August 18 started off the annual DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations Conference and EXPO weekend! The events began with a Welcome Reception at the Country Inn and Suites. DTPS Employees, vendors and reps, along with several employees from the various Crest operating companies, all joined together for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and good conversation. The guests also enjoyed two presentations from industry leaders. Starting out the presentations was Patrick Brown, Executive Director, Transmission Asset Management (South) for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO). Following Mr. Brown, the guests heard a presentation from Dr. Greg Upton, Assistant Professor at the Center for Energy Studies at Louisiana State University, about Funding Renewable Energy and the Future of the Power Grid.
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