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RMEL Board of Directors
OFFICERS

DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT
Scott Fry
Mycoff Fry Partners LLC
Managing Director

VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION
Tim Brossart
Xcel Energy
VP, Enterprise Transformation Office

Doug Bennion
PacifiCorp
VP, Engineering Services &
Asset Management

PRESIDENT ELECT
Joel Bladow
Tri State Generation and
Transmission Assn.
Sr. VP, Transmission

VICE PRESIDENT, VITAL ISSUES
Neal Walker
Texas New Mexico Power
President, TNMP

John Coggins
SRP
Associate General Manager & Chief
Power System Executive

VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP
Elaina Ball
El Paso Electric
Sr. VP & Chief Administrative
Officer

Charles Dickerson
Austin Energy
COO

PAST PRESIDENT
Tom Kent
Nebraska Public Power District
VP & COO
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
Paul Barham
CPS Energy
Sr. VP, of Delivery Engineering,
Integrated Planning, Substation &
Transmission

VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBER SERVICES
Dan Schmidt
Black & Veatch Corp.
Sr. VP, Power Generation Services

Susan Gray
UNS Energy Corporation
Senior VP & Chief Operating Officer
Susan Kidd
Arizona Public Service
GM T&D Engineering, Technology
and Construction
Mike Kotara
Zachry Group
President, Engineering Group

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Evergy/Kansas City Power & Light
VP, Transmission & T&D Services
Lisa Olson
Omaha Public Power District
VP, Public Affairs
Dawn Roth Lindell
Western Area Power Administration
Sr. VP & Rocky Mountain
Regional Manager
Jason Utton
NextEra Energy Resources
VP, Renewable Energy Development
Stuart Wevik
Black Hills Corporation
Group VP, Electric Utilities
Ken Wilmot
Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Senior VP and Chief
Operating Officer
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RMEL Executive Director

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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
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Intro
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - cover1
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - cover2
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - RMEL Board of Directors
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 7
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 - 11
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Austin’s Experience Instituting a 5G Wireless Program
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 17
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - APS’ Fossil Unit Monitoring Tool Improves Efficiency, Generates Savings
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 19
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Charging a Path Towards Battery Storage
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 21
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 22
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 23
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Xcel Energy’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Future
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 25
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 26
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 27
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 28 Steam Turbine Cycling—Operator Considerations, Best Practices and Options for Optimization
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 29
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 30
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 31
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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