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.


Mr. Brian Schell P.E.

Distribution Automation Manager
AEP Ohio


Brian Schell is the Distribution Automation Manager for AEP Ohio and is responsible for the VVO and DACR automation work streams for the larger Smart Grid Phase II Program. This is a large 6-year program that will touch 410 circuits, 50+ substations, 3000+ line control devices and numerous new technology deployments (AMI Module, Public LTE, etc.). Brian is ultimately responsible for the Distribution Automation team that interfaces with over 33 other teams on the program. Brian was involved in the gridSMART ARRA DOE pilot that kicked off much of this technology back in 2009. He has been with AEP for 30 years in various roles ranging from Project Design / Engineering earlier in his career to corporate supervisor of Distribution planning, a shared service looking at all of AEP’s operating companies. Brian also has performed research and presented with EPRI over a 5-year period on numerous joint smart grid initiatives with AEP on simulation studies and interoperability topics. Brian has bachelors of science degree in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University.


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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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