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Meter School

Meter School

Date: February 12-14, 2020
Time:
  • Day 1: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Day 2: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: MMUA Training Center, Marshall, MN
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Pricing: Members: $465 before Jan 16, 2020
Nonmembers: $690 before Jan 16, 2020
All fees increase $50 on or after Jan 16, 2020
Certificate: 22.5 hrs

Meter School offers participants valuable technical training and hands-on work with electric metering equipment.

To ensure an optimal educational experience, participants select their preferred class level—Basic/Intermediate or Advanced.

Pre-Conference is also held in conjunction with the School. The Pre-Conference is an ideal refresher course on basic metering, or introductory course for those with little metering experience.

For maximum benefit, consider registering for both the Pre-Conference and Meter School.

Basic/Intermediate Class

The Basic/Intermediate class is aimed at personnel with little experience with electric meters. Training builds on the Pre-Conference, and will include more hands-on training.

Topics Covered

  • Why We Have Electric Meters
  • Single Phase Meters & Meter Forms
  • Current Transformers & Voltage Transformers
  • PPE for Electric Meter Safety
  • Electric Meter Safety
  • Tools Needed for Working with Electric Meters
  • Mounting Electric Meter Sockets
  • Single Phase Socket Wiring
  • Troubleshooting Electric Installations
  • Theft of Electric Power

Advanced Class

The Advanced class is intended for those who have a good working knowledge of meters/metering and offers in-depth instruction on the "ins and outs" of meters/metering.

Topics Covered

  • An exam that participants self-correct; helpful for focusing your training needs;
  • Troubleshooting problems on more than 15 different stations; working through scenarios that you may encounter at your utility
  • Q & A all week long and more!

Schedule *

Wednesday, February 12
12:00-1:00 pm  Registration
1:00-4:00 pm  Classroom Instruction
5:00-7:00 pm  Pizza Reception at The Gambler

Thursday, February 13
8:30 am-12:00 pm  Classroom/Hands-On Class
12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch
1:00-4:00 pm  Classroom/Hands-On Class

Friday, February 14
8:30 am-12:00 pm  Classroom/Hands-On Class and Q&A

* Schedule subject to change without notice.

About the Instructors

Larry Chapman & Mark Parson from Chapman Metering
Larry Chapman has worked in the metering business his entire career, and is highly respected. Larry and his staff have instructed at the Meter School for more than 10 years.

Scott Murfield
Scott Murfield returns as the lead instructor for the Basic/Intermediate class. Scott worked 30 years in the electric utility industry. Scott is a certified Journeyman Lineman, Journeyman Electrician and Loss Control Professional. Prior to his retirement, he was a Regional Safety Coordinator for MMUA.

What to Bring

  • Arc Flash Shield (MMUA has a few shields that can be shared. DO NOT jeopardize employee safety by bringing your utility's only arc flash shield.)
  • Safety Glasses
  • Rubber Gloves with Leather Protectors
  • Voltage Meter
  • Calculator
  • FR Clothing
  • Hand Tools for Meter Installation/Wiring

Earn Apprenticeship Hours

Individuals registered in an apprenticeship program may be able to use the hours from this school toward a portion of the apprenticeship program completion!

Certificates

Participants earn hours for attendance and a certificate of achievement will be available online. Participants should watch for an email notification from MMUA.

Registration Fee

Member — $465 per person
Non-member — $690 per person
All fees increase $50 on January 16, 2020.

Registration fee includes tuition, materials, Thursday lunch, refreshment breaks, and a certificate of attendance. Note: Wednesday lunch provided if registered for both the Pre-Conference and Meter School.

Cancellations/Refunds

MMUA will issue a refund (less $30 processing fee per person) provided MMUA is notified of the cancellation by 4:30 pm on January 26, 2020. No refunds after January 26.

Hotel / Motel Information  Marshall, MN

For a map of hotels in Marshall, click HERE. The AmericInn by Wyndham Marshall and Ramada by Wyndham Marshall offer special pricing for participants. Just ask for MMUA's reduced rate when making your reservation.

Photographs

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. 

Questions?

Contact Theresa Neddermeyer by email tneddermeyer@mmua.org or phone 763.551.1230.


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

 

 

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