Transmission & Distribution Conference 2023


Join us this November when we bring our transmission and distribution events back together – reunited to form the CEATI T&D Conference! This event will take place in Fort Worth, TX on Nov 14-15, 2023 and will cover all T&D assets including transmission and distribution lines, as well as substations, grounding & lightning, and vegetation management. With focus on utility best practices, tools, and technologies to improve grid resiliency and reliability, attendees will gain a better understanding of opportunities and tools available to aid in the adaptation to regulatory requirements and climate change.

Specific sessions will focus on the following themes:

  • aging infrastructure and reliability
  • preparation for and response to extreme events
  • wildfire prevention and mitigation
  • clean energy and emerging technology
  • safety and security
Event Sponsors
Platinum, Gold & Silver Exhibitors

Supporting Industry Partners


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This conference is an industry open event, with registration open to:

  • Electric Utilities
  • Consultants
  • Equipment Vendors
  • Research Facilities and Laboratories
  • Academics

Supporting CEATI Member Utilities

Alberta Electricity System Operator


Ameren Corporation

American Electric Power

American Transmission Company

Arizona Public Service Company

ATCO Electric

Austin Energy

Avista Corporation

BC Hydro

Bonneville Power Administration

California Department of Water Resources

California ISO

Central Hudson Gas and Electric

Chelan County Public Utility District

Chubu Electric Power

Con Edison

Duke Energy

Electricity Supply Board


Elexicon Energy

ENMAX Power Corporation

Entergy Services

EnWin Utilities Ltd.


Eugene Water and Electric Board


FirstEnergy Corporation

Florida Power and Light

FortisAlberta Inc.

FortisBC Inc.

Hetch Hetchy Water and Power

Hydro One Networks Inc.

Hydro Ottawa Limited


Idaho Power Company

Israel Electric Corporation

London Hydro

Long Island Power Authority

LS Power


Manitoba Hydro

Nalcor Energy

Nashville Electric

National Grid

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

New Brunswick Power

New York Power Authority

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Newfoundland Power Inc.

Nova Scotia Power Inc.

Oncor Electric Delivery

Ontario Power Generation

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Portland General Electric

Powerlink Queensland

PPL Electric Utilities

Public Service Electric and Gas Company

Red Electrica de Espana

RTE - France

Salt River Project

San Diego Gas and Electric Company

Saskatoon Light & Power


Seattle City Light

Southern California Edison

Southern Company

Tacoma Power

Tennessee Valley Authority

Tennessee Valley Authority


TNB Research Sdn Bhd

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited


Transpower New Zealand Ltd

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Uganda Electricity Generation Company

Western Area Power Administration


 Event Overview:

CEATI’s T&D Conference will focus on utility best practices, tools, and technologies to improve grid resiliency and reliability. Attendees will gain a better understanding of opportunities and tools available to aid in the adaptation to regulatory requirements and climate change.


Aging Infrastructure and Equipment Reliability  

  • Design assumptions, equipment operations, and maintenance planning and actions 
  • Managing the life cycle of equipment and cost optimization  
  • T&D infrastructure condition assessment (including overhead lines, underground cables, and buried grounding systems) 
  • Reliability based inspection planning 
  • Repair vs. replacement strategies  
  • Supply chain and inventory management strategies

Preparation for and Response to Extreme Events  

  • Climate change adaptation and improving resilience to extreme events 
  • Risk assessment and long-term planning for grid resiliency and climate adaptation
  • Power system modelling and hardening options
  • Changes in design and construction standards in response to expected climate change 
  • Planning and operations of emergency response during and after extreme climatic events 
  • New technologies to improve lightning response, protection and performance 

Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation

  • Regulations, guidelines, and best practices 
  • Identification and detection of ignition events  
  • System design, inspection & maintenance actions to mitigate and eliminate ignition events  
  • Integrated vegetation management strategies and best practices 

Clean Energy and Emerging Technology 

  • Integration of intermittent renewables and impacts on the grid
  • Evolving role of the electricity meter and associated AMI data along with applications and grid edge applications
  • Impact of changing end-user usage on the planning and operation of the grid. Examples include but not limited to: 
  • Impacts of electrification, including impacts on transmission and distribution grid infrastructure 
    Examples include but not limited to: 
  • Impacts of electrification, including impacts on transmission and distribution grid infrastructure 
  • Distributed Energy Resource (DER) integration at the individual and community level, such as rooftop solar, and vehicle to grid 
  • Energy efficiency such as new building codes, LED lights, heat pumps.
  • Switch from natural gas to electric heating
  • Micro-grids and powering end of line sites and remote communities                                                       

Safety and Security 

  • Safety impacts and response to the evolving grid such as reverse power flow and stray voltage  
  • Grounding system safety – deterministic versus probabilistic analysis 
  • Physical protection of infrastructure and security 
  • Safe practices during station expansion projects 
  • Copper theft – challenges and mitigation practices 


Register here.

Discount codes are available for those who wish to send multiple people from the same organization. Discounts will be automatically applied during check-out.

Discounted Passes:

  • Students = 50% off General Admission (please contact for the discount code)
  • 3 or more tickets = 10% off General Admission
  • 3 or more tickets =10% off Utility member
  • 5 or more tickets = 25% off General Admission
  • 5 or more tickets = 25% off Utility member

Note: CEATI member utilities will receive separate registration details from their CEATI representative including information on passes included with membership.

Professional Development Hours for CEATI Conferences

Did you know that you could be eligible to use your CEATI conference attendance towards professional development hours? A Certificate of Attendance is available to all conference attendees – simply check with your local accreditation body for more details on how to apply it to their requirements.

Presenter Guidelines


Important Dates:

  • Abstracts due: 31st March 2023
  • Presenter award/regret notifications: 5th June 2023
  • Presenter acceptance of opportunity due: 23rd July 2023
  • Deadline for draft presentations: 12th September 2023
  • Deadline for final presentations: 20th October 2023


Presentations should adhere to the guidelines set forth by CEATI International:

  • PowerPoint slides should be 16:9 ratio
  • Presenters must submit slides in PowerPoint format (.pptx/ .ppt) with a maximum of 25 slides
  • Presentations will be distributed to attendees in PDF form
  • Presentation time will be 35 minutes followed by 10 minutes for Q&A (45 minutes in total)
  • All presenters must register for the event and submit headshot and short biography (2-3 sentences)

Subsequent to submission, presenters may continue to revise presentations but must submit their revised files on flash drive at a minimum of one (1) day in advance of their scheduled presentation time.

When you participate in a CEATI event, be it as an attendee, exhibitor, presenter, speaker, moderator or in any other capacity whatsoever, you will be participating in an event where photography, as well as video and audio recording is likely to occur.

By participating in the CEATI event, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that CEATI deems fit to use. You release CEATI, its officers, directors, employees and consultants, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, distribution, or publication of photographs, computer images, video and/or audio recordings.

By entering the event platform, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by or on behalf of CEATI or the person or entity designated to do so by CEATI.

In addition, the event will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending the CEATI event or accessing the event platform, you agree not to record or digitize any parts of the presentation, without CEATI’s express written consent.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before participating in the CEATI event.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor

Sponsorship & Exhibitor

Why Exhibit & Sponsor?

    • Network with utilities, manufacturers, service providers, consultants, and world-renowned technical experts

    • Engage with key decision makers in the  industry

    • Gain targeted exposure to potential clients

    • Meet face-to-face with end-users of your company’s products and services

    • Strengthen (or establish) your brand

    • Maintain a competitive edge

    • Expand your industry contacts

Exhibition & Sponsorship Prospectus

*NEW* Tech Demos - showcase technology in an interactive setting, get real-time feedback on the product and engage with your customers and prospects!


Tech Demo Brochure

Benefits can include:

    • Two all-access passes

    • Recognition acknowledging your support during the event

    • Inclusion of your logo and click-through link on conference website

    • Inclusion of your logo in the Event Guide

    • And much more! For more information or to indicate interest, please contact us

Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions

The Exhibition, including all breaks and meals, will be taking place in the Salon D. This set-up provides a captive audience to showcase your company’s products and services, allowing for more face-to-face time with attendees at the event. For more information, please contact us

Booths include:

  • Two all-access passes
  • 10x10ft carpeted space
  • 6ft draped table
  • Two chairs
  • 8’ – high drapery back wall (Island booths only)


Nov 13th, 2023: 11:00AM - 5:00PM Exhibitor Move-In

Nov 13th, 2023: 5:30PM - 7:00PM Welcome Reception

Nov 14th, 2023: 6:30AM - 7:00AM Door of the Exhibition Hall open for last minute set-up.

Nov 14th, 2023: 7:00AM - 5:00PM Exhibition Hall open (including meals & breaks)

Nov 14th, 2023: 5:30PM - 7:00PM Networking Reception in Exhibition Hall

Nov 15th, 2023: 7:00AM - 4:00PM Exhibition Hall open (including meals & breaks)

Nov 15th, 2023: 4:00PM - 7:00PM Exhibitor Move-Out

Nov 15th, 2023: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Women in Power Networking Reception

Floor Plan

Tech Demos

Introducing the CEATI Tech Demo Stage!

We’re offering participants the opportunity to engage with some technology demonstrations in the exhibit hall this year. Grab a coffee, learn about exciting new tech in an interactive setting, get and give real-time feedback on the product and engage with industry experts!

PSS®SINCAL –Simulation Software for Electric Networks

PSS®SINCAL is used in over 100 countries by Transmission and Distribution planning engineers, protection engineers, consultants, power plant and industrial network operators, operations planning engineers, IT professionals, and researchers. Through its modular design, PSS®SINCAL offers a wide variety of analysis functions for the planning, design, and operation of power systems, allowing you to simulate and study: power quality, frequency stability, distributed generation interconnection, protection coordination, restoration of supply, and economic driven design decisions. Learn more at:

Location & Accommodation

This event will take place at Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, TX. Information regarding accommodations can be found below:

Omni Fort Worth Hotel

1300 Houston St,
Fort Worth, TX
76102, USA

Reserve: Online or call 817 535 6664

Preferred Rate: $175 USD (plus applicable taxes).

  • Preferred rate only available until October 6, 2023.

Housing Warning!

Unauthorized Housing Companies Contacting Exhibitors & Attendees. It has come to our attention that unauthorized housing companies have been contacting CEATI International exhibitors and attendees via email and phone and in general, misrepresenting themselves as an official housing vendor for CEATI International. Room registrations should be made directly with the hotel as described above.

We highly caution you from engaging unauthorized companies because if/when issues arise, CEATI International management does not have the ability to provide assistance in solving them.

Week at a Glance

Welcome Reception (13th November, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

All attendees welcome, drinks and appetizers will be served.

Young Professionals

The CEATI Young Professionals Group (YPG) is a networking, mentorship, and peer-to-peer support group of inspiring professionals who are new to the electric utility industry. All are welcome, but the target audience is those with less than 10 years of experience in the industry. The YPG networking event will be held during this week. Details will follow soon!

There is no additional cost to attend this event, but we do require all attendees to register in advance. You can add this onto your ticket when you register for the T&D Conference.

 Women in Power Networking Reception (15th November, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

CEATI’s Women in Power program aims to facilitate networking, promote engineering, and provide a forum for women in the industry to collaborate and share common challenges and strategies. All attendees welcome, drinks and appetizers will be served. The reception will include a panel discussion on the topic of embracing equity, the International Women's Day theme for 2023.

1). Download the Pheedloop Event App in the App Store for IOS or Google Play for Android.

2). Once you download the app, you will be asked to log in to your Pheedloop account with the same email you registered with. Enter the email address and password associated with your Pheedloop account. (If you do not have a pheedloop account, you will need to create one)   

3). After logging in, you will be able to see the event that you registered for. The App will allow you to connect with attendees, create your own schedule, download presentations and more!

4). Once you enter the event, don’t forget to update your contact details by clicking your profile picture at the top left. Please add your company name in your "Headline" as part of your profile.

Social Media Toolkit

Promoting Transmission & Distribution Conference 2023 ( #TDCEATI )

We’re thrilled to see you at the 2023 T&D Conference and hope that you will have an incredible time at our 2 day event. Thank you for helping us spread the word about this exciting event.

Social media images can be downloaded here

Social media sample text for presenters, exhibitors and sponsors can be downloaded here

Help build the excitement and join us on social media using the event hashtag: #TDCEATI

How can Social Media help you?

  • Lets your network know you will be a part of the CEATI T&D Conference
  • Creates interest in your company and the upcoming event
  • Grabs attention and raises your brand’s awareness
  • Encourages engagement and expands your reach in the industry