01 Jun PLH Group Eyes Key Sessions at SEE Conference
One of the many benefits of attending the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) conference from June 28-30 in Atlanta, GA, is the opportunity to hear some of the finest keynote speakers in the country. Speakers such as former president of the NFL Players Association, Bill Curry, a motivator, coach, and author; and former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, a nuclear physicist and global negotiator. These world-class speakers will kick off the three-day event, but the meat of the SEE conference is the opportunity to attend sessions that pinpoint industry specific issues in the electric power services sector the attendees encounter every day.
The breakout sessions cover areas such as electric power distribution concerns, environmental concerns, finance & accounting, real estate and right of way, substations, supply chain, utility transmission lines and transportation. Yet there are a few presentations in three key areas — substations, electric utility transmission lines, and the environment, that PLH Group has set their sights on attending.
PLH team members are no strangers to creatures in the wild, as they’ve dealt with the rattlesnake-infested regions of Western Texas, and the menacing black bears that roam around North Western Canada. That’s why they’ve earmarked The Wildlife Proofing Products and Design Panel discussion led by Jose Santiago, Senior Engineer at Baltimore Gas & Electric, Drew McReynolds, Asset Management Substation at Entergy, and Joe Tynan, Region Engineer at Duke Energy, to hear new techniques about animal mitigation.
At another session, it will be interesting to hear what Entergy team members Clay Adams, Senior Manager, of the Entergy Louisiana Grid and Paul Cotaya have to say about Substation Flooding Mitigation.
PLH Group partner Air2 feels like a winner along with Bob Smith, Consulting Engineer at Dominion Virginia Power, the 2017 SEE Industry Excellence Award Winner in the Transmission Line Category.
Air2 was an integral part of the two year James River Crossing Foundation Upgrade Project, a project designed to protect the electric power infrastructure in Newport News, VA. Air2’s highly trained aerial linemen worked in tandem and used the long-line method across the James River to install lightning arresters, devices that safeguard against lightning strikes, and ultimately lessen the need for storm restoration projects.
PLH Group always has a keen eye on environmental issues encountered during construction projects, which is why they’re excited to attend the Environmental Production Joint Session and hear about the Implementation of EPA’s Revised Effluent Guidelines for the Steam Electric Industry presented by Karrie-Jo Robinson-Shell, P.E., Environmental Engineer US EPA Region 4 – Water Protection Division.
Seven PLH Group entities and seventeen team members will be in attendance at the SEE conference in Atlanta, GA on June 28-30. Look for us in booth numbers 8 & 9 on the main conference level at the Marriott Marquis. For more background on the SEE conference and the PLH Group entities attending the conference, click HERE.
We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and informative conference! Join the conference conversation on Twitter #SEEAtlanta2017
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