4th Annual Public Participation in Transmission Siting (0110-public-particip)

Venue: Loews Royal Pacific Hotel

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 26, 2010 End Date/Time: Jan 27, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jan 15, 2010
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The stakeholder involvement process for transmission siting has become increasingly more complicated and controversial in recent years. Balancing the need for system improvements with landowner priorities, environmental considerations and political pressure is a daunting challenge. Many utility infrastructure projects are modified, delayed or stopped altogether due to public opposition. These changes are often expensive and can affect the capacity and reliability of the power system.

How can a utility make necessary infrastructure improvements while encouraging relationships with stakeholders and regulators? It is becoming clear that to successfully engage the public, utilities are moving beyond traditional approaches and employing a wide range of participation techniques.

This EUCI conference will provide a forum for utility executives, regulators, customers and experts in public participation to discuss how utilities and their affected communities can come together to identify projects that all stakeholders can support. Attendees will learn how utilities are able to obtain meaningful input and will find out how different approaches are used in order to overcome objections, reach out to traditional adversaries and improve relationships with community leaders and regulators. Utilities will present on the different avenues of approach for siting projects and about their company's philosophy on public participation, their typical methodology, internal training and organizational responsibility. These presentations will also include case-specific examples of the public process and speak to the specific results, both positive and negative, seen throughout the multiple stages of the communications process.


6300 Hollywood Way
United States

Additional Information

The Early Bird price for this conference is USD $1,195.00. After January 15, 2010 the price will be USD $1,395.00.