Event Profile

Electric Distribution Systems

October 18 — 19, 2023
Lakeview Light & Power

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.

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:

Lakeview Light & Power
11509 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98499-3041

There is no hotel block, but nearby hotels include:

Hotel Murano
(888) 628-4408

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 9/16/2023): $1,190
Utility Member Standard: $1,265

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 9/16/2023): $1,785
Associate Member Standard: $1,860

Non-member Early Bird (ends 9/16/2023): $2,380
Non-member Standard: $2,455

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.

If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

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

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 16 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

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