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January 19 - December 12, 2023

Engineering Webinar Series: All 12 Webinars

Online

Engineering personnel and others who would benefit from an understanding of current electric utility engineering principles and practices.

Engineering,Staking Technician,Utilities,Utility,230114,Umbrella
January 31 - February 3, 2023

Staking Technician Certification Program - Phase 1

Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc. - Kalispell, Montana

This is Phase 1 of the NWPPA Staking Certificate Program, which covers basic surveying; overhead/pole-line structure design and layout; joint-use staking and make-ready surveys; and unique structures. The successful passing of online examinations is required to receive certification for the Three-Phase Staking Program. Phases 1, 2, and 3 do not need to be taken in order.

,230122,Regional Class,Kalispell,MT,UNITED STATES,Montana
February 6 - 8, 2023

Staking Technician Certification Program: NESC and Utility Specifications

Hampton Inn & Suites Bend - Bend, Oregon

This three-day course is part of the Staking Technician Program. The NESC establishes the rules used in the design and maintenance of power systems. This course provides staking technicians with a working knowledge of the NESC and its application.

,230224,Regional Class,Bend,OR,UNITED STATES,Oregon
February 8 - 9, 2023

Women in Public Power

Renaissance Reno Downtown Resort and Spa - Reno, Nevada

This year’s WIPP conference continues the tradition of honoring issues specific to women from all areas and levels within the public power industry. It is a place for leaders at all levels—whether you are a customer/member service representative, director/commissioner, meter reader, CEO, accountant, purchaser, or any other employee—to network and learn from one another. Sessions will address the c

,230290,Workshop,Reno,NV,UNITED STATES,Nevada
February 9 - 10, 2023

Staking Technician Certification Program: Obtaining Permits

Hampton Inn & Suites Bend - Bend, Oregon

This one-and-a-half-day course is part of the Staking Technician Program. Today, property owners are more reluctant to give right-of-way easements for overhead or underground power lines. Consequently, more use is being made of existing public rights of way. To do this, permits must be obtained from the governing agency.

,230225,Regional Class,Bend,OR,UNITED STATES,Oregon
February 9 - December 14, 2023

CFO/Sr. Accounting Webinar Series: All 11 Webinars

Online

The CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series is comprised of 11 webinars from February through December 2023. Webinars can be taken individually or as an entire series; by registering for the full series, you will receive all 11 webinars at a discounted price. Descriptions for each webinar are listed below.

Collections,Accounting,CFO,Collection,Acct,Finance,230227,Umbrella
February 9, 2023

CFO/Sr. Accounting Webinar Series: FERC Accounting

Online

During this session, you will: gain an understanding of the unique FERC accounting system of public utilities and the impact of the requirements to an electric utility; learn key concepts of FERC accounting in classifying assets and expenses; and understand and correlate financial concepts to the ratemaking process.

Accounting,Finance,CFO,Collections,Collection,Acct,230228,eLearning,Online
February 14, 2023

Engineering Webinar Series: Introduction to Substation Design/Operation

Online

We will discuss basic layout of substations, purpose of major components, use of transfer buses, and bypass switching. Other issues to be addressed are SPCC options, lightning protection, grounding, and access.

,230215,eLearning,Online
February 15 - 16, 2023

Leadership Skills: HR Basics and Building a More Effective Workplace

Marriott Tacoma Downtown - Tacoma, Washington

This is one of three courses that qualifies for credit toward the Leadership Skills Series Certificate from NWPPA. It is for anyone who wishes to obtain an overview and basic working knowledge of employment and labor laws that affect their business. On day one, you will review basic federal laws, issues that commonly arise under these laws, and the significant areas giving rise to litigation in th

,230250,Regional Class,Tacoma,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
February 15 - 16, 2023

Manager as Leader - A Leader Mindset: Own Your Role

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

Leadership is a choice: Own the choice. Own the transition. Own the role. No skills, techniques, or methods will have lasting impact until you clarify who you are and why you intend to lead others at work. At the completion of this two-day workshop, you will have a clear definition of your role as a leader and a plan for growing your leadership success.

,230270,Regional Class,Vancouver,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
February 21 - 22, 2023

Simple Tips to Sharpen Your Writing

Mason Co. PUD #3 - Shelton, Washington

This two-day workshop will sharpen your everyday English skills to make you a better writer at the office. You'll learn to apply the following 17 effective writing principles for clear, persuasive workplace documents that are to the point.

,230252,Regional Class,Shelton,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
February 22 - 23, 2023

Labor and Employee Relations Group Member Meeting

Clark Public Utilities - Vancouver, Washington

Join your peers at these two back-to-back half-day meetings where labor relations leaders share their experiences, recommendations, and lessons learned about key labor relations and human resource issues. This meeting will feature an employment law update by Nicole C. Elgin from Barran Liebman LLP.

,230220,Section Meeting,Vancouver,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
February 22 - 23, 2023

Raise Your Energy IQ

Mason Co. PUD #3 - Shelton, Washington

The electric utility industry is undergoing dramatic changes and customers’ expectations of their utility are increasing. Your customers now expect you to be an energy expert! This class will review the changes in our industry and the strategic role utility employees play in developing strong relationships with, and gaining loyalty from, their customers.

,230251,Regional Class,Shelton,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
February 28 - March 1, 2023

Distribution Engineering Series - Overcurrent Protection

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

In this two-day class, you will cover the best practices for protecting transformers and equipment while maintaining the highest reliability possible. To begin, the protection of substation transformers, as well as coordination with distribution feeders and downline devices, will be presented. You will work through the application considerations of circuit breakers, relays, reclosers, sectionalize

,230216,Regional Class,Vancouver,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
February 28 - March 3, 2023

Hardening Windows Networks

Online

A 4-day online, hands-on security course that teaches students how to harden, monitor and protect Microsoft Windows-based networks. Based on more than 15 years of security assessment and penetration testing experience, this course goes beyond theory and best practices and delivers proven, field-tested solutions for mitigating, monitoring and protecting Microsoft Windows-based networks.

,230239,eLearning,Online
March 1 - 2, 2023

Leadership Skills: Challenging Communication

Springhill Suites by Marriott Bend - Bend, Oregon

This is the second in a series of four sessions leading to a Certificate in Leadership Skills from NWPPA. The leader's role in facilitating performance will be described, along with ways of dealing with challenges such as denial and reluctance to accept accountability. From the instructor: "This class should be taken prior to Leadership Skills: Understanding SLII Leadership Styles."

,230340,Regional Class,Bend,OR,UNITED STATES,Oregon
March 8, 2023

Electric Utility System Operations

Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative - Huntley, Montana

This popular course presents a clear understanding of the technical heartbeat of the utility by providing employees with a comprehensive understanding of electric utility system operations, including generation (fossil fuel, hydro, and nuclear generation), transmission, and distribution (down to 120V/240V residential connections). You will learn how all key pieces of equipment in the system are bu

,230341,Split In-House,Huntley,MT,UNITED STATES,Montana
March 8, 2023

S.T.A.R.T.™ (Supervisor Training in Accountability and Recognition Techniques)

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

The S.T.A.R.T.™ (Supervisor Training in Accountability and Recognition Techniques) program is designed for supervisors and managers working with the front line. It will arm your team with leadership skills to create safety culture excellence. S.T.A.R.T. utilizes an engaging storyline and timeless message to explain why safety accountability works, how a positive safety culture impacts the bottom l

,230325,Regional Class,Vancouver,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
March 9, 2023

Electric Utility System Operations

Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative - Huntley, Montana

This popular one-day course presents a clear understanding of the technical heartbeat of the utility by providing employees with a comprehensive understanding of electric utility system operations, including generation (fossil fuel, hydro, and nuclear generation), transmission, and distribution (down to 120V/240V residential connections). You will learn how all key pieces of equipment in the syste

,230342,Split In-House,Huntley,MT,UNITED STATES,Montana
March 9, 2023

Qualified Worker Training - OSHA 1910.269

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

This one-day class is designed to teach the skills required to enter secured areas. The course covers federal regulations related to entering a secured area; minimum approach distances or clearances; personal protective equipment; job briefings; substation entrance procedures; and opening pad mount transformers, switchgear, and metering compartments. Employees typically open and/or view electrical

,230316,Regional Class,Vancouver,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
March 9, 2023

CFO/Sr. Accounting Webinar Series: Financial Recession Response Plan

Online

During this session, you will: establish an understanding of components of a recession readiness plan; consider policy responses for a recession situation; understand the short- and long-term impacts of supply chain disruptions

Collections,Finance,Collection,CFO,Acct,Accounting,230328,eLearning,Online
March 14, 2023

Engineering Webinar Series: Storm Hardening for Distribution Systems

Online

The trend in the industry is to design more resilient systems that go beyond basic reliability. We will review techniques for hardening distribution systems, including increasing weather loading, increasing load factors, upgrading key poles on the system, and undergrounding.

,230315,eLearning,Online
March 15, 2023

Manager as Leader - Interact with Impact

Online

Every interaction is an opportunity to build commitment and capability. Your daily interactions are the heartbeat of your working relationships. Are your interactions boosting the commitment and capability of those you lead? This course will introduce proven principles and skills for interacting effectively in a variety of leadership situations and enable you to apply them.

,230370,eLearning,Online
March 21 - 23, 2023

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 1

The Citizen Hotel - Sacramento, California

The Foreman Leadership Skills Program is designed to support the development of skills needed to lead operations crews in the electric utility industry. Activities, both inside and outside, reinforce the learning and provide practice. The activities also keep the participants engaged and energized during the long program days. The program consists of two two-and-a-half-day sessions; the sessions

,230375,Regional Class,Sacramento,CA,UNITED STATES,California
March 29, 2023

Manager as Leader - Lead Thriving Relationships

Online

Leadership happens in the context of relationships. This course will help you identify and proactively manage the relationships that matter most to you in your role as a leader. Building relationships of trust and respect is central to your success as a leader. Know your key relationships and care for those key relationships on an ongoing basis.

,230377,eLearning,Online
April 3, 2023

April Environmental Task Force Meeting

Silver Legacy Hotel - Reno, Nevada

This is a regular meeting of the long-standing Environmental Task Force that examines environmental issues and the impact of current and proposed environmental regulations on electric utilities.

E and O,Operations,Trade Show,Environment,E&O,ops,Environments,Environmental,Engineering,230410,Section Meeting,Reno,NV,UNITED STATES,Nevada
April 4 - 6, 2023

Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show

Reno Ballroom - Reno, Nevada

The largest gathering of public power utilities in the Northwest, the Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show is set to take place in Reno, Nevada, April 4-6, 2023, with a theme of The Next Frontier of Public Power. The electric utility industry is molded daily through innovation, necessity, and both internal and external challenges. Therefore, the 2023 E&O will provide the learning and

E and O,Conference,Operations,Trade Show,Purchasing,Work orders,Supply Chain,Superintendent,Work order,ops,Environment,Environments,Environmental,Warehousing,E&O,Engineering,Foreman,230485,Conference,Reno,NV,UNITED STATES,Nevada
April 11, 2023

Guide Your Board to Better Decisions Using Robert's Rules

Online

Discussion and decision-making are the heart of the board’s work, yet often they are challenging. Robert’s Rules of Order has surprising answers on these topics. This workshop provides the tools, tips and guidelines to ensure effective discussion and better decisions. Essential information for chairs and board members.

,230465,eLearning,Online
April 11, 2023

Engineering Webinar Series: Inspection of In-Service Wood Poles

Online

We will review the requirements of the NESC as it relates to pole inspections, and address inspection cycles and methods. Estimating reduced strength of wood poles will also be covered.

,230415,eLearning,Online
April 12, 2023

Manager as Leader - Coach for Success

Online

Coaching is the craft of today’s workplace leader. Your role as a leader is to help others succeed in their role. This is done by continually building your team’s capacity (commitment and competence) to succeed. This course will provide a proven roadmap and set of tools to effectively coach others to higher levels of commitment and competence.

,230470,eLearning,Online
April 13, 2023

CFO/Sr. Accounting Webinar Series: Work Order/Project Metrics

Online

During this session, you will consider high-level and detailed metrics to evaluate and report evidence of capital investment spending; evaluate the impact of labor in planning and executing capital projects; identify areas where an evaluation of project costs would benefit the utility and establish buy in from others regarding the importance.

Collection,Accounting,Collections,Finance,Acct,CFO,230428,eLearning,Online
April 17 - 21, 2023

Staking Technician Certification Program - Phase 1

Anchorage Marriott Downtown - Anchorage, Alaska

Phase 1 of the NWPPA Staking Certificate Program will cover basic surveying; overhead/pole-line structure design and layout; joint-use staking and make-ready surveys; and unique structures. The successful passing of online examinations is required to receive certification for the Three-Phase Staking Program. Phases 1, 2, and 3 do not need to be taken in order.

Engineering,Certificate,Operations,Certification,Alaska,Superintendent,ops,Education,Recertification,AK,230430,Regional Class,Anchorage,AK,UNITED STATES,Alaska
April 18 - 19, 2023

Leadership Skills: Understanding SLII Leadership Styles

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Point - Richland, Washington

This course is one of the three courses needed to earn a Leadership Skills Series Certificate. The SLII Experience foundation lies in teaching leaders to diagnose the needs of an individual or a team, and then to use the appropriate leadership style to respond to the needs of the person. It is recognized as both a business language and a framework for employee development that transcends cultural,

,230440,Regional Class,Richland,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
April 25 - 26, 2023

Understanding the Work Order System

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

Public utilities’ biggest investments are the electric infrastructure assets, including poles, wires, and transformers needed to deliver electricity. It’s a complex process to take raw materials, labor, and overheads and convert them to your organization’s largest asset. This two-day course will provide an overall understanding of the work order system, how to pay for the investment, and an explor

,230420,Regional Class,Vancouver,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
April 25, 2023

Dealing with a Difficult Chair and with the Public

Online

,230475,eLearning,Online
April 25, 2023

Substation Series: Print Reading and Electrical Circuit Troubleshooting Techniques

Centralia City Light - Borst Park Kitchen #1 - Centralia, Washington

This one-day course is an overview of troubleshooting electrical circuit problems. You will learn basic symbology used in electrical circuits, gain an idea of which tools are a must for your tool bag, and learn outage prevention and safety inside a substation. This course will demonstrate what is needed to be a good troubleshooter, including how to start the troubleshooting process, understanding

,230417,Regional Class,Centralia,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
April 26, 2023

Substation Series: Power Systems and Relay Commissioning

Centralia City Light - Borst Park Kitchen #1 - Centralia, Washington

This one-day course will cover basic relaying concepts and industry standards. You will learn about CTs, PTs, and DC control circuits; the basic symbolism pertaining to protection and print reading; point-to-point checks; and keeping up with documentation. We will also discuss the process to commission a new relay, zones of protection, and fault current availability.

,230418,Regional Class,Centralia,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
April 27, 2023

Depreciation Workshop

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

In this one-day course, you will gain a solid understanding of how infrastructure is paid for over time and the impact of decisions relating to depreciation and ultimately rate making.

Finance,Acct,CFO,Accounting,230421,Regional Class,Vancouver,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
April 27 - 28, 2023

Substation Series: Substation Security

Centralia City Light - Borst Park Kitchen #1 - Centralia, Washington

During this two-day course, you will learn about substation security measures both in distribution and transmission substations, as well as CIP002-CIP0011 and CIP0014 standards around security in bulk electric substations. You will also discuss what is needed to keep your substations secure from both a company perspective and a worker perspective.

,230419,Regional Class,Centralia,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
May 3, 2023

Manager as Leader - Lead Change

Online

Change requires leadership. Leadership requires change. Workplace leaders are the tread on the tire when it comes to change. This workshop will provide the roadmap and set of tools to lead your team through challenging change.

,230563,eLearning,Online
May 4, 2023

CFO/Sr. Accounting Webinar Series: Managing Operations & Maintenance Expenditures/Payroll Impact

Online

During this session, you will establish standard operating procedures to manage O&M expenses of the utility; analyze the impact of payroll charges in O&M expenses; evaluate actual outcomes compared to budget and forecast over time to right-size the expenditures for your utility.

Collection,Collections,Finance,Acct,Accounting,CFO,230528,eLearning,Online
May 9, 2023

Meeting Minutes and Role of the Clerk in Robert's Rules

Online

This two-hour webinar will give you confidence in taking minutes and serving your board when parliamentary issues arise. You will learn the key guidelines from Robert's Rules of Order for processing meeting minutes, but we will not discuss the actual act of listening and recording what is said. This course includes 20 key points staff should know and Guidelines for Meeting Minutes in Local Governm

,230565,eLearning,Online
May 9, 2023

Engineering Webinar Series: Overview of Double Circuit Design

Online

While many of the techniques used for single circuits can be applied to double circuits, this session will review unique issues and design considerations applicable to double circuit design, including spacing between crossarms, guying challenges, and framing options.

,230515,eLearning,Online
May 16, 2023

Substation Series: Substation Overview and Inspections

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

This one-day class will provide an overview of substations, substation equipment, inspection practices, basic equipment troubleshooting, and documentation. You will also tour an energized substation (if locally available) where you will review the areas covered in class and review what you have learned regarding substation inspection. Mandatory personal protective equipment is required

Foreman,ops,Operations,230504,Regional Class,Vancouver,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
May 17, 2023

Substation Series: Transformers and LTC Diagnostics

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

In this one-day class, you will review the latest industry techniques in substation transformer and load tap changer maintenance. You will also learn about the implementation of simple, cost-effective in-service predictive maintenance and troubleshooting techniques.

,230505,Regional Class,Vancouver,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
May 18, 2023

Substation Series: Substation Battery Maintenance and Testing

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

This one-day class provides an overview of the latest industry techniques in substation battery and battery charger specification, maintenance, and testing. In this course you will learn about vented/flooded lead acid batteries, nickel cadmium (NI-CD) batteries, battery chargers, battery inspection and testing, review of test results, and IEEE and NERC requirements. Discussions will include the la

,230506,Regional Class,Vancouver,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
May 23 - 25, 2023

Labor and Employee Relations Group Conference

Sunriver Resort - Sunriver, Oregon

Join us for the Labor and Employee Relations Conference! This annual event brings together labor relations leaders to share their experiences, recommendations, and lessons learned about key labor relations and human resource issues. At the conference you can catch up with your colleagues and have fun at the evening networking reception on the first day. This year’s conference will consist of two h

Conference,Human Resources,Labor Relations,HR,230520,Workshop,Sunriver,OR,UNITED STATES,Oregon
May 23 - June 13, 2023

Avian Protection Workshop: Protecting Utilities and Customers by Protecting Birds

Online

Avian protection is a key component to many aspects of operating a utility. From wildfire mitigation to regulatory compliance, understanding avian protection is critical. This four-part webinar will use case studies coupled with the instructor’s years of experience to help you support your utility's long- and short-term avian-related projects and planning. The sessions will focus on accepted metho

,230500,eLearning,Online
May 24 - 25, 2023

Manager as Leader - Lead Teams

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

Very few would assert that teamwork doesn’t matter. We know it matters. Most of us can identify it when we see it. But do we actually know what it takes to create it? What goes into building and sustaining a strong team? Is it luck, work, or both? This two-day course provides a proven roadmap and set of tools to build and sustain team success. Afterwards, you will have the knowledge, skills, and c

,230577,Regional Class,Vancouver,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
June 5 - 7, 2023

Staking Technician Certification Program: Basic Surveying

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center - Spokane, Washington

This three-day course is part of the Comprehensive Staking Technician Program. You will learn the basic and advanced methods of line route surveying, including a basic overview of GPS and its application to line design and staking. To complete the study, you will learn how to transfer both paper and electronic field data to hand drawings or computer-aided drafting programs. Portions of this class

Staking Technician,Engineering,ops,Operations,230620,Regional Class,Spokane,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
June 6 - 8, 2023

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 2

Best Western Plus Agate Beach - Newport, Oregon

The Foreman Leadership Skills Program is designed to support the development of skills needed to lead operations crews in the electric utility industry. The program consists of two two-and-a-half-day sessions; the sessions can be taken 2 to 12 months apart but must be taken in order.

,230665,Regional Class,Newport,OR,UNITED STATES,Oregon
June 8, 2023

CFO/Sr. Accounting Webinar Series: Mock Rate Making Using 2022 Financial Results

Online

During this session, you will correlate historical financial results to the current rate structure; plan for future needs of the utility and understand the impact to rates; establish a plan and reporting mechanism to align stakeholders with a plan and needs assessment to the appropriate rate support needed.

Collection,Accounting,Collections,CFO,Finance,Acct,230628,eLearning,Online
June 8 - 9, 2023

Staking Technician Certification Program: Easement Acquisition

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center - Spokane, Washington

This one-and-a-half-day course is part of the Comprehensive Staking Technician Program. Experienced line designers say obtaining the right-of-way easement is the toughest part of staking; a well-designed power line is of little use if it cannot be built on the land. You will also focus on people skills that enable a staking technician to obtain an easement and establish a high level of trust with

Operations,Engineering,Staking Technician,ops,230621,Regional Class,Spokane,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
June 13, 2023

Engineering Webinar Series: Mitigation of Animal-Caused Outages

Online

Reliability is becoming more important in today’s electronic dependent environment, and animal-caused outages is one area where the utility can improve distribution reliability. We will discuss mitigation for outages caused by animals, such as squirrels and birds, and also talk about substation protection.

,230615,eLearning,Online
July 11, 2023

Engineering Webinar Series: Fire Mitigation for Distribution Lines

Online

To mitigate the risks of wildfires caused by the electric distribution system, many utilities are fire hardening their systems. We will discuss the electric distribution system components and line equipment and their potential risk for wildfires. We will also review changes in standards for the construction and maintenance of the distribution grid to reduce the risks of wildfires.

,230715,eLearning,Online
July 13, 2023

CFO/Sr. Accounting Webinar Series: Analyzing the Budget - Responding to Variances

Online

During this session, you will understand variable expenses and their trends; correlate performance measures to financial outcomes; scale the budget to support strategic and financial goals of the utility; analyze past performance; plan and adjust for future performance.

Collections,Acct,Finance,Accounting,CFO,Collection,230728,eLearning,Online
August 8, 2023

Engineering Webinar Series: Three-Phase, Pad-Mounted Transformers

Online

Three-phase, pad-mounted transformers can be expensive items for an electric utility so it is important to understand the industry standards that apply to them, as well as many of the different options available in the marketplace. We will also review the specification and application of these units.

,230815,eLearning,Online
August 10, 2023

CFO/Sr. Accounting Webinar Series: FEMA Readiness - Financial Considerations

Online

Learn how to be financially prepared for a FEMA event from big-picture considerations to specific details. During this session, you will learn how to be financially prepared for a FEMA event from big-picture considerations to specific details; discuss key financial considerations in the navigation of a FEMA event; establish best practices to support emergency operations plans from a financial pers

Collection,Collections,CFO,Accounting,Acct,Finance,230828,eLearning,Online
September 12, 2023

Engineering Webinar Series: Harmonics and Effect on Power Quality

Online

Many power quality issues stem from harmonics often introduced on the power system from inverters, VFD, and other devices. Attend this session to learn about harmonics, IEEE 519, and how to use a k factor in specifying transformers subject to high harmonic connections.

,230915,eLearning,Online
September 14, 2023

CFO/Sr. Accounting Webinar Series: Reporting - Who Gets What and Why, Producing Professional Evidence

Online

During this session, you will learn about and consider the volume and importance of the various components of financial information at the utility; build credibility through organizing, validating, navigating, and reconciling data; and learn what to report to whom and when; gain perspective about interactive reporting

Accounting,Collections,CFO,Acct,Finance,Collection,230928,eLearning,Online
September 19 - 21, 2023

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 1

Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative - Huntley, Montana

The Foreman Leadership Skills Program is designed to support the development of skills needed to lead operations crews in the electric utility industry. Activities, both inside and outside, reinforce the learning and provide practice. The activities also keep the participants engaged and energized during the long program days. The program consists of two two-and-a-half-day sessions; the sessions

,230973,Regional Class,Huntley,MT,UNITED STATES,Montana
October 10, 2023

Engineering Webinar Series: Overhead Conductor Characteristics

Online

The purpose of distribution lines is to move energy from one place to another through conductors; the key to reliable, safe, and efficient design is having a good working knowledge of overhead conductors. Therefore, we will address electrical and mechanical properties of primary overhead conductors.

,231015,eLearning,Online
October 12, 2023

CFO/Sr. Accounting Webinar Series: Normalizing Revenue

Online

During this session, you will: understand the impact of seasonality, the weather, the economy, energy efficiency, and other influences on your utility’s sales patterns; learn ways to adjust to a changing industry environment; respond to future planning through an interactive perspective of the changing industry environment.

Finance,Collections,CFO,Acct,Accounting,Collection,231028,eLearning,Online
November 9, 2023

CFO/Sr. Accounting Webinar Series: 2024 Budget Preparation Toolkit

Online

During this session, you will learn about basic tools of the budgeting process and steps to manage the process; discuss best practices in electric utility budgeting; discover lessons learned from past budgets and the best ways to prepare for future planning needs.

Finance,Collections,Acct,Collection,CFO,Accounting,231128,eLearning,Online
November 14, 2023

Engineering Webinar Series: Designing Underground for New Subdivisions

Online

Designing underground distribution differs from designing overhead distribution in terms of resiliency of the system. We will review common underground design criteria such as methods for design in underground subdivisions and commercial developments; routing of cable systems; and use of conduit, burial depth, and common errors in design. We will also address single contingency outage and overcurr

,231115,eLearning,Online
December 5 - 7, 2023

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 2

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Point - Richland, Washington

The Foreman Leadership Skills Program is designed to support the development of skills needed to lead operations crews in the electric utility industry. The program consists of two two-and-a-half-day sessions; the sessions can be taken 2 to 12 months apart but must be taken in order.

,231265,Regional Class,Richland,WA,UNITED STATES,Washington
December 12, 2023

Engineering Webinar Series: Interconnection of Distributed Generation

Online

As distributed generation becomes ubiquitous, electric utilities must become more adept at interconnecting these sources to the distribution system. In this session, we will focus on the screening methods for smaller DG units, the impact of smart inverters, and detailed system impact studies if screening fails.

,231215,eLearning,Online
December 14, 2023

CFO/Sr. Accounting Webinar Series: Considering a Financial Compliance Program

Online

During this session, you will: learn about basic tools of the budgeting process and steps to manage the process; discuss best practices in electric utility budgeting; discover lessons learned from past budgets and how to best ways to prepare for future planning needs.

Collection,Accounting,Collections,Finance,Acct,CFO,231228,eLearning,Online