Electric Utility System Operations
March 8, 2023
Venue:Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative
Who Should Attend:
Any electric utility industry employee (utility or vendor) whose job performance will benefit from a basic understanding of the operations side of the utility business, including engineering, operations, safety, purchasing, information technology, regulatory and rates, customer service, public relations, legal, accounting, utility commissioners, and board members.
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 system are built, how the equipment operates, and how the equipment functions in the overall operations of a utility system. The course assumes no electrical background and builds on the basics to provide a comprehensive understanding of the equipment and operation of the electric utility system.
In addition to the above, the course will also cover:
Demand and load curves
Load shedding and outages
Power and demand factors
System and equipment protection
Safety, including step and touch potential
A.R. "Skip" Collier, Professional Training Systems, Inc.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Mountain Time, and the class will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.
Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative
150 Cooperative Way
Huntley, MT 59037
Electric Utility System Operations, March 9
This class is being offered twice so you can choose the date that works best for your schedule.
Hilton Garden Inn
2465 Grant Road
Billings, MT 59102
Utility Member Early Bird (ends 8/28/2022): $1,120
Utility Member Standard: $1,195
Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/28/2022): $1,680
Associate Member Standard: $1,755
Non-Member Early Bird (ends 8/28/2022): $2,240
Non-Member Standard: $2,390
Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.
For webinars, virtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.
When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.
As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.
For More Information:
To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.