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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS2011 APPA ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS TECHNICAL CONFERENCEMarch 20-23, 2011Nashville Convention CenterNashville, TNConference InformationThe 55 th Annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference will be held at the Nashville Convention Center inNashville, Tennessee, March 20-23. The conference will be a forum to discuss six core areas, as they relate to publicpower systems: transmission and distribution, system planning, environmental, generation and fuels, communicationsand control, and safety. General session topics are broader in their scope and should cater to the entire E&Oaudience, made of all six areas.The Conference is designed for public power technical experts. It also has much to offer utility directors, publicpower professionals involved in electric utility management and operations and city managers.The Engineering and Operations Committee invites utilities, researchers, manufacturers to submit presentations forconsideration. In addition to the six core areas, the topics listed below have been presented at the E&O in the past:Differences in AMI TechnologiesFuture of Street Lighting through LED’sSmall Wind TurbinesNational Electric Safety Code (NESC) UpdatesDistributed Generation—Cost Recovery Rate DesignCyber Security Concerns with Wireless NetworksPlug-in Vehicles—Charging, Batteries and MoreCommunicating Safety to All Levels of Your OrganizationEnergy Efficiency and ConservationAnalysis of System LossesTransforming Fiber Networks into Smart Grid CommunicationsPlanning for Residential, Commercial and Industrial Solar PanelsImplication of a Climate Change Bill to Your OperationsThe following list is topics that the public power community is interested in hearing about at the 2011 E&O, andpapers and speakers on these topics may be given preference:Future of Street lighting LEDPole Attachment AgreementsOverview of System LossesNERC RequirementsSmall Wind Turbines2011 APPA Engineering & Operations Technical Conference Call for Presentations Page 1 of 3


Distributed Generation—Cost Recovery Rate DesignEducating Your Community About Being GreenNESC UpdatesArc Flash StandardsBest Practices in Communicating Safety to All Levels of Your UtilitySubmission InformationPlease share your topic ideas with us by August 20, 2010. All submissions should be e-mailed toEandO@APPAnet.org. Topic suggestion may be in the e-mail message itself or attached as a Word or PDF file.Please use the following information and when submitting a topic suggestion for consideration:1) You must complete the Call for Presentations Submission Form in its entirety; see page 3 of Call forPresentations documents (Word) (PDF)2) You may send your presentation idea/description in the e-mail itself or as an attachment (only Word or PDF files)3) Please keep the description of your presentation to no more than one page. Presentation suggestions can besubmitted as bulleted lists or multiple short paragraphs.4) If you have a speaker/presenter in mind for your topic, please provide their contact information. If you wouldlike to speak/present on your own topic, please indicate that as well.5) Presentations that feature utility case studies or utility/vendor collaborations may be given preference.All topic suggestions will be provided to E&O Section officers prior to the conference planning meeting September22-23, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. If your suggestion is chosen for the agenda, we anticipate contacting you by the endof November. Furthermore, any APPA member utility personnel interested in becoming a future E&O Sectionofficer or who would like to attend the planning session, please call Khadija Pounsel directly.Contact InformationKhadija PounselEngineering & Operations AssistantPhone: (202) 467-2994E-mail: KPounsel@APPAnet.orgE&O ConferenceE-mail: EandO@APPAnet.orgCall for Presentations Submission Form2011 APPA Engineering & Operations Technical Conference Call for Presentations Page 2 of 3


The 2011 APPA Engineering & Operations Technical Conference will be held at the Nashville Convention Center inNashville, Tennessee, March 20 – 23. Please share your presentation ideas with us by August 20, 2010. We are requestingthat all submissions be e-mailed to EandO@APPAnet.org. Please only send documents in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDFformats. All submissions must include this completed form.Contact InformationName:Title:Organization:Address:City, State, Zip:Phone/Fax:Email:Presentation InformationTitle of Presentation:Description of Presentation (attach additional page, if needed):Please indicate if you topic suggestions pertains to one or more of the following categories (at least one must bechosen):General SessionTransmission and DistributionCommunications and ControlSafetySystem PlanningGeneration and FuelsEnvironmentalDeadline to Submit Topics: August 20, 20102011 APPA Engineering & Operations Technical Conference Call for Presentations Page 3 of 3

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