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Partnering with Qualified Suppliers for Compliance in the Transmission and Distribution Industry - Aubrey Jackson, President – Steel Structures Division, Thomas & Betts Meyer Steel Structures

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Aubrey Jackson from Thomas & Betts Meyer Steel Structures, a solution provider company at the marcus evans Transmission & Distribution Summit 2012, talks about how the industry can overcome the …

Aubrey Jackson from Thomas & Betts Meyer Steel Structures, a solution provider company at the marcus evans Transmission & Distribution Summit 2012, talks about how the industry can overcome the problems created by the brain drain and how it can comply with new regulations.
Interview with: Aubrey Jackson, President – Steel Structures Division, Thomas & Betts Meyer Steel Structures


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  • 1. Partnering with Qualified Suppliers for Compliance in the Transmission and Distribution Industry will have across the industry is still transmission foundation. The use of unclear, but identifying reliable and helicopters is often seen as a last resort, qualified partners at an early stage will but permits are more easily obtained, increase the likelihood of these lines are energized more rapidly and, regulatory requirements being met. therefore, utilities can achieve an improved payback period for future What advice can you give for transmission investments. transferring knowledge within the industry? The current increases in demand created by the industry boom and the Identifying rise in the number of retiring employeesInterview with: Aubrey Jackson, have made finding qualified employeesPresident – Steel Structures a competitive process. The industry reliableDivision, Thomas & Betts Meyer could benefit from more trainingSteel Structures seminars that are targeted to certain core competencies, such as how to partners specify tabular steel poles, what toThe Federal Energy Regulatory consider while purchasing and theCommission (FERC) Order 1000 will benefits of an alliance partnership increasedrive an increased need for transmission versus bidding for procurement of alines and new partnerships, says Aubrey structure. Such customized sessionsJackson, President – Steel Structures would provide an excellent opportunity theDivision, Thomas & Betts Meyer Steel for new employees to be trainedStructures. The transmission and through senior employees who pass ondistribution industry can comply with their knowledge. possibilitythis order by identifying qualified,confident and capable suppliers who can Distinguished engineers can also behelp them fulfill these requirements, he brought in to share their experience on ofadds. how the industry works, its constraints and lessons learned on the job.From a solution provider company at regulatorythe marcus evans Transmission & How can companies ensure theDistribution Summit 2012, in Dallas, environment is protected whileTexas, November 1 2 - 1 4 , J a c k s o n building transmission lines? requirementsdiscusses how experience andknowledge can be transferred for the Close cooperation between the lineindustry to keep up with the recent designer and the structure manufacturer beingboom. can minimize the impact on the environment. Factors that affect theHow can compliance to the FERC right of way around transmission lines metOrder 1000 be met? should always be on the agenda for protection. Effects of maintenanceThe need for transmission lines will rise should be considered as well.in order for the industry to comply withthe regional planning processes as Certain innovative constructionoutlined by the FERC. The impact this techniques can be used for installing the
  • 2. About the Transmission & Distribution Summit 2012 The Energy Network - marcus evans Summits group delivers This unique forum will take place at The Westin Stonebriar, Dallas, Texas, peer-to-peer information on November 12-14, 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or strategic matters, professional trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought trends and breakthrough leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. innovations. The Summit includes presentations on transmission development, electric utility systems maintenance methodology and how to efficiently manage a critical infrastructure audit. www.t-dsummit.com Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly Contact limited. Maria Gregoriou, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division Tel: + 357 22 849 400 Email: press@marcusevanscy.com For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout Thomas & Betts Meyer Steel StructuresThomas & Betts is a leading manufacturer of electrical components used in construction, industrial and utility markets,headquartered in Memphis Tennessee. The steel structures division designs, details, fabricates and tests Meyer tubular steel polesfor use in electric utility transmission applications.Recent patented and patent – pending innovations have enabled our customers to achieve the fastest time to energize at thelowest total installed costs with the least environmental impact possible.www.tnb.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsPower Generation APAC Summit - www.apacpowergen.comPower Plant Management Summit - www.ppm-summit.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: www.t-dsummit.com/AubreyJackson