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Power Line Design & Staking

Palmyra, VA

PLDS Level 1
Palmyra VA 

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

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

Lodging Recommendations

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

Corporate ID: VMDAEC, Rate is $119.00

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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 January 5, 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 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

VMDAEC Members - Register through VMDAEC ( or contact Brandon Burton at [email protected]


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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