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Alaska Pre-Conference Class: Substation Series: Substation Overview & Inspections

November 13, 2017
William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center
555 West Fifth Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501 
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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:

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

Related Events:

NWPPA/APA Alaska Electric Utility Conference, November 15-16, 2017

Substation Series: Substation Transformers & LTC Diagnostics, November 14, 2017

Electric Utility System Operations for Medium to Small Utilities, November 13-14, 2017

Lineman Skills Series - AC Transformers, Advanced Theory and Practical Application, November 13-14, 2017

Staking Certification Program - Underground Line Design and Subdivision Layout, November 13-14, 2017

Course Overview:

This one-day class is the first course in the NWPPA Substation Series and will provide an overview of substations, substation inspection practices, substation equipment, basic print reading, protective relaying, substation metering, specific equipment inspection practices, equipment troubleshooting and documentation. Other topics that will be covered include:

  • Types of substations and the purpose of each type.
  • Substation civil equipment, fences, structures, equipment grounding, gates and yard lights.
  • Purpose and requirement of substation log books.
  • Substation power transformers, load tap changers and protective devices (theory and operation).
  • Oil containment and oil testing.
  • Circuit switchers, breakers (oil, air, vacuum, SF6), three-phase regulators and single-phase regulators (theory and operation).
  • Substation batteries and chargers.
  • Current and potential transformers.
  • Substation capacitors.

Course Instructor:

Robert Coates

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:

Egan Civic & Convention Center
555 West Fifth Avenue
Anchorage, AK  99501

Hotel Information:

Hilton Anchorage
500 West Third Avenue 
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-7411

Room rate: $109 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than October 13, 2017, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with Northwest Public Power Association when booking your reservation.

NWPPA Hotel Reservation & Cancellation Policy:

All reservations require a non-refundable room deposit equal to one night's stay that will be charged to your credit card at the time your reservation is made. If you cancel or reduce your reservation within seven days of your date of arrival, your credit card will be charged a minimum of a two nights' stay (one night in addition to the first night's deposit).

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 10/13/2017): $430
Utility Member Standard: $505

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 10/13/2017): $645
Associate Member Standard: $720

Non-member Early Bird (ends 10/13/2017): $1,290
Non-member Standard: $1,365
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William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center

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