2017 Conference Schedule


Saturday, April 22, 2017
Tee Times Start at 1:30 PM Pre-Conference Networking Golf Scramble
Jefferson Country Club
Sunday, April 23, 2017
12:30 PM – 6:00 PM Registration (South Regency Foyer)
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM Set Up Exhibits (Regency Ballroom)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Subcommittee Meetings:

Computer Applications (Union A)

Guides and Standards (Fayette)

Membership Subcommittee (Marion)

NESC, Job Training and Safety (Morrow)

Paper Review (Madison)

Power, Quality and Efficient Electric Use (Knox)

Scholarship Subcommittee (Union B)

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Committee Business Meeting (Union A & B )
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM Vendor Display/Exhibitions & Reception (Regency Ballroom)
Monday, April 24, 2017
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration  (South Regency Foyer)
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet  & Vendor Display/Exhibitions (Regency Ballroom)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Opening General Session  (Delaware)
Presiding:  Wil Schulze, Chair – REPC
Keynote Speaker:  Allan McDonald – Truth, Lies and O-rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Companion Tour
Meet on the Hyatt Second Floor next to Starbucks
9:00 AM – Noon Technical Session “A” (Delaware)
Moderator:  Wil Schulze
9:00 AM A-1
Improving Distribution Circuit Performance Without Circuit
John Lauletta – Exacter, Inc
9:30 AM A-2
Three Single-Phase Voltage Regulators Neutral Grounding Design
and Analysis
Xuan Wu – American Electric Power
10:00 AM Break & Vendor Display/Exhibitions (Regency Ballroom)
10:30 AM A-3
“Important Considerations for Testing and Commissioning Digital Protection Relays”
Drew Welton – Beckwith Electric
11:00 AM A-4
“Secondary Low-Voltage Circuit Models – How Good is Good”
Jouni Peppanen – EPRI
 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch Buffet & Vendor Display/Exhibitions (Regency Ballroom)
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Technical Session “B”  (Delaware)
Moderator:  C.H. Campbell, Vice Chair – REPC
1:00 PM B-1
Securing the Grid and Your Critical Utility Functions
Bill Bateman  – GDS Associates
1:30 PM B-2
Design of a New Operating Mode for Voltage Regulator Controls in a Smart Distribution System
Dr. Murty Yalla – Beckwith Electric
2:00 PM B-3
Application of DFA Technology for Improved Reliability and Operations
Carl L. Benner – Texas A&M University
Robert Peterson – Pedernales Electric Cooperative
2:30 PM Break & Vendor Display/Exhibitions (Regency Ballroom)
3:00 PM B-4
Reducing Peak Demand through Distributed Grid Edge Control
Shane Smith – Utilities District of Western Indiana
3:30 PM B-5
System Modernization and Reliability: A Transition to Underground
Chris Fluke – IJUS, LLC
Richard Walton – IJUS, LLC
4:00 PM B-6
A Modern Intelligent Grid Means New Motivations, Models and Methods
Steve Collier – Milsoft Utility Solutions
4:30 PM Adjournment
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM Vendor Display/Exhibitions & Reception (Regency Ballroom)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 AM – Noon Registration (South Regency Foyer)
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet  & Vendor Display/Exhibitions (Regency Ballroom)
8:30 AM – Noon Technical Session “C”  (Delaware)
Moderator:  Jodi Bullinger, Secretary – REPC
8:30 AM C-1
Solar Interconnection Study
Trishia Swayne – Leidos
Dave Barton – Clark County REMC
9:00 AM C-2
Innovation Pointe Progressive Energy Resource Park (PREP), an Application of Distributed Generation, Microgrid and Smart Grid
  Todd Hiemer, P.E. – Central Electric Cooperative
9:30 AM C-3
Optimal settings for multiple groups of Smart Inverters at secondary networks using autonomous inverter control
Mobolaji Bello – EPRI
10:00 AM Break & Vendor Display/Exhibitions (Regency Ballroom)
10:30 AM C-4
“DER–What the Future May Hold and How to Better Prepare for it Now”
Jeff Triplett – Utility System Consultant
11:00 AM C-5
“Does a PV Tracking System Make Sense for Co-ops?”
Douglas Danley – NRECA
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch Buffet & Vendor Display/Exhibitions (Regency Ballroom)
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Invitation to 2018 REPC Conference in Memphis, TN (Delaware)
C.H. Campbell, Vice Chair – REPC
12:45 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Tear Down
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Technical Roundtable Session – Community Solar Panel – (Delaware)
Moderator:  Rhett Reid, Secretary Elect – REPC
Panelists:  Shane Sobotka – One Energy Renewables
Ben Wilson – Ohio Statewide
Trishia Swayne – Leidos Engineering
Greg Starheim – CFC
3:00 PM Door Prizes – You Must Be Present to Win (Delaware)
Presentation of Top Speaker Awards
Presenter: Mary Ackleson – NRECA
Closing Announcements
Conference Adjournment


Post Conference Workshop Schedule
Details on the Post Conference Workshops scheduled for Wednesday April 26th can be found here.
  • Beckwith Electric Co. Inc.  – DER/DG Operation, Protection & Control 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Knox)
  • Milsoft Utility Solutions –  WindMil Features for Improving your System Planning Studies 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Madison)
  • Power Engineers –  System Planning and Managing Interconnections with DER while Maintaining System Reliability 8:00AM – 4:00 PM (Fayette)
  • SEL Technical Seminar – Focused on Performance 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Morrow)
  • SPIDA Software’s Structure Management System, including a preview of SPIDACalc v7 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Clark)