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Electric Power Training Center (EPTC)

Welcome to the Electric Power Training Center. We are devoted to providing the highest quality power system operations training. Our courses are designed for a wide range of audiences, from power plant operators, to dispatchers, or anyone else with an interest in learning about the principles and operation of power generation, transmission and interconnected system operations. In addition to our excellent instruction staff, we are equipped with powerful simulation tools, including the unique Miniature Power System (MPS). The MPS is a self-contained, fully operational power system simulator with over 40 full-size panels of operator controls. It includes three generators, a wind farm, four substations, many hundreds of miles of transmission lines, a dispatch center, and a variety of loads spread throughout the system.

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New Vendor courses coming to EPTC

This year, the Electric Power Training Center will continue partnering with outside organizations to offer our students the best in training opportunities. Mark your calendars for these dates and check back for registration information as it is announced.

  • SOS Intl. NERC Certification: Instructor Led Exam Preparation course
    May 7-10, 2019
    • Non-certified operators - For students who are preparing to take the exam, this course is designed to supplement the online portion of the program. In an intensive 3.5-day review of exam preparation material, students prepare for the exam and identify areas where more study is needed. The course will also provide test-taking tips, study hints and a variety of resources to give students an added edge in taking the North American Electric Reliability Corporation exam. Our goal is to help students pass any of the four NERC System Operator Certification exams (reliability operator, transmission operator, balance and interchange operator and balancing, interchange, and transmission operator).
    • Certified operators - For students who are already certified, the instructor-led course will provide a refresher of the NERC Reliability Standards applicable to system operators and how they apply to the operations of the power system. This will provide 28:CEH including 27:STD and 12:EO.

  • Quality Training Systems Systematic Approach to Training: Instructor’s Course
     July 30 - August 2, 2019
    The goal of this 3.5-day introductory train-the-trainer workshop is to translate and teach the Systematic Approach to Training concepts in a language that is familiar to system operators. This workshop will also help training professionals from different backgrounds understand how SAT concepts translate into system operator language.  The course is not specific to Quality Training Database. 

    Enabling objectives:
    • Describe principles of adult learningIdentify initial and continuing training analysis
    • Use results of analysis
    • Describe training design: methods, media options and considerations
    • Create evaluations and tests
    • Describe training delivery techniques

  • Quality Training Systems Simulator Training Techniques
    August 20-21, 2019
    This 2-day workshop focuses on how to apply the process of analysis, design, develop, implement and evaluate, or ADDIE, to creating simulator training scenarios, and how to document the scenarios and associated evaluations in QTD. This workshop is beneficial to all trainers who wish to use their simulators more effectively in support of training new operators.

    Enabling objectives:
    • Match simulator capabilities to appropriate training applications
    •  Apply the ADDIE process to design and development of simulator-based lessons
    •  Apply directed and open-ended strategies in conducting simulator training scenarios 
    • Use QTD features to design and develop simulator scenarios

  • SD Myers Utilities Program course
    October 7-11, 2019 
    The EPTC will host this course providing overview training on reliability centered maintenance, applied transformer maintenance (reactive, preventive and predictive) as well as maintenance categories (mechanical, electrical and chemical). It will include detailed information regarding transformer basics, inspections and sampling, and insulating liquids testing.

Class waiting List 

Often our classes fill to capacity, and you will therefore see a FULL note on a particular class. If the class you want happens to be FULL, please contact us to be placed on a waiting list. If there is a cancellation, chances are you can be placed into the class. If there is enough interest in a FULL class, we may schedule another class.

EPTC's Cancellation Policy  

Cancellations made 45 days or more before the start of a course will be refunded in full. After this deadline, cancellations will be charged the full tuition unless a substitution for the same class is made.

If enough interest is not generated in a certain class, the EPTC reserves the right to either cancel or reschedule the training.  Please keep this in mind when booking your travel.

Classes Limited to North American Grid

At this time, EPTC classes are limited to attendees whose companies are situated in the North American Grid.

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EPTC Granted NERC CEH Provider Status  

 

NERC
The EPTC is recognized by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation                                                                                                                            as a continuing education provider who adheres to NERC Continuing Education Program Criteria. NERC ID: WAPA_EPTC_001

To view a list of the EPTC's NERC Accredited Courses click the NERC logo above or on the CEH Icon throughout this site.

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  • Switching & Grounding
    2/25/2019 - 3/1/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Includes basic one line reading for switchman, detailed introduction to WAPA Power Systems Operations for Maintenance #1 Safe Switching Procedure; Arc Flash, Personal Protective Grounding, switching communication, and performance practice (using live MPS).
  • Overview of Electric Power Systems
    2/26/2019 - 2/28/2019
    Course Length: 3 Days Provides a basic overview of electricity and how the electrical power system works. The implications of having an inter-connected nation-wide power system are presented through demonstrations of key concepts in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Power Plant Operations
    3/5/2019 - 3/14/2019
    Course Length: 8 Days Provides in-depth knowledge of power plant operations. Generating equipment and its protection, governor response, and voltage regulating equipment are examined. Concepts including power system dynamics are reinforced by problem solving exercises in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Overview of Electric Power Systems
    3/19/2019 - 3/21/2019
    Course Length: 3 Days Provides a basic overview of electricity and how the electrical power system works. The implications of having an inter-connected nation-wide power system are presented through demonstrations of key concepts in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Power Systems Operations for Maintenance Personnel
    3/25/2019 - 3/29/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Explores the inter-dependency of the operation and maintenance of the electric power system through hands-on operation of the EPTC's Dispatch Training Simulator and the Miniature Power System.
  • Power Systems Operations for Engineering Personnel
    4/1/2019 - 4/5/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Explores the inter-dependency of the operation and maintenance of the electric power system through hands-on operation of the EPTC's Dispatch Training Simulator and the Miniature Power System.
  • Power Systems Operations for Maintenance Personnel
    4/8/2019 - 4/12/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Explores the inter-dependency of the operation and maintenance of the electric power system through hands-on operation of the EPTC's Dispatch Training Simulator and the Miniature Power System.
  • Relaying for Operations Personnel
    4/15/2019 - 4/19/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Examines protective relaying from a system operations point of view; theory of operation is melded with real world application. Operational significance of relay actions and indications is explored. 27 CEHs awarded for successful completion (OPS Topics: 27; Standards: 0; Simulation: 10.5; EOP: 8.5).
  • Real-time Operations and Reliability Readiness
    4/22/2019 - 4/26/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Provides system operators with system simulations and drills, along with general study of the principles of interconnected system operations that relate to recognizing and responding to system emergencies. 27 CEHs awarded for successful completion (OPS Topics: 27; Standards: 1.0; Simulation: 8.0; EOP: 27.0).
  • Relaying for Operations Personnel
    4/29/2019 - 5/3/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Examines protective relaying from a system operations point of view; theory of operation is melded with real world application. Operational significance of relay actions and indications is explored. 27 CEHs awarded for successful completion (OPS Topics: 27; Standards: 0; Simulation: 10.5; EOP: 8.5).
  • Power System Opeations for Maintenance Personnel
    5/6/2019 - 5/10/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Explores the inter-dependency of the operation and maintenance of the electric power system through hands-on operation of the EPTC's Dispatch Training Simulator and the Miniature Power System.
  • Switching & Grounding
    5/20/2019 - 5/24/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Includes basic one line reading for switchman, detailed introduction to WAPA Power Systems Operations for Maintenance #1 Safe Switching Procedure; Arc Flash, Personal Protective Grounding, switching communication, and performance practice (using live MPS).
  • Overview of Electric Power Systems
    5/21/2019 - 5/23/2019
    Course Length: 3 Days Provides a basic overview of electricity and how the electrical power system works. The implications of having an inter-connected nation-wide power system are presented through demonstrations of key concepts in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Overview of Electric Power Systems
    6/4/2019 - 6/6/2019
    Course Length: 3 Days Provides a basic overview of electricity and how the electrical power system works. The implications of having an inter-connected nation-wide power system are presented through demonstrations of key concepts in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Power Plant Operations
    6/11/2019 - 6/20/2019
    Course Length: 8 Days Provides in-depth knowledge of power plant operations. Generating equipment and its protection, governor response, and voltage regulating equipment are examined. Concepts including power system dynamics are reinforced by problem solving exercises in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Electrical Fundamentals (AC/DC)
    6/17/2019 - 6/21/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Includes am introduction to DC theory and laws; followed by an introduction to AC theory and laws, and an introduction to magnetism and electromagnetism. May be used as initial and/or refresher training.
  • Relaying for Operations Personnel
    7/8/2019 - 7/12/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Examines protective relaying from a system operations point of view; theory of operation is melded with real world application. Operational significance of relay actions and indications is explored. 27 CEHs awarded for successful completion (OPS Topics: 27; Standards: 0; Simulation: 10.5; EOP: 8.5).
  • Fundamentals of Power Systems
    7/15/2019 - 7/19/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days This course is a follow up to the Overview of Electric Power Systems and provides a deeper understanding of the generation and transmission of electrical power. Students are provided an up-close view of the material by touring a dispatch center and a high-voltage substation.
  • Overview of Electric Power Systems
    7/23/2019 - 7/25/2019
    Course Length: 3 Days Provides a basic overview of electricity and how the electrical power system works. The implications of having an inter-connected nation-wide power system are presented through demonstrations of key concepts in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Power Plant Operations
    7/30/2019 - 8/8/2019
    Course Length: 8 Days Provides in-depth knowledge of power plant operations. Generating equipment and its protection, governor response, and voltage regulating equipment are examined. Concepts including power system dynamics are reinforced by problem solving exercises in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Fundamentals of Power Systems
    8/12/2019 - 8/16/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days This course is a follow up to the Overview of Electric Power Systems and provides a deeper understanding of the generation and transmission of electrical power. Students are provided an up-close view of the material by touring a dispatch center and a high-voltage substation.
  • Relaying for Operations Personnel
    8/19/2019 - 8/23/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Examines protective relaying from a system operations point of view; theory of operation is melded with real world application. Operational significance of relay actions and indications is explored. 27 CEHs awarded for successful completion (OPS Topics: 27; Standards: 0; Simulation: 10.5; EOP: 8.5).
  • Switching & Grounding
    8/26/2019 - 8/30/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Includes basic one line reading for switchman, detailed introduction to WAPA Power Systems Operations for Maintenance #1 Safe Switching Procedure; Arc Flash, Personal Protective Grounding, switching communication, and performance practice (using live MPS).
  • Overview of Electric Power Systems
    8/27/2019 - 8/29/2019
    Course Length: 3 Days Provides a basic overview of electricity and how the electrical power system works. The implications of having an inter-connected nation-wide power system are presented through demonstrations of key concepts in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Electrical Fundamentals (AC/DC)
    9/9/2019 - 9/13/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Includes am introduction to DC theory and laws; followed by an introduction to AC theory and laws, and an introduction to magnetism and electromagnetism. May be used as initial and/or refresher training.
  • Power Plant Operations
    9/10/2019 - 9/19/2019
    Course Length: 8 Days Provides in-depth knowledge of power plant operations. Generating equipment and its protection, governor response, and voltage regulating equipment are examined. Concepts including power system dynamics are reinforced by problem solving exercises in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Power System Operations for Engineering Personnel
    9/23/2019 - 9/27/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Explores the inter-dependency of the operation and maintenance of the electric power system through hands-on operation of the EPTC's Dispatch Training Simulator and the Miniature Power System.
  • Power Plant Operations
    10/1/2019 - 10/10/2019
    Course Length: 8 Days Provides in-depth knowledge of power plant operations. Generating equipment and its protection, governor response, and voltage regulating equipment are examined. Concepts including power system dynamics are reinforced by problem solving exercises in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Power System Operations for Maintenance Personnel
    10/21/2019 - 10/25/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Explores the inter-dependency of the operation and maintenance of the electric power system through hands-on operation of the EPTC's Dispatch Training Simulator and the Miniature Power System.
  • Power Plant Operations
    10/29/2019 - 11/7/2019
    Course Length: 8 Days Provides in-depth knowledge of power plant operations. Generating equipment and its protection, governor response, and voltage regulating equipment are examined. Concepts including power system dynamics are reinforced by problem solving exercises in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Switching & Grounding
    11/4/2019 - 11/8/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Includes basic one line reading for switchman, detailed introduction to WAPA Power Systems Operations for Maintenance #1 Safe Switching Procedure; Arc Flash, Personal Protective Grounding, switching communication, and performance practice (using live MPS).
  • Relaying for Operations Personnel
    11/18/2019 - 11/22/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Examines protective relaying from a system operations point of view; theory of operation is melded with real world application. Operational significance of relay actions and indications is explored. 27 CEHs awarded for successful completion (OPS Topics: 27; Standards: 0; Simulation: 10.5; EOP: 8.5).
  • Power Plant Operations
    12/3/2019 - 12/12/2019
    Course Length: 8 Days Provides in-depth knowledge of power plant operations. Generating equipment and its protection, governor response, and voltage regulating equipment are examined. Concepts including power system dynamics are reinforced by problem solving exercises in the EPTC’s Miniature Power System.
  • Electrical Fundamentals (AC/DC)
    12/9/2019 - 12/13/2019
    Course Length: 4 Days Includes am introduction to DC theory and laws; followed by an introduction to AC theory and laws, and an introduction to magnetism and electromagnetism. May be used as initial and/or refresher training.
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