Event Profile

Engineering and Operations Work Order Webinar Series: Rate Impact of Maintenance and Capitalized Work

October 15, 2024

Who Should Attend:

Engineering and operations employees who want a better understanding of the work order process.

Webinar Overview:

For your ratepayers/consumers/members, price/cost and reliability are most important. Therefore, keeping rates as low as possible is the desired outcome of attending this final session of the Understanding the Work Order System Series. You will look at how much it costs to provide reliable power, and discuss the impact of decisions, such as completing a timesheet and using materials, on the overall cost of providing service. Given the decisions you make day in and day out, how much of an impact do you have on the cost? This session is a great finale for every employee of the utility.

(Note that the Understanding the Work Order System Series is comprised of eight webinars from March through October 2024. Webinars can be taken individually or as an entire series; by registering for the full series, you will receive all eight webinars at a discounted price.) 

Webinar Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of maintenance and capital charges in determining base monthly rates.
  • Understand the significance of operations and engineering decisions.
  • Create collaboration so engineering and operations staff can save future, project, and ratepayer costs.
  • Webinar Recordings:

    Webinar recordings can be made available to registrants who are unable to attend live.

    Webinar Instructor:

    Teri Wallis, Founder, Terilyn Wallis Consulting

    Webinar Schedule:

    The webinar will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

    Related Webinars:

    Engineering and Operations Work Order Webinar Series (Includes discount)

    Work Order Process Foundations, March 19, 2024 

    Streamlining Assembly Replacement Process/Paperwork, May 14, 2024

    Managing Materials for the Lowest Rates, June 18, 2024

    Labor – Where Your Time Goes Matters!, July 16, 2024

    Special Equipment, Aug. 20, 2024

    All About Assemblies, Sept. 17, 2024

    How to Participate:

    Instructions will be emailed to attendees within 12 hours of the webinar and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. The webinar is best viewed using Google Chrome as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections.

    This registration is for one person to attend. We manage our webinars on an honor-system basis; if more than one person from a utility wishes to attend, each is to register separately.

    Webinar Fees:

    Utility Member Rate: $120
    Associate Member Rate: $180
    Non-Member Rate: $240

    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.

    Cancellation Policy:

    For webinarsvirtual 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.

    When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please email registration@nwppa.org or call (360) 254-0109.

    For More Information:

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