Meter School

Three Schools in One

The annual Meter School consists of several components. The first is a Basic Metering Pre-Conference, which typically starts a day before the Meter School. The Meter School picks up where the Pre-conference ends and builds off of the topics covered. Meter School offers two course options: Basic/Intermediate and Advanced.

Basic Meter Pre-Conference

Basic Meter Pre-Conference will use a combination of interactive classroom and hands-on training to present and reinforce the instruction of the Pre-Conference.

Topics covered:

  • Blondel's Theorem
  • Definitions of Common Abbreviations
  • Common Metering Formulas
  • Self-Contained Metering and Troubleshooting

The 2024 Meter School Pre-Conference will be held Feb. 6-7.

Meter School

Meter School students pick one of two tracks--Basic/Intermediate or Advanced. Students needing to learn the basics are encouraged to attend the Basic Metering Pre-Conference and then continue on into the Basic/Intermediate class at Meter School, which includes more hands-on training. The 2024 Meter School will be held Feb. 7-9.

Basic/Intermediate Meter School

The Basic/Intermediate Metering course is aimed at electric personnel with little experience with electric meters. This training will build on the pre-conference session with more hands-on training.

Topics Covered
  • Why do we have electric meters?
  • Single Phase Meters & Meter Forms
  • Current Transformers & Voltage Transformers
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Electric Meter Safety
  • Electric Meter Safety
  • Tools Needed for Working with Electric Meters
  • Mounting Electric Meter Sockets
  • Single Phase Socket Wiring
  • Troubleshooting Electric Installations
  • Theft of Electric Power

Advanced Meter School

The Meter School will use a combination of self-corrected meter exam, interactive classroom and hands-on training to present and reinforce the instruction.

Topics Covered
  • Meter Exam — self correct the exam to help focus your training needs
  • Hands-on Training — 15 different stations available to work through
  • Troubleshooting — instructors will create problems or recreate problem scenarios encountered by the utility
  • Question and answers all week long!

The flexibility of this class will allow the student to progress as time allows or will allow students to progress at a pace that fits the student's abilities.

Those interested in serving as speakers/trainers at the event should review MMUA's Policy on Educational Content.


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