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AEIC Project Management Subcommittee Fall 2017 Meeting

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Atheneum Suite Hotel

1000 Brush Street

Detroit, MI 48226

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Meeting Host:
DTE Energy (
Contact Brock Nurenberg, Principle Project Manager

The Atheneum South Hotel
(800) 772-2323

Block of rooms are available under "DTE Energy - AEIC Conference" for $144/night plus applicable taxes. Cutoff date for making reservations under this rate is September 16, 2017

Current valet parking charge is $12/night.


Monday October 16, 2017

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
Group Tour of the Ford Rouge Factory.

Bus will leave hotel at noon for tour.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Meet & Greet
Firebird Tavern (hors d’ouevres included)
419 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226

5 minute walk

Tuesday October 17, 2017

7:00am – 8:00am Plated/Continental Breakfast (included)

8:00am – 8:15am Introductions Jason Smeltz - PECO, Chair

8:15am – 8:30am Welcoming Remarks

8:30am – 9:00am DTE Host Presentation: Marco Bruzzano, VP; Bob Richard,Sr VP

9:00am – 9:20am Committee Update: Jason Smetz, James Berger, Kathy Hidalgo

9:20am – 10:00am Project Closeout Process-What is the role of controls versus PM versus other areas and what does project closeout consist of. : Phil Surato (UI), Tracy Sheets (TriState), TBD (First Energy)

10:00am – 10:15am Break

10:15am – 11:15am Outage Planning/Coordination: Annette Adkins (TVA), Susan Franklin (TriState), Ivan Velasquez (ONCOR), Terry Deskins (AEP)

11:15am – 12:00pm Siting, Routing & Public Outreach-what is required versus going above and beyond to be prepared and how it impacts your project: Brett Schmied (AEP), Dan Braker (DTE)

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (Provided)

1:00pm – 1:30pm Aging Infrastructure and accelerated regulatory approval: TBD (First Energy)

1:30pm - 2:00pm New Utility Presentation: Con Edison

2:00pm – 2:15pm Break

2:15pm – 3:15pm Project justification-who approves projects, how do you justify projects/prioritization across groups (scores/rankings): Matt Haffer (Ameren), Dean Sikes (CLECO), Steve Smith (OG&E), Steve Lawler (GRE)

3:15pm – 4:00pm Customer projects - Contribution in aid and how do we deal with this?: Glenn Maglasang (HECO), Amir Shaterian (SCE)

6:30pm – 9:00pm Group Dinner (included)
Santorini Detroit
501 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226
Cash Bar

Wednesday October 18, 2017

7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast (included)

8:00am – 8:30am Spring Meeting Date/Host Discussion

8:30am – 9:15am Scope Management/change requests/scope creep: Mike Allen (Alabama Power), Blake Chalson (SCE), Dean Sikes (CLECO)

9:15am – 10:15am Metrics that quantify cost savings using PM & Controls OR metrics to monitor Projects: James Berger (AEP), Don Clark (PG&E), Roger Ripp (ATC), Mike Dumas (AECC)

10:15am – 10:30am Break

10:30am – 11:15am Aging workforce-how do we prepare for this?: Diane Antishin (DTE)

11:15am – 12:00pm Survey Results: Phil Surato (UI), Susan Franklin (TriState)

12:00pm Closing Remarks

12:00pm – 1:00pm Box Lunch (Provided)

1:00pm - 2:00pm Adjourn

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Atheneum Suite Hotel

1000 Brush Street

Detroit, MI 48226

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