4th Annual Public Participation in Transmission Siting (0110-public-particip)
Venue: Loews Royal Pacific Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Jan 26, 2010||End Date/Time: Jan 27, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Jan 15, 2010|
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.