Power Line Design & Staking
PLDS Level 1
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
Time & Location
January 16 - 18, 2024
8:30-4:00 (Eastern Time), Tue - Thu
(final exam online, due Friday, 1/26)
VMDAEC Training Center 1293 Salem Church Rd Palmyra, VA 22963
Best Western Plus Crossroad Inn & Suites
135 Wood Ridge Terrace
Zion Crossroads, VA 22942
To make reservation, call hotel direct at 540-832-1700, request VMDAEC Corp Rate: $133+tax
Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlottesville Downtown/University Area
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About this Course
Course 101: Power Line Design & Staking, Level 1
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).
Deadline for registration is January 5, 2024. Registrations will be confirmed via email, but participants are not guaranteed space in the class until payment is received. Thank you!
Registrants who cancel in writing on or before January 5, 2024 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after January 5, 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 January 5, 2024 are responsible for the full registration.
Registration & Price
Power Line Design & Staking, Level 1
January 16 - 18, 2024 - Palmyra, VA
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!