Engineering and Operation Division
The Executive Committee of the Engineering and Operation Division has the responsibility for activities related to the provision of leadership to the Sections and Committees of the Division, which includes responsibilities related to power generation, generating plant construction, quality assurance, substations, transmission, distribution, transportation and construction equipment, and the National Electrical Safety Code.
The Distribution Coordinating Council has responsibility to oversee all activities that relate to the distribution of electrical energy and customer metering - including the planning & implementation of cross-functional, topical workshops and conferences. In addition, the council also oversees activities of the Mutual Assistance Committee and council members serve as liaisons to the distribution-related committees.
The Joint Use Committee is concerned with all entities and their activities that relate to the joint use of overhead and underground facilities within the member companies. This includes all voltages and all types of construction. Other concerns include contract language, field surveys and inspections, billing methods, materials, equipment, tools, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance, applicable codes as they affect performance, costs and safety.
The Metering & Distribution Service Devices Committee is responsible for activities that relate to metering and distribution service devices, including materials, equipment, tools, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance, training, and applicable codes as they affect performance, costs and safety.
The Mutual Assistance Committee was established to promote and encourage mutual assistance among member utilities while promoting safety for employees and customers; restoring service in an effective/efficient manner; and maintaining a strong customer focus (including repair, restoration, and review of events).
The Mutual Assistance Logistics Subcommittee was formed to promote, encourage and support efforts of the Mutual Assistance Committee regarding logistics related items involving member companies.
The Network Underground Committee addresses any topics related to underground power networks. These include, but are not limited to: system design, construction methods, operation and maintenance, safety, reliability, new technology, company policies and best practices.
The Overhead Distribution Committee has the responsibility for all activities that relate to overhead distribution systems with SEE member companies. This includes all distribution voltages. The concerns include materials, equipment, tools, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance, applicable codes and policies, practices, and work methods as they relate to overhead distribution.
The Methods and Procedures Subcommittee of the Overhead Distribution Committee offers a hands-on approach to specifications related to overhead distribution systems with special emphasis on the methods and procedures used to operate these systems effectively and safely.
The Power Quality and Reliability Committee is responsible for all activities related to customer power quality and delivery system reliability. The committee exchanges information to influence the industry, educate members and their customers, and develop guidelines for member use.
The Underground Distribution Committee is concerned with all activities that relate to underground distribution. Areas of interest include performance of materials and equipment, underground tools, engineering and construction practices, operations and maintenance practices, service polices, industry standards and codes, safety, and training.
The Operations & Maintenance Subcommittee of the Underground Distribution Committee offers a hands-on approach to specifications related to underground distribution with special emphasis on operations and maintenance practices as well as the materials & equipment used by engineers, and what it takes to use these products safely in the "real world."
The Environmental Section has responsibility for activities that relate to environmental concerns confronting the electric utility industry.
The Integrated Resource Planning Section was formed to consider the regulatory processes and frameworks governing integrated resource planning; models and methods used in the preparation of Integrated Resource Plans; the supply and demand-side resources assessed in the integrated resource planning process; and key inputs to the integrated planning process, for example, commodity price trends.
The National Electrical Safety Code Section has responsibility for activities involved with the ANSI C2 Committee for NESC as well as other governmental or agency requirements directly affecting the overall design, construction, operation and maintenance of electric utility systems through acts or regulations involving the safety of generation, transformation, transmission, metering, or distribution of electric energy and associated communication system.
The Real Estate and Right Of Way Section has responsibility for all activities related to the acquisition, disposal, leasing and/or management of land and/or land rights required for the production, transmission and distribution of electric energy, including the training and education of members in procedures relative thereto.
The Substation Section has the responsibility for all activities relating to engineering and operating large transmission and distribution substations. Substations to be considered shall be those beginning with distribution substations that transform from transmission voltage to distribution voltage and extending through those bulk power substations transmitting power at HV, EHV and the future UHV voltages.
The Supply Chain Management Section has responsibility for activities and processes involved in the supply chain, specifically including sourcing, purchasing, materials planning, inventory management, warehousing, materials distribution and investment recovery.
The Training Section will work with all other committees in the S.E.E. to develop and communicate best training practices within the industry. Areas of focus include new employee and continuing education with respect to training techniques, delivery, safety and health, training effectiveness measures, documentation, new products and technology, exchange work practices, and procedures. This committee will create a forum for benchmarking ideas within the Training Environment.
The Transmission Line Section is responsible for activities involved with overhead and underground electric lines, of all voltages 44 kv and above, as well as associated appurtenances; including rights-of-way, electrical, mechanical and structural design, material, construction, maintenance and operation, cost and environmental considerations. Responsibilities in certain areas will be shared with other groups; i.e. National Electrical Safety Code Section, Environmental Committee, Real Estate Section, and Transportation-Construction Equipment Section.
The Transportation-Construction Equipment Section has the responsibility for all activities involved with providing, coordinating and managing company-wide transportation-construction equipment services in a safe, effective and productive manner.
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