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.
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:
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 headquarters will be at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas.
Wednesday, October 12th
8:00 - 8:15 AM - Welcome
8:15 - 9:15 AM - National Wood Pole Standards and NESC Update
An overview and key takeaways from national wood utility pole standards, including ASC-O5, RUS and AWPA – and a review of key updates to the 2023 National Electric Safety Code.
Speaker: Chad Newton, Osmose Utilities Services
9:15 - 10:45 AM - Panel: Today's Wood Pole Preservatives
10:45 - 11 AM - Break
11 - 11:45 AM - University-Utility Partnerships to Power Improved Pole Performance
Speaker: Gerry Presley, Oregon State University
|11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Lunch|
12:45 - 1:30 PM - Rethinking Strength Assessments of Wood Poles in Service
Recent research through MSU’s new pole testing facility may change some of the traditional thinking when it comes to assessing the strength. This presentation will review the MSU testing facility, the ASTM D 1036 standard for testing pole strengths and results of tests on poles taken out of service.
1:30 - 2:15 PM - BIL - More than Just a Lighting Strategy
Speaker: David Taylor, Entergy
Speaker: Tom Greene, Stella-Jones, Inc.
3:30 - 4:15 PM - Obtaining High-Quality Wood Utility Products – A Team Concept
Speaker: Jim Carter, Wood Quality Control, Inc.
4:15 - 5:00 PM - Protecting Your Utility Wood Structures
Speaker: Shekaib Adab, Genics
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Please contact us at email@example.com for any questions.
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.
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