Transformer School Pre-Conference

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Transformer School Pre-Conference

Transformer School Pre-Conference

Date: December 10-11, 2019
  • 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

Phase angle. Vectors. Loading transformers properly.

These are some complicated principles. Which is why we bring in Scott Meinecke to instruct. Scott is with the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives and has more than 25 years experience as an instructor on this topic. Scott has a way of explaining things so you can understand it and he keeps everyone engaged.

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. (Separate registration required.)

This program can benefit any lineworker—wherever you are at in your linework career.

What You Will Learn

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.

Who Should Attend

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 10
12:00-1:00  Registration
1:00-4:00  Basic Transformer Connections (classroom training)

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

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

* Schedule subject to change without notice.

What to Bring

Registrants must bring their own personal protective equipment as well as other items, 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

Members: $115 per person
Non-Members: $265 per person

All fees increase $50 on November 10, 2019.
Deadline to register is November 20.

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 charges a $30 processing fee per person for registrations cancelled on/by November 20, 2019. MMUA must be notified by 4:30 pm on November 20 to qualify.

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. We recommend making your hotel reservation as soon as possible as availability cannot be guaranteed.


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. Likewise, anyone who attends as a substitute for a registered individual(s) understands MMUA may take their photography and utilize the photograph in marketing materials, and the individual(s) grants consent to MMUA with the understanding that they will not be paid.


Contact Theresa Neddermeyer by email or phone 763.551.1230.

This information is available in a printable format as well.


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