Western Utility Training Advisory Board

In 1983, a need to share experience and knowledge within the utility industry was apparent. Herb Walker, of Arizona Electric Power Corp. (AEPCO), made contact with power plant trainers in the Arizona area. One contact made was to Tommy Lunday of Arizona Public Service (APS). Working together, an organizational concept was born aimed at a cooperative effort improve training in the industry.

A meeting was planned and held at the Cholla plant near Holbrook, Arizona. It was at this meeting that the name Western Utility Training Advisory Board (WUTAB) was presented and accepted. This small group laid the foundation for sharing information and materials and gave fruition to WUTAB.

Today, this organization has evolved to provide an open format of information that is specific to utility training professionals from all over the United States.

Each year, a utility company or group volunteers to host the annual conference. The contact person from the host company becomes the chairperson and works with the WUTAB planning committee. A conference theme is set, and the host utility sets the conference agenda. Often this includes tours of their facilities and demonstrations of their training programs that are in place and working.

CONFERENCE HOSTS:

  • 2017 - Power Plant Simulation Conference - San Diego, CA
  • 2015 - KCP&L and Sega - Kansas City, MO
  • 2014 - Tuscon Electric Power - Tucson, AZ
  • 2013 - Calpine / GSE Systems - Santa Rosa, CA
  • 2012 - APS/TRAX International – Sedona, AZ
  • 2011 - CiNet/Southern Company - Savannah, GA
  • 2010 - TVA/Progress Energy – Gatlinburg, TN – Keith Gibbs/Tony Wiseman
  • 2009 - Gulf Power – Pensacola, FL
  • 2008 - SCE&G- Charleston, SC- Randy Fabre
  • 2007 - KCP&L - Kansas City, Missouri - Roger Bollinger
  • 2006 - PacifiCorp - Salt Lake City, Utah - John Sparks
  • 2005 - ENTERGY - New Orleans, LA - W. Mo/ B. Evans
  • 2004 - TRAIN - Mandan, ND - M. Olin/J. Wagner
  • 2003 - OGE - Oklahoma City, OK - Kenneth Anderson
  • 2002 - SRP - Page, AZ - Ted Jensen
  • 2001 - IPSC - Delta, UT - Mike Mooney
  • 2000 - KCPL & EPRI - Kansas City, MO - R. Bollinger & Ron Griebenow
  • 1999 - PSCNM - Durango, CO - Rick DeLaBarcena
  • 1998 - NPPD - N. Platte, NE Rick Windham
  • 1997 - SDC&E San Diego, CA - Dave Mosen
  • 1996 - PG&E - San Ramon, CA - James Crow
  • 1995 - COOP - Mandan, ND - M. Olin/P. Bray
  • 1994 - UP&L - Price UT - David Steffen
  • 1993 - SCE - Laughlin, NV - Bob Hooker
  • 1992 - Not Held
  • 1991 - IPSC - Delta, UT - Mike Mooney
  • 1990 - SCE - Long Beach, CA - Stu Bickley
  • 1989 - CU - Craig, CO - Tim Driver
  • 1988 - Not Held
  • 1987 - APS - Four Corners - Pete Gray
  • 1986 - APS - Tucson, AZ - Mike Snyde
  • 1985 - AEPCO - Wilcox, AZ - Herb Walker
  • 1984 - APS - Phoenix, AZ - Tom Lunday

CONFERENCE THEMES:

  • 2015 - "Zero in on Safety"
  • 2014 - "Energizing Your Training"
  • 2013 - "Renewing the Commitment for POWERful Results"
  • 2012 - "There Is Power In Collaboration"
  • 2011 - "Maximize: Knowledge Results and Budgets"
  • 2010 - "21st Century Technologies to Train the 21st Century Workforce"
  • 2009 - "Purpose,Progress and Possibilities in Training"
  • 2008 - "Celebrating Collaborations & Partnerships in Utility Training"
  • 2007 - "Moving Forward: Training on the Fast Track"
  • 2006 - "Training the Next Generation"
  • 2005 - "The Aging Workforce"
  • 2004 - "Training the Workforce for the Future"
  • 2003 - "Education and Training - How They Co-exist in Utilities"
  • 2002 - "Knowledge Management, The Changing Role of Training"
  • 2001 - "Train to Stay Competitive"
  • 1999 - "Training in a New Era"
  • 1998 - "Where Technology Blends with Necessity"
  • 1997 - "Restructuring Training Organizations for the Future"
  • 1996 - "Strategically Positioning Training for Success"

Recent News

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    For more information, please contact:

     

    Erica Finley
    913.206.1674
    efinley@fttservices.net

     

    Tara Stuart
    816.255.5576
    tstuart@fttservices.net

     

    Oussama Ashy
    ashyo@ws-corp.com