The 2021 Stations Conference: Developing Processes and Leveraging Data to Mitigate System Risk will explore methods by which to leverage equipment data and develop processes to help mitigate system risk, improving efficiency, safety, and reliability of operation. The event will feature case studies on the following topics:
- Innovation & Design
- Maintenance Practices
- Condition Assessment & Monitoring
- Risk Management
The Fall 2021 Stations Conference will be hosted online and mirror our in-person event with seamless transitions between activities, including:
- The main stage, with technical presentations
- Breakout rooms for interactive sessions
- Event-wide and room-based live chat with presenters and other attendees
- Impromptu one-on-one video calls with other attendees
- Side discussions with up to four other attendees
- Exhibition booths
We have selected Hopin (hopin.com) as our browser-based platform. Attendees will be invited and required to set up a free Hopin account to complete their registration for this event.
Hopin system requirements:
- Minimum Internet speeds of 5mbps for download and 2mbps for upload are recommended
- Use of Chrome or Firefox is recommended – make sure your browser is up-to-date
- Webcam and microphone (to participate in breakout sessions and one-on-one video calls)
- Disabling use of any VPN, as VPNs can cause internet instability and negatively impact user experience
This conference is an industry open event, with registration available to:
- Electric Utilities
- Equipment Vendors
- Research Facilities and Laboratories
CEATI Program Participants
This event is organized in coordination with the following program participants:
Call for Abstracts
We are pleased to announce a call for abstracts for the 2021 Stations Conference. Experts are invited to submit presentation abstracts on one of the four themes described below.
IMPORTANT – Abstracts are due by 4:00pm ET on April 5, 2021. A notification of acceptance will be provided no later than May 21, 2021. Abstracts shall be evaluated based on their applicability to the subject matter and their technical merits. Proponents are encouraged to emphasize work conducted for electric utility clients.
Innovation & Design:
- Outsourcing strategies, including design, construction, maintenance, and life extension for facilities and assets (includes topics aligned with strategies to overcome attrition of technical skills within the workforce)
- Voltage control technology development and applications
- Study of non-wire alternative technology status, case studies, and existing/upcoming regulatory requirements
- Outsourcing strategies to include design, construction, maintenance, and life extension for facilities and assets (includes topics aligned with strategies to overcome attrition of technical skills within the workforce)
Condition Assessment & Monitoring:
- Machine learning, AI advancements, and case studies for the substation environment
- Capital management strategies and processes employed by the industry to balance asset maintenance/life extension and capital replacement strategies (includes consideration of individual utility financial and rate positions)
|5 April 2021||Abstracts due|
|21 May 2021||Presenter award/regret notifications|
|4 June 2021||Presenter acceptance of opportunity due|
|1 August 2021||Deadline for presenter registration|
|12 September 2021||Deadline for draft presentations|
|5 October 2021||Deadline for final presentations|
Presentations should adhere to the guidelines set forth by CEATI International.
Presentation Guidelines Include:
- Presentations must be submitted in PowerPoint (PPT) format using a 16:9 aspect ratio
- Presentations will be distributed to attendees in secure electronic (PDF) format
- Page numbers must be displayed in the lower right hand corner of each slide
- Each presenter will be allocated 25-30 minutes of presentation time, including 5-10 minutes for Q&A
- Presenters may be asked to participate as panelists in an open discussion concerning the session topic as well as their specific presentation
- Please note that all participants, including presenters, are required to register to attend
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.
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Professional Development Hours for CEATI Conferences
Did you know that by attending a CEATI conference, you could be eligible to use your 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 towards their requirements.