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CONVENTION

ENERGY PARADIGM AT RMEL'S

116TH FALL CONVENTION
New for 2019! Monday-Wednesday Conference Dates
JOIN ELECTRIC ENERGY INDUSTRY senior executives
for RMEL's 2019 Fall Executive Leadership and
Management Convention on September 16-18
in Kansas City, MO. The new energy paradigm
is brimming with opportunity to take charge of
the change we want to see. This event provides
a trusted venue to discuss new ways to leverage
existing technology to minimize costs and maximize operations while delivering solutions that
are more aligned with changing customer expectations. It's time for a refreshed approach to find
talent and encourage ideas from non-traditional
resources, and this is the place to spark those
ideas and seize the power of invention.
The RMEL Fall Convention attracts over 300
senior-level utility managers and executives.
Find chief executives, company officers, vice
presidents, general managers, decision makers
and senior management of energy companies at
this event. Attendees represent the many utility
ownerships including IOU, G&T, municipalities,
cooperative and government agencies.
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The keynote speaker is John Doggett,
Entrepreneurship, Global Competition and
Sustainability Expert.
As our electric energy
industry faces new pressures, influences and
competition, join us at
RMEL's 2019 Fall Convention to hear renowned
lecturer John Doggett's insights and perspectives
on global energy markets. He has extensive, global
experience working with companies and trade
associations in a wide range of industries, including
electric utilities, oil, gas and coal, manufacturing,
retail, transportation, software and non-profit. John
was a competitive strategy and marketing consultant with McKinsey & Company in Washington, DC,
and Copenhagen, Denmark, and he created an
international economic development consulting
firm that helped governments, private sector organizations, universities and firms around the world.

John is an award-winning senior lecturer
at the McCombs School of Business of The
University of Texas at Austin (UT). He teaches
MBA courses in entrepreneurship, global competition and sustainability. He also is the academic
director of UT Austin's Mandela Washington
Fellowship for Young African Leaders Business
and Entrepreneurship Institute. He has taught in
Austria, Chile, China, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan,
Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, South
Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
John practiced law for seven years in
Connecticut and California. He co-founded a
Spanish Language sports television company
that had an exclusive 3-year contract with the NFL
to produce programs in Spanish. John also was
the host of the John Doggett Show in Austin. In
February 1998, Talker's Magazine selected John as
one of the 100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts
in America.
John is a co-author of When We Are the
Foreigners: What Chinese Think about Working

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019

RMEL Board of Directors
Former NFL Star and Cancer Survivor Merril Hoge’s “Find A Way” Journey Sparks Intention at RMEL’s Spring Conference
Austin’s Experience Instituting a 5G Wireless Program
APS’ Fossil Unit Monitoring Tool Improves Efficiency, Generates Savings
Charging a Path Towards Battery Storage
Xcel Energy’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Future
28 Steam Turbine Cycling—Operator Considerations, Best Practices and Options for Optimization
Maximize on the New Energy Paradigm at RMEL’s 116th Fall Convention
2019 Calendar of Events
Member Listings
Foundation Board of Directors
Advertiser’s Index
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - RMEL Board of Directors
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Former NFL Star and Cancer Survivor Merril Hoge’s “Find A Way” Journey Sparks Intention at RMEL’s Spring Conference
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Austin’s Experience Instituting a 5G Wireless Program
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - APS’ Fossil Unit Monitoring Tool Improves Efficiency, Generates Savings
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Charging a Path Towards Battery Storage
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Xcel Energy’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Future
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 28 Steam Turbine Cycling—Operator Considerations, Best Practices and Options for Optimization
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Maximize on the New Energy Paradigm at RMEL’s 116th Fall Convention
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 2019 Calendar of Events
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Member Listings
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Advertiser’s Index
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