Event Calendar

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

2024 Electric Utility Fundamentals for Non-Operations Personnel

Start Date: 4/9/2024 8:30 AM CDT
End Date: 4/10/2024 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Jump River Electric Cooperative

1102 West 9th Street North
Ladysmith, WI  United States  54848

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 40 people (tentative group limit).

Cobblestone Inn & Suites, Ladysmith
Room Block Name:  Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association or WECA
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Rooms may be available under the room block after the cut-off date only if the hotel has rooms available.

Registration: 8 a.m. (April 9, 2024)
Program Day 1: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (April 9, 2024)
Program Day 2: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (April 10, 2024)

Electric Utility Fundamentals for Non-Operations Personnel
3 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 Ladysmith specifically designed for WECA members.

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 2 full days of training and attendees must commit to attending both days. As we get closer to the event, we will open up spots for more than 2 per co-op. Limited spots available, so sign up soon!

Associate Membership

Associate membership in the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association provides a continuing opportunity for providers of goods, services, materials, and equipment to build and maintain networking contacts with Wisconsin's electric co-ops and others with interests and needs related to all aspects of the electric power industry.

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