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Announcing MEA’s Technical Training Conference in Rochester, MN August 12-13, 2014

MEA’s Technical Training Conference offers energy industry personnel a great opportunity to learn from and network with others involved with technical training and Operator Qualification.

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Technical Training Conference: Rochester, MN, August 12-13, 2014
Learn about OQ changes.

Eagan, MN (PRWEB) June 02, 2014

MEA’s Technical Training Conference offers energy industry personnel a great opportunity to learn from and network with others involved with technical training and Operator Qualification.

Training and OQ Managers, Trainers and Administrators will learn about industry trends and regulatory changes, OQ challenges from both the operator and contractor perspective, the differences between training and qualification, new MEA Best Practices, and much more.

Held in close proximity to MEA's Gas Operations Technical & Leadership Summit, Wednesday's extended lunch break will provide an opportunity to visit with exhibitors and discover what's new or improved in distribution and measurement controls. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network with front-line operations personnel, gas crews, supervisors, managers and directors.

Topics covered include:

  •     Industry trends, anticipated/proposed regulations, climate for regulatory changes
  •     Building team-leader skills with MEA’s Field Leader Training
  •     Training options and benefits: Online, Blended, Classroom
  •     Discussion: trends and challenges of OQ – Operator & Contractor Perspectives
  •     MEA OQ practices and procedure update
  •     Best Practices for Operators and Contractors using MEA OQ materials
  •     Getting your OQ plan in line with your O&M manual

Conference Location:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
150 South Broadway
Rochester, MN, 55904
(507) 281-8000

Conference Schedule:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
10:00 AM Registration
1:00 - 5:00 PM Presentations - Regulatory Requirements 192 Subpart N, ASME B31Q Developments, Inspection and Enforcement Guidance, and more.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
8:00 AM 12:00 PM Presentations - Getting Your OQ Manual in line with your O&M Manual, Blended Learning, and more.
12:00 - 2:00 PM Gas Ops Exhibits & Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 PM Presentations - Field Leader Training and more.

Event Rates:
Technical Training Conference only -    
Member/EnergyU Subscriber: $395    
Nonmember: $695    
EARLY BIRD (register by July 1): $370/$675

Train the Evaluator Training, Monday, August 11, may be combined with the Technical Training Conference for a savings in registration fees.

Technical Training Conference + Train the Evaluator:    Member $700 ($95 savings – does not include EnergyU license)

To register visit http://www.midwestenergy.org/ Events / Calendar

For event questions, please contact Andra Thompson at andra(at)midwestenergy(dot)org or (651) 289-9600 x111.

To become a sponsor of this event, please contact Shannon Miller at shannonm(at)midwestenergy(dot)org or (651) 289-9600 x110.

About MEA:
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and business. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, energy delivery companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for energy delivery companies.


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