Specialty Courses

San Marcos, TX

Understanding the NESC

for Distribution Utilities

Structure - Organization

Section 1. Introduction

Section 9. Grounding Methods

Part 1. Rules for Installation and Maintenance of Electric Supply Stations and Equipment

Part 2. Rules for Installation and Maintenance of Overhead Electric Supply and Communication Lines (Clearances and Cable Types)

Section 24. Grades of Construction

Section 25. Loading for Grades B and C

Part 3. Safety Rules for Installation and Maintenance of Underground Electric Supply and Communication Lines

Part 4. Work Rules for the Operation of Electric Supply and Communication Lines and Equipment

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Time & Location

January 22 - 23, 8:00am-4:30pm

Dunbar Park 801 W. MLK Drive San Marcos, TX 78666

Lodging Recommendation

(within 5-7 miles of training)

Wingate by Wyndham

108 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

Comfort Suites

104 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

Hampton Inn & Suites

106 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

About this Course

Course 500: Understanding the NESC – for Distribution Utilities – 2 days

Who should attend: Staking/Field Technicians; Distribution Line Workers; System and Line Designers; Engineers; Utility Managers; Engineering Managers; System Engineers; Line Inspection personnel; and Electric Utility Contractors. Pre-requisite: A basic understanding of distribution power systems & line design is recommended.

Hours: 14    CEUs: 1.4 (PDHs: 14)


This 2 day NESC review course that provides a general overview of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) was developed primarily for electric utility personnel and contractors responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of distribution power lines and systems. The course provides attendees with a brief history of the NESC, its purpose, as well as the structure of the organization, roles of committees and the process for determining rules. The course focuses on rules associated with installation and maintenance of overhead and underground electric supply and communication lines, work rules associated with the same, and with particular attention given to changes introduced in the latest 2017 edition of the NESC. Worksheet exercises allow participants to apply NESC rules as they calculate load, clearance and sag for sample designs. A course guide is provided.


Students should bring a copy of the 2017 NESC (not provided). The 2017 NESC will be available August 1, 2016 and may be purchased from IEEE (http://www.ieee.com).


Our Instructor


Mickey Gunter is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and retired Georgia Power Company engineer, with over 38 years of distribution construction and engineering design, standards and training experience. With more than 18 years direct involvement with the NESC ANSI C-2 Committee, Mickey has become an industry expert on NESC rules and interpretations. He serves on numerous NESC Technical Sub-committees responsible for writing NESC rules, and serves on the NESC Interpretations Committee, as well.

Registration Deadline

Deadline for registration is January 10, 2020. Registrations will be confirmed via email, but participants are not guaranteed space in the class until payment is received. Thank you!

Cancellations/No Shows/Substitutions

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before January 03, 2020 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after January 03, 2020 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by January 03, 2020 are responsible for the full registration.

Registration & Price

Understanding the NESC for Distribution Utilities

January 22-23, 2020 - San Marcos, TX



Important: When you SUBMIT this Registration Form, you will be taken to a course confirmation page. If you are not routed to this page, please contact us at: 404-890-5514, ext 131 or [email protected]


Pricing - $995/person ($950 if register by Jan 03, 2020)

3 or more registrations from same utility receive additional 5% discount!