Basic Metering Pre-Conference

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Basic Metering Pre-Conference

Basic Metering Pre-Conference

Date: February 9-10, 2021
  • Day 1: Feb 9, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: Feb 10, 2021 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: MMUA Training Center, Marshall, MN
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Members: $165

Nonmembers: $315

Certificate: 6.5 hrs

The Basic Metering Pre-Conference is a good class for those interested in "the basics" as a foundation for their training or as a refresher course. The Pre-Conference will provide a good foundation for those interested in continuing on with the Basic/Intermediate class.

Topics Covered

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

Schedule *

Tuesday, February 9
12:00-1:00 pm  Registration
1:00-4:00 pm  Classroom Instruction

Wednesday, February 10
8:30 am-12:00 pm  Hands-On Class
12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch (if also registered for Meter School)

* Schedule subject to change without notice.

About the Instructors

Larry Chapman 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.

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

Scott Murfield
Scott Murfield returns as the lead instructor for the Basic/Intermediate class. Scott worked 30 years in the electric utility industry. He is a certified Journeyman Lineman, Journeyman Electrician and Loss Control Professional. Prior to his retirement, Scott 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 completing a portion of their apprenticeship!


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 20, 2021.

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, 2021. No refunds after January 28.

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.


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 Meter School brochure is also available.


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