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Power Line Design & Staking

Kissimmee, FL

PLDS Level 1
Kissimmee FL 

Overview—Workplace Safety

NESC Overview & Clearance Basics

Basic Electricity Overview

Use of Engineering & Drafting Tools

Distribution System Eqpt ID & Use

Ruling Span Calculations & Sag Charts

Transformer & Conductor Sizing Basics

Single Phase Mechanical Design

OH Line Design—Easements & ROW Issues

Power Systems Overview

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Time & Location

August 13 - 15, 2024

8:30-4:00 (Eastern Time), Tue - Thu

(final exam online, due Friday, 8/23)

Kissimmee Utility Authority

2850 North John Young Pkwy

Kissimmee, FL 34741

Lodging Recommendations

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
4955 Kyngs Heath Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34746

About this Course

Course 101: Power Line Design & Staking, Level 1

Pre-requisite: None
                                                                                               Hours: 21    CEUs: 2.1(PDHs: 21)


In Level 1 Power Line Design and Staking, students will gain a strong foundation necessary to help them advance in the field of line design and staking. This class will include the basic engineering of overhead single-phase lines typically expected of beginning line design personnel. After completion of this course, participants will be able to complete overhead transformer and service conductor sizing, calculate accurate guy leads for both angle and dead end situations, interpret and implement sag charts in clearance design, and will be able to navigate the NESC in order to locate important rules and tables necessary for safe design. Course handbook, scientific calculator and class supplies provided (calculator needed for Levels 2-4 also). 


NOTE: Students need to bring a copy of the current 2023 NESC to class (not included in course materials).

Registration Deadline

Deadline for registration is August 9, 2024. 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 August 9, 2024 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after August 9, 2024 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by August 9, 2024 are responsible for the full registration. (FMEA members refer to FMEA cancellation policy)

Registration & Price

Power Line Design & Staking, Level 1

August 13 - 15, 2024 - Kissimmee, FL

Note for FMEA Members - Register through FMEA

2024 Power Line Design and Staking Certification Program Level 1 - Florida Municipal Electric Association (

or contact Elizabeth Bendele at [email protected]

All other attendees, register below.

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 105 or [email protected]


Pricing - $1695/person

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


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