Classes

Tuesday, September 12

General Session

Event #57319

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibitor Show & Networking

9:00 a.m. – Noon General Session

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Hosted Luncheon

Join us for a frank and relevant discussion of California’s current water situation and an update on efforts underway to advance energy, water, and state policy initiatives.

3.0 Contact Hours, State Water Resources Control Board (Drinking Water Division: Water Distribution Operators)

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Tuesday, September 12 – Afternoon Session #1

All Things Renewable *UPDATED FOR 2017*

Event #57321

Instructors: Eduyng Castano, Kathy Mickaliger & Eric Seilo

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Do you know all the latest about renewable self-generation, NEM 2.0, Electric Rule 21 or interconnection process for SCE? This class will discuss how customers can benefit from self-generation utilizing Renewable Energy Self-Generation Bill Credit Transfer, Net Energy Metering, Self-Generation Incentive Program, Standby and Option R Tariff. Can’t generate your own electricity? Learn how your business can go green and increase use of renewable energy by enrolling in the Green Rate or Community Renewables.

How can your business be involved with upcoming programs that benefit disadvantaged communities impacted by medium-duty, heavy-duty and non-road transportation? Get ready for Transportation Electrification! SCE is firmly committed to supporting California’s goal to reduce emissions by ~40% in 2030; to achieve this goal, significant carbon reductions are required in all transportation sectors.

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Time-Of-Use Rates & Money Saving Strategies for Water Customers NEW

Event #57323

Instructors: Alondra Darrington, Amy Olson & Maribel Sandoval

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

It’s all about timing now more than ever; when you use electricity is just as important as how much you use. Energy costs impact your business, so the more you know about how Time-Of-Use rates work, the more control you will have over your costs. This course is designed to explain rate structure, rate options, cost saving techniques, and how you can integrate Time-Of-Use into your business energy plan today and for the future. This includes the proposed changes to the Time-Of-Use periods and pricing structures.

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Outage Communication for Water Customers

Event #57325

Instructor: Luis Lara

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This informative seminar will provide water customers a better understanding of planned and unplanned utility outages. The discussion will include which SCE processes take place and the most effective means for customers to communicate with SCE during outages. Case studies, demonstrations, and discussions will address the complexity of preparing for outages and how to manage available resources during these events.

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Tuesday, September 12 – Afternoon Session #2

Time-Of-Use Rates & Money Saving Strategies for Water Customers NEW

Event #57329

Instructors: Alondra Darrington, Amy Olson & Maribel Sandoval

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

It’s all about timing now more than ever; when you use electricity is just as important as how much you use. Energy costs impact your business, so the more you know about how Time-Of-Use rates work, the more control you will have over your costs. This course is designed to explain rate structure, rate options, cost saving techniques, and how you can integrate Time-Of-Use into your business energy plan today and for the future. This includes the proposed changes to the Time-Of-Use periods and pricing structures.

Register

 

Outage Communication for Water Customers

Event #57331

Instructor: Luis Lara

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

This informative seminar will provide water customers a better understanding of planned and unplanned utility outages. The discussion will include which SCE processes take place and the most effective means for customers to communicate with SCE during outages. Case studies, demonstrations, and discussions will address the complexity of preparing for outages and how to manage available resources during these events.

Register

 

Wednesday, September 13 – Morning Session

California Friendly Landscape Training NEW

Event #57333

Instructor: Kelly Takai

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with lunch

The Residential Turf Removal Training is a free Do-It-Yourself class sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and administered by Green Media Creations (GMC). This class teaches residents how to replace existing grass with a drought-tolerant or climate-appropriate landscape that can potentially use 80% less water.

Topics include:

  • Removal of existing grass
  • Design considerations
  • Soil preparation
  • Irrigation systems
  • Planting
  • Garden maintenance

The most difficult part about transforming a predominantly grassy landscape to a climate-appropriate landscape is successfully removing the grass without re-establishment occurring. Green Media Creations skilled instructors will cover the basis of organically removing existing grass without use of herbicides through a select few techniques.

This presentation will help attendees who are both considering doing the work themselves and those who are planning to hire a contractors by getting to know what it takes to create a low-water-using landscape that can be enjoyed for years to come.

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Cooling Towers: Water-Energy Savings Opportunities NEW

Event #57335

Instructors: Jay Madden & David Rivers

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with lunch

As one of the largest water consumption technologies, cooling towers are of particular interest. This class will focus on water-energy savings technologies, measures, and strategies for cooling towers along with market trends and industry standard practices (ISP) versus best practices.

3.0 Contact Hours, State Water Resources Control Board (Drinking Water Division: Water Distribution Operators)

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Pump Testing & Improving Your Pumping Plant Efficiency

Event #57337

Instructor: Steve Villegas

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with lunch

As a water management professional, do you want to know more about pump efficiency and managing the associated energy costs? Come to this workshop aimed at the water manager, engineer, and/or technician responsible for managing energy costs, identifying energy saving projects, and validating system performance. Discussions will cover practical issues and choices available regarding efficient pumping systems, and effective management practices that ensure pumping efficiency, as well as understanding pump efficiency results.

3.0 Contact Hours, State Water Resources Control Board (Drinking Water Division: Water Distribution Operators)

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Water Flush Deep Well Turbine Pump, Coliform in Wells, and Liners

Instructor: Mike Bodart

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This informative class will explain how to evaluate and provide alternative solutions to resolve common occurrences of Coliform positive samples. For over eighty (80) years, oil lube pumps were the standard water well pumps in California. Recognize that now is the time to replace your deep well turbine pump with a water flush pump. Common engineering errors continue to add unnecessary cost to pump operations. This class will help engineers and operators catch the mistakes before it’s too late. Learn how to invest $100,000 to save $2,000,000 - new developments in the design of liners which can eliminate losses in well efficiency and well capacity.

3.0 Contact Hours, State Water Resources Control Board (Drinking Water Division: Water Distribution Operators)

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Wednesday, September 13 – Afternoon Session

California Friendly Landscape Training NEW

Event #57339

Instructor: Kelly Takai

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Residential Turf Removal Training is a free Do-It-Yourself class sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and administered by Green Media Creations (GMC). This class teaches residents how to replace existing grass with a drought-tolerant or climate-appropriate landscape that can potentially use 80% less water.

Topics include:

  • Removal of existing grass
  • Design considerations
  • Soil preparation
  • Irrigation systems
  • Planting
  • Garden maintenance

The most difficult part about transforming a predominantly grassy landscape to a climate-appropriate landscape is successfully removing the grass without re-establishment occurring. Green Media Creations skilled instructors will cover the basis of organically removing existing grass without use of herbicides through a select few techniques.

This presentation will help attendees who are both considering doing the work themselves and those who are planning to hire a contractors by getting to know what it takes to create a low-water-using landscape that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Register

 

Cooling Towers: Water-Energy Savings Opportunities NEW

Event #57341

Instructors: Jay Madden & David Rivers

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

As one of the largest water consumption technologies, cooling towers are of particular interest. This class will focus on water-energy savings technologies, measures, and strategies for cooling towers along with market trends and industry standard practices (ISP) versus best practices.

3.0 Contact Hours, State Water Resources Control Board (Drinking Water Division: Water Distribution Operators)

Register

 

Pump Testing & Improving Your Pumping Plant Efficiency

Event #57343

Instructor: Steve Villegas

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

As a water management professional, do you want to know more about pump efficiency and managing the associated energy costs? Come to this workshop aimed at the water manager, engineer, and/or technician responsible for managing energy costs, identifying energy saving projects, and validating system performance. Discussions will cover practical issues and choices available regarding efficient pumping systems, and effective management practices that ensure pumping efficiency, as well as understanding pump efficiency results.

3.0 Contact Hours, State Water Resources Control Board (Drinking Water Division: Water Distribution Operators)

Register

These programs are funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by SCE under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Funding for these programs is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis until allocated funds are exhausted, or December 31, 2015 whichever comes first. These programs may be modified or terminated without prior notice. Additional terms and conditions apply.