Specialty Courses

Little Rock, AR

Transformer Basics

for Distribution Utilities

Induction Theory: How Transformers Work

Transformer Types & Configurations

Sizing for Residential & Commercial Loads

Windings/Connections: Options & Criteria to Consider

Basic Protective Devices & Functions


Time & Location

December 15 - 16, 2020

8:00-4:00 Tue-Wed

AECC/AECI Offices 1 Cooperative Way Little Rock, AR 72219

Lodging Recommendation

(within 5-7 miles of training)

Embassy Suites
  11301 Financial Centre Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 312 - 9000

Wingate by Wyndham
  1212 S. Shackleford Road
(West Little Rock, near AR Heart Hospital)
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 227 - 6800

About this Course

Course 516: Transformer Basics for Distribution Line Design – 2 days 

Who should attend: Staking/Field Technicians; Distribution Line Workers; System and Line Designers; Engineers; Utility Managers; Engineering Managers; System Engineers; Line Inspection personnel and Electric Utility Contractors.

Pre-requisite: Attendees need a basic understanding of distribution power systems & line design   


Hours: 14    CEUs: 1.4 (PDHs: 14)         

Study Focus: Distribution Transformers in relation to Power Line Design and Maintenance - For Field Technicians and Stakers

During this 2-day course, students will learn the fundamentals of distribution transformer operation and application in relation to power system design. The class will include an introduction to induction theory and transformer types and construction. Students will get an overview of transformer sizing method and will use engineering formulas to properly size transformers for residential and commercial load requirements. They will learn about common transformer connections, winding configurations and major criteria to consider in evaluating field design options. The course will include an overview of basic protective devices and their functions, capacitors and power factor correction, and brief look at transformer maintenance issues and inspection.

*Course handbook provided.


Registration Deadline

Deadline for registration is December 04. Registrations will be confirmed via email, but participants are not guaranteed space in the class until payment is received. Thank you!

Cancellations/No Shows/Substitutions

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before December 04, 2020 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after December 04, 2020 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by April 03, 2020 are responsible for the full registration.

Registration & Price

Transformer Basics for Distribution Utilities

December 15-16, 2020 - Little Rock, AR



Important: When you SUBMIT this Registration Form, you will be taken to a course confirmation page. If you are not routed to this page, please contact us at: 404-890-5514, ext 105 or [email protected]


Pricing - $995/person ($950 if register by Nov 20, 2020)

3 or more registrations from same utility receive additional 5% discount!