2019 Electric Utility System Operations

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
1:00 PM (EDT)
to Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
* Registration open until 8/6/19 at 5:00 PM (EST)
* Registration open until 8/6/19 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Class Overview

This two-and-a-half-day class is designed to give participants with no electrical background an in-depth understanding of electric utility operations, and serves as a review for participants familiar with electrical systems in today’s electric utility.

As the world becomes more technologically advanced, those employees who are able to communicate on both a technical and non-technical level will be those who excel. The better an employee understands the utility’s operations and the reliable delivery of electrical energy, the better the employee can serve the utility. This class provides that understanding.

Any electric utility industry employee (utility or vendor) including those in engineering, operations, safety, purchasing, information technology, regulatory and rates, customer service, public relations, legal, accounting, as well as utility commissioners and board members, will benefit and gain a better understanding of electric utility operations by attending this class.

Key Topics
  • Generation
  • Circuit breakers
  • Overload criteria
  • Energy Consumption
  • Power transformers
  • Protective relays
  • Watt-hours meter
  • 3-Phase systems
  • Capacitors
  • Neutrals
  • Demand charges
  • Frequency controls
  • Power factor
  • Grounding
  • Reactance
Who Should Attend?
  • Utility Managers
  • Utility Supervisors
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Energy Auditors
  • Key Accounts Managers
  • Utility Safety Directors
  • Utility Specialists
  • Utility Field Personnel
  • Revenue Protection Analysts
  • Training Officers & Specialists
  • All personnel at an electric utility can benefit from this class
Registration Information

Registration deadline: August 6, 2019

  • $675 per person for FMEA utility, associate members and Florida cooperatives   
  • $900 per person for non-members
  • Group discount rates for 5 or more attendees, please contact Cheryl Anderson
About the Instructor

A.R. “Skip” Collier, Professional Training Systems, Portland, Oregon

Skip has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Nevada at Reno, and an MBA from Portland State University. He worked for 12 years as a field engineer, field-engineering supervisor and construction project manager at General Electric Company. The EUSO class was developed to provide utility employees with a thorough understanding of the operations of an electric utility. The goal was to develop a course that could explain the electrical world to utility employees without complex mathematics. This goal has been realized and more than 17,000 utility employees throughout the United States and Canada have attended this training program.



* Registration open until 8/6/19 at 5:00 PM (EST)
* Registration open until 8/6/19 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Class Location:

Beaches Energy Services
1460 Shetter Ave.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: (904) 247-6241

Nearby Hotel:

Best Western Oceanfront
305 1st Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL  32250
Phone: (904) 249-4949
Ask for the government rate

Nearby Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express Jacksonville Beach
1101 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL  32250
Phone: (904) 435-3000
Ask for the government rate


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