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Tuesday, April 9, 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: Minimum class size is 10 people and maximum class size is 40 people (tentative group limit).

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites
700 West 9th Street South
Ladysmith, WI 54848
(715) 532-7811

Room Block Name:  WECA
Room Block Rate: $109.95/night for double queen or single king

Room Block Expires: Rate is only available as long as there are rooms availalble. This isn't a technical room block as they don't do those, but they are giving anyone the rate above who mentions "WECA" and the rate when they call in. We recommend calling ASAP to book your room as there are limited 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!
This is 2 full days of training and attendees must commit to attending both days. Limited spots available, so sign up soon!

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Closed: 4/10/2024 4:00 PM

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