Best Practices in Overhead Distribution Line Design

      April 27-29 & May 4-6  12-4 p.m. EDT 

Technology Requirements

Zoom Meeting Application: Attendees are required to have strong Internet access, in order to run the Zoom meeting platform. Click here  to learn more about downloading the Zoom Web Client.

Audio/Webcam: You will need to enable computer audio to listen and speak (alternatively a call-in number will be provided) and you will also need a webcam, so you can fully engage in the small group breakout sessions and group discussions.
Utility Line Design Software: You will receive access information and be asked to download the Utility Line Design Software Client Program (to perform the line design calculations discussed in class) a week in advance of the first session—registrants will receive more details by email.

Additional Requirements
2017 NESC: Participants are required to have a copy of the 2017 National Electric Safety CodeĀ® (ANSI C2-2017) on hand to review during the course. Hard copies and electronic version can be purchased from IEEE (; 800/701-4333). 

    Course Access and Materials

      Zoom Links: Zoom log in credentials will be sent out 24 hours before the start of Session 1. 

      Course materials: Attendees will receive access to APPA’s secure online document portal a week before the course, where the eManuals and other course materials will be made available, allowing you to work with them before, during and after the online sessions. 

      Line Design Software: You will receive a separate email from Ted Dimberio (instructor and software co-developer) a week in advance of the class with directions on how to access the Utility Line Design Client program, which you’ll use to perform some basic line design calculations. 

      Recordings: The sessions will be recorded and can also be accessed through APPA’s document portal (within a week of the last class in the program), in case you can’t attend the live versions. Recordings will be accessible for 30 days after the last course session. Note: Continuing education credits can only be issued for attending live sessions.

        Application Exercises/Homework

        Following each live session, participants are expected to work independently on online line design application exercises (some exercises will be conducted during the live sessions). Further instructions on accessing the line design software and completing the exercises will be provided at the beginning of Session One. 

        There will also be self-grading online quizzes to complete outside of class, to test your knowledge on key concepts.

        Total estimated time for completing these items is 1-2 hours total.

        This course builds on content presented in the Overhead Distribution Principles & Practices online course (March 30 – April 7). It is highly recommended that attendees take both courses.  

        Click here for additional information.

        Held in partnership with
        Collaborative Learning, Inc.

        and the

        American Public Power Association

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