Event Profile

Alaska Pre-Conference Class: Electric Utility System Operations - CANCELLED

November 13, 2017
William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center
555 West Fifth Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501 
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This event has been cancelled. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Bonnie McCombs at 360-816-1446 or bonnie@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Any industry (utility or vendor) employee 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, and accounting employees.

Related Events:

NWPPA/APA Alaska Electric Utility Conference, November 15-16, 2017

Substation Series: Substation Overview & Inspections, November 13, 2017

Substation Series: Substation Transformers & LTC Maintenance, November 14, 2017

Course Overview:

This popular one-day course presents a high-level, yet 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.

Course Topics:

In addition to the above, the course will also cover:

  • Demand and load curves
  • System frequency
  • Wheeling
  • Load shedding and outages
  • Power and demand factors
  • System and equipment protection
  • Safety, including step and touch potential

If you work with the electric distribution system, then consider taking the more in-depth course titled Electric Distribution System after this course.

Course Instructor:

A.R. "Skip" Collier

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the course will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch, along with morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location:

Egan Civic & Convention Center
555 West Fifth Avenue
Anchorage, AK  99501

Hotel Information:

Hilton Anchorage
500 West Third Avenue 
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-7411

Room rate: $109 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than October 13, 2017, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with Northwest Public Power Association when booking your reservation.

NWPPA Hotel Reservation & Cancellation Policy:

All reservations require a non-refundable room deposit equal to one night's stay that will be charged to your credit card at the time your reservation is made. If you cancel or reduce your reservation within seven days of your date of arrival, your credit card will be charged a minimum of a two nights' stay (one night in addition to the first night's deposit).

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 10/13/2017): $470
Utility Member Standard: $545

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 10/13/2017): $705
Associate Member Standard: $780

Non-member Early Bird (ends 10/13/2017): $1,410
Non-member Standard: $1,485
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William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

No session information available at this time.

Track information is not available at this time.

Skip Collier
Organization: Professional Training Systems, Inc.