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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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EPTC to host fall vendor classes     

SDMyers     , a company that specializes in transformer maintenance, and Quality Training Systems      will present two classes at WAPA’s Electric Power Training Center this fall.

Transformer Management Essentials and Load Tap Changer Principles & Maintenance - SDMyers Bundled Course
$2,250
Nov. 13-16, 2018

Transformer Management Essentials (Days 1-3) course provides a foundational understanding of the internal and external elements of the transformer, the essentials of transformer operation and maintenance implementation and related industry standards. It covers the chemical, mechanical and electrical components of the transformer, the purpose and operating characteristics of these components, the significant requirements and methods for maintenance and the major testing involved in maintenance

Load Tap Changer Principles & Maintenance (Day 4) class explains the theory of load tap changing and identifies the various types and styles of tap changers, their components, and sequences of operation. Additionally, this class discusses monitoring, inspections, and testing required for developing an intelligent preventative load tap changer (LTC) maintenance program.

Learn more and register     .

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Training Design & Development: Taking Training to the Next Level – Quality Training
$800
December 5 -6, 2018

This highly interactive 2-day course addresses current training design and development trends, as well as common design and development mistakes and how to avoid them. Participants are required to bring their company’s training materials for their use during our hands-on exercises. During these exercises, you will have the opportunity to enhance your company’s materials with what is learned in each lesson.

Learn more and register     .

NOTE: The cost for WAPA personnel will be prorated according to the number of WAPA personnel that attend the training.

Contact Kyle Conroy, 720-962-7801, if you have any questions.

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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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  • Relaying for Operations Personnel
    1/28/2019 - 2/1/2019
    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
    2/5/2019 - 2/14/2019
    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.
  • Electrical Fundamentals (AC/DC)
    2/11/2019 - 2/15/2019
    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.
  • 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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