Aug

22-26

Northwest Electric Meter School (Aug 22-26)

Operating in its 62nd 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.

General Details

Program Location
North Seattle College (NSC)
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103-3599

Program Chair
Janet Coleman, Eugene Water & Electric Board

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

Registration Options
Student: $399
Vendor Only: $150
+ Booth Assistant $50

Registration prices for students increase $50 after August 1. 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.

Registration prices for Vendors increase $25 after August 1. Vendor registration fee includes booth WiFi, two chairs, six-foot (minimum size) display table, refreshments, lunch and evening BBQ.

Booth 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 Diana Zoren at 971.255.4965.

Agenda

Monday, August 22

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration for optional Metering Math class

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Meter School Math Essentials

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 23

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

Wednesday, August 24

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 25

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 26

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

Hotel Nexus
2140 N Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206.365.0700

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 $129 per night plus state and local taxes. Hotel Nexus offers a free shuttle service available to and from NSC.

Hotel Deca
4507 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 800.899.0251

Make your reservations online or by calling the hotel directly at 800.899.0251. Identify yourself as being with the Western Energy Institute, Northwest Electric Meter School to receive a special rate of $169 per night plus state and local taxes. This rate is available until July 21.

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

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

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

Vendor Display

Vendor Display Schedule

Tuesday, August 23
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Check-In + Set-Up
11:30 AM – 3:15 PM: Displays Open in Cafeteria
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
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM: Tear Down
4:45 PM – 6:15 PM: Additional

Shipping Information

Ship to Address:
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.

For more information contact Kevin Sullivan at 971.255.4973.

Registration Options
Vendor Only: $150
+ Booth Assistant $50

Registration prices for Vendors increase $25 after August 1. Vendor registration fee includes booth WiFi, two chairs, five-foot (minimum size) display table, refreshments, lunch and evening BBQ.

Booth 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.