Northwest Electric Meter School – Track B 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 – Optional
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 – 2:30 PM
Introduction to Three-Phase Meters

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Graphic and Phasor Analysis

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Vectoring Basics and the 1-Element Meter

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Meters in Three-Phase Circuits

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
2-Element Meters

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Introduction to Three-Phase Meter Lab

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Vendor Display

2:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Section 1 Three Phase Meter Laboratory

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Section 2 Introduction to Harmonics and Power Quality
What the industry recognizes as harmonics and PQ issues.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Section 2 – 2.5-Element Meters

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 – 8:45 AM
Reactive Metering

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
3-Element Meters

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Section 1 – 2.5-Element Meters

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Section 1 Introduction to Harmonics and Power Quality
What the industry recognizes as harmonics and PQ issues.

10:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Section 2 Testing Watthour Meter Lab
This is a hands on meter testing lab with discrete load boxes and watt-hour standards as it was traditionally done before automated field test units were introduced. This allows an “under the hood” look at both the meter being tested as well as the application of the standard.

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Lunch

1:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Section 2 Three-Phase Meter Laboratory

1:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Section 1 Testing Watthour Meter Lab
This is a hands on meter testing lab with discrete load boxes and watt-hour standards as it was traditionally done before automated field test units were introduced. This allows an “under the hood” look at both the meter being tested as well as the application of the standard.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Safety Presentation
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. 2018 – Arc Flash, PPE and different procedural changes.

9:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Section 1 Reactive Meter Lab
Overview on transformer connections, and explaining what voltages to expect at the meter base. Describing in simple terms how a transformer works.

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Substation Metering + Meter Farms

10:30 AM- 11:15 AM
Section 2 Mobile Meter Training Trailer Tour
An overview of record keeping, Meter testing, CT testing, VT testing and business process flow.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Section 2 Verification of Meter Connections
Learning how to identify incorrect wiring, and justifying your findings. Learning the correct meter for the installation and what revenue could be lost if wired incorrectly.

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Lunch

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Section 1 Verification of Meter Connections
Learning how to identify incorrect wiring, and justifying your findings. Learning the correct meter for the installation and what revenue could be lost if wired incorrectly.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Substation Metering + Meter Farms

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Section 1 Mobile Meter Training Trailer Tour
An overview of record keeping, Meter testing, CT testing, VT testing and business process flow

1:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Section 2 Reactive Meter Lab

Friday, August 26, 2022

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Distribution Transformer Connections
Overview on transformer connections, and explaining what voltages to expect at the meter base. Describing in simple terms how a transformer works.

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