Conference: April 23-26, 2019
Exhibition: April 24-25, 2019

Mirage Events Center, Las Vegas, NV


Annually, two industry groups host meetings for the purpose of conducting business, sharing information and ideas, networking and industry advancement. One group is the EEI Loss Control/Fire Protection Task Force and the other is the PRB Coal Users' Group, which is co-located with the ELECTRIC POWER Conference and Exhibition. In today’s business environment, many utilities are restricting the number of events and travel of its employees whereas those who support utilities struggle with the costs associated with face-to-face time with these utilities. We are glad to once again offer the opportunity to attend both meetings at the same venue so that everyone can capitalize on quality yet preserve their individual mission and goals.

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Sunday, March 18

Presidental Boardroom B


11:00 am

Executive Session (Closed Session – Officers Meeting)

Task Force, Officers



11:45 am

Loss Roundtable (Closed Session – Utility Members)

Begins with working lunch (Box lunch provided)

All Utility Members



2:00 pm




3:15 pm

Loss Roundtable (Closed Session – Utility Members)

All Utility Members



5:00 – 8:00 pm

Hospitality Reception (TBD)

All Attendees







Monday, March 19

Lincoln A


8:00 am

Coffee & Pastries (provided)

All Attendees



8:30 am

Welcome – Introductions – Chair Report


Larry Shackleford, Southern Company



8:45 am

Battery Energy Storage Installation Overview

Tom Fenimore, Duke Energy 



9:15 am

NFPA 855 Overview

Paul Hayes, American Fire Technologies

Ron Woodfin, AES



10:00 am




10:15 am

EEI LCTF NFPA 855 Taskforce Report

Justin Perry, Dominion Energy



10:30 am

Roundtable Discussion: NFPA 855 Utility Concerns




11:00 am

Fire Loss Database

Justin Leany, PG&E



11:30 am

                                Lunch (provided)



1:00 pm

Codes & Standards Update

Byron Ellis, Entergy



1:30 pm

Nitrogen Mitigation for Dry Pipe and Preaction System Corrosion

Orr Protection



2:15 pm

Fire Department Communications

Dan Sheridan, Wolverine



2:45 pm





3:00 pm

Under – Turbine Fire Protection Research

Chuck Bruce, NEIL



3:30 pm

NFPA 850 Reorganization Update

Mark Boone, Dominion Energy



3:45 pm

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Larry Shackleford, Southern Company



4:00 pm

Executive Session Debrief

Task Force Officers



4:30 pm


All Attendees



6:30 pm

PRB Coal Users Group Kickoff Celebration

All Attendees







Content Resources:

  • Click Here To view the 2017 EEI Loss Control/Fire Protection Task Force program
  • Click Here To view ELECTRIC POWER Conference’s program
  • Click Here To view PRB Coal Users’ Group program
  • Click Here To visit the EEI Loss Control / Fire Protection Task Force Workroom

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