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Power Line Design & Staking

San Marcos, TX

PLDS Level 3
San Marcos, TX

Professional Development for electric utility line design personnel

Acquire essential tools necessary to advance in the utility industry

Satisfy pre-requisite and prepare for Level 4 of the Power Line Design & Staking Certification series

Earn 2.1 UTS Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 

Hosted by

San Marcos Electric Utilities

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Time & Location

March 12 - 14, 2024

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

(final exam due online Fri, March 22)


City of San Marcos Public Service Complex

2217 E. McCarty Lane

San Marcos, TX 78666

Lodging Recommendation

(within 5-7 miles of training)

Embassy Suites

1001 E. McCarty Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

Homewood Suites

451 Barnes Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

Hampton Inn & Suites

106 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

About this Course

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Power Line Design & Staking, Levels 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 March 1, 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 March 1, 2024 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after March 1, 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 March 1, 2024 are responsible for the full registration.

Registration & Price

Power Line Design & Staking - Level 3

March 12-14, 2024 - San Marcos, TX


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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