Registration opens this spring!
Join us on
September 21st, 2016
for a full day of discussion and debate as we explore:
Managing the Triple Threat to Public Utility Profitability: Safety, Reliability, & Affordability.
The 2016 Symposium
theme will examine the management challenges of balancing the modern public
utility’s need for profitability with the requirement of providing customer
service that is safe, reliable, and affordable. Included in this discussion
will be issues of physical and cyber security, environmental responsibility,
infrastructure enhancement, regulatory design, and the management of investor
relations. The Symposium’s panels will examine current practices in these
areas, identify emerging new solutions, and offer thoughts regarding developments
in the near-term future.
focus on safety associated with the production, transmission, and distribution
of public utility services. Included in
this panel’s discussion will be issues such as physical and cyber security,
innovative technologies, environmental protections, and infrastructure
requirements. The panel will also discuss how the need for safety enhancements
effects utility profitability.
examines the issue of utility reliability and what must be done to enhance system
and grid robustness. Issues such as infrastructure modernization, emerging and
innovative technologies, and regulatory initiatives to improve reliability will
be analyzed. This panel will also discuss how improvements in system
reliability can be funded and what effect they will have on utility
explores how utilities can best respond to the challenging issues of
affordability and access. Important to this discussion will be issues of
infrastructure recapitalization, the use of innovative technologies, and the
design of responsive regulation. Commission rate setting and the delivery of
customer service will be discussed in the context of utility profitability