Conference: March 19-22, 2018
Exhibition: March 20-21, 2018

Gaylord Opryland Convention Center
Nashville, TN

EEI Loss Control/Fire Protection Task Force

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 (G6006) 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

ELECTRIC POWER Kickoff Event 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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