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Meter School

Meter School

Date: February 7-9, 2024
Time:
  • Day 1: Feb 7, 2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: Feb 8, 2024 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3: Feb 9, 2024 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: MMUA Training Center, Marshall, MN
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Meter School features two course options: basic/intermediate and advanced. Each course offers a combination of classroom and hands-on exercises where participants will work at the metering stations with direct instructor oversight and feedback. 

NOTE: Members of MREA need to register through MREA.

In addition, we offer a pre-conference covering basic metering. 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).

Basic/intermediate track

The basic/intermediate track 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 7
12:00-1:00 pm  Registration/sign in
1:00-4:00 pm  Classroom instruction

Thursday, February 8
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 9
8:30 am-12:00 pm  Classroom/hands-on class

* Schedule subject to change without notice.

About the instructors

Larry Chapman
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.

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 Apprentice Lineworker 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 information

Member—$535 per person
Non-member—$720 per person
All fees increase $50 on January 5, 2024.

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 15, 2024. Sorry, no refunds after January 15.

Hotel information

Marshall offers many hotel options, in addition to the hotels listed here. MMUA has arranged for discounted lodging at the AmericInn and EverSpring Inn. Please call the hotel directly and ask for MMUA’s reduced rate when making your reservation. We recommend making your hotel reservation as soon as possible, as availability cannot be guaranteed. 

AmericInn
1406 East Lyon Street
Marshall, MN
507-537-9424

EverSpring Inn & Suites (formerly Ramada Inn)
1500 East College Drive
Marshall, MN
507-532-3221

Sleep Inn & Suites
1300 Nwakama Street
Marshall, MN
507-337-0103

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.