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Engineering, Operations and District Managers Conference

July 15, 2015 - July 17, 2015


From homes and farms to factories and hospitals, Tennessee’s electric co-ops have a big impact on the communities we serve. But our work goes beyond keeping the power on. We provide security, convenience and economic opportunity.

The service we provide is critical for the success of our communities, and member expectations have never been higher. We do more than keep the lights on – Tennessee’s electric co-ops power everyday life for our members and communities.

The Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives and the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s joint Engineering, Operations and District Managers Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday, July 15 through 17, at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

At this year’s conference, we will examine the impact that emerging technology and distributed generation will have on rural co-ops and discuss the latest regulatory, legislative and safety issues facing our systems.


Optional Networking Opportunity

Golf Outing

Join your colleagues for 18 holes on Wednesday, July 15.



Thursday, July 16

8:30     Welcome
Tennessee co-op manager

8:45     Utility Applications for UAVs

9:30     Break

9:45     Outage Management Systems and Mobility

10:30     Industry Updates
RUS update from Carl Wilson, safety update from Mike Simmons & Clarence Greene, Job Training and Safety, and legislative update from Chase Crigler, KAEC, and Mike Knotts, TECA.

11:30     Lunch

1:00      Your Facility, Your Strategic Plan

1:45      West Tennessee Fiber Network

2:30     Break

2:45     The Case for Solar
Can Solar be Cost Justified?

3:30     OSHA Regulations

4:30     Reception

Friday, July 17

8:30     ArcFlash Analysis
How to Prevent Incidents

9:00     LED Tariffs, TVA and the Public Service Commission
Round Table Discussion

9:45     Break

10:00     Office and Facility Security

10:45      Keynote Speaker

11:30     Adjourn


Music Road Resort and Hotel
303 Henderson Chapel Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
1.855.790.4646 | Online Reservations

The deadline for room reservations is June 12. Room rates are $164 per night. To receive the conference rate, indicate that you are attending the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Engineering, Operations and District Managers Conference.

* The group rate is effective for Tuesday, July 14, through Friday, July 17; however, the website only allows attendees to book rooms beginning Wednesday, July 15. Guests will need to contact the Music Road Resort at 1.855.790.4646 if planning to arrive on Tuesday, July 14.

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Levels of participation:


For the low fee of $550, you will receive exhibit space, listing as a co-sponsor of the social hour and be invited to attend all meals and offsite activities. Vendors will be allowed two attendees for the entire conference. PLUS this package includes your company name and logo on the program and recognition during all events. Additional representatives may attend for $85.


$250 per attendee includes invitation to presentations and onsite meals.

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July 15, 2015
July 17, 2015




July 15, 2015
July 17, 2015