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NorthWestern Energy offers Montana commercial customers energy-related training.  

Scholarships:
Employees of most companies served with NorthWestern Energy electricity are eligible for training and workshop scholarships.  Check each training for details.


2019 Training Opportunities: 
**Click on the title of the training for additional information**


Lighting Controls Workshop
March 25, 2019 in Billings at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2465 Grant Rd
March 27, 2019 in Bozeman at Willson Admin Building, 404 W Main Street
March 29, 2019 in Missoula at Hilton Garden Inn, 3720 N Reserve St

Adjustable Speed Drives and Energy Efficiency
May 7, 2019 in Billings at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Interested in helping your business save energy and money with a few simple operational improvements? We’ll be sharing tips to improve your facility’s operations at our Adjustable Speed Drive Applications and Energy Efficiency training on May 7!

Registration fee is waived for employees of companies that are NorthWestern Energy electric customers. To register, click here.


Installed Variable Frequency Drive and Electric Motor Best Practices
May 6, 2019 in Billings at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites
May 7, 2019 in Bozeman at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites
May 8, 2019 in Butte at the NorthWestern Energy General Office
May 9, 2019 in Great Falls at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites
May 10, 2019 in Missoula at Wingate by Wyndham


Attendees will learn basic Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) installation best practices, how to estimate operating costs for electric motor systems and to identify improvements in VFD and motor practices that increase system reliability and reduce downtime. Topics include: Getting the most from motors and the system they drive. Installation guidelines when removing and replacing a VFD and motors, documenting motor operation and VFD programming parameters, where to get the best motor rewinds and a model repair specification for ensuring quality repair. The presentation format includes interactive group discussions.

Registration fee is waived for employees of companies that are NorthWestern Energy electric customers. To register online click or copy and paste http://northwesternenergy.com/motors

Best Lighting and Controls Retrofits
October 22, 2019 in Great Falls at the Hampton Inn

The Best Lighting and Controls Retrofits training scheduled on October 22 in Great Falls is a great opportunity to learn how to select the best LED products for each application while keeping in mind the impact of future retrofits. These changes will benefit your company’s bottom line. You’ll be able to learn directly from an expert from Lighting Wizards, whose experience and insight can help your facility save energy and money.

Registration fee is waived for employees of companies that are NorthWestern Energy electric customers. To register, click here.

Building Operator Certification® (BOC) Training
Level 1: Billings, MT April 29, 30, May 1, June 13, 14, July 15, 16 and 17 (dates are 2019)
Level 2: Billings, MT May 2, 3, June 10, 11, 12, July 18 and 19 (dates are 2019)
Venue:  Holiday Inn Express & Suites

No matter where your building is located or what it is used for, there’s one powerful tool that will make it run more efficiently: operator education.
Building systems are complex and interdependent. To get the most out of them, operators must be able to see the big picture. The Building Operator Certification® (BOC) program teaches facilities personnel to understand these systems and bring them collectively to peak efficiency.  To learn more about the BOC program visit: http://www.theboc.info/

Ready to earn your BOC credential? We are offering classes to obtain your BOC credential with Level 1 training and to expand your BOC credential with Level 2 training. 

Click here for detailed information on training and dates for the Level 1 and 2 BOC Training. 
Click here
 to register for BOC Level 1 or Level 2 training.
            
Scholarship:  Scholarships opportunities are available on an individual basis.  Recipients awarded scholarships will have the cost of registration ($1,400) waived. 

 
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