Cloud County Community College’s (CCCC) Wind Energy Technology program recently received a $27,900 donation of electrical and communication testing equipment from Megger, a company that designs and manufactures portable electrical testing equipment.
“Megger is happy to partner with CCCC,” said David Danner, director of USA Distribution Sales for Megger. “Megger has had a strong relationship with CCCC and has previously provided them with new test equipment. I am positive they will put the equipment to good use.”
Megger is donating 15 DCM320 amp clamp meters and four HT1000-2- VB communications testing units. The amp clamps will be used in several electrical-related wind energy classes.
Bruce Graham, CCCC Wind Energy Technology department chair, said he is pleased with the continued support Megger has provided for the college’s career and technical education programs. “The wind students help maintain two Northwind 100 wind turbines, and will use this donated testing equipment to gain hands-on skills working on the turbines and training in the electrical substation lab,” he said.
The communication testing equipment will be used in the data acquisition and communications courses.
“Training in current practices and industry standards is critical to student success,” said Nancy Zenger-Beneda, CCCC Vice President for Academic Affairs. “The equipment donated by Megger ensures that students will be training on equipment used in the industry. We’re very thankful for Megger’s continued support and generous donation.”
Megger was established in the late 1800s, and the company has been designing and manufacturing test and measurement instruments that perform electrical measurements for preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and commissioning.