Basic Metering Pre-Conference

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Basic Metering Pre-Conference

Basic Metering Pre-Conference

Date: February 12-13, 2019
  • Day 1: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: MMUA Training Center, Marshall, MN
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The Basic Metering Pre-Conference uses a combination of interactive classroom and hands-on training to present and reinforce the educational experience. The pre-conference will provide a good foundation for those interested in continuing on with the Basic/Intermediate class.

Topics Covered

  • Blondel's Theorem
  • Definitions of common abbreviations
  • Common metering formulas
  • Self contained metering and troubleshooting


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

Wednesday, February 13
8:30 am-12:00 pm  Hands-On Class
12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch (if also registered for Meter School)

About the Instructors

Larry Chapman & Staff from Chapman Metering
Larry Chapman has worked in the metering business his entire career, and is highly respected. Larry has been an instructor at the MMUA Meter School for more than 10 years.

Scott Murfield
Scott Murfield will also be on hand to partner with the instruction. Scott spent 30 years in the electric utility industry. Most recently, he was Regional Safety Coordinator for MMUA until his retirement. Scott is a certified Journeyman Lineman, Journeyman Electrician and Loss Control Professional.

Additional instructors to be announced.

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
  • Hard Hat
  • 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!


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

Members - $115 per person
Non-members - $265 per person
All fees increase $50 on  January 18, 2019.

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


MMUA will issue a refund (less $30 processing fee per person) provided MMUA is notified of the cancellation by 4:30 pm on January 28, 2019. No refunds after January 28.

Hotel / Motel Information  Marshall, MN

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


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 email or phone 763.551.1230.

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



Thank You, Annual Sponsors

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We now have a 4-minute rodeo recap video of the 2016 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, live on the MMUA YouTube channel.  It features great footage and interviews with a number of key players in the event.  The April 2 event was hosted by Shakopee Public Utilities and MMUA, and brought together lineworkers from across the country. Watch this video and enjoy reliving that amazing day.  Be sure to bundle up before you click!