Northwest Electric Meter School – Track A Agenda

Monday, August 22, 2022

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Registration for Optional Metering Math Class Students
Track A students and anyone who signed up for the Optional Math Class will check in for the school.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
General Registration
Registration opens for all students.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Metering Math – Required for Track A
Whether you are new to the school or a returning student, you are invited to join this optional class to review and refresh the math skills necessary for success at meter school.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Keynote Presentation

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Review of Metering Math

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Electricity Fundamental Basic Electricity

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Time Load Checks Hands-on Electronic Meters
Hands-on Electronic? Load with a meter? Time Load check on both mechanical and electronic. Different type of meters – dit dat going across.

9:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Single Phase Meter Components & Ratios
Emphasis on electronic components as well versus the mechanical show the different parts. Remote disconnects and AMI modules inside and capability. Includes Customer Premises.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Lunch

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Time Load Checks Hands-on Electronic Meters
Hands-on Electronic? Load with a meter? Time Load check on both mechanical and electronic. Different type of meters – dit dat going across.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Vendor Display

2:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Familiarization with Phantom Load Boxes, Test Jacks + Standards

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Cookout
Come enjoy food, beverages, networking and the opportunty for door prizes.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Instrument Transformer Basics
This is a class on the basics of 600V Instrument Transformers. Topics discussed will be rating factor, selection, burden, polarity.

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Introduction to Demand Metering; TOU; Load Profiling
This lecture explains demand and why an electric utility is concerned with it. Demand metering methods, demand meter types, schedules, Time of Use and Load Profile metering

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Lunch

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Demonstration & Examination of Meters Lab
Varying loads will be applied to single phase meters to allow students to see how these associated loads affect the meter. Students will have a hands on opportunity to change the loads on energized electromechanical meters and see how these loads change the speed of the disc. The math that was learned on day one will be used to determine the power factor, watt load, VA, and phase angle. Students will be taking measurements with commonly used equipment to compare measured watt load to applied load.

2:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Familiarization with Phantom Load Boxes, Test Jacks + Standards
This lecture introduces and demonstrates meter testing with Phantom load, test jacks and watt-hour standards equipment.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Introduction to Solar

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Single Phase Meter Testing Lab
This lab is a hands on continuation of the previous “familiarization with Phantom Load Boxes, Test Jacks & Standards lecture.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Safety
Presentation on safety topics working with electricity on electrical apparatus. Open forum, where a consensus of ideas are discussed on improving better working methods and habits to work more safely.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Automatic Meter Reading

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
1st Year Roundtable Discussion

Friday, August 26, 2022

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Interpreting Measurements

9:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Discussion/Examination/Evaluation