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Meter School

Meter School

Date: February 23-25, 2022
Time:
  • Day 1: Feb 23, 2022 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: Feb 24, 2022 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3: Feb 25, 2022 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: MMUA Training Center, Marshall, MN
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Pricing: Members: $465 before Jan 17, 2022
Nonmembers: $690 before Jan 17, 2022
All fees increase $50 on or after Jan 17, 2022
Certificate: 13 hrs

Meter School is your once-a-year opportunity to obtain hands-on technical electric metering training. Participants select from two course options, dependent upon skill/work experience: Basic/Intermediate or Advanced.

Pre-Conference is also held in conjunction with the School. The Pre-Conference is an ideal introductory course for those with little metering experience or as a "refresher" on basic metering. For maximum benefit, consider registering for both the Pre-Conference and Meter School (separate registration required for the Pre-Conference).

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
  • Personal protective equipment 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. The course combines in-depth instruction with practical hands-on exercises that simulate scenarios that could occur at any utility.

Topics Covered

  • The Advanced Class will focus heavily on troubleshooting a variety of challenging metering setups, then applying load to determine if correctly configured.
  • A considerable component of this course is on-going Q&A with instructors.

Schedule *

Wednesday, February 23
12:00-1:00 pm  Registration
1:00-4:00 pm  Classroom Instruction

Thursday, February 24
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 25
8:30 am-12:00 pm  Classroom/Hands-On Class and Q&A

* Schedule subject to change without notice.

About the Instructors

Larry Chapman from Chapman Metering
Larry Chapman is highly qualified and highly respected, having worked in the metering field his entire career. Larry and others from Chapman Metering have been long-term instructors at the Meter School.

John Pollard from TSTM, Inc.
John Pollard is the Director of Technical Operations for TSTM, Inc.  John has more than 25 years of experience in the metering field.

Scott Murfield (retired MMUA) and Bruce Westergaard, MMUA
Scott Murfield and Bruce Westergaard return to instruct the Basic/Intermediate class. Both Scott and Bruce are certified Journeyman Linemen and are highly qualified, with more than 30 years of experience working in the electrical utility industry as lineworkers and substation technicians.

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 MMUA's On-Site Aprenticeship program are able to use the hours from this school toward completing a portion of your apprenticeship!

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 27, 2022.

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 27, 2022. Sorry, no refunds after January 27.

Hotel / Motel Information  Marshall, MN

For a map of hotels in Marshall, click HERE. AmericInn by Wyndham Marshall and EverSpring Inn & Suites (formerly the Ramada Inn) 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 calling 763.551.1230 or email tneddermeyer@mmua.org.


A printable version of the brochure is also available.

 

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