Event Profile

Electric Utility System Operations

Date(s):
March 2 — 3, 2021
Venue:
Online
Description:

Note:

Thank you for your interest in this event. Registration for this webinar is now closed. For questions or to learn about future opportunities please contact Roy Cevallos at (360) 816-1446 or roy @nwppa.org.

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.

Webinar Overview:

This popular two-part 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.

Webinar 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

Webinar Recordings:

Webinar recordings can be made available to registrants who are unable to attend live.

Webinar Instructor:

A.R. "Skip" Collier

Webinar Schedule:

The webinars will be held on March 2 and 3 at 1-5 p.m. PST. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees within 12 hours of the webinar and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. The webinar is best viewed using Chrome as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections.

Webinar Fees:

Individual Attendee Registration:

    Utility Member Rate: $630
    Associate Member Rate: $945
    Non-Member Rate: $1,890

Attendee Group Registration (up to four attendees)*:

    Utility Member Rate: $1,575
    Associate Member Rate: $2,365

*If your organization would like to send multiple attendees to this event, please contact Roy Cevallos at (360) 816-1446 or roy@nwppa.org for further details.

Cancellation Policy:

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% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

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

For More Information:

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