Event Profile

Substation Series: Equipment Testing Safety Orientation

September 20, 2022
Best Western Plus Agate Beach


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:

Lineworkers, substation personnel, and distribution engineers who have responsibility for the operation and maintenance of distribution and transmission substations.

Course Overview:

This one-day class will cover necessary safety considerations to keep you safe while performing or observing electrical and mechanical tests on substation equipment. Testing concepts will be briefly covered, with the day focused on the hazards associated with the most common tests performed on transformers, power circuit breakers, instrument transformers, and battery systems.

Course Instructor:

Mike Wolf, Senior Substation Support Specialist, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

Related Events:

Substation Series: Power Circuit Breaker Testing and Maintenance, September 21, 2022

Substation Series: SF6 Basics and Lead Repair Techniques, September 22, 2022

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

Best Western Plus Agate Beach
3019 Oregon Coast Hwy
Newport, OR 97365-1707
(541) 265-9411

Room rate: $229
Please book your room as soon as possible, to secure this room rate.

Course Fees:
Utility Member Early Bird (ends 8/20/2022): $530
Utility Member Standard: $605

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/20/2022): $795
Associate Member Standard: $870

Non-member Early Bird (ends 8/20/2022): $1,590
Non-member Standard: $1,665

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 Policies:

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 Gail Patterson, Registrar, via email, Gail@nwppa.org, or call (360) 816-1450. 

Safety Measures:

As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.

Continuing hours: This course qualifies for 6 continuing hours. Certificates are available online 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.