Transformer School Pre-Conference

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Transformer School Pre-Conference

Transformer School Pre-Conference

Date: January 23-24, 2024
  • Day 1: Jan 23, 2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: Jan 24, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: MMUA Training Center, 1004 Michigan Road, Marshall, MN 56258
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Basic single-phase transformer connection and theory

We are pleased to announce Scott Meinecke will be back to instruct this course. With his lineworker background, Scott has a knack for explaining complicated principals so that they are understandable. Scott has a true passion for the craft and has been instructing on this topic for more than 25 years!

NOTE: Members of MREA need to register on their site directly.

What you will learn

The pre-conference is intended to serve as a basic or "refresher" course on the fundamentals 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 involved with the electric line crew—from apprentice lineworkers to employees from other departments that assist as a ground person. The pre-conference course can also benefit any lineworker who desires to enhance their knowledge of transformers prior to attending the three-phase transformer connections course the remainder of the week!


Tuesday, January 23
12:00-1:00  Registration/check in
1:00-4:00  Basic transformer connections (classroom training)

Wednesday, January 24
8:30-11:30  Basic transformer connections (hands-on training)
11:30  Lunch served (for those registered 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:

  • 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

Member: $145 per person
Non-Member: $275 per person

All fees increase $50 on December 22, 2023.
Deadline to register is January 4, 2024.

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


Cancellations are subject to a $35 charge per person if received by 4:30 pm on  January 4, 2024. No refunds issued after  January 4.

Hotel information

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. 

AmericInn by Wyndham
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, 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 calling 763.551.1230 or email

This information is available in a printable brochure as well.