Conferences & Workshops
For more than a quarter of a century, EDM has taken a lead role in the transfer of technology to our industry. EDM takes pride in bringing together professionals in the utility, engineering and related industries in an effort to present new information and technological advancements.
International Conference on Overhead Line Structures
The 2014 conference was our best yet! We had over 260 professionals from the electric utility industry present and sold out of booth space for the exhibit.
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Since 1987, EDM has brought the International Conference to the electric utility industry in an effort to provide a forum that focuses on technologies and resources that support the leading corporate objectives of electric utility companies today -- such as reducing operations and maintenance (O&M) costs, increasing power throughput, and improving line reliability. The conference objectives are:
Utility executives, managers, and engineers with responsibility for transmission, distribution, substation design, construction, and O&M are invited.
Finally, a field session showcasing state-of-the-art technologies offered the opportunity to test and observe product demonstrations.
Avian Protection and Overhead Line Management
(contact EDM if you are interested in bringing this or a similar workshop program to your area)
For more than 20 years, EDM has held workshops geared toward current issues related to overhead line inspection, maintenance and management. This day and a half Workshop – presented for industry only – is specifically geared towards addressing oil and gas related issues as it pertains to avian issues and power line engineering/maintenance.
The first session will provide information on avian issues associated with electrical contacts, pits/ponds, flares/stacks, and collisions. Information will also be provided on laws protecting birds of prey and measures to effectively mitigate problems. Information will be presented on the effectiveness of various retrofitting products and approaches. Common misapplications will also be addressed.
The second day will focus on issues related to overhead line inspection, assessment, joint use and restoration and will include discussion and demonstration of tools and methods by which to enhance inspection and maintenance programs including: facilities mapping, methods for quantifying and tracking component conditions, and wood pole treatments.
For information on specific presentations, speakers, workshop location and registration information, please click below:
EDM Participation in Industry Events
EDM participates in industry conferences, seminars, training programs and workshops throughout the world. Recent and upcoming participation by EDM staff includes:
Geospatial Conference in the Rockies
CEATI - Transmission Lines for the 21st Century: Design & Asset Management Workshop
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