Electric Utility System Operations
September 17 18, 2019
Venue:DoubleTree City Center - Spokane
322 N. Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201
Fee(s):This event has a fee
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.
Electric Distribution Systems, March 12-13, 2019
This popular two-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
- System frequency
- Load shedding and outages
- Power and demand factors
- System and equipment protection
- Safety, including step and touch potential
A.R. "Skip" Collier
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one, and the course will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch, along with morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.
Course Location & Hotel Information:
DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201
Room rate: $133 for a single/double
Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than August 14, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation. Or use this link to book online: http://group.doubletree.com/NWPPA_ElectricUtilitySystemOperations
Utility Member Early Bird (ends 8/17/2019): $850
Utility Member Standard: $925
Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/17/2019): $1,275
Associate Member Standard: $1,350
Non-member Early Bird (ends 8/17/2019): $2,550
Non-member Standard: $2,625
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.
This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.
This course qualifies for credit toward the NRECA Board Leadership Certificate Program.
For More Information:
To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.