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2017 Conference Attendee Resources

Welcome to the 2017 SDP Conference Resource Page

Conference Overview

CPE Information

The SDP Conference offers up to 10.5 CPE credits. In order to receive all credits, each attendee will be responsible for collecting the presentation code from each session and submitting the CPE form at the end of the conference. CPE credit forms can be turned in at the registration desk or emailed no later than Friday, September 15. Credits will be calculated and certificates will be emailed to attendees by Friday, September 29. 


Click here to view the CPE form. Paper copies will be available on site. 


Conference Presentations

Click on the title to view a PDF of the presentation. If the title is not linked, the presentation is not available at this time. 

Time Speaker Title
Monday, 9/11/17, 8:45-9:45  The Honorable Branko Terzic Changes in Utility Industry Regulations Over the Past 30 Years
Monday, 9/11/17, 9:45-10:30 Michael Barigian Grid Modernization
Monday, 9/11/17, 10:45-11:30 Jeff Kopp Keys to Successful Decommissioning Regulatory Filings
Monday, 9/11/17, 11:30-12:00 Stephanie Maggard Hydro Decommissioning
Monday, 9/11/17, 1:1501:30 Earl Robinson History of the SDP
Monday, 9/11/17, 1:30-2:00  Matthew Kahn Tax Reform
Monday, 9/11/17,  2:00-2:45 Paul Maguire Generation Plant Lives: Lessons Learned
Monday, 9/11/17, 3:00-3:45 Kevin Easterling Coal Decline Drives Asset Utilization Change
Tuesday, 9/12/17, 8:30-9:30 Manoj Dandekar Valuation of Intangible Assets
Tuesday, 9/12/17, 9:30-10:30  Dane Watson Depreciation and the Last 30 Years
Tuesday, 9/12/17, 10:45-11:30  Lon Freeman Accounting Update


30th Anniversary Celebration

The 30th Anniversary Celebration will be hosted from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Treetop Room at the San Diego Zoo. See below for details on ticketing and transportation.  




San Diego Zoo tickets are included in your registration and they are required for entrance to the Zoo and the reception. Your evening ticket will allow entrance to the Zoo on Monday, September 11 from 4:00-6:00 PM. The Zoo gates close at 6:00 PM, so please plan to arrive on time for the reception start. You may pick up your ticket (and any guest tickets that have been purchased) from the registration desk or when you board the SDP transportation.  




Round trip transportation from The Westgate Hotel is included in your registration. Please wear your name badge to board the bus. Your Zoo ticket will be handed to you as you board the bus if you do not pick it up from the registration desk earlier in the day. Please see below for the bus schedule. To ensure on-time arrivals, the bus will leave promptly at the times below. Signage in the lobby will indicate the meeting spot. 


Pick Up Time  Pick Up Location Drop Off Time  Drop Off Location
4:45 PM  The Westgate Hotel Lobby 5:10 PM  San Diego Zoo Gates
5:30 PM The Westgate Hotel Lobby 5:45 PM San Diego Zoo Gates
7:30 PM San Diego Zoo Gates 7:45 PM The Westgate Hotel Lobby
8:15 PM  San Diego Zoo Gates 8:30 PM The Westgate Hotel Lobby




Guests are welcome at the 2017 receptions, but they must be registered to ensure accurate headcounts.


Please click here to register your guests. Children under the age of 3 are included in parent registration. Children aged 3+ must be registered and ticketed. 


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