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Power Line Design & Staking

Alexandria, MN

PLDS Level 3
Alexandria, MN

D.O.T. Projects

Pole & Pole Top Component Loading

Insulation Loading

Cross-arm Loading

Underground System Design - Transformer & Service Loading

NESC Exceptions & Specifics

Conductor Sag & Tension

Mechanical Analysis

Hosted by

STAR Energy Services LLC


Time & Location

January 30 - February 1, 2024

8:30-4:30 (Central Time) Tue-Thu - Onsite Training

(final exam due online Fri, February 9)


STAR Energy Services LLC

6841 Power Lane SW

Alexandria, MN 56308

Lodging Recommendations

(within 5-7 miles of training)

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott

4929 Sanibel Dr, Alexandria, MN 56308

Holiday Inn Alexandria

5637 Highway 29 S, Alexandria, MN 56308

Hampton Inn & Suites

2705 S Broadway St, Alexandria, MN 56308

About this Course

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Power Line Design & Staking, Level 1 & 2

Hours: 21    UTS CEUs: 2.1

In Level 3 Power Line Design and Staking, students will build on the foundation created in the prerequisite courses, Levels 1 and 2 and are introduced to underground line design. Attention is given to understanding how to apply the theories of line design to solve special problems. After completion of this course, participants will be able complete the layout and design of most overhead and underground projects. Students will also understand the physical loads on the distribution system and the associated hardware, read DOT projects, class poles, design for special guying situations, calculate sag and create a stringing chart, and estimate sag on uneven terrain. Course manual provided.

NOTE: Students need to bring a copy of the current 2023 NESC to class (not included in course materials) and a scientific calculator (one was provided in the Level 1 class - graphing function not required).

Registration Deadline

Deadline for registration is January 19, 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 Jan 19, 2024 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after Jan 19, 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 Jan 19, 2024 are responsible for the full registration.

Registration & Price

Power Line Design & Staking - Level 3

January 30-February 1, 2024 - Alexandria, MN



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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