Building on the success of past industry-open events the 2017 CEATI Event will bring electrical professionals from the areas of transmission and distribution under the same roof in beautiful Tampa, Florida.
Comprised of three co-located industry tracks, T&D Asset Management, Smart Grid and Cables, the conference will provide an open forum for information exchange with a focus on technical presentations and experiences for the benefit of the electricity industry.
T&D Asset Management: Condition Based Maintenance Strategies
Engineers go to great lengths to ensure transmission and distribution facilities are designed to current standards and meet reliability and safety expectations. However, once installed, there are only a limited number of guides and standards available to manage the in-service condition and performance of these critical facilities. The conference will provide insight on how utilities and the industry are managing the condition of T&D lines. The strategies to be discussed will include health indexing, risk assessment practices, work prioritization, condition assessment practices, new technologies, and data requirements.
- Asset Management and the Importance of Managing Condition
- Condition Based Maintenance Strategies for T&D Lines, Highlighting the Benefits, Costs, and Risks
- How to Develop Health Indices & Assess the Likelihood of Failure
- Work Prioritization, Diagnostics, Risk Analysis, and Degradation Curves including a Deep Dive Into Health Indices
- Condition Assessment for Various Components including Techniques and Technologies
- The Full Process Cycle from Data Collection to Use and the Creation of Gap Fillers for Failure Curve Models
- New Technologies and Industry Trends
See the 2016 conference recap Click here.
2nd Annual Smart Grid Conference
For Electrical Utilities, the building of a Smart Grid enables the connection and participation of users, services, and new technologies. This applies mainly to Utility distribution systems but it may also apply to transmission systems.
The conference will focus on the meaning of a Smart Grid as a platform for users, services, and new technologies, from both a Utility and Customer perspective.
The conference sessions will cover technologies and devices at the edge of the grid, the possibilities of the Internet of Things, smart monitoring of the Grid for automated operation in the presence of these new services, and the integration of Utility IT and OT.
- The Distribution System as a Platform
- The Integration of OT with IT
- Customer Owned DER and Integration with the Grid
- Customers, Services & Internet of Things
- Monitoring and Modeling for Smart Grid Automation
HV Underground Cables: Transition Joint Technology from HPFF to XLPE Cables
Many North American utilities that manage underground systems have relied upon high pressure fluid-filled (“Pipe Type”) systems since the early 1950’s. It is projected that these systems, if maintained properly can last a minimum of 100 years and there are many thousands of circuit miles in operation across North America of varying ages. It is also recognized that there is currently only one manufacturer of these systems remaining in the world and a very real threat that this supplier may go out of business due to dropping demand. There is also a financial risk to utilities using these systems, due to lack of competition in the market place. This has resulted in several utilities investigating the risk associated operating HPFF systems and alternatives to repair them in the event of failure. This conference will focus on transition joint technology and their use to manage the risk associated with the loss of supply of spare parts for HPFF systems.
Transition Joint Design Considerations
- Technical Consideration/Constraints
- Design Standards
- Safety Considerations
- Shelf life for Emergency Spare Parts Use
- Limitations of Use
Utility Perspectives and Lessons Learned Using Transition Joints
- Safety Experiences
- Ease of Install/In-house Experience
- Number of Suppliers
Exhibition space is available for the T&D Conference. The event will bring manufacturers and service providers together with key decision-makers in the industry. The Conference has been organized with the support of CEATI’s Transmission Line Asset Management Interest Group (TLAM) as well as the Distribution Line Asset Management Interest Group (DLAM), representing major electrical utilities from across North America and beyond. The event will present an excellent opportunity for targeted networking and exposure to potential clients, including a reception with an open invitation to all exhibitors and conference attendees.
Breaks, Meals & Reception
The conference, with all breaks and meals will taking place in the exhibition hall. 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. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPACE IS LIMITED. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Each Exhibitor Registration Includes:
- Two Full Conference Registration
- Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
- Evening Reception
- Skirted Table, Two Chairs & Waste Basket
- Discounted Additional Registrations
- Conference Proceedings Package
Sponsor Benefits Can Include:
- Recognition at Opening of Event Acknowledging Your Support
- Your Materials at the Main Registration Table
- Inclusion of Your Logo and Click-Through Link on Conference Website(s)
- Post-Event Exposure
- Sponsorship of Event Meals or Breaks
- Place Your Organization’s Stand-Up Banner in the Conference Room
Exhibitor & Sponsor Promotional Tool Kit
We wish to extend a warm ‘thank you’ to those organizations participating as an exhibitor or sponsor at our 2017 Conference! If you have any questions or would like to inquire about additional marketing tools we could make available, please contact us at [email protected]
Download the event logos to add to your company print ads, blogs, e-newsletters, or website.
Presentations should adhere to the Guidelines set forth by CEATI International.
Presentation Guidelines Include:
- Presentations must be submitted in Power Point format (PPT).
- Presentations will be distributed to attendees in secure electronic (PDF).
- Page numbers must be displayed in the lower right hand corner of each Power Point slide.
- Presentations must be submitted in conference format.
- Presenters may be asked to participate, as Panelists, in an Open Discussion concerning the session topic as well as their specific presentation.
- Presenters are required to submit a short biography, abstract and photograph for the conference brochure
- Please note that all participants, including presenters, are required to register to attend.
Presentation Submission Dates: The deadline for the submission of Power Point Presentations is September 29, 2017.
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.
T&D Conference Presentations must be submitted electronically to the attention of Ms. Aleks Modelewska at [email protected]
Smart Grid Conference Presentations must be submitted electronically to the attention of Mr. Paul Ryan at [email protected]
HV Cables Conference Presentations must be submitted electronically to the attention of Ms. Estela Noboa at [email protected]
CEATI Program Participants
This event is organized in coordination with the following Utility Participants.
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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.
Quality Providers Program: The Engineering Institute of Canada
The EIC recognizes Quality Providers of continuing education to the engineering community after assessing the provider’s learning development and delivery processes and authorizing them to award EIC continuing education units, the “EIC CEU” for eligible training activities.
The purpose of the EIC Continuing Education Recognition Program is to help engineering professionals identify quality providers of CEUs and to facilitate their record keeping when activities occur with various providers across Canada. This is increasingly important as most licensing bodies have adopted explicit professional development requirements as a licensing condition.
The EIC-CEU is defined as “ten hours of participation in a continuing education program organised in compliance with prescribed EIC Standards under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction”. These CEUs carry significant credibility among the engineering community and are accepted by most NA organisations as valid a demonstration of continuing education activities.
CEATI is recognized by the Engineering Institute of Canada as an accredited provider of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). When registering for one of our events be sure to indicate whether you wish to acquire CEUs by attending Conference presentations.