Important Update: Hurricane Joaquin to Impact the East Coast
As of now, the joint Environment/PDU Advisory/Sector council meeting in Baltimore next week will proceed as scheduled. While Hurricane Joaquin continues to build into a major storm in the Atlantic, the impacts near Baltimore appear to be mostly rain. The exact path of the storm remains unclear, and there may be flight cancellations or delays in coming days. We encourage you to remain safe and cautious as you embark on travel.
The EPRI team is working with utility weather resources to track and monitor the storm’s progress. We will keep a close eye on developments and notify you if anything changes. Nonetheless our plan is to continue the meeting with those able to attend.
Of course, we understand priorities that East Coast utilities will have in dealing with this storm and that this may impact ability of these utilities to participate in the meetings in some research areas. We will work with these utilities to make sure that we get their input and coordinate with their advisors after the meeting, if necessary.
The end of next week looks to be fantastic weather and should be a great close out to our fall session. We look forward to seeing you there!
Anda, Mark and Rob
Vice President - Distribution and Utilization
Vice President - Transmission
The Power Delivery and Utilization Advisory Councils review the progress of ongoing research within their respective collaborative R&D programs, identify new issues requiring resolution, and prioritize the future research programs to meet the needs of the industry, decision-makers, and the public. Program Advisory Council meetings are also excellent opportunities to exchange information and experiences with your industry peers and to identify information and technology that contributes to the success of your company.
Program Advisory Councils review past year accomplishments, refine the current year activities, and plan the future program R&D portfolio. Advisors are invited to participate in the meetings, which are held twice each year. Attendance is strongly encouraged as a benefit of your EPRI membership.
When: Program Advisory Meetings:
Monday, October 5, 2015 – Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Who Should Attend: PDU program funders, EPRI staff, and invited guests.
The Power Delivery and Utilization Sector Council advises EPRI management and staff on the technical content, strategic planning and future direction of the PDU research portfolio. Sector Councils are comprised of 140 executives from member companies, usually at the Director or Vice President level. The Sector Council meetings follow the Program Advisory Council meetings, and will meet Wednesday afternoon followed by a full day of meetings on Thursday. Membership is by invitation of the Sector Vice President with guidance from the PDU Sector Executive Committee. To be eligible, companies must be broadly engaged in EPRI’s PDU Sector activities.
When: Sector Council Meetings
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – Thursday, October 8, 2015
Who should attend: Only council members, invited guests, and EPRI staff may attend the council meetings.
PDU Sector Council members are invited to also attend the preceding Program Advisory Council meetings.
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