Substation School

Having the best distribution system in the world won't matter if your substation isn't operating properly. Recognizing that, MMUA annually presents a Substation School. The 2017 school was held April 10-13 at the Ziegler facility in Shakopee. There was a pre-conference PCB workshop.  This school typically offers a wide variety of training with different experts in the field. The school is designed to be beneficial to the substation technician as well as the lineworker that is learning more about substations.

Information for the 2018, to be held April 17-19, school will be posted when the program is finalized. Recent topics include:

  1. Substation Inspections and Maintenance
  2. Member Utility Substation Tour
  3. LTC and Regulator Theory, Proper Settings and Operations
  4. Transformer Oil Testing and Disposal
  5. Substation Design Concepts and Equipment Selection, including
  • Specific hazards of the substation environment
  • Site Layout, Grounding and Foundations
  • Station One-Lines
  • Bus Configuration
  • Switching Equipment
  • Transformation
  • Protection and Automation
  • Substation Switching
  • Equipment Maintenance Practices
  • Observation and Patrols
  • Preventative Maintenance Practices
  • Transformers
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Batteries
  • Relays

More information will be posted as the program is developed.

 

 

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Video Captures 2016 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo

We now have a 4-minute rodeo recap video of the 2016 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, live on the MMUA YouTube channel.  It features great footage and interviews with a number of key players in the event.  The April 2 event was hosted by Shakopee Public Utilities and MMUA, and brought together lineworkers from across the country. Watch this video and enjoy reliving that amazing day.  Be sure to bundle up before you click!