Event Profile

Substation Series: Transformer & Substation Testing & Analysis

June 13 — 15, 2022
Skamania Lodge


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:

Line and substation personnel, as well as engineers who have responsibility for distribution and transmission substations.

Course Overview:

This course will focus on transformer and substation equipment testing and diagnostic analysis, including general apparatus construction, test theory, test application and performance, and results analysis. Through this course you will develop a better understanding of the purpose and interpretation of the following tests: Dielectric Testing; Exciting Current and Loss Testing; Turns Ratio Testing; Leakage Reactance & Loss Testing; Sweep Frequency Response Analysis Testing; Winding DC Resistance Testing.

Performance of the test is one thing. What the measurements tell you about the apparatus is another. For any apparatus test, proper results analysis is the most important aspect. The general construction, theory, and test application/performance discussions are just to lay the groundwork for the importance of results analysis, where most participants will get the greatest benefit. There is a problem with your transformer, but you are not sure what it is. What testing should you perform? The third day of this training will utilize case studies to help answer this question.
No one test will tell you everything you need to know about the condition of your apparatus, and for a variety of reasons you may not always be able to perform every test available. Understanding not only what each test can tell you, but also how individual results can be used to confirm - or contradict – the data of other tests will help you make that decision.

Course Instructor:

Mike Anderson, Northwest Diagnostics Solutions, LLC

Course Schedule:

This class will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time on all three days. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on all days.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

Skamania Lodge
1131 W Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson WA 98648
(844) 432-4748

Room rate: $189 + $20 resort fee

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 5/13/2022): $1,090
Utility Member Standard: $1,165

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 5/13/2022): $1,635
Associate Member Standard: $1,710

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 5/13/2022): $3,270
Non-Member Standard: $3,345

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:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: 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. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 18 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.