Wood utility poles have served for more than a century as the backbone to the North American electrical distribution system. While new technologies for overhead systems have emerged, the proven performance of wood utility poles has secured their position as the preferred choice for utilities.

The POWERLINE 2022 conference will review new developments and recognized best practices for wood pole overhead systems. The one-day conference features insights on national wood pole standards, pole preservatives, poles and the environment, sustainable overhead design and maintenance and remediation.

Conference Overview

The conference will be held October 12, 2022  at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas. 

The program will include classroom presentations and time with presenters. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for attendees.


Who Should Attend? 

Attending POWERLINE 2022 will be beneficial for utility personnel at all levels who are involved with design, purchasing, installation, management and maintenance of the electrical distribution and transmission systems. This includes:

  • Design engineers
  • Systems executives
  • Pole purchasing managers
  • Operations and engineering managers
  • Line staking engineers
  • Utility contractors
  • Asset/Investment recovery specialists


Each registered attendee will receive a certificate of completion for 8 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, a selection of NAWPC technical guides on a USB drive.


Conference Presentations

Conference headquarters will be at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas.

  Wednesday, October 12th



 National Wood Pole Standards and NESC Update
 Chad Newton, Osmose Utilities Services 


 Panel: Today's Wood Pole Preservatives
 CCA, ACZA - David Pike, Arxada
 Copper Naphthenate - Jeff Lloyd, Nisus Corp.
 Creosote - Heath Huschak, Koppers, Inc.
 DCOI - Bob Baeppler, Viance, LLC
 Penta - Kevin Ragon, SPTA


   Sustainable Wood Pole Design for Overhead Systems
   Tom Greene, Stella-Jones, Inc.










 Obtaining High Quality Wood Utility Products - A Team Concept 
 Jim Carter, Wood Quality Control, Inc. - NRECA


 BIL - More than Just a Lighting Strategy
 David Taylor, Entergy


 University-Utility Partnerships to Improve Pole Performance 
 Gerry Presley, Oregon State University


   Measuring Pole Strength in Place 
   Dan Seale, Mississippi State University       


   Protecting Your Utility Wood Structure  
   Shekaib Adab, Genics, Inc. 


   Conclude Conference 



REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Please contact us at registration@endeavorb2b.com for any questions.


Hotel Accommodations

If you would like assistance in booking a room for the event please contact LiveCon. To book a room please use the contact information below for your requests and reference the Powerline 2022 Conference. 

Email: linemansrodeo@live-con.com

Customer Service Phone: 303.481.8320 (9:00am – 5:00pm MST)