The purpose of the forums is to bring together overhead line designers for the standardisation of the safe design of overhead line infrastructure and share innovative approaches to design solutions.

This years North Island forum was held in Auckland on Thursday 6th May. The agenda for the day is available below:

NI Agenda


Sean McCready: EEA

Introduction - Overhead Line Designers Group and EEA Activities

Rob Douglas: EnergyEdge What are the roles and responsibilities of Line Designers? / What should you be aware of?
Rob McCrone: EEA Consultant Overhead Line Design Micro-Credential / Learners survey
Paul Blackmore: Powerco
Wooden Pole and Conductor Condition Assessment Guide - Update
Matthew Crake: WSP Seismic Design
Carl Rathbone: PowerNet A couple of Semi-Regular conversations
Participants Presentations:

Helen Gilbert: WEL Networks WEL Networks 33kV steel pole defects
Liang Li: Electrix Strain rigging on ACSR conductors
Edlyn Colaco: Jacobs Screw Piles
Steve Copper: Top Energy Top Energy Design tools
Tim Hoskin: Transpower Survey and modelling of transmission lines
Mitch Graham: Unison Tonga HV & LV networks
James Donald: AECOM ADSS Line design and Challenges
Paul Blackmore: Powerco
Powerco GIS Systems

This years South Island forum was held in Christchurch on 26th May. The agenda for the day is available below:

SI Agenda


Participants Presentations:

Cameron McNoe: Meyer Cruden Backfill/compaction methods-address field study
Scot Jefferies: Aurora Backfill and compaction and foundation testing
Pablo Daverio: Infratec OH line in Niuafo'ou, Tonga
Andy Burrell: Landpro Tree growth rates with LiDAR
Brian Campbell: Connetics Aurora steel poles
James Mathieson: ElectroNet

Weather Event Inspections - Use of Drones to monitor

Ravinder Singh: PLP Overhead Lines Galvanic Corrosion Challenges
Jed Coppins: Network Tasman Foundation Design
Andrew Hindle: BECA 33kV Increasing Line Ratings and Optimising Pole Refurbishment

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