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Energize Your Overhead Knowledge at the 2023 Powerline Conference

Aug. 2, 2023
The event is slated for Oct. 11 in Overland Park, Kansas, during Lineman's Rodeo Week.

Timely and top-drawer presentations on critical issues facing utilities are on tap for the Powerline 2023 Overhead Conference on Oct. 11 in Overland Park, Kansas.

For the second year, the North American Wood Pole Council is partnering with Endeavor Business Media to host the conference the day before the International Lineman's Rodeo & Expo Oct. 12-14. Endeavor manages the lineman event and publishes T&D World magazine and website.

The conference program includes presentations on all aspects of overhead systems, from structural design and infrastructure funding to managing and safeguarding line crews in the 21st century. Attendees also will learn about sustainable overhead design, today's modern wood crossarms, the effectiveness of pole inspection techniques and new ways to extend pole service life.

Presentations and speakers on the conference program include:

  • Leveraging Infrastructure Funding for Overhead Systems Patty Metro, NRECA
  • Sustainable Overhead Wood Pole Design Tom Greene, Stella-Jones
  • Effectiveness of Traditional Wood Pole Assessment Methods Chad Newton, Osmose Utilities Services
  • This Ain’t Your Grandpas’ Crew Anymore Jerry Lemm, Montana Electric Cooperatives Association (MECA)
  • Assessing Aging H-Frame Structure Strength Larry Vandergriend, Hughes Brothers, Inc.

The conference is intended for utility personnel who are involved with design, purchasing, installation, management and maintenance of electrical distribution and transmission systems.

Registration for Powerline 2023 is now open online. Fees for first-time attendees are $495 and for returning attendees $295. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a certificate of completion for eight hours of instruction, which can be used to qualify for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits.

All attendees will receive links to view digital versions of the presentations and a selection of NAWPC technical guides on a USB drive

The North American Wood Pole Council is a federation of three organizations representing the wood-preserving industry in the U.S. and Canada. These organizations provide a variety of services to support the use of preservative-treated wood poles to carry power and communications to consumers.

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