MREC Programs and Conferences

  • The 56th Annual MREC Conference was held February 14-16, 2018 in La Crosse, WI at the Radisson Hotel.

  •  Stray Voltage Investigator’s Courses

    • An Advanced Stray Voltage Investigation Course was held as a pre-conference workshop February 14, 2018, before the Midwest Rural Energy Conference in La Crosse Wisconsin. See brochure here which describes the pre-conference workshop and the conference. Stray Voltage Investigators’ Courses are being held annually in Wisconsin. They were developed by the University of Wisconsin, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. During 2017, Introductory and Intermediate courses were held May 9-11 at WE Energies Service Center in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.  Click here for the 2017 course brochure.  The three courses are: Introduction to Stray Voltage (a one-day course), Stray Voltage Testing (1.5 day course including on- farm training) and Advanced Stray Voltage Analysis (typically a 1.5 day course). Instructors are Tom Seidl and Michael Haas of WE Energies, Paul Ortmann of Idaho Power, Doug Reinemann of the University of Wisconsin, Brian Costello of Alliant Energy, and Robert Fick of Alliant Energy and the University of Wisconsin.

  •  Credit for Professional Training:

    • If you participated in an educational opportunity hosted by the Midwest Rural Energy Council and would like information on how to document instructional hours for professional training credit, click here.  You can get documentation for participation in the MREC Annual Conference or the Stray Voltage Investigator’s Training held in May in Wisconsin.