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Generation School

Generation School

Date: April 18-20, 2023
  • Day 1: Apr 18, 2023 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Day 2: Apr 19, 2023 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3: Apr 20, 2023 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Various locations
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Generation School offers participants valuable classroom and hands-on instruction plus networking opportunities for generator operators and technicians. Whether a seasoned operator or just starting out in the field, all can benefit.

This year we will offer in-plant, hands-on instruction on Caterpillar, Cooper/Enterprise, and Fairbanks Morse engine sets. Attendees will also tour Integrated Power Systems and the city of Litchfield's generation facilities.

When registering, please indicate preference for hands-on instruction. NOTE: Generation School takes place at multiple locations. See below for details.


Tuesday, April 18

Location: Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 Hwy 15 South, Plaza 15, Hutchinson

12:001:00 Registration/check-in
1:001:15 Welcome and introductions
1:152:00 Arc flash study rules and regulations
2:304:30 Tours (Integrated Power Services and the city of Litchfield’s generation facilities)
5:307:30 Welcome Reception at the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, 416 Prospect Street NE, Hutchinson

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Wednesday, April 19

Location: Glencoe Power Plant, 305 11th Street East, Glencoe, MN

8:304:00  Introduction and safety briefing
8:304:00  Hands-on training

NOTE: Participants need to select ONE of the following when registering. 

  • Caterpillar
    Instructors: Representatives from Ziegler Power Systems
  • Cooper/Enterprise
    Instructor: Larry Wheeler, Wheeler World Inc.
  • Fairbanks Morse
    Instructor: Jeffrey Crampton

Hands-on instruction at the plants will include breakout sessions on the following topics:

  • Cooling water testing and treatment procedures - Darin Wrazidlo and Trent Brandon, Kurita Water Industries
  • Fuel cleaning and conditioning - Matt Johnson, Critical Fuel Technology
  • Maintenance and testing procedures for DC battery bank systems - Todd Lodico, Action Battery Wholesalers and Steve Belisle, BAE Batteries USA

Thursday, April 20

Location: Glencoe Power Plant, 305 11th Street East, Glencoe, MN

8:309:30 Best practices for start up procedures
9:4511:30 Rules and regulations for emissions compliance - Donna Oehm, Power Plant Compliance Inc.
11:3012:00 Wrap-up and evaluations

Schedule subject to change without notice.

What to Bring

PPE required for tours and hands-on training in the plants. NOTE: Ear plugs will be provided.

  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Safety Footwear
  • Appropriate Work Clothing
  • Notebook and Pen/Pencil

Registration Fee

Member Rate: $515 per person
Non-member Rate: $690 per person
NOTE: Registration fee increases $50 on March 18.

Fee includes: workshop tuition, materials, refreshment breaks, lunch on Wednesday and a certificate of attendance. Participants are responsible for all transportation and lodging.

Deadline to register is March 27, 2023.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are subject to a $35 charge per person if received by 4:30 pm on March 27, 2023. No refunds issued after March 27.

Hotel Information

MMUA has negotiated reduced room rates starting at $119/night, not including tax. Please call the hotel directly to make reservation and ask for the "MMUA-Generation School" room block.

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites
416 Prospect Street NE
Hutchinson, Minnesota

Phone: 320-587-7777

Note: Availability is limited and the reduced rate cannot be guaranteed. The room block will close on March 14. We suggest you make your reservation as early as possible!


Participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Watch for an email notification from MMUA after the event.


By registering for this event I/we authorize Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) to photograph me at this event and use such photographs in MMUA marketing materials (both electronic and print). I/we understand that I/we will not be paid for giving this consent.


Contact Theresa Neddermeyer by calling 763.551.1230 or email

A printable version of the Generation School brochure is also available.