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Distribution Planners Manual

Chris Brouillard
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Consulting Engineer 

National Grid

The Distribution Planners Manual is a must-have resource for engineers involved in all areas of distribution planning from design guidelines to newer technologies such as electric vehicles and distributed energy resources, and will serve as a vital tool for newer engineers joining the workforce.

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Building an Asset Criticality Framework

Daniel Yung
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Lead Program Manager of Asset Management and Engineering Performance Team

National Grid

National Grid leveraged the CEATI network when developing their asset criticality framework, saving tens of thousands of dollars on consulting fees and developing invaluable in-house expertise.

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ISO 55001 Certification

Jacob Gates
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Asset Manager

New York Power Authority

When working towards ISO 55001 certification for their asset management program, NYPA leveraged the CEATI network and resources to develop many crucial elements of their program and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars on consulting costs.

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Distribution Planners Manual

Chris Brouillard
|
Consulting Engineer 

National Grid

The Distribution Planners Manual is a must-have resource for engineers involved in all areas of distribution planning from design guidelines to newer technologies such as electric vehicles and distributed energy resources, and will serve as a vital tool for newer engineers joining the workforce.

See Success Story
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Building an Asset Criticality Framework

Daniel Yung
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Lead Program Manager of Asset Management and Engineering Performance Team

National Grid

National Grid leveraged the CEATI network when developing their asset criticality framework, saving tens of thousands of dollars on consulting fees and developing invaluable in-house expertise.

See Success Story
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ISO 55001 Certification

Jacob Gates
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Asset Manager

New York Power Authority

When working towards ISO 55001 certification for their asset management program, NYPA leveraged the CEATI network and resources to develop many crucial elements of their program and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars on consulting costs.

See Success Story
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Transmission Right of Way Solutions

Jim Papadoulis
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Manager, Future Grid & Modernization | Line Asset Planning

BC Hydro

When asked if their transmission rights of way were wide enough, BC Hydro turned to the CEATI network to quickly gather the necessary data and best practices from the membership to make the best informed decision.

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Implementation of Distribution Management System

Joe Zerdin
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Director of Large Customer Accounts

Hydro One

When implementing their DMS (Distribution Management System), Hydro One turned to the CEATI network for critical guidance on how to successfully align their IT structure and network model.

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KPIs for Asset Management

Julie DeYoung
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Corporate Asset Manager

Tacoma Power

Tacoma Power saved time and consulting costs by collaborating with CEATI members to develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Asset Management within their organization.

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CO2 Removal in Hydro Powerhouses

Phillip Cantarinha
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Director of Power Systems

Yuba Water Agency

Leveraging CEATI’s technical expertise and the results from the Hydropower Plant Equipment report on “Stator Winding Flammability” Yuba made a critical health and safety decision to remove CO2 bottles from their powerhouses.

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Justification for Increasing Staff Resources

Erik Pytlak
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Manager of Weather and Streamflow Forecasting Group

Bonneville Power Administration

BPA used data from the CEATI Water Management Benchmarking Survey in order to justify to their executives the need to increase staffing levels for their team working on the Columbia River Basin.

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Timber Crib Dam Repair Justification

Gene Sirca
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Chief Dam Safety Engineer

American Electric Power

Using the CEATI network of experts, AEP was able to quickly gather useful information about timber crib dam repair techniques and costs, and justify the right solution to upper management.

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Revenue Saving Reservoir Operations

John Chandler
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Water Resources Technical Lead

Puget Sound Energy

During flood season, Puget Sound Energy benefitted from CEATI’s network of experts when making important water management decisions, thereby avoiding potential flood impacts downstream and preventing loss of future revenue.

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Dam Safety Maturity Matrices

David Sarkisian
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Principal Engineer

California Department of Water Resources

CDWR used the CEATI Dam Safety Maturity Matrices to evaluate their dam safety program and identify areas of improvement for the planning and implementation of maintenance at their field divisions across the state.

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Rotor Pole Repair

Glenn Griffin
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Director of Electrical Engineering

Great River Hydro

With timely assistance from CEATI’s network of experts GRH was able to save over a million dollars by implementing an innovative repair technique on a rotor pole in one of their hydro plants.

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Choosing the Right CMMS

Phillip Cantarinha
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Director of Power Systems

Yuba Water Agency

Yuba saved time and consulting costs by turning to CEATI members for advice when choosing their Computer Maintenance Management System.

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ISO 55001 Certification

Jacob Gates
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Asset Manager

New York Power Authority

When working towards ISO 55001 certification for their asset management program, NYPA leveraged the CEATI network and resources to develop many crucial elements of their program and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars on consulting costs.

See Success Story
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KPIs for Asset Management

Julie DeYoung
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Corporate Asset Manager

Tacoma Power

Tacoma Power saved time and consulting costs by collaborating with CEATI members to develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Asset Management within their organization.

See Success Story
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CO2 Removal in Hydro Powerhouses

Phillip Cantarinha
|
Director of Power Systems

Yuba Water Agency

Leveraging CEATI’s technical expertise and the results from the Hydropower Plant Equipment report on “Stator Winding Flammability” Yuba made a critical health and safety decision to remove CO2 bottles from their powerhouses.

See Success Story
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Justification for Increasing Staff Resources

Erik Pytlak
|
Manager of Weather and Streamflow Forecasting Group

Bonneville Power Administration

BPA used data from the CEATI Water Management Benchmarking Survey in order to justify to their executives the need to increase staffing levels for their team working on the Columbia River Basin.

See Success Story
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Revenue Saving Reservoir Operations

John Chandler
|
Water Resources Technical Lead

Puget Sound Energy

During flood season, Puget Sound Energy benefitted from CEATI’s network of experts when making important water management decisions, thereby avoiding potential flood impacts downstream and preventing loss of future revenue.

See Success Story
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Dam Safety Maturity Matrices

David Sarkisian
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Principal Engineer

California Department of Water Resources

CDWR used the CEATI Dam Safety Maturity Matrices to evaluate their dam safety program and identify areas of improvement for the planning and implementation of maintenance at their field divisions across the state.

See Success Story
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Rotor Pole Repair

Glenn Griffin
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Director of Electrical Engineering

Great River Hydro

With timely assistance from CEATI’s network of experts GRH was able to save over a million dollars by implementing an innovative repair technique on a rotor pole in one of their hydro plants.

See Success Story
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Choosing the Right CMMS

Phillip Cantarinha
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Director of Power Systems

Yuba Water Agency

Yuba saved time and consulting costs by turning to CEATI members for advice when choosing their Computer Maintenance Management System.

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Transmission & Distribution

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Distribution Planners Manual

Chris Brouillard
|
Consulting Engineer 

National Grid

The Distribution Planners Manual is a must-have resource for engineers involved in all areas of distribution planning from design guidelines to newer technologies such as electric vehicles and distributed energy resources, and will serve as a vital tool for newer engineers joining the workforce.

See Success Story
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Building an Asset Criticality Framework

Daniel Yung
|
Lead Program Manager of Asset Management and Engineering Performance Team

National Grid

National Grid leveraged the CEATI network when developing their asset criticality framework, saving tens of thousands of dollars on consulting fees and developing invaluable in-house expertise.

See Success Story
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Transmission Right of Way Solutions

Jim Papadoulis
|
Manager, Future Grid & Modernization | Line Asset Planning

BC Hydro

When asked if their transmission rights of way were wide enough, BC Hydro turned to the CEATI network to quickly gather the necessary data and best practices from the membership to make the best informed decision.

See Success Story
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Implementation of Distribution Management System

Joe Zerdin
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Director of Large Customer Accounts

Hydro One

When implementing their DMS (Distribution Management System), Hydro One turned to the CEATI network for critical guidance on how to successfully align their IT structure and network model.

See Success Story