Event Profile

Design and Joint Use Considerations When Installing Fiber on the Distribution System--POSTPONED

October 25 — 26, 2021
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center


This event has been postponed. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Engineers, lineworkers, foremen, and anyone working on joint use permits and fiber installation.

Course Overview:

Understanding joint use considerations when installing fiber on the distribution system is an ongoing -- and growing -- issue all utilities face. In this two-day course you will receive valuable information about NESC updates, grant requirements, joint use grounding, and more. After this course, you will have a better understanding of the following concepts:

  • Joint use contracts
  • Communication easements
  • Joint use clearances
  • Joint use groundings
  • NESC Rule 224: The Electric Utility with Communications Facilities
  • Location of utility fiber on the poles
  • Antennas
  • Make-ready surveys
  • Pole changeout staking
  • Managing the fiber installation
  • Managing the infrastructure after installation

Course Instructor:

Hi-Line Engineering

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

Marriott Anchorage Downtown
820 W 7th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 279-8000

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 9/24/2021): $1,080
Utility Member Standard: $1,155

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 9/24/2021): $1,620
Associate Member Standard: $1,695

Non-member Early Bird (ends 9/24/2021): $3,240
Non-member Standard: $3,315

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 Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: 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. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 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.