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 Electric Power Training Center (EPTC)

  Western's Media Line: 720-962-7411

​​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.



Fall Protection Symposium II coming May 17-18

Western Area Power Administration and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., is hosting the second Fall Protection Symposium focusing on fall protection equipment and systems specific to overhead utilities. The event will feature presentations and information related to transmission, substation and communication structures. Presenters will discuss lessons learned in meeting Occupational Health and Safety Administration regulations.

Utilities from across North America will share information about their respective fall protection programs. Through presentations and interactive sessions, participants will learn ways to better protect utility workers from dangerous falls. Attendees will hear presentations from utilities, contractors, training entities and vendors and also have plenty of time to network and interact with peers and presenters.



To register for this no-cost event, fill out the registration form and return to Lisa Yuma by April 29. If you have questions, call Lisa at 720-962-7800.

Meet the presenters 

Keynote speaker

Thomas Kramer P.E., CSP – Managing Principle, LBJ, Inc. and prominent committee member for ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection

Event information

Dates: May 17-18, 2016
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location:  Embassy Suites Conference Center
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, Colorado 


Western has arranged for a block of 75 rooms at the Embassy Suites in Loveland from May 16-20. Rooms will be available first-come, first-served with the government rate of $109 per night. Contact Elizabeth Probasco, Embassy’s Group Rooms Coordinator, at 970-612-2440, to make reservations. Reference the Western Fall Protection event.

Additional lodging is also available at nearby hotels in Loveland, Colorado (Larimer County) $56-$84/night:

Comfort Inn
1500 Cheyenne Avenue

Fairfield Marriott
1710 Foxtrail Drive

Hampton Inn
5500 Stone Creek Circle (I-25)
970-593-1400 or 800-426-7866

Holiday Inn Express
6092 East Crossroad Boulevard

Residence Inn
5450 McWhinney (I-25)

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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.


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.