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Webinar: Obtaining regulatory approval for upgrades to aging infrastructure

September 13, 2016

Richard Brown power cable expert, webinar on utility regulationsKent, Washington, USA — September 13, 2016 — Novinium®, the global leader in underground cable rehabilitation solutions, is pleased to announce a new ‘How To’ webinar focused on obtaining regulatory approval for upgrades to aging utility infrastructures. Presented by industry expert Dr. Richard Brown, attendees will learn today’s best practices to obtain regulatory approval for aging infrastructure repair and upgrades with step-by-step procedures on how to justify proactive replacement and rejuvenation of electrical cables. Dr. Richard Brown is the Director of Engineering Management Consulting at Exponent, a known expert in power distribution, reliability and regulatory affairs. Dr. Brown will provide attendees with instruction on how to engage both regulatory and commission staff on the benefits of proactive asset management for electrical cables. The webinar will include a complete case study of a medium-sized utility to illustrate the processes outlined. This webinar will be held Tuesday 9/27 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET. To register, visit

About the presenter:

Dr. Richard Brown is the Principal Engineer with Exponent and Director of its Engineering Management Consulting practice. He has provided consulting services to many major utilities in the U.S. and has submitted expert witness testimony to regulatory commissions in eight states. Dr. Brown has published more than 90 peer-reviewed technical papers and is author of the books Electric Power Distribution Reliability and Business Essentials for Utility Engineers. He received his BSEE, MSEE, and PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his MBA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is a Fellow of the IEEE Fellow and a registered professional engineer.

About the Masters of Reliability Webinar Series:

This webinar series focuses on key topics of interest to asset management personnel at electric utilities. The webinar presenters are industry experts and include those responsible for defining and implementing asset management plans for utilities. The first three webinars of 2016 were very well attended with a participate rate of over 82%. “This is an excellent system of sharing practical information to fellow colleagues in the industry,” noted Tom Bruhl, a recent webinar presenter from the utility of the City of St. Charles in Illinois. Each webinar is 60-minute in length with a 30-40 minute presentation and 20 minutes for questions and answers. Videos of prior webinars registration information for upcoming webinars can be found at