Event Profile

IT Conference Pre-Session Class: Technology, Leadership, Planning, and Decision Making in a Changing Business Environment - CANCELLED

April 20, 2020
Best Western Plus Hood River Inn
1108 East Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031 


This event has been cancelled. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

IT professionals, senior managers, and anyone involved in the utility’s budgetary and decision-making processes.

Related Event:

IT Conference, April 21-23

Course Overview:

An era of technology-driven business change is firmly underway across the electric utility industry. Electric utilities are deploying multiple technology systems, often several at a time. Many are also investing heavily in fiber broadband and wireless networks to retrieve a massive trove of newly available and highly granular data, and to exercise near-real-time control over electric system assets. Energy flows across the system have become increasingly dynamic as solar and wind resources begin to proliferate and disrupt the traditional power plant dispatch. These changes can present profound engineering, operational, IT, and financial challenges, including the potential for stranded investments.

Building or updating a utility’s technology plan can help address these challenges. The planning process creates instant value by enhancing organizational relationships and identifying the technologies with the highest overall priorities for investment. Risks associated with technology applications can be mitigated. However, none of this works without effective organizational engagement and technology leadership. This program will delve into what utility managers—business and IT alike—must do to ensure successful technology adoption and business integration.

Course Instructor:

Eric Cody, Cody Energy Group

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn
1108 E. Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031
(800) 828-7873

Room rates: economy queen non-view $116; economy two queens or non-view king $134; or riverview two queens $179

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than March 20, 2020, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 3/20/2020): $380
Utility Member Standard: $455

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 3/20/2020): $570
Associate Member Standard: $645

Non-member Early Bird (ends 3/20/2020): $1,140
Non-member Standard: $1,215

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for six continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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Best Western Plus Hood River Inn

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.