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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 'train the trainer' workshop

July 25-28
Golden, Colorado

Training consultant Quality Training Systems will bring its Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) workshop  to the EPTC July 25-28.

The course provides in-depth instruction on the SAT process in language that is familiar to system operators. It includes a strong emphasis on how to create engaging training sessions, retrofit existing training materials and accurately measure learning. You will gain an understanding of how adults learn, and how to apply those principles to designing, delivering and evaluating training courses. Participants will then get use what they have learned to create and facilitate their own training sessions.

Class space is limited so register today .

EPTC to host NERC exam preparation

Sept. 12-14
Golden, Colorado

The Electric Power Training Center is inviting SOS International to its Golden, Colorado, facility to present NERC Certification: Exam Preparation Instructor-Led Training  , Sept. 12-14. The class is open to both non-certified operators and for operators who are already certified but need a refresher on the NERC Reliability Standards. You must register through the SOS website  .

The three-day comprehensive review prepares students to take the NERC exam with instruction in the basic principles of the bulk electric system and the NERC Reliability Standards for system operators. Students will identify areas where more study is needed and receive test-taking tips, study hints and a variety of resources to give them an added edge. The class also focuses on the NERC Certification content outline for the exams.

The instructor-led Exam Preparation is one component of an overall program​   designed to help students pass on any of the four NERC System Operator Certification exams. Completing the other components—NERC Pre-Assessment Evaluation, NERC Certification: Exam Preparation Online and End-of-Program Exam—improves the student's chances of passing.

SOS provides training and compliance program services to electric utilities, translating NERC reliability standards into customized training and compliance solutions. Their NERC training and compliance instructors hold an array of industry certifications. All courses are designed using the systematic approach to training NERC requires.  

EPTC launches new registration system

The next time you sign up for one of EPTC’s quality training courses, you will experience a whole new process. Your registration will now be handled by RegOnline      , an event management platform. This tool will enable attendees to pay for courses online—a previously unavailable option—and provide EPTC and students with an emailed receipt.

Here is how the new system works:   

  • To get started, users select “Register for EPTC courses” from the navigation menu, same as before.
  • On the grid listing all available training courses, click the “register” button to the right of the chosen class.
  • Fill in your email and hit continue.
  • Fill in your personal information including your supervisor’s email and your regional block code. There is a space at the bottom of the form for those completing it on behalf of another employee. Hit “Add another person” or “Continue.”
  • Scroll down the checkout screen and hit the “Finish” button. Unless you select “Finish,” you will not be registered.

The system will then send you an invoice with payment details, and send confirmation to the EPTC.
Please let us know if you have any difficulties with RegOnline, or any suggestions to improve the experience.




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.


EPTC Granted NERC CEH Provider Status  


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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