Registration, Agenda & Hotel Details
|Welcome Reception: The Hamilton Hotel DC|
(1001 14th St NW, Washington DC 20005)
|6:00 - 9:00 P.M.|
|Breakfast||7:00 - 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|
Duke Austin, President & CEO - Quanta Services
Wade Smith, EVP & COO - Puget Sound Energy
Heather Rivard, SVP, Transmission & Distribution - Southern California Edison
Bill Jefferson, CSO & EVP Operations - NiSource
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|
Karl Studer, EVP, Electric - Quanta Services
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
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|
Julie Sickle, VP Safety, Training & Environmental - Exelon Corporation
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
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|
Jesus Soto, EVP, Utility Performance Solutions - Quanta Services
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
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|
Daren Austin, SVP, Operations - Quanta Services
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
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|
Aaron Howell, VP of Learning Strategies - Quanta Services
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
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.|
|Breakfast||7:00 - 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|
Redgie Probst, Chief Operating Officer - Quanta Services
Doyle Beneby, Board Director - Quanta Services
Debbie Hersman, Board Director - NiSource
Earl Shipp, Board Director - National Grid
John Somerhalder, Chair of the Board - FirstEnergy
To understand the Board’s perspective on safety leadership, metrics, and performance.
|9:05 - 10:05 A.M.|
|Job Briefing – The Broken Process|
David Flener, Sr. Safety Director - Quanta Services
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
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|
Brett Beatty, EVP & COO - Blattner Energy
Amber Bell, Sr. Director HSE - EDF Renewables
Brandon Denne, Sr. Director - Orsted
Mat Magdanz, VP Engineering & Optimization - Engie
Derek Price, VP, Engineering & Construction - Pattern
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 Services||11:50 - 12:00 P.M.|
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2021 PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND SPEAKERS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 4
Welcome to Charleston: Bob Blue, Dominion, President and CEO
Local Charity Introduction: Bob Blue and Duke Austin
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.
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
AGENDA, DISCUSSIONS, PANELS, AND ENTERTAINMENT
Details coming soon.