According to the National Association of Women in Construction, 9.8 million people worked in the U.S. construction industry in 2014. Of that number, just 8.9% were women. The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key engineering and construction trends and skills for personal and professional development.

Renewable energy is growing at an astounding pace at the global level, with rapidly declining prices now making it the most cost-effective option for new generation on many energy grids today.  This increasing growth of renewable energy is impacting the electric grid in multiple ways, challenging many of the assumptions upon which traditional utility planning and operation relies. 

This course will introduce and provide non-technical people with the basics of a substation and all the general components that are inside a substation.

This course will present a basic overview of hydropower operations, including: how hydropower works, project types and definitions, and benefits and challenges associated with hydropower. Attendees will learn about hydropower development in North America and throughout the world.

The explosion of digital content, big data, e-commerce and IoT along with the emergence of Smart Cities across the globe is making Data Centers one of the fastest-growing consumers of electricity in developed countries.  Data Center Operators have a continued effort toward better efficiency with a push to utilizing more renewable power. 

Analytics — the scientific process of transforming data into insight for making better decisions — are used in virtually every division of a utility organization.  During the past few years this knowledge requirement in the industry has emerged and accelerated.  It is now a “must-have” skill for almost all utility professionals: from planning, to operations, to trading, to mid-level management, to the C-suite, and everywhere in between.

This year the Canadian Power Finance Conference will examine the financing landscape for power projects and assets across the whole of Canada. Over 300 attendees from across the value chain – system operators, developers, investors, financiers and advisors – will gather to discuss the state of the industry, its challenges, and, of course, its opportunities. […]

The way we generate, distribute, consume, and pay for power today has been slowly evolving over the past decades. Customers are generating some of their own power, advanced metering structures allow for more sophisticated rate design, and large industrial—and even some residential customers—are able to actively adjust their demand in reaction to price signals and peak events.

This seminar is targeted toward increasing the knowledge of non-technical staff who work or have an interest in the electric utility industry. Participants who are not familiar with utilities and electric power systems can significantly benefit from attending.