NETA Releases More Conference Session Details for PowerTest 2017

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With Early Bird registration underway, here’s a sneak peek at the high-powered learning packed into the Wednesday and Thursday sessions at NETA’s industry-leading training event for electrical power systems professionals.

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NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, is releasing more details about its educational line-up for Wednesday and Thursday of the annual PowerTest conference, scheduled for February 27 – March 3, 2017, in Anaheim, California. This premier training event caters to electrical power systems industry professionals.

NETA’s PowerTest 2017 represents the largest gathering of electrical power systems professionals in the industry and is the only conference and trade show focused on electrical maintenance and safety. Click here for a full conference schedule.

Following Monday’s selection of 27 training sessions and Tuesday’s panel discussions and Trade Show, PowerTest Wednesday and Thursday are dedicated to more comprehensive learning, providing attendees with access to 12 in-depth, four-hour seminar presentations.

Here’s a sneak peek at two high-demand sessions guaranteed to fill up fast:

“Relay Troubleshooting 2.0 Hands-On Seminar” — Presented by Ryan McDaniel, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
This session presents the basics of troubleshooting application problems with protective relays and guides participants through troubleshooting techniques with common distribution and transformer protection relays. Topics include:

  • Troubleshooting problems with a distribution feeder relay, such as reclosing and logic setting issues
  • Troubleshooting problems with a transformer protection relay, such as current differential winding compensation setting issues
  • Troubleshooting problems with a motor protection relay, such as thermal element and motor lockout issues

“Ground Fault Testing per ANSI/NETA ATS & MTS” — Presented by Tim Reed, Electrical Reliability Services.
This is a four-hour seminar on ground-fault testing per ATS/MTS. Topics include:

  • NEC 230-95 AND 517-17GFP
  • External and internal (integral) systems
  • Inspection
  • Testing
  • Time coordinated vs zone interlock
  • Theory and testing and tips

Early Bird Registration Open Now
PowerTest attendees are encouraged to take advantage of Early Bird registration discounts, available now until December 31, 2016. PowerTest 2107 registration or a social pass is required to attend all conference events and networking activities. Additional fees may apply. Discounts are available for NETA Accredited Companies and NETA Alliance Program subscribers, and by registering for multiple seminars.

For a full schedule of this five-day conference and registration discount opportunities, download the PowerTest 2017 Conference Brochure. Register for PowerTest 2017 at or call 888.300.6382 (NETA).

About NETA
NETA is an ANSI Accredited standards developing organization that creates and maintains standards on electrical testing for electrical power equipment and systems. NETA is an association of leading electrical testing companies comprised of visionaries committed to advancing the industry standards for power system installation and maintenance to ensure the highest level of reliability and safety.

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