Overhead Distribution Principles and Practices

March 30, 31, April 6, 7, 2021

Noon – 4 p.m. Eastern


Please read all the information below 
before you register:

Registration Fees

   $   995  for APPA members

   $1,990  for nonmembers

   $   995  through AULDP and CL-CU
with the promo
 code "OVERHEAD". 

Group Discounts

  • Save an additional $100 on each when your organization registers 5 or more people. The larger your group, the more you save!

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    Registration for this course is being handled by APPA. When you click the button, you will be taken directly to the APPA login page to either log in or create an account. Don't forget to use the promo code OVERHEAD. Contact for more information and to request the group registration form to receive the special discount above.  

    Registrants who cancel in writing on or before March 23, 2021, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after March 23 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by March 23 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund. Email your cancellation request to 


    – 24 hours after registering: You’ll receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registering, which contains some preliminary information.

    – 1 week out: You’ll receive a more comprehensive logistics/prep email a week out from the start of the first session.

    – 24 hours before: You’ll receive your Zoom log in links the day before the first class (sent from the APPA Academy’s Zoom account <>).

    You'll also receive a final logistics email 24 hours in advance of the first class (directly from the

    If you don’t receive this correspondence, email or call 202-467-2965.



    Phone: 202-467-2978

    It is highly recommended that you attend this course in conjunction with the Best Practices in Overhead Distribution Line Design online course (April 27-May 6). 



    R. John Miner, P.E. is an accomplished executive manager and educator with over 45 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He is president of Collaborative Learning, Inc., of Austin and San Antonio, Texas and has been an APPA instructor for more than 30 years and an instructor for the University of Wisconsin for 20 years. Before forming his own company, he worked for the Austin, Texas, Electric Utility Department, Rochester Public Utilities in Minnesota, and as an assistant professor for the University of Houston. 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, P.E., 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.

    Ted Dimberio, an accomplished engineer with over 40 years of experience in electric and telecommunication line design. He is currently President and CFO of Utility Line Design and President of Line Design University. Ted has worked in all capacities of line design including field staking, construction supervision, management, and consulting. He has been an industry leader in developing engineering software for electric distribution utilities that auto-generates profile drawings and required line design calculations to verify and document engineering decisions. Ted received his civil and structural engineering education from Mesabi State Junior College and the University of Minnesota. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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