Learn about the inherent benefits of joint-use overhead lines and receive a high-level overview of regulations, current industry trends, common technical issues and risks, and the core elements of effective joint use management.
- Utility line joint use: What is it and why is it desirable?
- Industry trends in wireline and wireless pole attachments, including 5G technology
- The regulatory structure for joint use utility lines
- Common issues and risks for joint use
- Management best practices in joint use
- Elements of effective joint use agreements and processes
This practical three-part series of webinars designed to help public power managers, engineers, designers and others improve their pole attachment standards, processes, and practices. Hear an overview of electric and telecommunication line joint use including benefits, historical and regulatory context, and current trends. Learn about management and engineering “best practices” which, with proper application, can result in line designs that are safer, more reliable, and in compliance with the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and professional engineering laws and regulations. Review traditional “wireline” telecom pole attachments (fiber, coaxial cable, wire, equipment), as well as wireless antennas and equipment including 5G technology.
Public power personnel involved in the following areas:
- Crew Leaders
- Safety Professionals
- Consultants who work with joint use overhead lines
R. John Miner, P.E. is an accomplished executive manager and educator with over forty-five years of experience in the electric utility industry. He is president of Collaborative Learning, Inc. of Austin and San Antonio, Texas, a firm that presents management and technical education programs and, through Collaboration Unlimited, provides management consulting services to the electric utility industry. John’s technical seminars and workshops for utilities have covered such topics as application of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), overhead and underground distribution systems, electric system planning, construction, operations, and maintenance. John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering (with honors), and a Master of Science degree in engineering science, both from the University of Toledo. John is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Texas and Minnesota.
Erich Schoennagel is an accomplished engineer and manager who works with Collaborative Learning as a technical consultant and continuing education program developer and instructor. Erich began his utility career more than 40 years ago and most recently managed the Transmission Project Engineering group for a large investor-owned utility, which served the company’s needs for transmission system design, substation and telecom site improvement, and civil engineering for transmission, substation, distribution, and telecom structures. Erich has extensive experience in the application of engineering principles and NESC requirements to the design of utility structures and foundations. Erich received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.
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Individual webinars: $109 for members; $209 for nonmembers
Please click on each webinar title to register individually:
- Joint Use Benefits, Trends, Regulations, and Management Best Practices: February 6
- Joint Use Engineering and Technical Best Practices: February 13
- Joint Use NESC Compliance: February 20
The 3-part series (discounted price): $275 for members; $550 for nonmembers
- Register for the series.
- Webinars are recorded and available for playback, in case you miss the live version.
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- Each webinar is worth 1 CPEs/.1 CEU/1 PDH credits
CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
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