Power Transmission & Distribution Webinars

For more information about current or future webinars, please contact Jilliene McKinstry.

Communications for a Successful Project

Date/Time to be announced.

Join us for a free webinar presented by Jilliene McKinstry, Assistant Director of Gonzaga's T&D Engineering program.

Jilliene will discuss the communication needed for successful power engineering projects, with a particular focus on communication needed outside the engineering design team:

  • Stakeholders: Who are they, what do they need to know and what is the best way to get them information to make your project go smoothly? We’ll talk about communication within a team during a project, with others at the company, and with partners and external stakeholders (such as the public or government agencies).
  • Communication Planning: Setting up scheduled communications with various stakeholders during a project, with trigger-points, can keep critical people in the loop.
  • Tools and Take-aways: We’ll share some communication planning tools that are helpful to build collaborative and successful projects.

Seating is limited.

For more information about current or future webinars, contact Jilliene McKinstry.

Vegetation Management

Wednesday, Feb. 26 from noon-1 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

John Tyler, Acting Chief Forrester, BPA, discussed vegetation management, particularly related to fire prevention. John offered suggestions on incorporating prevention into early project planning and design, and offered “best practice” tips for power engineers developing a Vegetation Management plan.

Cybersecurity for Power Engineers

Wednesday, Feb. 5 from noon-1 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

T&D alumnus Sam Chanoski, Director of Threat Intelligence and Countermeasures, Electricity ISAC at NERC.

Sam talked about the growing importance of cybersecurity for the reliable operation of power systems and what that means from an engineering perspective for the design and maintenance of SCADA and EMS systems. He also discussed power system operations, touched briefly on NERC CIP Standards, and talked about the threat environment that the power industry is up against.

Birds & Powerlines

Tuesday, Oct. 29 from noon-1 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).

Kara Donohue (SCE), Misti Sporer (Duke Energy), Eric Johnson (Evergy) and Rick Loughery (Edison Electric Institute) offered resources and best practices to avoid bird kills and the resulting power outages.

Microgrid 101

Thursday, Oct. 17 from noon-1 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time)

Dan Jones is a Senior Designer with POWER Engineers’ SCADA and Analytic Studies group and has worked on several microgrid design projects. His free webinar on microgrids and microgrid designs was followed by a Q&A session.


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