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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

2023 Electric Utility Fundamentals for Non-Operations Personnel (Group 1)

Start Date: 5/16/2023 8:30 AM CDT
End Date: 5/17/2023 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Eau Claire Energy Cooperative

8214 US Highway 12
Fall Creek, WI  United States  54742

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Wendy Fassbind
Email: wendy@weca.coop
Phone: (608) 467-4589

IMPORTANT:  In order to be fair to all members, no more than 2 people per co-op allowed to register (on a first come, first serve basis). If spots are still available closer to the event, we will most likely open up remaining spots to those co-ops already signed up. Minimum class size is 10 people and maximum class size is 20 people. We plan to repeat this course in December 2023.

Holiday Inn South, Eau Claire
Room Block Name:  Wisconsin Electric COoperative Association or WECA
Room Block Link: https://bit.ly/2023WECA
Room Block Rate: $124+ tax/night
Room Block Expires: April 15, 2023

Rooms may be available under the room block after the cut-off date only if the hotel has rooms available.

Registration: 8 a.m. (May 16, 2023)
Program Day 1: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (May 16, 2023)
Program Day 2: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (May 17, 2023)

Electric Utility Fundamentals for Non-Operations Personnel
3-1/2 Skill Builder Credits

Have you ever wondered how electricity works? Do you have a lot of questions about why your members call with “partial power”, or “blinking lights”, or high energy consumption complaints? Do you want to know more about what your line workers do on a daily basis and how you can keep them safe and productive while keeping system reliability in mind? Then join us for this extensive 2-day training in Eau Claire specifically designed for WECA member on May 16–17 or December 6–7, 2023. During this 2-day training you will learn how electricity is generated, transmitted, distributed, consumed, measured, and billed. This extensive training will be a mixture of classroom with real-life lab videos (created by Instructor) including high voltage demonstrations (up to 12,750 volts) on what causes outages and injuries and how to prevent them.  Time will be given for open discussions between members from various co-ops to come up with best practices on how to efficiently operate and maintain your system keeping member satisfaction at the forefront. All participants will be given an easy to read 58-page color manual and a 16-page glossary of terms (both Authored by your Instructor, Bandi Henke) to take back with you for referencing all topics covered in the training for the rest of your career. Don’t miss out on this jam-packed, high-enerrgy training! Space is limited, so sign up soon!
No more than 2 people per co-op on a first-serve basis.This is two full days of training and attendees must commit to attending both days.Only 20 spots available, so sign up soon!
Please note that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

This event is full. Registrations will be added to the waiting list.

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Closed: 5/17/2023 4:00 PM

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