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					Energize Your Future
2011 ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE & SAFETY CONFERENCE
                     Washington, D.C.
                 Hyatt Regency Crystal City
                   February 21-24, 2011
                                            POW E RT E S T 2 0 1 1




at PowerTest 2011
A NETA Hosted Event




Destination: Washington, D.C. –
A place where people gather to explore, learn, reflect and build
towards the future. Where leaders collaborate and continue to
generate the ideas and direction that inspire our great nation
and energize its future.
At this year’s Electrical Maintenance and Safety Conference experts,
technicians, managers, inspectors, contractors, engineers,
executives, operators, and industry leaders will gather.
The event will feature: expert panels, a symposium,
updates on critical research, and a series of seminars that
promise to energize your efforts as you look ahead and plan
for future successes.
Come and discover, be heard, gather critical knowledge,
and enjoy the myriad points of interest at
our nation’s capital.

NETA is proud to host PowerTest, the electrical power Industry’s
premier acceptance, maintenance, and safety conference, pursuant
to the Association’s goal of setting the global standard for electrical
power system testing.




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                                                                  K E Y NOT E




KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Lanny Floyd, DuPont

From the Brink of Disaster –
Lessons for Electrical Safety and Reliability
Engineering advancements throughout the 20th century provided
tremendous benefits to modern society and our way of life.
Sometimes the evolution of technology advancements outpaced
development of understanding and knowledge in how to apply new
technology safely.
Unfortunately, high profile disasters exhibited gaps in managing risks,
including Galveston (1947), Flixborough (1974), Three Mile Island (1979),
Bhopal (1984), Chernobyl (1986), Challenger (1986), Piper Alpha (1988),
Texas City (2005) and Deepwater Horizon (2010) have been so severe
as to garner international attention. These high profile industrial/technical
disasters were investigated with exceptional rigor to help assure identification
of the contributing causes that resulted in high losses in human life, impact on
the environment, and billions of dollars in property losses
and liability damages.
The lessons from these disasters have had
wide impact on codes, standards, and
regulations impacting systems design,
reliability and maintenance systems, safety
management, and operating discipline.
Beyond their initial investigations, these
disasters spawned numerous third party
articles and books to further advance
understanding of how these events occurred
and what can be done to prevent them.
How effectively have we applied these lessons
to maintenance of critical electrical equipment and electrical safety
in the workplace?
                                                                                      National Symphony Orchestra/
This presentation will explore opportunities to apply key learning from these
                                                                                      John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
disasters to compliment widely recognized best practices in managing
electrical system maintenance and personnel safety in the workplace.




  A Salute to Our Conference Chair
                                 PowerTest is the pinnacle of excellence when it comes to electrical safety and maintenance conferences.
                                 Year after year, volunteers of the highest caliber come together to present, listen to, and answer attendee
                                 questions. While these outstanding individuals each contribute their unique skill set to this event, there is
                                 one person who deserves an extra round of applause – Ron Widup, PowerTest Conference Chair. His job
                                 is never done. Before the PowerTest 2011 begins, his work begins with plans for 2012 to ensure that the
                                 conference content is relevant and valuable to those who invest in attending this world-class event.
                                 In addition to his duties as Conference Chair, he serves on the NETA Board of Directors, Standards Review
                                 Council, and Promotions Committee; is the NETA Exam Chair, and serves on many industry codes and
                                 standards review panels. In the midst of his volunteer efforts, Ron serves as Executive Vice President/
                                 General Manager of Shermco Industries, a NETA Accredited Company. Ron is committed to excellence in
                                 every aspect of his life, and NETA is grateful that he chooses to spend so much of his valuable time serving
  Ron Widup
                                 the Association. Join us at PowerTest 2011 – energization is guaranteed!




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TUESDAY                                             TRANSFORMER PANEL
8:00 am – 9:45 am                                   Moderated by Dan Field,
10:15 am – 12:00 pm                                 Magna Electric Corporation
                                                    PANEL MEMBERS
SAFETY SUMMIT                                       Paul Winter, OMICRON
Moderated by Jim White, Shermco Industries          electronic Corp. USA
                                                    Nidal Dabghi, Saskatchewan Power Corp.
PANEL MEMBERS
                                                    Jean-Pierre Wolff, Ph.D., Applied Engineering
Palmer Hickman, NJATC
                                                    Concepts
Lanny Floyd, DuPont
Jim Dollard, IBEW Local 98
                                                    We all perform some on-line transformer-
Ken Mastrullo, OSHA
                                                    testing. Come and hear about the newest
                                                    advances. We have put a panel together
This year’s Safety Panel has stepped up to
                                                    that consists of manufacturer, utility, and
the next level; it has become the Safety
                                                    field service personnel that can answer
Summit. Electrical safety questions are
                                                    your questions about on-line transformer        Museum of Science and Industry
fielded by a panel of industry experts in
                                                    technology.
a forum open to all attendees. Anything is
fair game; NFPA 70E is always a popular             Ask questions like:
                                                                                                    CABLE PANEL
subject, but safety issues on many topics are       • How do I know which transformer storage       Testing and Analysis of
discussed. Audience input, from questions to          program to use?                               Power Cables
personal experiences, is solicited in a friendly,   • How do I move a transformer from A to B
                                                                                                    Moderated by: Kent Ahrendt,
nonstifling environment. Many people attend            and everything in between?
                                                                                                    Shermco Industries
both sessions because of the diversity of           • Can my maintenance dollars be put to
discussions generated.                                better use?
                                                                                                    PANEL MEMBERS:
                                                    • Can on-line testing eliminate the need
                                                                                                    Don Genutis, No-Outage Electrical Testing
                                                      for a shutdown?
                                                                                                    Tom Lillis, Potomac Testing
                                                    • Which technologies are proven?
                                                                                                    Craig Goodwin, HV Diagnostics, Inc.
                                                                                                    Howard Sedding, Kinectrics, Inc.

                                                                                                    The backbone of electrical power systems
                                                                                                    is the medium-voltage power cable. This
                                                                                                    panel discussion will provide attendees an
                                                                                                    opportunity to both hear from industry experts
                                                                                                    on various topics related to the testing and
                                                                                                    analysis of electrical power cables as well as
Rotunda Dome in Capitol Building                                                                    give you an opportunity to interact with your
                                                                                                    peers on real-world situations. Listen to the
                                                                                                    experts, hear from your peers, and bring your
                                                                                                    cable questions and experiences to share
                                                                                                    with those around you.




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                                         S Y MP OS I U M




                                                                                                 GEORGIA O’KEEFE




                                                                             Analysis of Electrical Insulation
                                                                             Systems: Methods, Technology and
                                                                             Techniques
                                                                             Moderator: Rod Hageman, PRIT Service, Inc.
                                                                             Panelists: Kevin Alewine, Shermco Industries;
                                                                             Robert Brusetti; Doble, Don Genutis,
                                                                             No-Outage Electrical Testing; Jeff Jowett,
                                                                             Megger

                                                                             Share your ideas, ask questions, and take
                                                                             away a new perspective at the 2011
                                                                             PowerTest Symposium! Technical experts
                                                                             will engage attendees in a forum setting for
                                                                             discussion on the many-faceted subject of
                                                                             electrical insulation systems, including:
                                                                             • Insulation resistance testing, including
                                                                               information on step-voltage tests,
                                                                               dielectric absorption, temperature
                                                                               correction, humidity effects,
                                                                               and guarding techniques
                                                                             • Insulation power-factor testing, including
                                                                               general theory, capacitance measurement,
                                                                               voltage test levels, the meaning of power-
                                                                               factor tip-up, and other analysis methods
                                                                             • Partial discharge in insulation including
                                                                               signal coupling methods, noise reduction
                                                                               and cancellation, inception and extinction
                                                                               voltage, and on-line versus off-line testing
                                                                             • Preparing for the test: knowing what is
                                                                               included in the test, cleaning and drying
                                                                               terminations, test set losses, determining
                                  Smithsonian American Art Museum              correct test voltages, and testing safety
                                                                             • Insulating materials: understanding the
                                                                               characteristics of different insulating
                                                                               materials including dielectric strength,
                                                                               electron absorption tendencies, and
                                                                               temperature coefficients




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                                                         T R A D E S H OW




TUESDAY,
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

POWERTEST TRADESHOW
AND LUNCHEON
Where can you find the most innovative
products and sought after services while
networking with the most important contacts in
the industry? The 2011 PowerTest Tradeshow!
Attendees enjoy the highest-quality gathering
of industry-specific manufacturers and suppliers
displaying state-of-the-art products and services
directly related to the power systems industry.
Quite often these exhibitors have developed the
products you are seeing, providing you with
accurate information and answers not available
through normal sales channels.
While at the show enjoy a complimentary,
buffet-style lunch. Enter to win prizes ranging
from $500 cash to the newest products and
services from industry leaders. For a complete
list of PowerTest exhibitors, or to become an
exhibitor, visit www.powertest.org.




                                        NETA Tradeshow




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MONDAY                                            EQUIPMENT TRACK
9:30 am – 10:15 am                                Voltmeter Training
                                                  Akhil Jhaveri, Power Testing & Energization
SAFETY TRACK
                                                  This paper covers the evolution of voltmeter
The Danger in 480-Volt Systems                    training from its inception to the current
that Disappears with Medium                       mandate as of January 1, 2009, from the
Voltage                                           Department of Energy (DOE) that requires
John F. Mayan, Potomac Testing, Inc.              16 hours of voltmeter training.

This paper presents a comparative analysis        Attendees will learn:
of similar substation transformers operating at   • Material covered in the
different voltage levels and investigates the        DOE-required course
impact of voltage on arc-flash hazard              • Employee skill and knowledge
risk category.                                       requirements
                                                  • Employer responsibilities
Attendees will learn:                             • Impact of voltmeter training on technicians
• How a change from high voltage                     in the field
   to medium voltage impacts HRC
• Dangers associated with 480-volt systems
• How to minimize cost and risk through a         CODES AND INSPECTIONS
   reduction in equipment voltage                 TRACK
                                                  Restructure of the IEEE Yellow Book
RELIABILITY TRACK                                 to IEEE Standard 3007.X:                         Smithsonian Natural History Museum
                                                  An Overview of Content
Condition-Based Maintenance,
A White Paper Review of                           Dennis Neitzel, Chair of the IEEE 3007
CBM Analysis Techniques                           Working Group
                                                  Ron Widup, Shermco Industries                        UTILITY TRANSMISSION AND
John Cadick, Cadick Corporation
                                                                                                       DISTRIBUTION TRACK
                                                  For years, those involved with industrial and
This paper discusses important decision-
                                                  commercial electrical power systems have             How to Cook a GOOSE or Testing
making criteria for developing and enhancing
                                                  looked to the IEEE for guidance with their           of IEC 61850 Protection Systems
electrical maintenance programs. Although
                                                  Color Book series of publications. The various       Will Knapek, OMICRON electronics
these concepts can be applied to virtually
                                                  publications covered aspects such as design,         Corporation, USA
any type of equipment maintenance, this
                                                  planning, calculations, analyzing, protecting,
paper focuses primarily on the maintenance
                                                  coordinating, maintaining, operating, and            This paper introduces the testing technician
of electrical equipment such as transformers,
                                                  safety – all of which directly affected the          to the world of IEC 61850 in the substation,
generators, motors, and power cables.
                                                  electrical power system.                             giving the test technician the necessary
• Conceptual reliability-centered                                                                      foundation to tackle the implementation of
                                                  In recent years the IEEE has moved forward
  maintenance (RCM)                                                                                    IEC 61850.
                                                  with a project to create individual “dot”
• Condition-based maintenance
                                                  standards for various subjects previously            Topics covered:
• Technical and financial advantages of
                                                  located with the Color Book series. One              • Defining IEC 61850
  RCM over preventive maintenance
                                                  standard, IEEE Std. 902, IEEE Guide for              • Implementation practices
• Mathematical models used to illustrate
                                                  Maintenance, Operation, and Safety of                • Impact on current testing protocols
  trending and life prediction
                                                  Industrial and Commercial Power Systems, or          • Practical use of GOOSE messages and
                                                  the Yellow Book has been converted to IEEE             sampled values during commissioning
                                                  3007, and further divided into three sections:         and testing
                                                  3007.1, 3007.2, and 3007.3                           • Use of GOOSE messages to test
                                                  Dennis Neitzel, Chair of the IEEE 3007                 protective elements
                                                  Working Group, will walk you through                 • Application of GOOSE messaging to
                                                  the latest revision and status of this very            simplify commissioning process
                                                  important learning tool – for both entry-
                                                  level technicians/engineers to the most
                                                  experienced among us. Likely to be the first
                                                  Color Book “dot standards” for public use,
                                                  this is a session you will not want to miss.

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MONDAY                                              EQUIPMENT TRACK                                   UTILITY TRANSMISSION AND
                                                                                                      DISTRIBUTION TRACK
10:30 am – 11:15 am                                 Advanced Diagnostic Testing
                                                    Methods for Transformers                          Event-Driven Testing of
SAFETY TRACK                                        Charles Sweetser, OMICRON electronics             Fault Clearing Systems
                                                    Corporation, USA                                  Alex Apostolov, Benton Vandiver, and
Individualize Electrical Safety                                                                       Will Knapek, OMICRON electronics
Training Using Simulations                          Power transformers are critical, capital-         Corporation, USA
Jessica Trybus, Etcetera Edutainment                intensive assets. This paper will explore
                                                    advanced diagnostics that should be               This paper analyzes the concept of monitoring
Simulation-based electrical safety training         performed to minimize unplanned outages           versus testing in state-of-the-art multifunctional
teaches concepts through distinct,                  as a result of apparatus failure.                 protection IEDs.
personalized experiences that are driven
by trainees’ decisions. Trainees learn in a         This paper:                                       Attendees will learn the following:
virtual environment, experiencing difficult and      • Identifies routine tests such as power factor,   • How to determine maintenance related
dangerous situations they would otherwise             excitation current, turns ratio, winding           testing requirements
first encounter on the job.                            resistance, dissolved-gas analysis,             • How to reduce the cost of maintenance
                                                      and more                                           related testing
Attendees will learn:                               • Explains advanced testing procedures such       • Troubleshooting for maintenance
• How simulations individualize learning              as tip-up power factor/capacitance,                related testing
   experiences, foster ownership of concepts,         variable frequency power factor/                • Impact of IEC 61850 on the maintenance
   and empower trainees to make confident              capacitance, frequency response of stray           testing process
   decisions in the real world                        losses, and tap check (contact ripple)
• Use of simulations and regulation-based           • Explores case study examples derived
   reporting to further individualize electrical      directly from field experiences
   safety training
• How to create a flexible lesson structure
   that can stand alone or integrate into           CODES AND INSPECTIONS
   existing training programs                       TRACK
• How detailed reporting informs trainers to
   identify problem areas and specific needs         NFPA 70E Updates
   of individuals
                                                    Jim White, Shermco Industries

                                                    NFPA 70E is currently under revision and will
RELIABILITY TRACK                                   be released in October 2011. NFPA 70E
                                                    has a tremendous impact on companies that
Cable Condition Monitoring                          employ electrical workers or perform
Program for Nuclear Power Plants                    contract work.
Paul Gill, P.E., U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission                                          Attendees at this presentation will learn:
                                                    • What revisions are planned for the 2011
This paper will discuss the condition                  edition of NFPA 70E
monitoring (CM) inspection and testing              • How these revisions may impact
program acceptable for compliance with                 business operations
the Commission’s regulations for condition          • How to begin planning
monitoring of safety-related cables in nuclear         for the coming
power plants.                                          changes to minimize
                                                       their impact
Attendees will learn:
• Elements of a CM inspection and
   testing program
• How these elements can be used to detect,
   quantify, and monitor the status of
   aging mechanisms
• How to ensure compliance with
   Commission regulations




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MONDAY                                                                                                  CODES AND INSPECTIONS
                                                                                                        TRACK
11:30 am – 12:15 am
                                                                                                        PQ Instrument Communications and
SAFETY TRACK                                                                                            Monitoring Standards
                                                                                                        Ross Ignall, Dranetz-BMI
Hazard/Risk Analysis –
Why Ignore the Risk?                                                                                    With the advent of new IEEE and IEC
Jim White, Shermco Industries                                                                           standards, the world of PQ monitoring is ever-
                                                                                                        changing. IEC 61850 is being deployed in
People on the job often talk about the                                                                  substations as well as PQ instruments.
hazards associated with performing a job,                                                               In addition, new PQ measurement standards
but they often neglect how the risk is factored                                                         are being released from the IEEE that follow
in. Often, people talk about the hazard when                                                            international norms.
they really mean the risk.
                                                                                                        Attendees will:
Attendees at this presentation will learn:                                                              • Learn about current communications and
• The difference between hazard and risk                                                                   monitoring standards
• Common risk factors                                                                                   • Learn how new and updated standards
• How to evaluate the risks as well                                                                        impact equipment selection
   as hazards                                                                                           • Discuss emerging standards that may
                                                                                                           impact your business
RELIABILITY TRACK
                                                                                                        UTILITY TRANSMISSION AND
Natural Esters, an Alternative                                                                          DISTRIBUTION TRACK
Dielectric Fluid
Fredi Jakob, Ph.D., and Karl Jakob, P.E.,                                                               Importance of On-Site Testing and
Weidmann Diagnostic Solutions, Inc.                                                                     Diagnosis of Transmission Power
                                                  NASA’s Lunar Lander, National Air and
                                                                                                        Cables
Alternative dielectric fluids were initially       Space Museum                                          Edward Gulski, onsite.hv.solutions AG
developed as replacements for PCBs                                                                      Co-Author: Ralph Patterson, Power Products
because of safety and environmental                                                                     & Solutions
concerns associated with PCBs. Natural
esters, fluids based on vegetable oils, are                                                              Based on the ongoing work of IEEE PES/ICC
                                                  EQUIPMENT TRACK
both biodegradable and have flashpoints                                                                  working group F05W to prepare 400.4,
above 300ºC, so they meet both safety and                                                               Guide for Field-Testing of Shielded Power
                                                  Using Hall-Effect Sensors to Add
environmental concerns.                                                                                 Cable Systems Rated 5 kV and Above with
                                                  Digital Recording Capability to
Attendees will learn:                             Electromechanical Relays                              Damped Alternating Current Voltage (DAC),
• Physical and chemical properties of             Amir Makki, Softstuf, Philadelphia                    this presentation is focused on several aspects
   natural esters                                                                                       of on-site testing and diagnosis of new and
• Differences between mineral oils and            The paper will describe the use of Hall-              service-aged, high-voltage power cables
   natural esters                                 effect sensors for adding digital recording           using damped ac voltages.
• Updated dissolved gas analysis (DGA)            and harmonic analysis capabilities to major           Attendees of this paper will learn how
   of natural esters                              substation equipment.                                 different types of on-site voltage withstand
                                                  Attendees will learn:                                 tests can be used to assess the correctness of
                                                  • Use of Hall-effect sensors when monitoring          a cable installation with regard to
                                                     electromechanical relays, circuit breakers,        circuit quality.
                                                     and power transformers                             Test situations covered are as follows:
                                                  • How to diagnose problems and root                   • New installations
                                                     causes of equipment failure using                  • Cable repairs (including joints
                                                     Hall-effect sensors                                  and terminations)
                                                  • Review three case studies that illustrate the       • Service-aged installation assessment
                                                     use of Hall-effect sensors




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MONDAY                                           RELIABILITY TRACK                                 CODES AND INSPECTIONS
                                                                                                   TRACK
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm                                Best Practices in Transformer
                                                 Monitoring                                        Grounding and Bonding: What’s
SAFETY TRACK                                     Claude Hermann, Morgan Schaffer Inc.              the Difference?
                                                                                                   Edward Corcoran, EMC Code Consultants
Does NFPA 70E Require Anything                   Correct transformer oil testing is essential to
New?                                             condition assessment of the equipment             This paper will explore the 2005, NFPA
Palmer Hickman, NJATC                            under test.                                       Article 250 with reference to grounding
                                                 Attendees will learn:                             versus grounding and bonding.
Many in the industry today are still looking
for an effective way to comply with OSHA’s       • Different aspects of sample requests,           Attendees will learn:
electrical safety performance requirements.         sampling, analysis, data transfer,             • To differentiate between grounding
This presentation will explore whether any          data analysis and review                          or earthing the ‘system grounding’ from
additional burden is placed on employers if      • How Web-based technologies support                 equipment fault protection (or bonding)
they choose to develop their electrical safety      information chain of custody                   • How to apply the 2005 interpretation to
program and electrical safety-related work          and integration                                   subsequent editions of the NEC
practices on NFPA 70E.                           • Correct, step-by-step procedures to ensure      • How IT professionals, electricians,
                                                    accurate results                                  engineers, apprentices, and others can use
                                                                                                      this interpretation

                                                                                                   UTILITY TRANSMISSION AND
                                                                                                   DISTRIBUTION TRACK
                                                                                                   Battery Load Testing
                                                                                                   Mike Hensley, Megger

                                                                                                   This paper addresses the increased interest
                                                                                                   over the past year in load testing of batteries
                                                                                                   due to NERC and FERC increasing their
                                                                                                   commitment to regulating the generation of
                                                                                                   power across North America.
                                                                                                   Attendees will learn:
                                                                                                   • How to store and recall battery resistance
                                                                                                      and battery load testing data
                                                                                                   • How compliance with NERC PRC-005-1
                                                                                                      will improve overall reliability of bulk power
                                                                                                      generation in North America
                                                                                                   • Available solutions for performing the
                                                                                                      requisite testing




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                                                                                                             VALUES OF THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM




MONDAY
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
SAFETY TRACK
Achieving Next-Level Performance -
Tapping Discretionary Effort
Tim Autrey, Practicing Perfection Institute

This next-level approach goes way beyond
compliance. Attendees will learn a simple,
leveraged approach that eliminates the
“us versus them” mentality and instills in the
worker an internal desire to be proactively
accountable in moving organizational culture
to new levels of performance.
                                                 National Aquarium
Attendees will:
• Learn how to structure and communicate
   with your employee                            CODES AND INSPECTIONS                              UTILITY TRANSMISSION AND
• Learn how these practices support and          TRACK                                              DISTRIBUTION TRACK
   promote performance improvement
• Review case studies of these practices         OSHA and NFPA 70E                                  SFRA Principals and Application
   (including an 87.5% sustained                 Ken Mastrullo, OSHA                                G. Matthew Kennedy,
   performance improvement over a                                                                   Doble Engineering Company
   30-month period)                              OSHA has been training their legal staff
                                                 and field safety compliance officers on using        Pioneered by Doble Engineering, Sweep
RELIABILITY TRACK                                NFPA 70E to support their compliance efforts       Frequency Response Analysis (SFRA) is a
                                                 for electrical safe work practice issues.          proven technique for making accurate and
Motor Repair or Replacement?                                                                        repeatable measurements. Now recognized
                                                 This discussion will cover:
The Green Solution                                                                                  by IEEE and IEC as one of the primary
                                                 • How OSHA views NFPA 70E
                                                                                                    methods for transformer deformation testing,
Noah Bethel, PdMA Corporation                    • How OSHA uses NFPA 70E
                                                                                                    SFRA has become a globally recognized
                                                 • What companies should do to ensure
                                                                                                    and common test method. SFRA detects
The ever present emphasis on technological         compliance with the OSHA electrical
                                                                                                    mechanical failure or movement of windings
efficiency is just one of several forces behind     safety-related work practice standard
                                                                                                    due to short circuits, mechanical stresses,
the pressure on companies to “go green”
                                                                                                    or transportation. In this presentation,
despite a trying economy. This seminar
                                                                                                    participants will learn how to use SFRA to
will cover aspects of technology used
                                                                                                    ensure transformer performance, reduce
to determine whether a motor should be
                                                                                                    maintenance cost, and increase the service
replaced or repaired.
                                                                                                    life of transformers.
Attendees will learn how to assess:
                                                                                                    SFRA can identify problems before they lead
• Motor components
                                                                                                    to failure, such as:
• Environmental factors
                                                                                                    • Core movement
• Efficiency
                                                                                                    • Winding deformation and displacement
                                                                                                    • Faulty core grounds
                                                                                                    • Partial winding collapse
                                                                                                    • Hoop buckling
                                                                                                    • Broken or loosened clamping structures
                                                                                                    • Shorted turns and open windings




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MONDAY                                             CODES AND INSPECTIONS                            UTILITY TRANSMISSION AND
                                                   TRACK                                            DISTRIBUTION TRACK
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
                                                   New Requirements in the 2011                     NERC Protective Relay Testing and
SAFETY TRACK                                       Edition of the National                          Maintenance Requirements
                                                   Electrical Code                                  Bruce Rockwell, American Electrical Testing
Major Arc Flash + Good Practices =                 Jim Dollard, IBEW Local 98                       Company, Inc.
No Injuries
Joe Rachford, Gallatin Steel                       New requirements in the 2011 edition of          This paper reviews NERC Testing and
                                                   the National Electrical Code (NEC) include       Maintenance Requirements for Protective
This paper will describe a major 43 cal/cm2        mandatory testing for equipment related to       Relays for Transmission Systems.
arc-flash fault at a 3.000 ampere 34.5 kV           outside branch circuits and feeders operating
motor operated air break (MOAB) switch that                                                         Attendees will:
                                                   at over 600-volts. The 2011 edition of the
destroyed the switch and the nearby 3,000                                                           • Identify five NERC PRC standards that are
                                                   NEC includes many revisions designed
ampere breaker. There were no injuries due                                                             mandatory and enforceable in the
                                                   to provide the installer and the electrical
to the procedures used to operate the devices                                                          United States
                                                   inspector with safety driven requirements for
remotely from a nearby control house.                                                               • Review NERC documents issued that clarify
                                                   outdoor conductors and equipment operating
                                                                                                       maintenance and testing requirements
                                                   at over 600-volts that are covered by
                                                                                                    • Identify present work in progress that may
                                                   the NEC.
RELIABILITY TRACK                                                                                      further clarify or modify these requirements
                                                   This paper addresses:
Testing Smart Grid                                 • How these requirements fill an existing void
Interoperability                                     in the NEC
                                                   • New requirements for testing, including
John F. Caskey, Director, NEMA Power
                                                     preenergization inspections and testing
Equipment Division
                                                     instrument transformers, protective
                                                     relays, switching circuits, control/signal
The paper provides a brief background on
                                                     circuits, metering circuits, and relays/
Smart Grid and the benefits of Smart Grid to
                                                     metering utilizing phase differences
utilities, consumers, businesses, and industrial
                                                   • How to compile acceptance test data in a
facilities. The paper explains the Smart Grid
                                                     report for the authority having jurisdiction
related responsibilities given to the National
Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST)
as part of the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007.
Attendees will learn about:
• The current state of Smart Grid activities in
   the United States
• Testing and Certification effort of the NIST
   Smart Grid Interoperability Panel




                                                   National Aquarium
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                                                           SOC I A L N E T WOR K I NG




                                                                                                                        FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT


SUNDAY,
9:00 am – 3:00 pm                                   MONDAY,
                                                    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm                                     TUESDAY,
MEGGER 2011 BEST PRACTICES                                                                                12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
SUBSTATION SEMINAR                                  NEW PRODUCT FORUM
                                                                                                          POWERTEST TRADESHOW
Megger’s seminar will address many of the           Experience the latest products and services           AND LUNCHEON
critical and costly aspects of substation           impacting the power systems industry at
maintenance. The interactive session will           PowerTest’s New Product Forum. Here, you              Where can you find the most innovative
feature practical presentations on current          will have the opportunity to learn about              products and sought after services while
methods and practices to help ensure the            dozens of the latest innovations, major               networking with the most important contacts in
reliability of high-voltage circuit breakers,       expansions, and significant improvements               the industry? The 2011 PowerTest Tradeshow!
power transformers, and batteries.                  by leading industry-specific manufacturers
                                                    and suppliers exhibiting at the tradeshow on
                                                    Tuesday, February 22. Stay until the end of           TUESDAY,
SUNDAY,                                             the forum to be eligible for an exclusive prize       5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm                                   drawing. Must be present to win!
                                                    All conference registrants are invited to
                                                                                                          HOSPITALITY SUITES
CAPITOL HILL CRAWL                                  attend. Participation is limited to PowerTest         Sponsored by Group CBS
                                                    Exhibitors. For information on how to become
Tour the Nation’s Capitol Hill by way of                                                                  This engaging and educational event
                                                    an exhibitor and share your product or service
a guided pub crawl through five eclectic                                                                   showcases selections from one of the largest
                                                    with hundreds of industry professionals at the
pubs while you enjoy specialty beverages,                                                                 inventories of new, surplus, and reconditioned
                                                    New Product Forum, contact Andrea Allen at
appetizers, and learn about the local history.                                                            low- and medium-voltage power equipment
                                                    888-300-6382 or aallen@netaworld.org.
The Crawl includes one specialty drink at                                                                 and replacement parts in North America.
each stop, appetizers, transportation, and an                                                             Refreshments will be provided.
official “Capitol Hill Crawl” t-shirt sponsored      MONDAY,
by Potomac Testing, Inc. Additional food and        6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
beverages will be available for purchase.                                                                 SPOUSE/GUEST PASS
Cost $140.00 per person. Sign up when you           WELCOME RECEPTION                                     Accompanied by a spouse or guest?
register to make sure we don’t crawl away
                                                                                                          The Gathering Lounge is available
without you – space is limited!                     Welcome to Washington D.C.! Join the quest            exclusively for spouses and guests of
                                                    for NETA’s National Treasure at the Welcome           PowerTest attendees. Stocked daily with light
                                                    Reception on Monday night! As you make
MONDAY,                                                                                                   refreshments and information on restaurants,
                                                    your way through the Reception, you will              shops, tours, and attractions, guests can
12:15 pm – 2:15 pm                                  uncover hidden clues, but only one will find
                                                                                                          create customized itineraries to maximize
                                                    the treasure….will it be you?                         their enjoyment of Washington D.C.
POWERDB USERS GROUP
                                                                                                          The Spouse/Guest Pass includes a lunch
Free user’s group meeting open to all users                                                               voucher and admission to the Welcome
                                                    MONDAY,                                               Reception, Hospitality Suites, and Tradeshow.
of PowerDB software. You must preregister
for this event by contacting Anne at
                                                    8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
www.powerdb.com or by contacting
979-690-7925 ext 702 or at
                                                    HOSPITALITY SUITES                                    SOCIAL PASS
                                                    A relaxed social setting where you can find
anne@powerdb.com                                                                                          Guests of PowerTest attendees are
                                                    solutions for daily demands.
                                                                                                          encouraged to join in the activities and
                                                    Sponsored by Megger
                                                                                                          excitement of PowerTest 2011. The PowerTest
                                                                                                          Social Pass provides open-access to the
                                                    Enjoy an informative and entertaining evening
                                                                                                          Welcome Reception, Hospitality Suites, and
                                                    showcasing the latest selections of electrical
                                                                                                          Tradeshow. Information on these events is
                                                    testing equipment and measuring instruments
                                                                                                          provided in the conference brochure and
                                                    from Megger’s 30 distinct product groups.
                                                                                                          on-line at www.powertest.org.
                                                    Refreshments will be provided.

                                    Scarlet Oak,
                                    District of Columbia
                                    Official Tree
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Courtyard, Smithsonian Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum


                                                   CYBER CAFÉ                                    BOOKSTORE
                                                   We know your time is valuable –               Stop by the NETA bookstore to pick up the
                                                   stay connected at the PowerTest Cyber Café.   newest copy of the ANSI/NETA MTS 2011!
                                                   Thank you to our sponsor, Tony Demaria        While there, you can browse other NETA
                                                   Electric, for keeping our attendees online!   publications such as the ANSI/NETA ATS
                                                                                                 2009, ANSI/NETA ETT 2010,
                                                                                                 NETA Handbooks, and much more!


                                                                                                 CONFERENCE SHIRTS
                                                                                                 These high-quality, generously cut, cotton,
                                                                                                 short sleeve, polo shirts are embroidered with
                                                                                                 the PowerTest logo. Preordering by January
                                                                                                 14, 2011 will ensure receipt of your shirt at
                                                                                                 the conference.


                                                                                                 TECHNICAL CONFERENCE
                                                                                                 PAPERS
                                                                                                 Registered conference attendees will receive
                                                                                                 PowerTest technical papers on CD ROM
                                                                                                 onsite with their registration bag. A printed
                                                                                                 set of the papers is available for purchase.
                                                                                                 Attendees who wish to order a set should
                                                                                                 submit their order upon registration. Supplies
                                                                                                 are limited – preordering is recommended.
                             National Arboretum


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                                                                  S E M I NA R S




WEDNESDAY                                                                                                 PROTECTIVE RELAY TESTING:
8:00 am – 11:45 am                                                                                        KNOW THE BASICS, KEEP UP
                                                                                                          TO DATE
THINKING DIFFERENT- HOW TO                                                                                David Costello and Karl Zimmerman,
ACHIEVE LONG TERM                                                                                         Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE
IMPROVEMENT                                                                                               This half-day seminar provides practical
Tim Autrey,                                                                                               insights on how to keep up to date on
Practicing Perfection Institute                                                                           technological advancements while teaching
                                                                                                          some important fundamentals. In this seminar,
Anyone who has                                                                                            attendees will learn how to:
been in the                                                                                               • Generate the correct test quantities for
workforce for any length                                                                                     distance, differential, and directional relays
of time has pretty much been exposed to the                                                               • Use COMTRADE playback to validate
‘latest and greatest best thing ever’ that will                                                              relay performance
solve all of our problems at work and make                                                                • Use relay event reports to validate relay
life wonderful (only to have it replaced with                                                                performance
something else six months later). And when it                                                             • Use metering, control, and synchrophasor
                                                                   Albert Einstein
comes to promoting many of these “programs                                                                   data to validate protection system integrity
of the day,” those of us involved in improving                                                            • Determine test frequency and scope
performance have oftentimes been GUILTY.           INTEGRATION AND TESTING                                • More field lessons from commissioning
                                                   CHALLENGES OF IEC 61850                                   protection systems
So, what’s the answer? More observations?
More training? More threats (aka                   MULTIVENDOR PROTECTION
“corrective action”)?                              SCHEMES                                                SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES IN
                                                   James Ariza and Rene Aguilar, Megger
                                                                                                          WORKPLACE ELECTRICAL SAFETY
The answer lies in an entirely new approach
                                                                                                          Don Beahm CRSP, CHSC
- an approach that takes advantage of the
                                                   This paper discusses pitfalls in the engineering
inherent characteristics of human beings and                                                              Industry supervisors today have one of the
                                                   process, configuration, and testing of multi-
the natural forces of nature. The answer lies in                                                          most responsible jobs in the workforce.
                                                   vendor intelligent electronic devices (IEDs)
this formula: PA*PL*VC = VA.                                                                              As a leader, supervisors are under enormous
                                                   using a distributed communications assisted
This presentation will detail the components of    breaker failure scheme as an example.                  pressure to help provide profits for their
this formula and how each element multi-                                                                  organization as well as to make certain that
                                                   Attendees will leave with:                             occupational health and safety requirements
plies upon the other to affect a whole new
                                                   • A better understanding of how to apply               are managed properly.
attitude toward individual and organizational
                                                      IEC 61850 in multivendor applications
performance on behalf of workforce members                                                                This seminar will help supervisors understand
                                                   • Knowledge of how to configure IEDs
(at all levels).                                                                                          how keeping productivity, safety and quality
                                                   • A comparative analysis of hired-wired
                                                      versus GOOSE-based schemes                          as the central focus can be achieved through
SELECTION AND USE OF FR                                                                                   effective people management skills such as:
CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT                                                                                      • Leadership qualities
Thomas Dean, GTRI                                  WEDNESDAY                                              • Motivation
                                                   1:15 pm – 5:00 pm                                      • OH&S law
This seminar covers selection of appropriate                                                              • Problem solving
flame resistant clothing and equipment as           INTERPRETING TIME-CURRENT                              • Effective communication
determined by use of tables 130.7(c)(9),           CHARACTERISTIC CURVES                                  • Inspections
(10) & (11) in NFPA 70-2009 and/or the             Jim White, Shermco Industries                          • Planning and organizing
information provided by an arc-flash hazard                                                                • Performance monitoring and observation
analysis per 130.3 of NFPA 70E - 2009.             Ever wonder what all those squiggly lines are          • Incident management and
                                                   on circuit breaker time current curves? Now            • Emergency response planning
Upon completion of this seminar, attendees
                                                   is your chance to find out. Beginning with
should be able to:
                                                   simple long-time delay and instantaneous time
• Determine the hazard/risk category
                                                   current curves, this seminar will proceed to
  based on the task
                                                   more complex electromechanical and digital
• Ensure that the PPE and equipment
                                                   time current curves. Long-times delay, short-
  is adequate
                                                   time delay, instantaneous, ground fault and it
• Select the PPE and equipment based on the
                                                   will all be discussed using some of the most
  hazard/risk category
                                                   common circuit breakers as examples.




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THURSDAY                                        THURSDAY                                           THEORY AND APPLICATION OF
8:00 am – 11:45 am                              1:15 pm – 5:00 pm                                  PARTIAL DISCHARGE ACTIVITY
                                                                                                   RELATED TO MEDIUM-VOLTAGE
PRIMER ON TRANSFORMER                           A PRIMER ON MCC                                    SWITCHGEAR AND CABLE ASSETS
DIAGNOSTICS                                     MAINTENANCE AND TESTING                            Neil Davies, EA Technology LTD,
Charles Sweetser, OMICRON electronics           Malcom Frederick, Coastal Switchgear
                                                                                                   Don Genutis, No-Outage Electrical Testing
Corp. USA                                       and Controls
                                                                                                   This seminar will discuss the theory and
This seminar will provide an overview of the    The heart of every commercial and industrial
                                                                                                   application of partial discharge activity
essential information needed to determine the   facility is the electric motor. As the workhorse
                                                                                                   related to medium-voltage switchgear and
condition of power transformers.                of industry, the electric motor converts
                                                                                                   cable assets. Both ultrasonic and transient
                                                electricity into physical work. The safe and
Participants will learn:                                                                           earth voltage techniques will be discussed
                                                reliable operation of electric motors falls back
• Transformer theory                                                                               in detail together with the principles of non-
                                                to the components and systems that start and
• Diagnostic test methods                                                                          intrusive detection, location, and continuous
                                                stop them every day – the motor control
• Data analysis strategies                                                                         monitoring of partial discharge events.
• Application of electrical measurements will   center (MCC).
                                                                                                   Attendees will receive technical handouts
  be discussed including:                       This seminar will:
                                                                                                   and practical case studies showing how
  – Power Factor and Capacitance                • Guide attendees through the various types
                                                                                                   early intervention based on partial discharge
  – Excitation Current                            of MCC’s and starters, both low-and
                                                                                                   detection can prevent asset failure. Partial
  – Transformer Turns Ratio                       medium-voltage
                                                                                                   discharge activity will be simulated and
  – DC Winding Resistance                       • Illustrate what testing and maintenance
                                                                                                   a range of handheld equipment using
  – Impedance: Leakage Reactance/ FRSL            activities should be performed to assure
                                                                                                   both ultrasonic and transient earth voltage
  – DGA/Oil Screen                                safe and reliable operation using
                                                                                                   techniques will be available for
  – Sweep Frequency Response                      the ANSI/NETA standards for
                                                                                                   hands-on demonstration.
     Analysis (SFRA)                              maintenance testing
  – Moisture Estimation- Dielectric Frequency   • Cover field and shop experiences with
     Response                                     visual and mechanical inspection, electrical
                                                  tests, and electrical test values for:
ARE WE GROUNDING OR                               – Low-voltage motor starters
                                                  – Low-voltage motor control centers
BONDING?
                                                  – Medium-voltage motor starters
Edward Corcoran, EMC Code Consultants             – Medium-voltage motor control centers
This seminar will explore the 2005 NFPA
Article 250 with reference to grounding         TIMING AND MOTION TESTING
versus grounding and bonding.                   OF HIGH-VOLTAGE CIRCUIT
Attendees will learn:                           BREAKERS
• To differentiate between grounding or         Jozef Levi and Joe Brown, Doble
   earthing the system grounding from
   equipment fault protection (or bonding)      The seminar is divided in three parts: basic
• How to apply the 2005 interpretation to       design characteristics of high voltage circuit
   subsequent editions of the NEC               breakers, testing circuit breakers, and analysis
• How IT professionals, electricians,           of test results.
   engineers, apprentices, and others can use   Introduction to circuit breaker design and
   this interpretation                          function which provides basic information for
                                                better test preparation and test
REMOVING YOURSELF FROM                          result analysis. The seminar
HAZARDS DURING EQUIPMENT                        emphasizes the importance
OPERATION                                       of good preparation for
                                                all stages of circuit
Tony Demaria, Tony Demaria Electric
                                                breaker testing.
This presentation will focus on ways to         This seminar will cover
operate equipment from outside of the arc-      different test methods and
flash and voltage-protection boundaries to       applications to detect
ensure personnel safety.                        circuit breaker characteristics,
Seminar participants will discuss:              particularly breaker
• Types of equipment such as circuit            timing and motion.
  breakers, load interrupter switches,          Case studies with different
  and starters                                  type of circuit breaker
• Device operation using remote systems         designs will be presented
  and equipment                                 for real world application.
• Mimic panels and other engineered
  permanent solutions with regard to
  operator placement
• Body positioning as an important factor in
  safe equipment operation                                                                                                                          17
• Issues with look-alike equipment                       Jefferson Memorial
                    SUNDAY
REGISTRATION AND               9:00 am – 5:00 pm            Registration Desk Open
                               9:00 am – 3:00 pm            Best Practices Seminar
PRE-CONFERENCE
EVENTS                         12:00 pm – 5:00 pm           NETA Member Meeting
                               5:30 pm – 9:30 pm            Capitol Hill Crawl

                    MONDAY
                               7:00 am – 8:30 am            Breakfast
                               7:00 am – 5:30 pm            Registration Desk Open
WELCOME                        8:00 am – 8:30 am            Welcome
KEYNOTE                        8:30 am – 9:15 am            Keynote Address
                               9:30 am – 10:15 am           Paper Tracks
PAPER TRACKS
                               10:30 am – 11:15 am          Paper Tracks
SYMPOSIUM
                               11:30 am – 12:15 pm          Paper Tracks
WELCOME RECEPTION              12:15 am – 2:15 pm           NETA Member Luncheon

HOSPITALITY SUITE              12:15 pm – 2:15 pm           Lunch on your own
                               12:15 pm – 2:15 pm           PowerDB Users Group Meeting
                               2:15 pm – 3:00 pm            Paper Tracks/Symposium
                               3:15 pm – 4:00 pm            Paper Tracks/Symposium
                               4:15 pm – 5:00 pm            Paper Tracks/Symposium
                               5:00 pm – 6:00 pm            New Product Forum
                               6:00 pm – 8:30 pm            Welcome Reception
                               8:00 pm – 10:00 pm           Megger Hospitality Suite

                    TUESDAY
PANELS                         7:00 am – 8:30 am            Breakfast

TRADESHOW                      7:00 am – 1:00 pm            Registration Desk Open
                               8:00 am – 12:00 pm           Panel Sessions
HOSPITALITY SUITE
                               12:00 pm – 4:30 pm           Tradeshow and Luncheon
                               5:30 pm – 8:30 pm            Group CBS Hospitality Suite

                    WEDNESDAY
                               7:00 am – 8:30 am            Breakfast
SEMINARS
                               7:00 am – 5:00 pm            Registration Desk Open
                               8:00 am – 11:45 am           Seminars
                               11:45 am – 1:15 pm           Lunch on your own
                               1:15 pm – 5:00 pm            Seminars

                    THURSDAY
SEMINARS                       7:00 am – 8:30 am            Breakfast
                               7:00 am – 5:00 pm            Registration Desk Open
                               8:00 am – 11:45 am           Seminars
                               11:45 am – 1:15 pm           Lunch on your own
                               1:15 am – 5:00 pm            Seminars
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                                                                                                                         CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS




Welcome to Crystal City – An Underground Experience
Place yourself in the heart of it all at Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport. A complimentary shuttle will carry you
just minutes from the airport to the hotel front door.
Chilly weather is not a concern with the Crystal City Underground just steps away. In fact, the newly renovated Crystal City hotel
is perfectly positioned to allow you easy access to the many restaurants and shops of Crystal City’s expansive underground, offering
a shuttle to the Metro entrance of the Crystal City Underground Shops. Visit monuments and museums, take in a show or a game,
or tour historical sites – all just minutes away via the easily-accessed Metro Public Transit.




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TRAVEL                                                                     PUBLIC TRANSIT
Destination Crystal City                                                   The Crystal City Metro station, on Metrorail’s Blue and Yellow Lines,
                                                                           is the focal point of Crystal City. This urban village is also served by
Arrive by Air
                                                                           several Metrobus routes, all connecting to the Metro station.
Just across the river from Washington D.C., Crystal City is five
                                                                           Use Metro’s Trip Planner to find out exactly how to get where you
minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport and ten minutes
                                                                           want to go in the Crystal City/Washington, D.C. area, using
from downtown, the Hill, and Old Town Alexandria. Dulles Airport
                                                                           Metro bus and rail and local bus systems. The Trip Planner asks your
is another option only 30 miles away. Immediate accessibility to
                                                                           starting location, your destination, and arrival and departure times.
Metro or a quick cab ride to anywhere in the city makes Crystal
                                                                           Your trip is planned for you at the touch of a button!
City remarkably convenient.
                                                                           Visit: www.wmata.com/index.cfm.
The Hyatt provides complimentary transportation to/from
Reagan National Airport and around Crystal City.



                REGISTER
                To register for PowerTest 2011                FAX: 269-488-6383                                   CALL US:
                please choose one of the                                                                          888-300-6382
                following options:                            EMAIL:
                                                              Scan and email registration forms to
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                Save time by registering
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                Register for two or more Seminars and
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                receive a 15% discount.
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                (Use the code: PT SEM 2011-2011)
                                                              Portage, MI 49024

                JOIN & SAVE
                Join as a Gold Affiliate for $725 and your
                PowerTest conference registration
                is included!
                                                                                                Detail from
                                                                                                Christopher Columbus
                Current Affiliates upgrade to a Gold                                             Monument
                Affiliate for only $550 and receive a free
                PowerTest conference registration!

                HOTEL RESERVATIONS
                Hyatt Regency Crystal City                    All reservations must be made individually
                2799 Jefferson Davis Highway                  through the Hotel’s Reservation Department.
                Arlington, VA 22202                           All reservations must be guaranteed at time
                www.crystalcity.hyatt.com                     of booking with either a first night’s deposit
                                                              or a major credit card. In order to cancel
                Phone: 703-418-1234 or 800-233-1234
                                                              a reservation without penalty, it must be
                Group Name: NETA/PowerTest
                                                              canceled by 4:00pm EST 24-hours prior
                Reservation Deadline:
                Monday, January 17, 2011                      to the date of arrival. Penalty is one night’s
                                                              room and tax.
                Group Rate: $180

                PAYMENT
                NETA accepts all major credit cards and       CANCELLATION POLICY
                checks. All checks should be made out         Registration fees are refundable through
                to NETA or the InterNational Electrical       January 14, 2011. All refund requests must
                Testing Association and must be received      be submitted in writing and a service fee
                with the registration form in order for it    of $50 will be deducted from all refunds
                to be processed. Forms received without       processed. After January 14, 2011 all fees
                payment will be put on hold until payment     are nonrefundable and substitutions
                is received.                                  are encouraged.
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