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52nd Annual MREC Conference

52nd Annual MREC Conference 


Variable Frequency Drive Applications and Power Quality Workshop 

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February 12-14

Radisson Hotel, La Crosse, WI


Pre-Conference Workshop Wednesday, Feb. 12

Variable Frequency Drives: Applications and Power Quality with Robin Priestley of Rockwell Automation, who has 30 years' experience solving power quality and control issues. Gain a practical understanding of VFDs. 


Annual Conference: Feb. 13-14

  • VFD Applications and Energy Savings in Agriculture, Robin Priestley, Rockwell Automation
  • Smart Metering Issues, Alfonso Tarditi, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Affect of Fracking Sand Mines on Rural Power Delivery Systems, Larry Loverude, Xcel Energy

Breakout Sessions

  • Energy Issues on the Farm
    1. Food vs. Fuel, Jack Buchanan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    2. Grain Drying, Ken Helvang, North Dakota State University Extension 
    3. Dairy Barn Lighting, Scott Sanford, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    4. Overview of Ventilation Techniques, Brian Holmes, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Stray Voltage/Power Quality
    1. Stray Voltage and Mastitis: A Review, Doug Reinemann, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    2. Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF's) Near Transmission Lines, Chuck Thompson, Dairyland Power
    3. Stray Voltage and Livestock Health, John Roberts, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
    4. Stray Voltage Legislation Review, Paul Ortmann, Idaho Power