Event Profile

Design and Joint Use Considerations for Utility Fiber

October 31 — November 1, 2022
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center

Who Should Attend:

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

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NWPPA/APA Alaska Electric Utility Conference, October 31, 2022

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Application and Use of the 2023 NESC, October 31, 2022

Electric Utility System Operation, October 31, 2022

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.

Course Highlights:

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:

    Matt Pamperin, Hi-Line Engineering

    Course Schedule:

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

    Course Location:

    Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
    600 W 7th Ave.
    Anchorage, AK 99501
    (907) 263-2850

    Course Hotel:

    Marriott Downtown Anchorage
    820 W 7th Ave.
    Anchorage, AK 99501
    (907) 279-8000
    Room Rate: $139
    Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than 10/9/2022, to secure this room rate.

    Course Fees:

    Utility Member Early Bird (ends 9/30/2022): $1,740
    Utility Member Standard: $1,815

    Associate Member Early Bird (ends 9/30/2022): $2,610
    Associate Member Standard: $2,685

    Non-member Early Bird (ends 9/30/2022): $3,480
    Non-member Standard: $3,630

    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.

    This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are available online 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.