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Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Class: Electric Utility System Operations

May 8, 2017
Sunriver Resort
1 Center Drive
Sunriver, OR 97707 
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The pre-registration is currently closed. If you would like to attend this event, please come to the NWPPA registration desk at the hotel, and our onsite coordinator will be happy to help you.

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; as well as utility commissioners and board members.

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NWPPA Annual Meeting Golf Tournament, May 7, 2017

Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Class: Enterprise Risk Management for Policy Makers, May 8, 2017

NWPPA Annual Conference & Membership Meeting, May 7-10, 2017

Course Overview:

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.

Course Objectives:

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

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 & Hotel Information:

Sunriver Resort
1 Center Drive
Sunriver, OR 97707
(800) 547-3922

Room rates: $159 for a Lodge Village guestroom, $189 for a River Lodge guestroom, and $199 for a Lodge Village suite

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than April 6, 2017, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with the Northwest Public Power Association when booking your reservation.

Shuttle service is available from the Bend/Redmond airport to Sunriver Resort. Please call (855) 420-8206 for reservations and cost.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 4/07/2017): $370
Standard Rate (all membership types): $445
  • Register Self

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Sunriver Resort

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.