Accessing DISTRIBUTECH Presentations
Presentations provided by DistribuTECH speakers are available to all full delegates and exhibitor delegates, however a username and password are required to access them. 
This year's username and password were handed out at the conference.  If you did not receive them please contact Debbi Wells at 
Utility University course handouts are only available to those who paid to attend a course. 
Credentials were provided by the instructors, however, if you paid to attend a course and did not receive the username and password please contact Debbi Wells at 

Downloading DISTRIBUTECH Presentations
Select View All Sessions from the Education dropdown menu. 
Find the session you're interested in. If a presentation has been uploaded you'll see a Power Point or PDF icon. 
Click on it.
You'll get a pop up box to enter the username and password.


James D. Helmberger

Principal Engineer-IEM, Planning & Strategy/ Energy Delivery
Omaha Public Power District


James Helmberger, P.E. is Principal Engineer – IEM in Omaha Public Power District’s Planning & Strategy area, where he works to help OPPD navigate a changing energy marketplace. Jim has 33 years of experience in the electric power industry – 8 years as an electrical engineering consultant to a diverse clientele, and 25 years in power engineering at the 12th largest (by customers served) U.S. public power utility. His utility background is in substations, protective relaying, SCADA and automation, but also includes experience with T&D, fossil and nuclear power plants, distributed generation / DER, smart grid technologies, communications, NERC compliance, utility-scale renewables / IBR’s and energy storage. Jim has held positions from Design, Senior, and Lead to Manager, Principal and Director of Engineering. He is an occasional speaker on a variety of industry topics at local events, regional conferences and at Creighton University. Jim is a Senior Member of IEEE Power Engineering and Communications Societies, and has been active in the North American Transmission Forum, NERC MRO and SPP Regional Protective Relay Committees, and the NERC SPIDERWG effort. He is a Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in Nebraska and Iowa and an NCEES MLE & record holder.


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For questions regarding the DISTRIBUTECH conference program please contact:  
Debbi Wells, CMP
Conference  Manager
Direct: 918-832-9265

For questions regarding the DISTRIBUTECH exhibit services please contact your Exhibit Services Manager at:
Direct: 253-212-2735

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