MREC Programs and Conferences

  • The 56th Annual MREC Conference will be held February 14-16, 2018 in La Crosse, WI at the Radisson Hotel. For information on the 2017 conference which was held in Boomington, MN on February 8-10, 2017, see below.

  •  Stray Voltage Investigator’s Courses

    • 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 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 (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.