Learn about energy with hands-on training

What happens when a blackout darkens the city skyline, like the one that turned the lights off on 50 million people in the northeastern U.S, Aug. 14, 2003? How does the electrical system get put back together?

It takes electric utility industry workers with different specialties to keep the power flowing…and get it back on when cities and homes go dark. Western’s dispatchers operate the power system 24 hours a day, seven days a week to make sure something happens when a carpenter in Aberdeen, S.D., plugs in his circular saw, or when an account executive in Mesa, Ariz., turns on her coffee pot. Our line crews work under the summer sun in the Sonoran Desert and in the subzero winter on the North Dakota plains.

Mad training skills

Our employees have amazing skill and talent. Some of these skills forged on the job and some of them gained in the classroom, like the courses provided by Western’s Electric Power Training Center. The EPTC teaches the principles and operation of power transmission and generation equipment to dispatchers, linemen, electricians, powerplant operators and others in the electric power industry. Using a mixture of classroom presentations and hands-on training in its miniature power system, EPTC instructors can help employees and managers better understand the technical skills it takes to run the bulk electric system, as well as help prepare others in the technical field for NERC certification.

All of these courses focus on supporting the continuing training needs of our employees as well as others working in the electric power industry. From a basic overview o the Electric Power System to detailed understanding of real-time operations and reliability readiness, the EPTC provides utility industry knowledge for individuals at all levels—entry to expert.

For more information about upcoming classes or how to get registered for a class, visit EPTC’s website.

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