Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School & Conference

  September 19 – 22, 2016

The Hotel at Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama

The 2016 Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School and Conference is sponsored by Utility Technology Education.

This years’ school will truly be an outstanding educational opportunity for all who attend.  Great training and hands on learning opportunities are provided from a variety of educational sessions.

This conference is divided into four modules to better provide instruction for utility professionals at all levels of experience. Attend any class from the four different modules. The courses are designed for participants to select topics they require or have an interest in. Classes range from Fundamentals of Distribution System Apparatus for the beginning substation or apparatus technician to SCADA, Communication and Smart Grid applications for the more advanced technician, engineer or manager.

Professional Development Hours
Utility Technology Association will award 18 Professional Development Hours to participants attending the entire school.
The Hotel at Auburn University

The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center is centrally located three miles from Interstate 85.  The Hotel at Auburn University is situated in a charming university campus environment within easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants in the quaint, historical downtown Auburn, Alabama.  (800) 228-2876     

Exhibit Hall Information

The Exhibit Hall will be open Monday, September 19 through Wednesday, September 21. Exhibitors wishing to display their products must register for a booth.

Breaks and evening hospitality will be held in the Exhibit Hall.  The cost of the registration includes one table with electric service, wireless Internet access, two lunches, annual dinner, pre and post electronic participant list, and conference schedule for one individual. A company can purchase a pass for additional exhibitors and additional exhibit tables. Exhibitors need to obtain registration information from the school website.  

Registration Fees

Student $395
Student – One Day Only $195
Displaying Exhibitor $525
Hosting Exhibitor $325
Additional Exhibitor $195
Information  on Website

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Planning Committee

Brian Chandler City of Troy Utilities
Chris Crawford Superior Power Products
Mary Hester LAN Systems
Scott Johnson Georgia Power Company
Chip Kanour Utility Specialists, Inc.
Jack Kelley Tri-State Utility Products, Inc.
John Moore Coweta-Fayette EMC
Freddy Morgan Marietta Power
Joe Schatz Southern Company Services
Greg Seagraves Cobb EMC
Nicole Sullivan Patterson & Dewar, Engineers
Chuck Wallis Wallis Engineering
Lonnie Whitley Satilla REMC

Utility Technology Education


Four Modules to Choose Classes From


Module 100: Fundamentals of Distribution System Apparatus

This module provides instruction in basic distribution apparatus theory and application.  Students will learn electrical fundamentals and power theory along with how the equipment works. This session should be attended by those who need to gain a better understanding of the components in an electrical distribution system. This module will help the student establish a good foundation for future classes.

Module 200: Principles & Applications of Distribution System Apparatus

This module provides a more in-depth look of the individual distribution apparatus equipment used in the substation and on the distribution feeders.  The sessions will emphasis why the equipment is used and how the equipment functions. Distribution equipment included in sessions will be regulators, breakers, transformers, capacitors, arresters, and reclosers along with classes on the insulating mediums used.

Module 300: SCADA and Communications

This module provides instruction on the principles of a SCADA system used for the monitoring and control of an electrical distribution system. Module covers RTUs, IEDs, and Integrated Communication methods. Includes sessions on Data Mining, DNP3 Deep Dive and Managing IoT Cellular Devices Securely.

Module 400: Engineering Topics and Emerging Technology

This module will examine the initiatives and engineering applications of electric utilities.  Session topics will include Voltage Reduction Applications, Cable Diagnostics, Symmetrical Components, Electric Vehicle Charging Impacts, PV Integration, Weather Analytics & GIS Tools, Connected Communities and Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Also will be an in-depth discussion on Power Quality impact of the electrical distribution system.


Suzanne Powell
Utility Technology Association (770) 519-1676


Utility Technology Association is a 501c6 non-profit organization dedicated to the delivery of high quality, practical and comprehensive training designed to meet the needs and  challenges of today’s electric utility industry.