Event Profile

Application and Use of the 2023 NESC

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

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.

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Course Overview:

The 2023 National Electrical Safety Code was released August 1, 2022, and becomes effective January 1, 2023. With many changes or 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 two-day course focuses on the application of the 2023 National Electrical Safety Code, with particular emphasis on the changes to the existing rules and new rules. In this class, you will learn the meaning of the safety code rules as well as how to apply the rules in everyday design.

Course Highlights:

  • Section 1 – Introduction to NESC
  • Section 9 – Grounding Methods
  • Part 1 – Electric Supply Stations
  • Section 21 – General Requirements
  • Section 25 – Loading of Lines
  • Section 26 – Strength Requirements
  • Section 27 – Line Insulation
  • Section 23 – Clearances
  • Part 3 – Underground Lines
  • Part 4 – Operation of Electric Supply
  • Course Instructor:

    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 (EXTENDED to 10/14/22): $1,740
    Utility Member Standard: $1,815

    Associate Member Early Bird (EXTENDED to 10/14/22): $2,610
    Associate Member Standard: $2,685

    Non-member Early Bird (EXTENDED to 10/14/22): $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.