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 will be held April 10-13 at the Ziegler facility in Shakopee. There will be 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 an upcoming school will be posted when the program is finalized. Recent topics include:
Substation Inspections and Maintenance
Member Utility Substation Tour
LTC and Regulator Theory, Proper Settings and Operations
Transformer Oil Testing and Disposal
Substation Design Concepts and Equipment Selection, including
Specific hazards of the substation environment
Site Layout, Grounding and Foundations
Protection and Automation
Equipment Maintenance Practices
Observation and Patrols
Preventative Maintenance Practices
More information will be posted as the program is developed.
We now have a 4-minute rodeo recap video of the 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!