Non-EBA Event: Public Utility Research Center: Securing the Future of Florida's Utility Infrastructure
2018-02-21 13:00:00 2018-02-22 13:00:00 America/New_York Non-EBA Event: Public Utility Research Center: Securing the Future of Florida's Utility Infrastructure- EBA **For a full listing of events visit http://eba-net.org/calendar Hilton University of Florida Conference Center 1714 SW 34th Street Gainesville, FL 32607 EBA - Energy Bar Association email@example.com
Dates: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 1:00pm
Location: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center 1714 SW 34th Street Gainesville, FL 32607
Our U.S. energy and water supply systems are not ready for the future, according to some experts. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) graded the U.S. energy infrastructure as a D+ and our drinking water systems as a D in 2017, exactly the same as in 2001. Florida fared somewhat better but not well in 2017.
New technologies are changing wireless communications, energy production and storage options, and customers' expectations for service. Cyber threats are evolving and it is hard for state regulators to review the costs of preventative measures. The 2017 storm season brought renewed calls for new solutions and approaches to storm hardening, recovery, and customer relations. We have faced these challenges before so what holds us back from making significant progress?
Please join us for the 45th PURC annual conference, "Securing the Future of Florida’s Utility Infrastructure" on February 21-22, 2018, when speakers and the audience will tackle these questions:
- Is the infrastructure for water and energy in the U.S. and Florida as bad as the ASCE has determined?
- What are the emerging inter-dependencies for telecoms, power and water in Florida and the nation?
- How do companies in these sectors adapt to growing inter-dependency?
- Is Florida’s water industry too fragmented?
- What cyber security challenges do industry and government face?
- What did we learn from the 2017 hurricane season?
- What are the new roles for natural gas and the capacity of pipelines in Florida to support those roles?