Transformer School Pre-Conference

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Transformer School Pre-Conference

Transformer School Pre-Conference

Date: December 11-12, 2018
  • Day 1: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: MMUA Training Center, Marshall, MN
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Basic Single-Phase Transformer Connection and Theory

Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, along with our partners, Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA) and American Public Power Association (APPA), is pleased to offer our annual Transformer School. This pre-conference course will cover basic single-phase transformer connections and theory and can be a segue into the Three-Phase Transformer Connections the remainder of the week.

Scott Meinecke, Job Training & Safety Instructor with Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, will again be the instructor for this course. Through a combination of classroom and hands-on learning opportunities, participants will be exposed to situations that are as “real world” as possible, without the real world risk/danger.

The pre-conference is intended to serve as a basic or refresher course on the basics of single-phase transformer connections and theory. The course includes classroom and hands-on instruction on topics such as safe work practices, transformer theory, basic calculations, connections, sizing, and troubleshooting.

This course would be helpful for anyone that is involved with the electric line crew—from the apprentice to employees from other departments that may assist as a ground person. This pre-conference course would also be beneficial for the apprentice/journeyman lineworker who desires to strengthen their basic transformer knowledge prior to attending the Three-Phase Transformer Connections course the remainder of the week!


Tuesday, December 11
12:00-1:00  Registration
1:00-4:00  Basic Transformer Connections (classroom training)

Wednesday, December 12
8:30-11:30  Basic Transformer Connections (hands-on training)

Lunch is included on Wednesday for those staying for the Transformer School.

What to Bring

Class attendees will be required to bring their own personal protective equipment, including:

  • Arc Flash Shield and Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Secondary Rubber Gloves
  • FR Clothing
  • Appropriate Footwear
  • Volt/Amp Meter
  • Calculator
  • Notebook and Pen/Pencil

Certificate of Achievement

A certificate of achievement will be provided showing the hours of attendance acquired. Certificates will be emailed after the course.

Registration Fees

$115 per person for members; $265 per person for non-members.
All fees increase $50 on November 12, 2018.
Deadline to register is November 21.

Registration fee includes course tuition, materials, Wednesday lunch (for those attending both Pre-Conference and Conference), refreshment breaks and a certificate of achievement.

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 November 21, 2018. No refunds after November 21.

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 reservation.


By registering for this event I/we, the registered attendee(s), 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 understand that I will not be paid for giving this consent.


Contact Theresa Neddermeyer by email or phone 763.551.1230.

This information is available in a printable format as well.


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