Learn and share information with your peers and SBS regarding our Intelligent Design Solutions for Distribution and Substations 

The Peer Utility Group is a unique gathering of utility and engineering design professionals to exchange experiences and ideas on the design, integration and improvement of utility design and construction workflows. For 10 years the PUG has continued to grow as attendees openly share experiences and resolve common industry problems in a non-commercial environment. Attendees also get the opportunity to discuss product directions with the SBS development and delivery teams. 

Conference Details 

As we announce our 10th Annual Peer Utility Group Conference, we’re both excited and honored to gather in person to celebrate this milestone. This year’s conference will be held at the stunning Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club in Denver, Colorado, from August 28th to 31st, 2023.  

Our annual golf tournament will be held Monday morning for those that are interested, with full conference activities kicking off Tuesday. We are pleased to introduce our first Substation track in addition to the Distribution track. The substation track will be by invitation only, focused on physical substation design topics. Please contact SBS if you are interested in participating as seating is limited.   

This event will provide a wealth of knowledge, insights and networking opportunities. Our program includes a wide range of conference sessions and evening events spanning throughout the week. Moreover, SBS experts will be available for open table discussions on Thursday afternoon.

Please note that our initial year’s Virtual Livestream will only cover the Distribution track. Details are still underway, be sure to visit www.spatialbiz.com/peer-utility-group/ to stay up to date on the latest information.  

Have something you would like to present at this years conference? Speakers get their tickets at no additional cost! If you feel like you would be a good fit see the FAQ section below for more info.  

Here is what others had to say about last year’s PUG: 

“Well planned, excellent logistics and extremely relevant content. A memorable time.”  

“…this is a very well established conference. The SBS Team was great. Very knowledgeable, very funny and very helpful. I made some great contacts while at the conference and hope to return again to see how their solution is progressing.” 

“ Attention to detail from the venue right down to cadence and information shared was impeccable.” 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Q: How can I join PUG? 

A: Simply click the “JOIN NOW” button on our website

Q: What are the benefits of joining PUG? 

A: PUG membership gives you access to non-commercial collaborations, direct interaction with industry experts, webinars, user-led presentations, free training and more.  

Q: What kinds of topics are discussed in the PUG? 

A: Since AUD is a cross-discipline design tool, information is often shared on Electric, Gas, Water and Communications networks. We primarily implement within your end-to-end workflows, so discussions related to Analysis, EAM and GIS systems are also prevalent. 

Q: What is the difference from the Peer Utility Group and the 2023 PUG conference?  

A: The Peer Utility Group (PUG) is an online group meant for discussion and sharing. The 2023 PUG conference is an annual event held by SBS to network and listen to industry speakers on a variety of distribution network design topics.  

Q: When and where is the 2023 PUG Conference? 

A: The conference is from August 28 – 31, 2023, at the Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club, 23155 E Heritage Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80016.  

Q: Can I register to present at the 2023 PUG? 

A: Yes! We are currently looking for more speakers. If you would like to present on helpful advances in your organization then please contact marketing@spatialbiz.com as soon as possible.  

Q: What if I can’t attend the 2023 PUG in person? 

A: We will provide a live-stream link for those unable to attend in person, covering the Distribution track. 

Q: How can I stay updated about the PUG Conference 2023? 

A: Visit our PUG Conference Page regularly for updates on available sessions and activities. For any queries, reach us at info@spatialbiz.com  

Q: Are there past PUG sessions available to watch?  
A: While some sessions are reserved for PUG members only, there are sessions available. Visit our YouTube playlist here to see past sessions.