Event Profile

Electric Distribution Systems - POSTPONED

March 18 — 19, 2020
Embassy Suites Portland Airport
7900 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220 


This event has been postponed. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Taryn Johnson at (360) 816-1446 or taryn@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Engineers, lineworkers, substation workers, apprentices, and support staff that have direct responsibility for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the utility's distribution system.

Prerequisite: It is highly recommended that students complete "Electric Utility System Operations" before attending this class. Those who do not must have substantial experience in the basics of electric systems and utility operations.

Related Events:

Electric Utility System Operations, May 6-7, 2020

Electric Utility System Operations, June 2-3, 2020

Electric Utility System Operations, September 15-16, 2020

Course Overview:

This popular course provides in-depth coverage of an electric utility's distribution system from the substation to a customer's outlet. Topics covered include substation transformers and testing; step and touch potential; various systems which customers may request, such as single-phase and three-phase power; details of overhead and underground electrical systems; reliability; transformer and capacitor details; and substation communications.

Course Instructor:

Skip Collier, Professional Training Systems

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

Embassy Suites Portland - Airport
7900 NE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 460-3000

Room rate: $159 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than February 16, 2020, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group (group code NWW) when booking your reservation. Or book directly online by clicking: https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/P/PDXESES-NWW-20200317/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Onsite Parking: $15

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 2/16/2020): $860
Utility Member Standard: $935

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 2/16/2020): $1,290
Associate Member Standard: $1,365

Non-member Early Bird (ends 2/16/2020): $2,580
Non-member Standard: $2,655

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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Embassy Suites Portland Airport

For More Information:

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