Event Profile

2023 NESC Updates

October 11, 2022
Northwest Public Power Association

Who Should Attend:

Engineers, staking technicians, foremen, and construction contractors who are responsible for making the hard decisions regarding interpretation and application of the NESC at their utility.

Related Events:

Application and Use of the 2023 NESC, Vancouver, WA, October 12-14, 2022

2023 NESC Updates, Spokane, WA, November 7, 2022

Application and Use of the 2023 NESC, Spokane, WA, November 8-10, 2022

Course Overview:

The 2023 National Electrical Safety Code was released Aug. 1, 2022, and becomes effective Jan. 1, 2023. With many changes and additions to the NESC—most directly affecting distribution systems—learning these changes is imperative for personnel responsible for the safe design, construction, and operations of an electric utility system. This one-day course will focus only on the changes to the NESC and will assume that participants have a working knowledge of the NESC. The changes will be addressed in terms of possibly required changes to design standards and work rules for electric utilities, with focus on distribution applications.

Course Highlights:

  • Purpose and scope
  • New terms and definitions
  • Grounding and exceptions to the Four Grounds Per Mile Rule
  • Substations
  • Sections 20–23: Overhead lines
  • Sections 24–27: Overhead lines
  • Underground systems
  • Work rules
  • Course Instructor:

    Hi-Line Engineering

    Course Schedule:

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

    Course Location:

    Northwest Public Power Association
    9817 NE 54th Street, Suite 200
    Vancouver, WA 98662
    (360) 254-0109

    Suggested Hotels:

    Heathman Lodge
    7801 NE Greenwood Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662
    (360) 254-3100
    Ask for the NWPPA rate for 20% off advertised prices.

    Best Western Plus Vancouver Mall
    9420 NE Vancouver Mall Drive
    Vancouver, WA 98662
    (360) 256-0707

    Course Fees:

    Utility Member Early Bird (ends 9/10/2022): $1,030
    Utility Member Standard: $1,105

    Associate Member Early Bird (ends 9/10/2022): $1,545
    Associate Member Standard: $1,620

    Non-member Early Bird (ends 9/20/2022): $2,060
    Non-member Standard: $2,135


    Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

    Cancellation Policies:

    For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
    For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

    If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

    When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact Gail Patterson, Registrar, via email, Gail@nwppa.org, or call (360) 816-1450. 

    Safety Measures:

    As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.


    Continuing Hours:

    This course qualifies for 6 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

    For More Information:

    To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.