This free, day-long seminar will run from 8am to 4pm on Monday, June 25th. Multiple aspects of power transformer testing and diagnostics will be covered, drawing upon Mark Goff’s 28 years of TVA experience in substation power equipment.

RSVP:  The seminar has reached its present capacity. To sign up for the waiting list please use the following link WAITING_LIST. Should additional space be found, you will be notified via email.


  • Basics of Power Transformers
  • History of TVA Transformer Failure Since 2000
  • Routine Electrical Testing Performed in the Field
  • Transformer Oil Analysis
  • Transformer Bushing Oil Level
  • Infrared Scanning of Power Equipment
  • Route Cause Investigation

SpeakerMark B. Goff, PE, is a staff system engineer for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). He received a BSEE degree from the University of Kentucky in 1983 and went to work for TVA as a field test engineer at Paradise Fossil Plant. He joined TVA’s Transmission Staff in 1990 as a lead engineer for substation large power equipment.

Since being on the staff, he has developed TVA’s predictive maintenance program for TVA’s substation. In 2006, he received the ‘Power Delivery & Markets Product Champion Award’ for successful implementation of the Paradise Substation Antenna Array / Backscatter Sensor Demonstration Site. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Kentucky.

Event Date and Time:   Monday, June 25, 2012, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Lunch will be provided.

Location: The seminar will be held at the Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EMCS) building on the campus of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). Parking passes will be provided for Lot 10, adjacent to the EMCS building, at no cost.  It is located on the corner of Palmetto Street and E 5th Street, as seen in the campus map:

Continuing Education Credit (CEUs):  CEU’s will be available for 7 contact hours for Transformer Diagnostics participants.  The cost to the individual is $10.00 and can be paid at registration on the day of the seminar with a check only.

For more information, contact Pam Lewallen at 423-425-4349 or