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Electric Distribution Systems
October 18-19, 2023, in Lakewood, Wash.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.
Lineworker Skills Series: Equipotential Grounding
November 1, 2023, in Centralia, Wash.This one-day course will help you apply and understand the importance of critical protective bonding and grounding actions. The curriculum includes an exploration of the objectives, effects, and practical applications of bonding and grounding. Through interactive and practical learning, you will gain proficiency in handling voltage, current, resistance using series, parallel, and combination circuits. Additionally, this course provides insights into the historical evolution of grounding practices and will refresh your grasp of electrical concepts and their application to personal protective grounding.
90-Day Plan for Key Account Management Certification
October 24-25, 2023, in Bend, Ore.In this course, you will discover how to leverage your utility’s resources effectively to create value for your most impactful customers. Whether you are starting or relaunching a key accounts program, this training will guide you in creating a clear 90-day plan with actionable steps to jumpstart and maintain an effective program. Providing this support will create more positive working relationships with your key accounts and set the foundation for your utility to become their trusted energy partner.
Lineworker Skills Series: AC Transformers, Advanced Theory, and Practical Application
November 2, 2023, in Centralia, Wash.This advanced post-journeyman training will enhance your expertise with transformer connections, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Through classwork and interactive exercises, you will gain a clear understanding of the theory and operational characteristics of transformers and learn how to interpret observable indicators of transformer operations. To ensure you receive the maximum benefits of this course, vectoring conventions can be modified to suit your local needs and specific transformer scenarios can be utilized.
Upcoming NWPPA Conferences
SAVE THE DATES
March 5-7, 2024, in Anchorage, Alaska
Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show
April 9-11, 2024, in Tacoma, Wash.
Annual Conference and Membership Meeting
May 12-15, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah
Accounting and Finance Conference
June 25-26, 2024, in Spokane, Wash.
Women in Public Power
July 24-25, 2024, in Tacoma, Wash.