safety Symposium, contact Matt Compher at
    [email protected].
    This site will be updated regularly as details are confirmed.
    Please check back for more information. Thank you!
    Quanta_logo_contactUs