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Power Line Design & Staking


PLDS Level 2


NESC Advanced Clearance Issues

Permitting Procedures

Underground Distribution Concepts

Overhead Equipment Operation

Mechanical Design 3-Phase Angle & Dead-end Calculations

Joint Use Designs & Field Engineering Make Ready Process

Unique Structure Clearances

Conductor Envelope

Spacer Cable & Tree Wire

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Time & Location

July 31 - August 25, 2023

Online/Self-paced, Flex hours

About this Course

The online version of the UTS Level 2 Power Line Design & Staking course covers the same topics as our classroom version.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Power Line Design & Staking, Level 1

Hours: 21    UTS CEUs: 2.1

In Level 2 of the Power Line Design and Staking series, students will build on the foundation created in the prerequisite course, Level 1. This class places emphasis on joint use remedy and make ready, as well as vertical and horizontal loading.


After completion of Level 2, participants will be able to complete the layout and design of most overhead projects, understand and utilize NESC and sag chart criteria, evaluate and design make ready/remedy for joint use facilities, calculate the mechanical loading effects of line design, understand conductor blowout and design for/around grain bins, and will be able to design for crossing under transmission lines.


*Course manual provided.  

The Course Process

Course Access: Students will be allowed to log in and work at their own pace (within access dates of the course) and will be responsible for checking weekly assignments, course notes and for submitting all assignments by listed due dates.

Reading Assignments: Students will be given weekly reading assignments from UTS handbook provided in course packet, as well as supplements which may be available on the course website.

Worksheets: Students will complete exercises to demonstrate comprehension of basic engineering design concepts and calculations. Worksheets may be printed and included in the course packet and/or may be made available online. 

Quizzes: Students will be given opportunity to demonstrate understanding of material from handbook, worksheets, reading supplements and NESC by completing weekly online quizzes. Quizzes will consist of T/F, multiple choice, and short answer questions.

Final Exam: Once all course assignments are complete, students will submit a request for final exam. The final exam will be taken online but will be proctored by utility/company manager or other assigned utility personnel.

Grading – Course Status: Course is a Pass/Retake and grade is a combination of weekly online assignments (quizzes, worksheets), overall participation as given opportunity, and performance on final exam.

Certificates: Students will receive a certificate of completion (mailed) upon passing the course and will be ready for the Level 3 of the Power Line Design & Staking series. 


(See UTS Class Calendar for 2023 Level 3 course dates – or ask about hosting one at your facility)


Registration Deadline

Deadline for registration is July 17, 2023. 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 July 17, 2023 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after July 17, 2023 will not receive a refund, but participant substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by July 17, 2023 are responsible for the full registration. 

Registration & Price

Power Line Design & Staking - Level 2

July 31-August 25, 2023 - ONLINE



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 - $1,695/person


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