What’s New & Calendar of Events

  • The 56th Annual MREC Conference will be held February 14-16, 2018 in La Crosse, WI at the Radisson Hotel. A pre-conference Workshop will be held the day before.

  • 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, two courses were held May 9-11 at WE Energies Service Center in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.  Click here to see the 2017 brochure.  The May courses were: Introduction to Stray Voltage (a one-day course) and Stray Voltage Testing (1.5 day course including on- farm training). An Advanced Stray Voltage Analysis Course (1.5 days) is planned for fall, 2017. Course instructors are Tom Seidl of WE Energies, Paul Ortmann of Idaho Power, Doug Reinemann of the University of Wisconsin, Brian Costello of Alliant Energy, Robert Fick of Alliant Energy and the University of Wisconsin, and Michael Haas of WE Energies.

  •  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.

Archives of the brochures and presentations from previous annual  MREC conferences can be found here.