Aug

21-25

Northwest Electric Meter School (Aug 21-25)

Operating in its 63rd year, the school curriculum emphasizes the need for quality technical training as it relates to metering, while also integrating fresh technological trends and perspectives. This course is designed to serve metering apprentices and journeymen in the electric utility industry by developing skills through expert lectures and hands-on laboratory training spanning the basics of metering theory, AMI and high-end meter applications. Students should select their preferred track according to their level of experience: Single Phase Metering; Polyphase Metering; Solid State Metering; Advanced Metering and Communications; and Hot Topic Roundtable. The school accommodates 260 students and is co-sponsored by Western Energy Institute and North Seattle College. CEU credits available. Vendors encouraged to display.

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General Details

Program Chair
Janet Coleman, Eugene Water & Electric Board

Program Location
North Seattle College
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103

Who Should Attend
• Metering apprentices
• Metering supervisors
• Experienced metering professionals
• Journeymen
• Utility workers who want experience in the meter industry
• New hires in the utility industry
• Engineers
• Electricians
• Electrical Union Training Program participants
• High school or college students interested in technical education

For more information contact Diana Zoren, Director of Operations Programs at (971) 255-4965

Registration Options
Student: $429 USD

Registration prices for students increase $50 after July 28, 2017. Student registration fee includes lectures, all course materials, hands-on laboratory training, Vendor Display show, light morning refreshments, lunch Monday thru Thursday, and a BBQ on Tuesday evening.

For vendor registration options, please see the Vendor Displays tab.

 

General Cancellation Policy
Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.

Participation Policy
Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.

Agenda

Monday, August 21, 2017

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Continuing Educational Credits (CEUs)
If you wish to receive Continuing Education credits (CEUs) for your participation in this course, add this item to your cart. Receiving CEUs are optional, and cost $15.00. Requires completion of form with instructors’ approval submitted onsite to WEI staff to process with North Seattle College.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration for optional Metering Math class
Registration for students signed up for the Optional Math Essentials only.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Meter School Math Essentials
This pass will includes course material.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Instruction
Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
Track E

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Instruction
Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
Track E

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch

4:45 PM – 6:30 PM
Dinner/BBQ

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Instruction
Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
Track E

11:30 AM – 1:45 PM
Lunch

Thursday, August 24, 2017

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Instruction
Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
Track E

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Lunch

Friday, August 25, 2017

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Instruction
Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
Track E

Hotel + Travel

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle/Northgate
9550 1st Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 522-6991

Reservation Instructions
Make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at 206.522.6991. Identify yourself as being with the Western Energy Institute, Northwest Electric Meter School to receive a special rate of $179 per night plus state and local taxes. This rate is guaranteed until July 20, 2017 or until the WEI room block is full. Hampton Inn offers a free shuttle service available to and from NSC upon request.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle North/Lynnwood
20610 44th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Phone: (425) 775-2500

Reservation Instructions
Make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at 425.775.2500. Identify yourself as being with the Western Energy Institute, Northwest Electric Meter School to receive a special rate of $144 per night plus state and local taxes. This rate is guaranteed until July 20, 2017 or until the WEI room block is full. Embassy Suites offers a free shuttle service available to and from NSC upon request.

Hotel Nexus
2140 North Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 365-0700

Reservation Instructions
Make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at 206.365.0700. Identify yourself as being with the Western Energy Institute, Northwest Electric Meter School to receive a special rate of $135 per night plus state and local taxes. This rate is guaranteed until July 20, 2017 or until the WEI room block is full. Hotel Nexus offers a free shuttle service available to and from NSC.

Track Information

TRACK A: Single Phase Metering – Agenda
Attending your first school? Register for this track unless many years of experience warrant an exemption. This track requires knowledge of basic trig and algebra. (Student max: 60)

Required Materials: All students to bring a calculator, stopwatch, pens and pencils. An electronic tablet may be substituted for these items.

TRACK B: Polyphase Metering – Agenda
Graduates of Track A or those with knowledge of single phase metering should register for this track. (Student max: 60)

Required Materials: All students to bring a calculator, stopwatch, pens and pencils. An electronic tablet may be substituted for these items.

TRACK C: Solid State Metering – Agenda
Introduction and intermediate functions in electronic metering, field analysis and programming. Bring your laptop computer, optical probe, AC adapter and strong meter magnet. Attendees must download lab-specific software during onsite registration, Monday 10 am –12 pm, or online prior to school. It is imperative that all laptops have administrative rights to install software. (Student max: 60)

Required Materials other than laptop: Students are required to download their track’s presentations prior to the school or to bring a company approved (encrypted) thumb drive for copying electronic presentations at the school during registration. Students will receive an email two weeks prior to the school that will allow them or their IT department to access and download presentations.

All students are to bring a calculator, stopwatch, pens and pencils. An electronic tablet may be substituted for the calculator, stopwatch, pens and pencils.

TRACK D: Advanced Metering + Communications – Agenda
In-depth discussion of electronic metering theory and high end meter applications. Students must have high-level understanding of solid state metering and communication applications. (Student max: 60)

Required Materials: Students are required to download their track’s presentations prior to the school or to bring a company approved (encrypted) thumb drive for copying electronic presentations at the school during registration. Students will receive an email two weeks prior to the school that will allow them or their IT department to access and download presentations.

All students are to bring a calculator, stopwatch, pens and pencils. An electronic tablet may be substituted for the calculator, stopwatch, pens and pencils.

TRACK E: Hot Topic Roundtable – Agenda
High level theory discussion. Students will participate in daily roundtable conversation and select classes from tracks A-D, a la carte. Students who have completed at least three years at meter school or have four years or more of field experience are eligible to attend. (Student max: 25)

Required Materials: Students are required to download their track’s presentations prior to the school or to bring a company approved (encrypted) thumb drive for copying electronic presentations at the school during registration. Students will receive an email two weeks prior to the school that will allow them or their IT department to access and download presentations.

All students are to bring a calculator, stopwatch, pens and pencils. An electronic tablet may be substituted for the calculator, stopwatch, pens and pencils.

Vendor Displays

Registration Options
Vendor Only: $150 USD
+ Vendor Display Assistant: $50 USD

Registration prices for vendors increase $25 after July 28. Vendor registration fee includes booth WiFi, two chairs, five-foot (minimum size) display table, refreshments, lunch and evening BBQ. Vendor Display Assistant passes are available for $50 each once the main vendor registration is complete and include participation during vendor displays, refreshments, lunch and evening BBQ.

For more information contact Kevin Sullivan at 971.255.4973.

Vendor Display Schedule

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Set Up + Check-In: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Open Display Times: 11:30 AM – 3:15 PM
Tear Down: 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Additional (BBQ): 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM

Class Schedule
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Track E – Hot Topic Roundtable
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Track D – Advanced Metering + Communications
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Track B – Polyphase Metering
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Track A – Single Phase Metering
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Track C – Solid State Metering

Shipping Information
North Seattle College
C/O WEI – Vendor Display
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103-3599

Vendors are responsible for all shipping costs. North Seattle College will not accept COD freight. Electricity can be provided but vendors must bring their own extension cords and plugging strips.


NWEMS Vendor Listing

Meet The Speakers

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Andre Kirouac

Tacoma Power

Meter/Relay Assistant Supervisor
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Bill Brayden

Brayden Automation Corp./Solid State Instruments

President
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Bill Unbehaun

Tacoma Power

Senior Meter/Relay Technician
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Bill Unbehaun

Tacoma Power

Senior Meter/Relay Technician
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Bill Unbehaun

Tacoma Power

Senior Meter/Relay Technician
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Brad Harris

Harris Institute of Technical Training

Founder and Senior Trainer
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Brad Harris

Harris Institute of Technical Training

Founder and Senior Trainer
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Brad Harris

Harris Institute of Technical Training

Founder and Senior Trainer
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Brad Harris

Harris Institute of Technical Training

Founder and Senior Trainer
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Brad Harris

Harris Institute of Technical Training

Founder and Senior Trainer
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Brad Harris

Harris Institute of Technical Training

Founder and Senior Trainer
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Byron Poirier

Puget Sound Energy

Meter Journeyman
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Chuck Matsen

Seattle City Light

Meter Electrician
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Chuck Matsen

Seattle City Light

Meter Electrician
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Chuck Matsen

Seattle City Light

Meter Electrician
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Chuck Matsen

Seattle City Light

Meter Electrician
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Darren Lawrence

Carlson Sales, Inc.

Outside Sales
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Darren Lawrence

Carlson Sales, Inc.

Outside Sales
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Diana Hamilton

National Metering/NW Technical Training

Owner/Journeyman Meterman
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Eric Haut

Portland General Electric

Senior Substations Meter and Relay Technician
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Eric Haut

Portland General Electric

Senior Substations Meter and Relay Technician
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Eric Haut

Portland General Electric

Senior Substations Meter and Relay Technician
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Eric Haut

Portland General Electric

Senior Substations Meter and Relay Technician
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Eric Haut

Portland General Electric

Senior Substations Meter and Relay Technician
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Eric Haut

Portland General Electric

Senior Substations Meter and Relay Technician
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Eric Haut

Portland General Electric

Senior Substations Meter and Relay Technician
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Eric Haut

Portland General Electric

Senior Substations Meter and Relay Technician
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Frank Lopez

GE Grid Solutions

Field Application Engineer
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Frank Lopez

GE Grid Solutions

Field Application Engineer
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Gary Shaw

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Electric Meter Technician
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Gary Shaw

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Electric Meter Technician
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Gary Shaw

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Electric Meter Technician
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Gary Shaw

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Electric Meter Technician
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James Boyd

Tacoma Power

Power Supervisor II
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James Boyd

Tacoma Power

Power Supervisor II
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James Boyd

Tacoma Power

Power Supervisor II
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James Boyd

Tacoma Power

Power Supervisor II
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James Boyd

Tacoma Power

Power Supervisor II
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Janet Coleman

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Electric Meter & Communications Supervisor
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Janet Coleman

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Electric Meter & Communications Supervisor
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Janet Coleman

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Electric Meter & Communications Supervisor
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Jeff Barlow

Honeywell

Solutions Architect
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Jeff Barlow

Honeywell

Solutions Architect
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Jeremiah Dole

Landis+Gyr

Senior Product Specialist
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Jeremiah Dole

Landis+Gyr

Senior Product Specialist
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Jesus Ceja

AMPS-DMS

Director, Metering Services
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Jesus Ceja

AMPS-DMS

Director, Metering Services
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Jesus Ceja

AMPS-DMS

Director, Metering Services
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Jim Miller

Snohomish County PUD

Meter Journeyman
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Jim Miller

Snohomish County PUD

Meter Journeyman
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Jim Miller

Snohomish County PUD

Meter Journeyman
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Jim Miller

Snohomish County PUD

Meter Journeyman
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Jim Miller

Snohomish County PUD

Meter Journeyman
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Ken Grant

Aclara

Meter Systems Engineer
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Ken Grant

Aclara

Meter Systems Engineer
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Ken Grant

Aclara

Meter Systems Engineer
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Kevin Bausch

Puget Sound Energy

Advanced Meter Specialist
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Kevin Bausch

Puget Sound Energy

Advanced Meter Specialist
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Kevin Bausch

Puget Sound Energy

Advanced Meter Specialist
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Marcus Zickefoose

Radian Research, Inc.

Regional Sales Manager
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Marcus Zickefoose

Radian Research, Inc.

Regional Sales Manager
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Mark Heintzelman

Idaho Power Company

Meter Operations Team Leader
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Mark Sieben

Itron, Inc.

Account Executive
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Mark Sieben

Itron, Inc.

Account Executive
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Mark Sieben

Itron, Inc.

Account Executive
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Mark Sieben

Itron, Inc.

Account Executive
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Matt Monroe

Landis+Gyr

Western Area Sales Manager
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Matt Anthony

Schneider Electric

Applications Engineer - ION Metering Solutions
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Matt Anthony

Schneider Electric

Applications Engineer - ION Metering Solutions
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Mike Crumbaker

General Pacific, Inc.

VP, Metering & Technical Services
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Octavio Reza

Honeywell

Sales Director, Electric Metering
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Rebekah Wotton

Tacoma Power

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Rob Rickard

Itron, Inc.

Distribution Sales
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Scott Sutton

Snohomish County PUD

Journeyman Meterman
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Shane Myers

Eugene Water & Electric Board

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Marcus Zickefoose

Radian Research, Inc.

Regional Sales Manager
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Steve Mills

Evluma

Western Sales Director
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Steve Turner

Sensus Metering Systems

Manager, DA and NOC Operations
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Steve Turner

Beckwith Electric Company

Senior Applications Engineer
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Steve Whipple

Tacoma Power

Meter Relay Tech
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Will Elliott

Aclara

Meter Systems Engineer
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Will Elliott

Aclara

Meter Systems Engineer
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Rod Mutch

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Electrical Technical Specialist