Advanced Underground Utilities 18319 50th Avenue East Tacoma, WA 98446 Call (253) 846-5233 Aztech Electric Co., Inc. P.O. Box 11795 (Zip 99211-0795) 5204 East Broadway Spokane, WA 99212 Call (509) 536-6200 (509) 838-8415* (509) 466-1932* (509) 448-1424* Burke Electric LLC 13563 S.E.
27th Place, Suite A Bellevue, WA 98005 Call (425) 644-0351* Christenson Electric Inc. 111 S.W. Columbia, Suite 480 Portland, OR 97201 Call (503) 419-3300 City Pacific Services 512 Maple Avenue Snohomish, WA 98290 Call (360) 563-0642 EC Company P.O.
Box 10286 Portland, OR 97296 Call (206) 436-6042 Hawkeye Construction, Inc. 1500 NE Graham Road Troutdale, OR 97060 Call (503) 661-1568* (503) 781-8916* International Line Builders, Inc. P.O.
Box 23729 Portland, OR 97281 19020A S.W. Cipole Road Tualatin, OR 97062 Call (503) 692-0193 (503) 538-1179* International Line Builders, Inc. 900 Antelope Road White City, OR 97503 Call (541) 830-1001 (541) 857-1092* International Line Builders, Inc.
E. 23716 Joseph P.O. Box 0487 Otis Orchards, WA 99027 Call (509) 226-3470* (509) 993-2704* International Line Builders, Inc.
8757 Peedrick Road Dixon, CA 95620 Call (707) 678-3604* Jaco Construction, Inc. P.O. Box 1167 Ephrata, WA 98823-1167 Call (509) 787-1518 Michels Power P.O.
Box 15059 Tumwater, WA 98511-5059 7511 Terminal Street SW Suite 201 Tumwater, WA 98501 Call (360) 236-0472 ... more. less.
Mountain Power Construction 5299 N. Pleasant View Road Post Falls, ID 83854 Call (208) 667-6011 (208) 659-0833* Moza Construction, Inc. P.O.<br><br> Box 44400 (Zip 98444-0400) 3420 128th Street East Tacoma, WA 98446 Call (253) 531-5674* O 9 Neill Electric Inc. 1212 SE Gideon Street Portland, OR 97202 Call (503) 493-6045 Par Electrical Contractors 12480 SE Orient Drive Boring, OR 97009 Call (503) 663-1712 Potelco, Inc. 11818 S.E.<br><br> Mill Plain Blvd. Suite 302 Vancouver, WA 98684 Call (360) 254-6920 Potelco, Inc. 14103 Stewart Road Sumner, WA 98390-9622 Call (253) 863-0484* Potelco, Inc.<br><br> P.O. Box 15307 Spokane, WA 99215 Call (509) 926-6003* Power City Electric, Inc. 3327 East Olive P.O.<br><br> Box 2507 Spokane, WA 99202 Call (509) 535-8500 Power Technology 18408 N.E. 86th Avenue Battle Ground, WA 98604 Call (360) 828-5073 Service Electric Co. 1615 First Street P.O.<br><br> Box 1489 Snohomish, WA 98291 Call (360) 568-6966 Tetra Tech Electric, Inc. 12067 N.E. Glen Widing Road Suite 108 Portland, OR 97220 Call (503) 261-6240 Tice Electric Company 5405 North Lagoon Avenue Portland, OR 97217 Call (503) 233-8801 (503) 231-3372 Wilson Construction Company 1190 N.W.<br><br> 3rd P.O. Box 1190 Canby, OR 97013 Call (503) 263-6882 (503) 329-9917* A message from the 2009 Conference Chairman Change. These days, we are facing it in every aspect of our industry, business, and careers.<br><br> With change being around every corner of our lives right now, it seemed only appropriate to incorpo- rate it into this year 9s NWPPA Engineering & Operations Conference and Tradeshow theme: cNavigating in a River of Change. d As chairman, I would like to invite you to attend this year 9s conference and tradeshow (being held the week of April 20, 2009, in Spokane, Wash.) so you can not only learn about the chal- lenges that change is bringing to our industry, but hopefully also leave with some new and innovative ideas for how to deal with it. At this year 9s conference and tradeshow, we will explore change in many areas, including technology, services, safety, and regulatory requirements; our workforce; work practices; and more. As always, there will be something for everyone; the week is set to be packed with thoughtful and inspiring keynote speakers, pertinent educational sessions, and opportunities to meet and talk with others in your industry that are facing the same challenges that you may be.<br><br> I am proud to say that the NWPPA E&O continues to be the premier regional public power conference and tradeshow in the nation, with managers, leaders, crewmembers, and staff from NWPPA utilities and associate members from throughout the United States and Western Canada attending each year. This is the largest annual event that NWPPA holds, so make plans now to be there in April and navigate the change! Robby Hamlin Manager, Engineering & Operations Valley Electric Association (Pahrump, Nev.) Table of Contents Conference Program: Monday.....................................................4 Tuesday.....................................................4 Wednesday ................................................5 Thursday...................................................8 Friday......................................................11 Conference Exhibitors................................12 Exhibit Floor Plan ......................................20 Conference Planning Committee.................21 Pre-Conference Courses..............................23 Student Program.........................................23 Treasure Hunt Info.....................................23 Spouse/Companion Activity.......................24 Conference Hotel & Transportation Info ...25 Registration Form.......................................27 Advertisers Commonwealth Associates............................13 DIS-TRAN .....................................................19 Engineered Solutions Group, Inc......Back cover GDS Associates, Inc./Hi-Line Engineering.......5 HDR...............................................................15 Lift-It ..............................................................26 Nelson Truck Company.................................11 NJUNS, Inc....................................................10 Northwest Line Constructors Chapter 4 NECA.................................Inside front cover Specialty Engineering, Inc.<br><br> ...............................7 Terex Utilities.................................................24 UtilX Corp.....................................................17 Veolia Environmental Services. ......................20 Wagner-Smith Equipment Co. .........................9 3 Monday, April 20 Pre-Conference Classes 4 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.<br><br> Environmental Task Force Meeting 4 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibitors set up and early registration 4 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 Exhibitors set up 4 8 a.m.-noon Registration 4 8 a.m.-6 p.m.<br><br> Vendor Café 4 9-10:15 a.m. Utility Innovations 4 10:25-11:35 a.m. Luncheons 4 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.<br><br> Spouse/companion activity 4 12:45-5 p.m. General session and keynote speaker 4 1-3:15 p.m. Grand opening of exhibits* 4 3:30-6:30 p.m.<br><br> Reception 4 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 Registration 4 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hot topics 4 8:30-9:45 a.m.<br><br> Concurrent sessions 4 10:05-10:55 a.m. Exhibits open* 4 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Concurrent sessions 4 2-5 p.m.<br><br> Exhibits open and reception* 4 5:15-7 p.m. Thursday, April 23 Registration for Student Program and orientation 4 7-8:40 a.m. Registration 4 8 a.m.-4 p.m.<br><br> General session and keynote speaker 4 8:45-9:45 a.m. Concurrent sessions 4 10:05-10:55 a.m. Exhibits open* 4 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.<br><br> Concurrent sessions 4 1-4 p.m. Safety awards presentation 4 4:10-4:40 p.m. Chairman 9s reception 4 6-7 p.m.<br><br> Banquet and awards 4 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 24 Committee breakfast and critique meeting 4 8-9 a.m. Schedule at a Glance * Treasure Hunt will take place during these times.<br><br> See page 23 for more information on how to participate. 4 Monday, April 20 Pre-conference courses 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (NOTE: Each pre-conference course has a seperate registration and fee from the E&O Conference.<br><br> Go to page 27 for fees and to register.) 1. Accident Investigation 2. NESC Rules for Joint Use Construction 3.<br><br> Electrical Grounding Safety See course descriptions on page 23. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 4 Exhibitors set up (Spokane Convention Center) 10 a.m.-6 p.m.<br><br> 4 Early registration Tuesday, April 21 8 a.m.-noon 4 Exhibitors set up (Spokane Convention Center) 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 4 Registration 9-10:15 a.m. 4 Vendor Café Come to the Vendor Café for a conti- nental breakfast and get a peek at the hottest items our exhibitors have to offer.<br><br> (Open to all attendees.) The continental breakfast is sponsored by the Northwest Line Constructors Chapter 4 NECA 10:25-11:35 a.m. 4 Utility Innovations Don Kopzynski, Vice President of Operations, Avista (Spokane, Wash.); and Terry Oliver, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Bonneville Power Administration (Portland, Ore.) Moderated by Will Lutgen, Executive Director, NWPPA (Vancouver, Wash.) Are you curious about what innova- tions in engineering and operations are being considered by investor-owned utilities, BPA, and others? Come hear from speakers that are looking at some exciting possibilities.<br><br> (Open to all attendees.) 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 4 Lunch for new exhibitors 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 4 Committee luncheon 12:45 p.m.-5 p.m.<br><br> 4 Spouse/compan- ion activity 4 winery tour See information on page 24 and regis- tration form on page 27. 1-3:15 p.m. 4 General session Call to Order Robby Hamlin, Chairman, Engineering & Operations Manager of Valley Electric Co-op (Pahrump, Nev.) Invocation Welcome to Spokane Father Robert Spritzer, President, Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.) Welcome from NWPPA John DiStasio, President, Board of Trustees, NWPPA (Vancouver, Wash.) 2-3:15 p.m.<br><br> 4 Keynote speaker Globalization Will Change How You Do Business John Doggett, Director of Executive Education Entrepreneurship Programs and Senior Lecturer of International Entrepreneurship and Management, McCombs School of Business of the University of Texas at Austin PLEASE NOTE: The registration desk (badge pick-up) and all educational sessions are located at the DoubleTree City Center Hotel. The exhibits are locat- ed at the Spokane Convention Center. The only exception is that the registra- tion desk for the free exhibit viewing on Wednesday night will be at the Spokane Convention Center.<br><br> Special thanks to our conference sponsors: Substation Technical Resources Inc. 5 Most of today 9s world leaders have visited, lived in, or been educated in the United States. They like what they saw and are endeavoring to bring a higher standard of living to their coun- tries.<br><br> The United States has pursued a policy encouraging freedom, economic prosperity, and trade with countries throughout the world. These factors, plus the advent of the Internet 9s world- wide Web, have created a global econ- omy of unprecedented scope. Doggett will share some fascinating insights about how America 9s place in the world has changed, why it has changed, what this means for Americans, and how our lives may be different in the future.<br><br> 3:30-6:30 p.m. 4 Grand opening of the exhibits (Spokane Convention Center) Drawing for a $100 gift card. Must be present to win.<br><br> 4:30-6:30 p.m. 4 Reception (Spokane Convention Center) Hosted by NWPPA associate members in the exhibit area Wednesday, April 22 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 4 Registration 8:30-9:45 a.m.<br><br> 4 Hot topics #1 NERC/WECC Compliance 4 CIP-002-1 Risk-Based Assessment Methodology Richard Malloy, Compliance Manager, Idaho Falls Power (Idaho Falls, Idaho); and Mark Reed, Information Systems Supervisor, Idaho Falls Power (Idaho Falls, Idaho) This presentation will cover the devel- opment of a risk-based assessment methodology, including procedures and evaluation criteria to determine critical assets and critical cyber assets. The core of the presentation will be an overview of a formatted risk-based assessment methodology (RBAM) currently in use by over 25 utilities. The RBAM software will be provided electronically to attendees for free.<br><br> If changes are required in the future, due to new WECC requirements, a fee may be charged for updates to the program. #2 Workforce Retirements, Replacements, and Succession Arnie Winkler, Director of Education, NWPPA (Vancouver, Wash.); Rich Piech, Operations Manager, Golden Valley Electric Association (Fairbanks, Alaska); Trevor Morris, Lineman Apprentice/Journeyman, Kootenai Electric Cooperative (Hayden, Idaho); Gary Nieborsky, Engineering & Operations Manager, Kootenai Electric Cooperative (Hayden, Idaho); and Ryan McMaster, Electrical Engineer, Brown & Kysar, Inc. (Battle Ground, Wash.) A large percentage of the electric utility workforce will retire in the next 5 to 10 years.<br><br> How do we replace workers with the skills and knowledge of the business? How do we attract new workers who may see the utility industry as not very exciting, old fash- ioned, and not challenging? How do we retain workers?<br><br> Listen to this mod- erated panel discussion and share in the conversation regarding workforce issues and solutions. 6 #3 Tales from the Trenches William Cullinane, NRECA Certified Loss Control Professional/Journeyman Lineman, Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange (Lenexa, Kan.) William Cullinane is a well-known speaker on safety topics from line work to crane safety. Come and join in a discussion about safety topics from A to Z.<br><br> #4 FEMA Guidance 4 Public Assistance Program Dennis Burton, Interim Public Assistance Leader, U.S. Department of Homeland Security/ FEMA Region 10 This topic is for all areas of the utility business: operations, engineering, pur- chasing and stores, and finance. Learn the disaster declaration process and how to be prepared for FEMA when there is a joint preliminary damage assessment.<br><br> You will also learn about the eligibility, contracting, and docu- mentation requirements when there is a presidentially declared disaster. Know the process in advance and be prepared! 9:45-10:05 a.m.<br><br> 4 Morning break Hosted by Milsoft Utility Solutions 10:05-10:55 a.m. 4 Concurrent sessions SAFETY & SECURITY Is Your Arc Flash Enlightening or In Lightning? Jim Phillips, P.E., T2G/Brainfiller.<br><br> com/ArcFlashForum.com (Canton, Ohio) The 2007 NESC has required utilities to conduct an arc flash hazard analy- sis. The regulations are not exactly clear about the steps and details of what should be done, what formulas to use, and how many locations to do. Have you done yours?<br><br> How can a utility make sure that what it 9s doing is right for the employee and the compa- ny? A brief, step-by-step guide to an arc flash analysis program will be presented. BROADBAND INFORMA TION TRANSPORT Adding IP to the Mix Tom R.<br><br> Janca, Communication Engineer, POWER Engineers (Lakewood, Colo.) Ethernet-based transport has arrived in your communications network and is emerging in SONET/SDH networks. POWER Engineers will provide an introduction to IP performance metrics important in assisting E&O employees to prepare, optimize, and manage their networks for VoIP, video IP, and other telemetry services. The session will raise your IPI metric awareness and assist you in understanding the relia- bility and performance requirements necessary to maximize the serviceabili- ty of your WAN or LAN.<br><br> SUBST A TION & DISTRIBUTION One-Line Tracing/Breaker Maintenance Eric Stopper, General Foreman, Substation Solutions (Sherwood, Ore.) This session will cover troubleshooting alarms and tracing wiring in substa- tion controls. Is there an equipment concern or a bad relay? How do you trace the one-line?<br><br> Discussion will also cover the maintenance and repair of older, obsolete breakers and trans- formers. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 4 Exhibits open (Spokane Convention Center) Group lunch in the exhibit area.<br><br> Drawing for a $100 gift card. Must be present to win. 2-2:50 p.m.<br><br> 4 Concurrent sessions METER RELA Y & COMMUNICA TIONS WECC Relay Maintenance Requirements Mark Sampson, Technical Support Director, PacifiCorp (Portland, Ore.); and Gail Shaw, P.E., Tillamook PUD (Tillamook, Ore.) In order to comply with WECC and NERC reliability standards that cover the maintenance of transmission pro- tection systems, most utilities need to make improvements to the scheduling and documentation of their mainte- nance programs. For both large and small utilities, a great deal of work is needed since policies need to be devel- oped and programs set up to meet the requirements. This session will provide a basic outline of what is needed to meet PRC005 and other reliability standards.<br><br> UNDERGROUND SYSTEMS Troubleshooting Underground Problems Kent Haddon, Vice President of Operations, Aquatronics (Idaho Falls, Idaho) Come to this session to learn tricks and techniques (that are not in your instruction manual) that can be used to solve buried cable problems. This session will cover cable route locating, cable fault locating, and cable identifi- cation on incorrectly tagged or non- tagged cables. GENERA TION & TRANSMISSION Self-Supporting Angle and Dead- End Structures for Distribution and Transmission Applications Bob Reisdorff, President, Laminated Wood Systems (Seward, Neb.) 7 and sustain a streamlined efficient warehousing process.<br><br> Each stake- holder is responsible to identify and understand his or her contribution, train the work force, and be held accountable to do his or her part toward gaining maximum efficiency. OPERA TIONS & MAINTENANCE Winter Operations: Special Hazards & Special Solutions Art Seely, President, Safety One International, Inc. (Sedalia, Colo.) Wintertime utility operations in the Pacific Northwest pose unique chal- lenges due to frequent heavy snowfall.<br><br> This session will cover examples of problems that have occurred involving employee health and safety from cold weather exposure to utilizing special- ized snow cats to transport staff and equipment. 3:55-4:10 p.m. 4 Refreshment break 4:10-5 p.m.<br><br> 4 Concurrent sessions This presentation will cover round wood, engineered wood, lattice steel, tubular steel, and concrete pole applications. In addition to covering the benefits of each above-ground con- struction type, the foundation designs will also be discussed. 2:50-3:05 p.m.<br><br> 4 Refreshment break Sponsored by Substation Technical Resources Inc. 3:05-3:55 p.m. 4 Concurrent sessions BROADBAND INFORMA TION TRANSPORT Linking and Upgrading Your Radio Communications: A Case Study Jim DeRosier, Principal Owner, Wireless Network Services Inc.<br><br> (Salt Lake City, Utah); and Matt Mjelde, Engineering Projects Manager, Coos-Curry Electric (Port Orford, Ore.) Today, radio communications remain an integral part of operating a utility efficiently and safely. This presentation is an overview of how one coastal electric utility met the challenges of linking and upgrading its radio system to meet 21st century technology. Find out why it is important to follow a process and perform due diligence when upgrading your radio system.<br><br> PURCHASING & ST ORES CQI 4 Continuous Quality Improvement in Materials Management Randall Phillips, Materials Superintendant, Chelan County PUD (Wenatchee, Wash.) CQI is an ongoing, active group effort between all stakeholders associated with, or affected by, the warehousing of materials. The purpose is to identify and continually address efficiency problems associated with materials management. The goal is to develop METER RELA Y & COMMUNICA TION Substation Integration Dan Beans, Electrical Engineer, City of Redding (Redding, Calif.); and Bob Sandoval, Working Foreman Electrican, City of Redding (Redding, Calif.) Substation integration can be a diffi- cult term to define.<br><br> One utility has decided to define integration as copportunity. d In this session, you will learn how the City of Redding is pulling off a system-wide integration program one substation at a time. You will explore the catalysts and justifica- tion for the sweeping changes that will, going forward, transform how the City of Redding will do business from engineering to maintenance. PURCHASING & ST ORES Openness & Transparency in the Public Bidding Process Phil Reed, Materials and Standards Agent, Central Lincoln PUD (Newport, Ore.) This informative session will cover the public bidding process and key steps Continued on page 8 8 to a successful process, including the bidding process meeting with vendors, developing an approved bidders list, developing clear and complete specifi- cations, and the public bid opening process.<br><br> OPERA TIONS & MAINTENANCE Rigging for Success Michael J. Gelskey, Sr., CEO/ Founder, Lift-It Manufacturing Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.) Slings and the rigging of loads, as well as the use and inspection of the equip- ment, is the subject of this session.<br><br> The components of the sling will be exam- ined, as well as specific sling designs with the emphasis upon proper appli- cation and usage. Sling inspection techniques will be discussed per ASME B30.9 and OSHA 1910.184, and sling inspection systems, techniques, and removal from service criteria will be explored. Mechanical considerations, such as sling angles and tension, center of gravity, and load factors will also be covered.<br><br> 5:15-7 p.m. 4 Exhibits open and reception (Spokane Convention Center) Free admission to the exhibits for utility and industry personnel. Drawing for a $100 gift card.<br><br> Must be present to win. Reception hosted by NWPPA associ- ate members/exhibitors in the exhibit area Thursday, April 23 7-7:30 a.m. 4Registration open for Student Program 7:30-8:40 a.m.<br><br> 4 Student Program orientation 7:30-8:30 a.m. 4 Utility Personnel Breakfast (Spokane Convention Center) Hosted by POWER Engineers 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 4 Registration 8:45-9:45 a.m.<br><br> 4 Keynote speaker Culturetopia 4 the Ultimate High-Performance Workplace Jason Young, Author of cCulturetopia d What is culturetopia? What does it look like? Is it attainable?<br><br> Culturetopia introduces Jason Young 9s innovative perspective on how to create and sus- tain a high-performance workplace where people perform at their peak. A wide range of cultural factors com- bines to drive the behavior of people and the way they work in teams. In our ever-changing environment, an attitude of flexibility, adaptability, and inclusion must be embraced.<br><br> Young uses his experience as a manager, trainer, and consultant to dozens of leading companies to develop the con- cept of culturetopia. 9:45-10:05 a.m. 4 Morning break 10:05-10:55 a.m.<br><br> 4 Concurrent sessions UNDERGROUND SYSTEMS Partial Vacuum-Induced Flashover Ken Easterday, Product Specialist, Cooper Power Have you ever had a flashover when switching underground on your 25- kilovolt system? Was it caused by fer- roresonance, capacitance, contamina- tion, or maybe partial vacuum dis- charge? Learn what partial vacuum- induced flashover is and how to safely control it.<br><br> GENERA TION & TRANSMISSION The Promise of Wave Power Prof. Ted Brekken, Oregon State University (Corvallis, Ore.) A significant untapped renewable energy source exists in the world 9s oceans: it is estimated that if 0.2 per- cent of the oceans 9 untapped energy could be harnessed, it could provide power sufficient for the entire world. This presentation discusses the opportunities for ocean wave power to become a new, reliable, and clean source of affordable renewable energy.<br><br> Wave energy research and develop- ments at Oregon State University (OSU) will be presented, in addition to the developing opportunities for the State of Oregon to become a leader in wave power. SAFETY Crane & Crane Operator Certifications Kirk Hayfield, Safety & Health Specialist, Avista Corporation (Spokane, Wash.) This session is designed to cover the impact of the new Washington crane rule on the electric industry. In this ses- sion, the scope of exemptions from the rule that apply to our business will be reviewed.<br><br> Also covered will be how, as an industry, we are working on the development and implementation of an electric industry employer training and certification program within the state. 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. 4 Exhibits open (Spokane Convention Center) Group lunch in the exhibit area.<br><br> Drawing for a $100 gift card. Must be present to win. 1-1:50 p.m.<br><br> 4 Concurrent sessions SUBST A TION & DISTRIBUTION Predictive & Preventative Maintenance Programs (SUB) Garry Sparks, Maintenance Consultant, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (Sacramento, Calif.) As power utilities face mounting pres- sure to keep rates from increasing 9 OPERA TION & MAINTENANCE SF6 Leak Detection with Infrared Thermography David Shahon, District Sales Manager, FLIR (North Billerica, Mass.) SF6 has been targeted for emissions reduction by the EPA. The EPA has teamed with many of the major utili- ties to better control and reduce SF6 emissions. Come learn how a recent advancement in infrared thermogra- phy can detect SF6 in real-time.<br><br> Highlighted will be some of the bene- fits of using this technology, including decreasing SF6 emissions, helping to preserve the environment, cost savings through emissions reduction, and equipment maintenance. while assuring reliable, high-quality power is delivered, more pressure is placed on the equipment maintenance program. Utilities are moving away from the fixed time-based maintenance approach to a condition-based mainte- nance program.<br><br> Here is one approach drawn from actual experience in tran- sitioning an electric utility substation group to a condition-based mainte- nance program. METER RELA Y & COMMUNICA TION AMR/AMI 4 What 9s Next? Tom Weller, Engineering Supervisor, Midstate Electric Cooperative (La Pine, Ore.); and Ed Schwarz, Western Region Sales Manager, Elster Electricity, LLC, (West Linn, Ore.) AMR/AMI systems can generate large amounts of data.<br><br> The amount of data coming from the field presents throughput challenges to the AMR/ AMI systems. Midstate Electric Cooperative in La Pine, Ore., has installed both PLC and radio-based mesh network AMR/AMI systems and is using its existing microwave radio communication to backhaul this data. This presentation will address Midstate 9s AMR/AMI systems and discuss the performance of the radio backhaul under ever-increasing amounts of data.<br><br> 10 1:50-2:05 p.m. 4 Refreshment break 2:05-2:55 p.m. 4 Concurrent sessions SUBST A TION & DISTRIBUTION Arc Mitigation in Metalclad Switchgear John Salzmann, National Sales Manager, Pederson Power Products (Omaha, Neb.) This presentation on arc mitigation will consider the following three meth- ods of improving safety for the opera- tor of metal clad switchgear in distrib- ution substations: (1) minimize the probability of having an arcing fault occur by proper product specification; (2) remove the operator from the potential source of the energy; and (3) minimize the available energy during an arcing event by use of properly selected components.<br><br> PURCHASING & ST ORES Round Table on Purchasing and Stores Hot Topics Glenda Park, Purchasing Agent, Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative (Port Orford, Wash); Julie Turbin, Material & Fleet Services Superintendant, Kootenai Electric Coop (Hayden, Idaho); and Coellen Yeager, Materials Specialist Foreman, Chelan County PUD (Wenatchee, Wash.) Come in, sit down, and meet those that are your peers in the industry face to face. This session will give you the opportunity to work together to find solutions and support as we discuss the following: a possible listserv for purchasing and stores for quick con- tacts for equipment, spares, obsolete inventor, and answers to questions (your participation in this session can be the beginning of a northwest com- munications link!); how to foster good cross communication between depart- ments; and storm stock 4 what do you stock, how do you store it, and what do our vendors have available? BROADBAND INFORMA TION TRANSPORT SYSTEMS Wireless Broadband Case Study John MacDonald, Network Engineer, Okanogan PUD #1 (Omak, Wash.) Come hear about the success and chal- lenges that one PUD has had with deploying wireless broadband in their serving territory.<br><br> Topics discussed will include design considerations, wireless site construction, and ongoing mainte- nance. 2:55-3:10 p.m. 4 Refreshment break 3:10-4 p.m.<br><br> 4 Concurrent sessions UNDERGROUND SYSTEMS Underground Cable Failure Ray Bristol, PE, Principal Engineer Underground, Hendrix Wire & Cable (Milford, N.H.) This session will cover how, why, and when underground cable fails. We will also discuss activities of IEEE-ICC Working Group B12W/A18 that is working to develop a guide to assist in cable failure analysis. GENERA TION & TRANSMISSION The LiDAR and Priority Transmission Line Clearance Assessment Project David Brown, Manager, Remote Sensing Services, EHS Interna- tional, Inc.<br><br> (Bellevue,Wash.) In 2008, an operational survey using high-resolution airborne LiDAR for several transmission lines for Tacoma Power was conducted. The purpose was to determine the existence of clearance violations. When found, they were identified, documented, and cor- rected for regulatory compliance and operational usage.<br><br> Tacoma Power was 11 under a very tight schedule to com- plete the analysis. The project was delayed by weather and eventually flown in February 2008. The subcon- tractors were able to process and deliver the data in time for Tacoma Power to meet their deadline.<br><br> SAFETY National Incident Management System (NIMS) 4 Doing It or Not? Jerry Lemm, Safety and Wellness Manager, ESCI, Inc. (Anaconda, Mont.) The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is the first-ever stan- dardized approach to incident man- agement and response.<br><br> Developed by the Department of Homeland Security and released in March 2004, it estab- lishes a uniform set of processes and procedures that emergency responders at all levels of government will use to conduct response operations. The NIMS will enable responders at all levels to work together more effective- ly and efficiently to manage domestic incidents no matter what the cause, size, or complexity, including cata- strophic acts of terrorism and disasters. 4:10-4:40 p.m.<br><br> 4 Safety awards presentation 6-7 p.m. 4 Chairman 9s reception Open to all attendees and exhibitors. Hosted by Gore Electric and Waukesha Electric Systems, Inc.<br><br> 7-10 p.m. 4 Banquet and awards " Recognition of earlier Safety Award recipients " Presentation of Exhibitor Awards " Presentation of Milton Hunt McGuire Award " Featured entertain- ment: comedian, humorist, and syndicated editorial cartoonist for the New Orleans Times- Picayune news- paper, Steve Kelley " Drawings and prizes for up to $500! Must be present to win.<br><br> Friday, April 24 8-9 a.m. 4 Committee breakfast and critique meeting Steve Kelley 12 Exhibitors 3M 4 Booth 219 3M, inventor of vinyl electrical tape and cold shrink technology, provides reliable and innov- ative products such as cold shrink terminations and splices; cable accessories; infrared guns and cameras; gas detectors; and aluminum conductor composite reinforced ACCR. ABB Inc.<br><br> 4 Booths 201, 203, 300, & 302 ABB (www.abb.us) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their perfor- mance while lowering environmental impact. Offerings include transformers, switchgear, breakers, capacitors, and substations. Accent Business Services, Inc.<br><br> 4 Booth 506 We help utilities select, purchase, and imple- ment the best enterprise software for their unique needs and budget. We specialize in CIS, financials, GIS, work management, and AMI. We also offer PoleTrack ® for managing joint use, mobile inspections, and meter change.<br><br> Aclara (formerly TWACS by DCSI) 4 Booth 103 The Aclara brand represents the industry 9s leading fixed-network AMI/AMR technologies (TWACS Technology and START Network) and MDM software serving water, gas, and electric utilities worldwide. A-D Technologies 4 Booth 707 A-D Technologies, headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., is the combination of two industry lead- ers, Arnco and Duraline. Six manufacturing centers are strategically located close to our customers.<br><br> Visit www.adtechnologies.com or contact email@example.com. Advanced Control Systems (ACS) 4 Booth 309 ACS, an EFACEC Company, is a leading provider of smart grid solutions to the power industry. Our solutions include SCADA; inte- grated distribution and outage management; simulation; enterprise business intelligence; and substation/distribution automation.<br><br> AFL Telecommunications 4 Booth 204 AFL Telecommunications 3ACA Conductor Accessories includes Alumoweld, Copperweld, Dossert, fiber optic cable, and accessory prod- ucts. Full-power cable accessory products for transmission, distribution, and substation sys- tems. Allied Bolt 4 Booth 720 Manufacturer of outside plant hardware for telecommunications and utility providers.<br><br> Aluma-Form, Inc. 4 Booth 602 A principal manufacturer of apitong wood and aluminum engineered hardware, brackets, and special structures. American Electric Lighting 4 Booth 128 For more than 40 years, the American Electric Lighting name has been recognized for the highest quality and reliability in outdoor, utility, and infrastructure lighting.<br><br> American Polywater Corp. 4 Booth 604 Cable lubricants, cleaners, degreasers, and cable pull planning software. American Superconductor 4 Booth 1011 AMSC 9s SVC and PQ-SVC systems provide cost-effective, lower maintenance benefits at transmission, distribution, and the end-user level.<br><br> Proven solutions for power system stabil- ity and reliability. American Superconductor 4 Booth 1013 D-VAR ® reactive compensation systems correct instability problems and support inter- connection to the grid. HTS cables offer an unmatched solution to power transfer in limit- ed right of way environments while providing fault current limiting capabilities.<br><br> Ametek/TestMet 4 Booth 821 Ametek: Rochester instruments, DFRs, and annunciators; Scientific Columbus meters; and Pulsar instruments and multiplexers. TestMet: Gold Miner all-in-one portable CT testing/wire verification/circuit analysis/meter testing. Aqua-Tronics, Inc.<br><br> 4 Booth 712 Electronic instruments to solve buried utility problems. Cable locating; cable fault locating high- and low-voltage cables; cable phasing and identification; temporary electric service with the Restore-A-Phase; and on-site training. Arbiter Systems/AREVA 4 Booth 813 Arbiter Systems: Power system analyzers, syn- chronized PQ/revenue standards multimeters, GPS satellite-controlled clocks, and power cali- brators/meters.<br><br> Areva: Full line of protection relays and integrated automation systems. Areva T&D 4 Booth 122 Areva T&D is one of three global players in the transmission and distribution of energy. Our portfolio includes HV and MV circuit breakers and switchgear; disconnects; instru- ment transformers; power transformers; reac- tors; and automation and FACTS devices.<br><br> AZZ 4 Booth 1019 AZZ is a specialty electrical equipment manu- facturer offering air and gas insulated bus sys- tems; metalclad outdoor switchgear; power distribution centers; and relay and control panels for utility and industrial markets. Beckwith Electric Co., Inc. 4 Booth 318 Beckwith Electric Co., Inc., founded in 1967, is the premier provider of innovative, high- quality products including protective relays; tapchanger and capacitor controls; synchroniz- ing and motor bus transfer equipment; and custom engineering systems.<br><br> Border States Electric Supply 4 Booth 405 Border States is an employee-owned, customer- driven supplier to electric and gas utilities. We provide a broad scope of products, reliable customer service, and expert technical support. Work with a supply chain solutions power- house 4 work with Border States.<br><br> BROOKS Manufacturing 4 Booth 802 BROOKS Manufacturing is one of the world 9s largest manufacturers of distribution crossarms and transmission structure framing material. Commitment to the industry is why BROOKS maintains its enviable reputation of consistent quality at a competitive price. Brown 9s Agency Northwest 4 Booth B Lineman tools and equipment (bug wrench, outrigger pads, meter pullers, drive-by voltage indicators, hot hoist); outage protection (wildlife shield, zap shield, bushing cover); and digging tools and accessories (shovels, tampers, spoon and spade, cant hooks, probes).<br><br> Buckingham Manufacturing 4 Booth 200 Buckingham is an innovative manufacturer of linemen 9s personnel safety equipment. Some newer products include the BuckSqueeze (a wood pole fall protection system), the bucket rescue system used to lower oneself after the fall, and the new 3,600 lbs snap. Carlson Sales 4 Booth A Electric equipment representative serving the electrical industry in the Pacific Northwest for over 78 years.<br><br> Christenson Electric, Inc. 4 Booths 1004 & 1006 Access control, CCTV, digital/network video recording perimeter protection, surveillance, and fiber optic transmission. Christenson 9s core expertise is in the commercial, industrial, and high-voltage utility industries.<br><br> Clevest Solutions 4 Booth 217 Mobile field force software and integrated AVL (GPS vehicle location) designed specifical- ly for utilities. Schedule, dispatch with ESRI- based GIS map integration, and mobile appli- cation with automated timesheets, reports, and a powerful configuration tool. Commonwealth Associates, Inc.<br><br> 4 Booth 909 Commonwealth Associates, Inc. offers consult- ing, engineering, and design services for power delivery projects throughout the U.S., as well as TRANSMISSION 2000 ® software for the analysis and planning of electric utility trans- mission systems. Composite Materials Technology 4 Booth 608 Fiberglass reinforced composite lighting and ornamental poles.<br><br> Composite Technology Corp. (CTC) 4 Booth 205 Our products range from composite core utility cable to a wide range of composite structures for the utility market. Condux 4 Booth 513 Condux cable installation tools and acces- sories.<br><br> Connector Manufacturing Company 4 Booth 515 600v secondary connectors and Power Design Inc. fiberglass sectionalizing enclosures. 13 Cooper Power Systems 4 Booths 803, 805, 807, 809, 902, 904, 906, & 908 Cooper Power Systems offers products and solutions that improve reliability, productivity, and safety.<br><br> Our industry experts consistently offer new innovations to the power industry, enabling the smart grid today. Visit us at www.cooperpower.com. Cooperative Response Center (CRC) 4 Booth 403 CRC is a nationwide, cooperatively owned contact center and central station that provides services primarily to rural electric utilities, including after-hours dispatch, round-the-clock customer care, and monitoring of security and medical alarms.<br><br> David Hatch and Associates 4 Booth 100 Salco mast arms; Line hardware; Reliable rain- wear and clothing; Formed Plastics lighting globes; Tang wire markers; Krenz vent cooling fans; Union Metal transmission and lighting poles; and Vector secondary connectors. DCS - Morgan/Basler Electric 4 Booths 915 & 917 New BE1-11f multifunction feeder protection relay system with BESTCOMSPlus and Ethernet communications. New retrofit plug 8n 9 play relays with two set points for arc flash solutions 4 digital excitation and AVR sys- tems for generators from 1 to 10,000 amps excitation.<br><br> Delta Star, Inc. 4 Booth 508 Medium power, GSU, UAT, grounding, and auto transformers up to 230kV with LTC and without LTC; voltage regulators; and mobile and skid-mounted substations including break- er, circuit switcher, and cable trailers. Designed Metal Connections 4 Booth 617 Design and manufacture compression connec- tors for substation, cable, and grounding.<br><br> D 9Ewart Representatives, LLC 4 Booth 402 DIS-TRAN 4 Booth 401 High-voltage specialists who engineer/design complete packaged substations, and manufac- ture tapered tubular steel poles and fabricated steel structures for transmission/substation projects, distribution wood crossarms, trans- mission timber assemblies, and x-braces. Doble 4 Booth 912 Insulation analyzers; relay and circuit breaker test instruments; sweep frequency response analyzers (SFRA); and IDD online bushing monitors. DOE Wind and Geothermal Technologies Program 4 Booth 913 The Department of Energy Wind and Geothermal Technologies Program works with industry and electric utilities to establish wind and geothermal energy as an economically competitive and environmentally acceptable contributor to a secure U.S.<br><br> energy supply. Draka Cableteq USA 4 Booth 202 For over 35 years, Draka Cableteq USA has been manufacturing cable for the electric utili- ty market. We specialize in power, control, instrumentation, and fiber optic cables for transmission and distribution substation applications.<br><br> Electric Power Systems 4 Booths 320 & 321 Consulting electrical engineers: comprehensive planning, construction, start-up/commission- ing, automation integration, testing, mainte- nance, design, and oil processing. Electrical Consultants, Inc. 4 Booths 212 & 214 Electrical Consultants, Inc.<br><br> and EPC Services Company provide complete design engineering and engineer-procure-construct services to the utility and telecommunications industry and independent power producers. Electromark 4 Booth 101 Electromark is the utility industry 9s leading manufacturer of safety, maintenance, and com- pliance-related marking products. Our broad range of materials and knowledgeable staff make us specialists in custom-designed mark- ing products for underground and overhead.<br><br> Elster Electricity 4 Booth 1023 Providing AMI solutions that help utility companies improve customer service, delivery reliability, and workforce utilization. Our EnergyAxis ® System is the most widely deployed two-way, mesh AMI system in the world with over two million meters in service. Engineered Endeavors 4 Booth 606 Tubular steel support structures for electrical utility transmission.<br><br> ERICO 4 Booth 514 PUPI fiberglass cross arms and ERICO grounding materials. G&W Electric Co. 4 Booth 812 SF6 and solid dielectric switchgear; reclosers; auto transfer controls and vacuum inter- rupters; cable terminations/joints; and epoxy products including encapsulated switches, cur- rent limiting fuses, junction bars, apparatus bushings, transition modules, and splice boxes.<br><br> GAD Consultants, Inc. 4 Booth 414 Representing the following companies: Nordic Fiberglass, Royal Switchgear, Volttek, Lindsey Manufacturing, and Hico America. Trans- mission, distribution, and substation products.<br><br> 14 GE Energy 4 Booth 521 GE Energy is a world-class provider of power transmission and distribution products and solutions, focused on leading technologies to support the intelligent grid. General Cable Corporation 4 Booth 415 General Electric Lighting Systems 4 Booth 305 GE Lighting Systems offers HID, LED, and induction roadway, area, and security lighting. With its roots tracing back over 100 years, GE has focused on serving the utility market with low-maintenance, high-quality light and ener- gy-conscious products.<br><br> General Pacific, Inc. 4 Booths 105 & 107 Serving NWPPA members since 1965. We are experienced, seasoned people offering the best service and support possible on overhead, underground, substation, metering, utility con- struction projects, AMI, and more!<br><br> Our people make the difference coupled with the finest products on the market. Call us first! Genics, Inc.<br><br> 4 Booth 104 Genics manufactures the Cobra line of envi- ronmentally friendly wood preservative prod- ucts. These products are used by the utility industry for treatment of wooden power poles. Genics also provides training and consulting related to pole maintenance.<br><br> Global Power Supply 4 Booth 1008 Global Power Supply is an international sup- plier of high-quality electric power equipment. We offer new surplus, and reconditioned equipment for utility, industrial, and commer- cial applications giving you what you need, when you need it. Golder Associates Inc.<br><br> 4 Booth 806 Golder is a global earth engineering and envi- ronmental consulting company, specializing in siting, permitting, environmental compliance, and remediation services, as well as geotechni- cal, civil, and water resource engineering disci- plines. Gore Electric Co., Inc. 4 Booth 317 Manufacturer 9s sales rep for major electrical equipment: substation, generation, and trans- mission projects.<br><br> Products include transform- ers, circuit breakers, switchgear, air disconnect switches, steel structures, power control build- ings, SCADA, and DMS/OMS. GridSense Inc. 4 Booth 509 GridSense is an industry leader in providing remote monitoring and control systems to elec- tric utilities and industrial facilities worldwide.<br><br> These systems, used in a myriad of utility applications including outage management, power quality monitoring. H2 Pre-Cast Inc. 4 Booths 418 & 420 Concrete power vaults.<br><br> H2E, Inc. 4 Booth 216 H2E serves the utility market with solution- driven electrical engineering expertise. Services include substation and generation design, sys- tem studies, controls, instrumentation, SCADA applications, construction management, and field commissioning.<br><br> Hanson Pipe & Precast 4 Booth 519 H.D. Electric Company 4 Booth 206 Electrical test and measurement, system mea- surement lighting products, specialty products, and high-voltage live line tools. HD Supply Utilities, Ltd.<br><br> 4 Booth 721 As North America 9s largest electric utilities dis- tributor, HD Supply Utilities offers the indus- try 9s broadest and most dynamic portfolio of products, services, and solutions for the distri- bution, transmission, and generation of electric power. HDR Engineering, Inc. 4 Booth 413 Founded in 1917, HDR is an A/E/C firm that excels at complex projects.<br><br> More than 7,700 employee-owners in over 165 locations pool their strengths to provide integrated environ- mental and engineering power and energy solutions. HDW Electronics/EMPower 4 Booth 816 HDW Electronics: Complete line of under- ground fault locating instruments, systems, and hipots. EMPower: Software package for power industry equipment maintenance sched- uling/reporting.<br><br> Hendrix Wire & Cable, Inc. 4 Booth 306 Aerial spacer cable systems, molded products, and underground cable. Henkels & McCoy, Inc.<br><br> 4 Booth 1007 Henkels & McCoy provides construction, installation, project management, mainte- nance, engineering, and training services. We count utility, commercial, and governmental clients among our long-term relationships. Hi-Line Engineering 4 a GDS Company 4 Booth 507 Expert system planning and design services: GIS/GPS mapping and inventory, CAD/draft- ing, overhead/underground distribution line design, staking services, ROW management, and training seminar services.<br><br> Highline Products 4 Booth 207 Complete line of box pads, vaults, and enclo- sures manufactured in fiberglass, plastic, and polymer concrete. HJ Arnett Industries LLC 4 Booth 130 Independent manufacturing, sales, and testing laboratory of lineman 9s protective rubber goods, gloves, blankets, leather, protectors, canvas glove bags, blanket canisters, and arc flash protection. Houston Wire & Cable Co.<br><br> (HWC) 4 Booth 609 Houston Wire & Cable is a leading wire and cable supplier serving the power generation market with a broad product offering for nat- ural gas, fossil fuel, nuclear, hydroelectric, and renewable energy resources. Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. 4 Booth C Manufacturer of construction, switching, and protection products; insulators and arresters; hot line tools; and cable accessory products.<br><br> New acquisitions to the Hubbell family include PCORE and ECI bushing products, and USCO substation switches. Hughes Brothers 4 Booth 400 Hughes Brothers is the nation 9s leading suppli- er of wood, steel, and fiberglass framing mate- rial to the electric utility industry for overhead transmission and distribution power line con- struction. H-Frame assemblies up to 345kV.<br><br> www.hughesbros.com. HVB AE Power Systems, Inc. 4 Booth 213 High-voltage circuit breakers, 15kv-550kv, including a 72kv non-SF6 vacuum breaker.<br><br> I.C.M.I./Telemetric 4 Booth 818 I.C.M.I. (Inductive Components Manufacturing Inc.): UVR-1 and USC univer- sal voltage regulator controllers for Siemens/Allis, General Electric, and McGraw/Copper Direct Replacements. Telemetric: Cellular-based wireless remote monitoring and control.<br><br> Inertia Engineering/Inertia REPL 4 Booth 208 Inertia Engineering engineers and manufac- tures switches and switch automation prod- ucts. INERTIA-REPL is a joint venture between INERTIA Engineering and REPL, a manufacturer of heat-shrinkable power cable accessories for over 25 years. INNER-TITE Corp.<br><br> 4 Booth 108 INNER-TITE Corp. is proud to serve the elec- tric utility industry through the design, manu- facture, and sale of innovative mechanical security devices that help utility companies combat energy theft of service and protect rev- enues. Intec Services, Inc.<br><br> 4 Booth 919 Intec Services is an asset maintenance and inspection company providing quality prod- ucts and services to the electric utility industry. We are now offering the AP-20 Phase Tracker and our Conductor Cleaning Tool. ITRON 4 Booths 102 & 109 Itron is the world 9s leading provider of meter- ing, data collection, and utility software solu- tions, with nearly 8,500 utilities relying on us to optimize the delivery and use of energy and water.<br><br> To know more, start here: www.itron.com. K-Line Insulators/Lefor Utility Sales 4 Booth 716 Established in 1983. Manufactures and stocks a wide range of field-proven silicone rubber insulators for MV, HV, and EHV applications.<br><br> Products include transmission and distribution suspensions, line posts, station posts, guy strains, and interphase spacers. KERITE/Metrotech 4 Booth 814 KERITE: High-voltage cable ranging from 46kV thru 138kV for transmission related applications. Metrotech: Complete line of underground cable/pipe/line locators, tracer technology.<br><br> 15 KVA Electric, Inc. 4 Booth 307 A union shop providing complete substation maintenance, installation, testing, inspection and repair services, electrical insulating vacu- um oil processing, moisture removal, and degasification. Laminated Wood Systems 4 Booth 303 E-LAM ® engineered laminated wood poles, PoleEnforcer ® groundline reinforcement, PhaseRaiser ® structure lifting system, and the PRS Pole Reclassification System ® .<br><br> Landis+Gyr Inc. 4 Booth 120 Landis+Gyr Inc. products include residential meters, a full line of solid-state commercial and industrial meters, precision meters, and automated meter infrastructure (AMI) solu- tions.<br><br> Lapp Insulators 4 Booth 416 Polymer and porcelain insulators; transmis- sion, distribution, and station class. Lewis Manufacturing 4 Booth 918 Pulling and suspension grips, swivels. Lift-It Manufacturing Co.<br><br> 4 Booth 1020 The Lift-It Manufacturing booth will feature a complete display of slings, rigging, and safety equipment for the power industry. Be sure to come by and visit with the cSling Guy, d Mike Gelskey, and see the latest innovations in synthetic sling technology. MacLean Power Systems 4 Booth 209 Polymer insulators, transmission and distribu- tion hardware, fiberglass brackets, and insula- tors.<br><br> Anchors, arresters, underground cable accessories, fiberglass and metal castings, and pole line hardware. Maysteel 4 Booth 215 Low- and medium-voltage sectionalizing enclosures; primary metering cabinets; pad- and pole-mounted capacitors; and vacuum and oil capacitor switches. McKaig Evergreen Inc./Power Delivery Products/Central Moloney 4 Booth 619 McKaig Evergreen: Representatives of fine products to the electrical utility industry.<br><br> Power Delivery Products: Fault circuit indicators. Central Moloney: Distribution transformers. McKaig Evergreen Inc./Cooper Lighting/ Mesa Technical Associates 4 Booth 621 McKaig Evergreen: Representatives of fine products to the electrical utility industry.<br><br> Cooper Lighting: Roadway and decorative lighting. Mesa Technical Associates: Flooded and valve-regulated batteries/accessories. McLaren, Inc.<br><br> 4 Booths 605 & 607 Survalent Technology SCADA systems; Electroswitch control switches, LORs, and serial communicating LORs and CSRs; AMETEK UPS systems; ALCAD batteries and chargers; OMICRON primary and secondary test systems; Midtronics battery testers; DILO SF6 carts and testers; High Voltage, Inc. cable testers, hipots; and Spinlab meter circuit analyzer. Megger 4 Booths 407 & 409 Megger is a leading provider of innovative, high-quality electrical test and measuring instruments for maintaining and testing a large variety of electrical apparatus.<br><br> Milsoft Utility Solutions 4 Booth 719 More than 1,000 electric utilities and consul- tants use Milsoft 9s utility solutions. Milsoft offers a suite of solutions including EA, OMS, IVR, and electric utility GIS and field engineer- ing. Mitsubishi Electric Power Products 4 Booth 316 Manufacturers of medium-voltage vacuum and high-voltage SF6 gas circuit breakers, gas insulated substations, large power transform- ers, power electronic technologies (FACTs devices), and power systems studies.<br><br> Moloney Electric 4 Booth 1018 Moloney Electric manufactures and refurbish- es liquid-filled distribution transformers: sin- gle- and three-phase units including poletops, platform style, padmounts, submersible, auto- transformers, and network transformers. 16 Morgan Schaffer/Dynamic Ratings/ LumaSense 4 Booth 817 Complete transformer monitoring system includes Morgan Schaffer 9s on line multi-gas monitor; Dynamic Ratings configurable trans- former monitoring, control, and communica- tion system; and LumaSense/Luxtron fiber optic sensors for actual transformer core temperature. MSE-Tetragenics 4 Booth 704 MSE-Tetragenics delivers complete SCADA solutions for automation, control, and moni- toring.<br><br> Tetragenics hardware and software is developed for the automation and control of hydroelectric generation facilities and substations. National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) 4 Booth 1012 National Information Solutions Cooperative is an information technology company that develops and supports engineering and opera- tions software solutions for utilities across the nation. NISC is an industry leader providing advanced integrated IT solutions.<br><br> Nelson Truck Equipment/Titan Truck Equipment 4 Booth G Titan Truck Equipment Co., Inc.: Light truck and SUV accessories; commercial truck equip- ment and bodies; towing/recovery vehicles and equipment; and aerial devices and utility products. New Basis 4 Booth 916 Above- and below-grade utility enclosures. NJUNS, Inc.<br><br> 4 Booth 905 NJUNS is a non-profit consortium of utility companies whose purpose is efficient utility communication. This is provided via a Web- based system that communicates and tracks information regarding joint utility ventures. Many NWPPA members already use NJUNS.<br><br> Northwest Line Constructors Chapter (NECA) 4 Booth 1021 NECA is comprised of outside electrical con- tractors. Our members are equipped to bid on and execute the construction, repair, and main- tenance of electrical underground, overhead, and substations. NovaTech/Bitronics 4 Booth 815 NovaTech: OrionLX, designed for substation automation and security applications; and new distributed discrete I/O module.<br><br> Bitronics: 70 Series real-time monitoring and event record- ing IED which offers oscillography, waveform- capture, SER, and communications. Novinium 4 Booth 221 Novinium offers three ways to achieve 99.5 percent post-rejuvenation cable reliability: splice replacement with 40-year warranty, flow through with 20-year warranty, or combine them depending on each segment for maxi- mum benefit. No cable segment left behind.<br><br> Nuera Technologies, Inc. 4 Booth 502 We manufacture a solidifier called CIAgent. CIAgent allows water to pass through, yet turns to a solid when oil comes in contact, thus creating a solid barrier.<br><br> It has been used in thousands of substations to meet SPCC regula- tions as secondary containment. Okonite Co. 4 Booth 1025 Out of sight, out of mind.<br><br> The cable of a life- time or more. Visit us to see how many con- ductor feet our customers have installed from 5Kv to 69Kv. Our actual product range is 300 volts to 345 Kv.<br><br> Okoguard URO-J is the industry standard for reliability. Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. 4 Booth 505 Provides leading-edge inspection, maintenance, and repair services for T&D assets and T&D network data.<br><br> Capabilities range from pole inspection to complex connectivity and inven- tory surveys. Pacific Truck Colors (PTC) 4 Booth H PTC is a full-service facility to take care of all your fleet needs. We sell and service cranes, hooklifts, service bodies, Adrian interiors, lift gates, and truck racks, plus we do custom painting (two paint booths), collision repairs, graphic design, and installation.<br><br> PenCell Plastics 4 Booth 126 PenCell Plastics is a manufacturer of plastic grade level boxes, secondary pedestals, trans- former pads, and duct spacers. Stop by to see the product line and obtain information. Pennington Crossarm Co.<br><br> 4 Booth 921 Pennington manufactures crossarms in Douglas Fir and Southern Yellow Pine for dis- tribution and transmission. Transmission items are assembled with hardware as desired. Pennington offers crossarm braces and fiber- glass crossarms.<br><br> We also are ISO 9001:2000 certified. Pennsylvania Breaker 4 Booth 1014 High-voltage dead tank circuit breakers: 140/170/245 kV, 3000A, 63kA, 2-3 Cycles; 145kV, 3000A, 40kA. Platt Electric Supply, Inc.<br><br> 4 Booths 417, 419, 421, 516, 518, & 520 Platt Electric Supply is a family-owned, value- added electrical distributor servicing the Northwest. We are showing the latest thermal imaging technology from Flir Systems along with other new utility products. Potti Corp.<br><br> USA, LLC 4 Booth 808 Potti Corp. USA, LLC is the distributor of choice for Brief Relief Field Lavatory systems. Brief Relief is a personal, disposable, portable lavatory system for people on the go.<br><br> Our sys- tems are designed for use by both men and women. POWER Engineers, Inc. 4 Booth 113 Engineering services: overhead/underground line design; substation design; system studies and protection; GIS; environmental permitting and compliance; routing and siting; visualiza- tion services; SCADA; generation design; CM; and testing and commissioning.<br><br> Power Monitors 4 Booth 713 Single- and three-phase PQ recording and analysis hardware/software (Eagle and Revolution, wireless field PC for harmonics, waveform capture, all power calculations), and multiple socket recorders (Guardian). Preformed Line Products 4 Booth 301 Preformed Line Products is a manufacturer of support and protection products for transmis- sion and distribution systems. Products include insulator ties, armor rods, conductor and dead-end grips, splices, guy markers, and vibration control products.<br><br> ProGlass, Inc. 4 Booth 709 Manufacturer of fiberglass utility products: sectionalizing enclosures, ground sleeves, trans- former box pads, hillside barriers, and trench covers. Prysmian Cables & Systems 4 Booth 600 Low- and medium-voltage cable, custom cable, and cable accessories.<br><br> Radar Engineers 4 Booth 517 RFI/TVI (spark and corona) locators to pin- point power line interference sources; partial discharge detector for live line diagnostics of splices and elbows; radars for use with arc reflection systems to locate buried primary cable faults; and cable tags/markers. Radian Research, Inc. 4 Booth 718 Power and energy measurement products.<br><br> Rainbow Technology 4 Booth 218 Specializing in utility chemicals, including cable cleaners, cable-pulling lubes, pole setting foam, and a complete product line of cleaners, lubricants, personal protection, and safety products. ReliaPOLE Solutions, Inc./Lefor Utility Solutions 4 Booth 714 Experienced, high-quality supplier of tubular steel poles for a variety of transmission, distri- bution, and substation applications. We can provide standard equivalent wood class poles as well as custom-engineered poles for special applications.<br><br> Resource Associates Int 9l, Inc. 4 Booth 304 EtherServe by Resource Associates Inter- national, Inc. (RAI) is the next generation of data acquisition, control, and security; a 10- year field-proven solution for today 9s security- minded operators.<br><br> Providing critical infrastruc- ture system information, any time, anywhere. 17 Richards Manufacturing 4 Booth 920 Pole line hardware: underground separable connectors (rubber goods). Ripley Company 4 Booth 308 Ripley, a global manufacturer, offers a full product line of high-quality wire and cable preparation tools and accessories, designed to promote safety and productivity, for the power transmission and distribution industries.<br><br> Riverside Manufacturing Co. 4 Booth 705 Riverside manufactures a complete line of flame-resistant clothing. We are known for innovative designs, personal service, excellent quality, and our broad selection of made-in- the-USA garments.<br><br> RuggedCom, Inc. 4 Booth 1015 Substation hardened Ethernet networking devices and NERC CIP cyber security solu- tions. Ethernet switches, network routers, wireless, serial servers.<br><br> IEC 61850-3, IEEE 1613 Class 2, -40C to +85C, high reliability, integrated dual power supply (no fans), <5ms network fault recovery. S&C Electric Co. 4 Booth 703 S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power sys- tems.<br><br> S&C 9s product line has always centered around electric power switching and protec- tion. In addition, we provide engineering, lab- oratory, and testing services for electric utilities and power users. Sabre Tubular Structures 4 Booth 412 Designer and fabricator of transmission, distri- bution, and substation tubular steel structures.<br><br> Salisbury 4 Booth 124 Salisbury offers the complete solution for per- sonal electrical safety products with insulating rubber gloves, dielectric boots, blankets, line hose, grounding equipment, voltage detectors, clamp sticks, dead-end insulators, and outage protection. Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) 4 Booth 603 SEL provides power system protection, con- trol, and automation, including SCADA, rugged computers, protective relays, encrypt- ing transceivers, recloser controls, Ethernet switches, meters, fiber-optic transceivers, and complete systems.<br><br> Scott Engineering, Inc. 4 Booth 501 Air-insulated padmount switchgear, fuse cabi- nets, terminating cabinets, metering cabinets, distribution capacitor banks, substation capac- itor banks, and pole line hardware. SensorLink/Palmer Wahl 4 Booth 820 SensorLink: cHot stick d instruments for mea- suring true RMS current, voltage, power fac- tor, THD; primary amcorder and varcorder.<br><br> Palmer Wahl: Full line of thermal imaging cameras and handheld non-contact infrared thermometers. Come see us in booth 500! 18 Turner Electric 4 Booth 312 15kv-550kv disconnect switches, substation motor operators, load current vacuum discon- necting assemblies, and pole mounted trans- mission switches.<br><br> TYCO Energy 4 Booth 512 Raychem cable accessories and raptor pro- tection, Ampact fired wedge connectors, Dulmison line hardware, and ALR photo- controls. Unifin/Exacter 4 Booth 819 Unifin: Cardinal and Harley pumps, trans- former cooling systems. Exacter: Automated distribution feeder failure-prediction system.<br><br> Uticom/Lefor Utility Sales 4 Booth 717 Designs, engineers, and manufactures graphics for harsh environments. Specializing in identi- fying enclosures, cable, substations, towers, meters, tools, fleets, and warehouse inventory. New ANSI approved formats and materials.<br><br> Utilco 4 Booth 613 Electrical connectors, taps, and splices. Utilicor 4 Booth 106 UtiliCor/UAI represents quality manufacturers of conductor (bare and insulated thru 138kV), insulators (T&D and substation), strand (Zn and Al coated), and tubular and lattice steel structures from around the world to the North American electric utility market. UtilX Corporation 4 Booth 500 UtilX offers proprietary CableCURE ® cable rejuvenation, for life-extension of your existing UG cable without the cost of expensive replacement, and CableWISE ® technology, which simultaneously assesses cable, cable accessories and switchgear.<br><br> Valley Transformer, Inc. 4 Booth 115 Utility service and sales with 28 years specializ- ing in distribution transformer and reclosure repair. We are an authorized facility for all major manufacturers.<br><br> We also carry a full line of replacement parts for any make/model of transformer or reclosure. Valmont Newmark 4 Booth 319 Valmont Newmark is your single source for steel, concrete, or hybrid structures for power delivery. Our complete product line, experi- enced engineering staff, and dedicated cus- tomer service provides you with the highest quality and most economical solutions.<br><br> Veolia Environmental Services, LLC 4 Booth 504 As the largest full-service environmental com- pany worldwide, and proud associate mem- bers of NWPPA, we offer sustainable solutions that protect our customers and the environ- ment. Seves USA 4 Booth 404 Seves is the world leader in the design and pro- duction of electric utility insulators. We pro- vide solutions to distribution substation and transmission applications including all three insulation mediums: porcelain, glass, and polymer.<br><br> Shakespeare Composites 4 Booth 503 Composite lighting, distribution and transmis- sion products and accessories. Shallbetter Inc. 4 Booth 914 Enclosed and metal clad switchgear, metering cab<br><br>