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Pre conference training will be held on Wednesday, October 12. Two training options are available including an engineering focused training and an IT focused training.

Threat Hunting & Basic Forensics

8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Lunch Provided)


Cisco- CTIR

Incident Response Training & TTX

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Incident response is a critical component in a cyber strategy. Your response plan must be accurate and detailed in order to provide valuable guidance in the immediate aftermath of an incident, moments when it is imperative to preserve as much as possible of the organization’s critical assets. During this session, attendees will learn the steps in defining an Incident Response Plan as we simultaneously walk through a real-life incident. Attendees will participate in a tabletop exercise (TTX) that explores the real need for all utility staff to understand their roles in business continuity and recovery. The class is targeted for any utility staff, especially IT staff and utility management.


Travis King, Meridian Cooperative

EV Integration Utilizing Distribution System Best Practices and Modelling

8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Lunch Provided)

Coops are starting to see increasing adoption rates of electric vehicles within their systems.  As consumers keep adding these vehicles, charging demand and electricity use will undoubtedly burden the grid and create new challenges for distribution operators to overcome.  This training session will showcase distribution system best practices, EV Milsoft Windmil® modelling basics, and highlight case study examples of various loading scenarios.


Sean Middleton, P.E., Finley Engineering Company

Dennis Wright, P.E., Finley Engineering Company

Greg Shierk, P.E., Milsoft

Travis Jones, Southeastern Illinois Electric Cooperative