Feb. 24, 2012 - Two WRVEC employees receive latest technology training
Branson, Mo. – Bobby Gross (left) and Kevin Jennings (right),
employees of White River Valley Electric Cooperative, are furthering their education by attending advanced courses at the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives’ Regulator, Oil Circuit Recloser and Capacitor School from March 5 to 7.
“Furthering the education of our employees always has a high priority,” Operations Manager Kenny Bilyeu said. “By expanding their knowledge on the latest electronic recloser technology, our employees will have the ability to operate this technology in the safest way possible.”
Jennings and Gross will attend these sessions following a preliminary training that occurred Jan. 16 to 18 at the AMEC Training Center in Jefferson City, Mo.
“In addition to education, giving our employees up-to-date training will also benefit the members of White River Valley Electric in that their wait time on repairs is significantly decreased,” Bilyeu said.
Jim Reinhardt, Brett Donjon and Brian Hunter from the Fletcher-Reinhardt Company served as instructors for the courses. Topics that are covered include operation and maintenance of high voltage regulators, load reduction, capacitor control and testing, and the operation and maintenance of oil circuit reclosers. The class also covered basic application and theory of the latest electronic recloser technology.
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White River Valley Electric Cooperative is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative dedicated to ensuring our members receive safe and reliable service in their homes and businesses across five southwest Missouri counties including Ozark, Taney, Stone, Christian and Douglas.Contact:
Cris Swaters, Communications Coordinator
417-335-9335 (WRVEC office)