Basic Metering Pre-Conference

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Basic Metering Pre-Conference

Basic Metering Pre-Conference

Date: February 7-8, 2023
  • Day 1: Feb 7, 2023 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: Feb 8, 2023 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: MMUA Training Center, Marshall, MN
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The Basic Metering Pre-Conference is ideal as an introductory course on the "the basics" or as a refresher on basic metering. This course is recommended especially for those with limited metering experience and anyone taking the Basic/Intermediate Meter School class.

Topics Covered

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

Schedule *

Tuesday, February 7
12:00-1:00 pm  Registration
1:00-4:00 pm  Classroom Instruction

Wednesday, February 8
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
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.

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 Apprenticeship program are able to use the hours from this school toward completing a portion of your apprenticeship!


Participants earn hours for attendance. A certificate of achievement will be emailed after the event.

Registration Fee

Members — $115 per person
Non-members — $265 per person
All fees increase $50 on  January 10, 2023.

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


Cancellations are subject to a $30 charge per person if received by 4:30 pm on January 17, 2023No refunds issued after January 17.

Hotel / Motel Information  Marshall, MN

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 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. 

1406 East Lyon Street
Marshall, MN

EverSpring Inn & Suites (formerly Ramada Inn)
1500 East College Drive
Marshall, MN

Sleep Inn & Suites
1300 Nwakama Street
Marshall, MN


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 brochure is also available.