July 21-24, 2024

We invite you to join us at TESCO’s world headquarters for TESCOOL 2024, an event that uniquely combines a multi-tiered Meter School with TESCO’s Users Group.

120 Years of Metering Experience in 3 Days

Comprehensive Learning Experience

Featuring diverse learning tracks covering Single Phase, Polyphase, and Advanced Metering, along with hands-on equipment and software training. This tailored approach caters to diverse levels of technical expertise, ensuring an inclusive and enriching learning experience for all participants.

Direct Engagement with TESCO Engineers

Directly interact with the TESCO engineers responsible for designing and testing the equipment they use daily, fostering opportunities for collaboration, brainstorming, and discussions on a range of topics.

Hands-On Training

Participants will engage in hands-on training sessions, specifically focusing on the latest test equipment and software. This emphasizes not only theoretical learning, but also practical application—a key element for understanding and implementing new technologies.

Networking and Entertainment

Hosted in the TESCO Learning Center and Corporate Headquarters, this event is not only a learning hub, but also a platform for networking and enjoyment. Evening festivities will enhance the educational experience, creating a holistic and engaging atmosphere for all participants.

Learning Tracks

Gain valuable insights and connect with industry peers through interactive and hands-on training sessions.

Track 1 - Introduction to Metering and the Metering Industry

Designed for entry-level participants, offering a solid foundation in metering principles and power concepts, complementing on-the-job metering skills and covering a wide range of topics including power system overviews, basic math, AC and DC theory, meter testing safety, and all aspects of single-phase meters. Prepares participants for advanced courses focused on polyphase metering.

Sessions

  • History of Electric Metering and Intro to the Power Measurements Handbook

  • Basic Electrical Theory

  • ANSI Meter Forms and Intro to Watthour Meter Testing

  • Meter Socket Safety Checks and Hot Socket Conditions

  • Introduction to 3 Phase Metering and Instrument Transformers

  • HANDS-ON: Testing Single Phase Meters in the Meter Shop Including Remote Disconnects

  • HANDS-ON: TESCO Training Board Basic Service Troubleshooting

  • Time of Use and Demand Metering - Why are they Important?

  • Transformer Rated Metering 101 and Safety at an Instrument Rated Meter Site

Track 2 - Introduction to Meter Testing in the Shop & Field and Transformer Rated Metering

Provides participants with essential knowledge for understanding polyphase metering. It covers the selection, installation, and maintenance of polyphase meters, as well as the use and upkeep of current and voltage transformers. Participants will gain practical skills and insights necessary for effective meter testing both in the shop and in the field.

Sessions

  • History of Electric Metering and Intro to the Power Measurements Handbook

  • 3 Phase Meter Theory and Application

  • HANDS-ON: Testing Meters in the Meter Shop Using the TESCO 3050 Test Board with TDM Software

  • Practical Use of Vectors in Electrical Metering and Field Testing at Instrument Rated Services

  • HANDS-ON: Using a Meter Site Analyzer

  • Site Inspections - Looking for Dangerous Installations and Incorrect Billing

  • HANDS-ON: TESCO Training Board Basic Service Troubleshooting

  • Sizing Instrument Transformers for Accurate Performance and the Benefit of High Accuracy, Extended Range CTs

  • Understanding Ratio, Burden, and Admittance Testing

Track 3 - Advanced Metering

Offers current and prospective TESCO equipment and software users the opportunity for direct training with the TESCO Engineering and Software team. Participants will receive comprehensive training on various TESCO equipment, including Meter Shop Test Equipment, Meter Site Field Test Equipment, Training Boards, and Safety Equipment. Hands-on training ensures users gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills to effectively utilize TESCO's advanced metering solutions.


Sessions

  • Distribution Services and Service Types (Chapters 3 and 4 in the Power Measurements Handbook)

  • Instrument Transformers and Understanding Burden, Ratio, and Admittance Testing

  • Utility Case Study - Verifying Your Instrument Rated Services

  • HANDS-ON: Using a Meter Site Analyzer

  • HANDS-ON: TESCO Training Board Advanced Troubleshooting

  • Site Inspections - Looking for Dangerous Installations and Incorrect Billing

  • HANDS-ON: Wiring a 3 Phase Service

  • New Product Introductions and Feedback

  • Power Quality Issues and Monitoring

Track 4 - Management Topics, Current Events, and Industry Trend Discussions

Offers insights into the latest technologies, industry trends, and operational challenges in the metering sector. It includes updates on new technology implementation projects and features several roundtables for in-depth discussions. Ideal for professionals and managers, this track helps participants stay informed about the metering industry's direction and current issues.

Sessions

  • ROUNDTABLE: Tracking Failure Curves of Early AMI Deployments and Considerations for AMI 2.0

  • Cellular Metering Solutions and Integration with MV-90 and Fiber

  • Utility Case Study - Verifying Your Instrument Rated Services

  • ROUNDTABLE: Using Alarms as Part of Your AMI System

  • ROUNDTABLE: DC Metering

  • ROUNDTABLE: Utility Supply Chain Issues and Current Events in Metering

  • DER Connections and Adapters

  • New Product Introductions and Feedback

  • EVSE - Current State in 2024 and Preparing for the Impact on Your Utility

Track 5 - Meter Manager and TESCO Nighthawk

Provides existing and prospective Meter Manager Software users with in-depth discussions and hands-on training sessions led by our Meter Manager Software team. Participants will learn how to maximize the benefits of our software, including extensive training on the latest Meter Manager 3.0. Users will gain comprehensive knowledge and practical experience with TESCO Nighthawk solutions.

Sessions

  • Meter Manager 3.0 Enhancements and Positive Business Impacts

  • Meter Manager 3.0 and Latest Updates

  • Current Meter Manager Roadmap

  • Introduction to TESCO Digital Technologies

  • TESCO Nighthawk Software

  • TESCO AI, Analytics, and Automation

  • ROUNDTABLE: TESCO Nighthawk and Meter Manager User Session

  • Understanding the Cyber Threat to Utilities

  • Cybersecurity Standards and Planning to Secure Your Data


Track 6 - Metrology and Calibration

A new addition to TESCOOL, this track combines theoretical and practical content to bridge the gap between concept and application. Participants will explore essential topics in metrology and calibration through comprehensive classroom sessions. Includes an exclusive tour of TESCO's calibration lab, offering hands-on experience and a deeper understanding of modern metrology practices.

Sessions

  • History of Metrology

  • Metrology 101 - The Science of Measurement (Terms, Definitions, and Fundamental Principles)

  • SI, NIST, ISO 17025, National Labs, and Traceability Pathways

  • TOUR: TESCO's Calibration Lab

  • Accuracy, Precision, and Uncertainty

  • Metrology and Calibration in a Modern Lab

  • Contract Review and Understanding Your Calibration Certificate

  • Understanding the Cyber Threat to Utilities

  • Cybersecurity Standards and Planning to Secure Your Data


Schedule

Sunday 

July 21, 2024

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration and Welcome Reception at the Grundy Museum Garden and Vistas

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner at the Grundy Museum South Lawn

Monday 

July 22, 2024

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast

8:45 AM -10:15 AM Factory Tour

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Track Sessions

12:00 PM -1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Track Sessions

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Break, Exhibits, & Networking

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Track Sessions

4:30 PM Adjourn & Networking/Social Time

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Evening of bowling, food and fun at Bowlero

Tuesday 

July 23, 2024

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Track Sessions

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Track Sessions

12:00 PM -1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Track Sessions

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Break, Exhibits, & Networking

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Track Sessions

4:30 PM Adjourn & Networking/Social Time

6:00 PM Tour of Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey Distillery

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner at Jules @ Market

Wednesday 

July 24, 2024

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Combined Track Session

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Combined Track Sessions

12:00 PM -1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Adjourn

Hotel Accommodation

A room block has been reserved at the Sheraton Bucks County Langhorne with a discounted rate of $139 per night plus taxes and fees. The hotel is conveniently located less than 20 minutes from TESCO, 45 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), and just over an hour from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).To reserve at this special rate, please click below.

Sign up for the Learning Track that suits your technical experience.