Power Line Design & Staking
PLDS Level 4
Protecting the Aging Power Infrastructure
Multi-Circuit 3-Phase Mechanical Loading
Joint Use Inspection: Purpose & Procedures
Commercial Load Sizing
Distribution System Circuit Protection Basics
Storm Preparation & Recovery
Advanced Technology & Automation
Overhead & Underground Subdivision Layout
Overhead 3-Phase Line Extension
Time & Location
April 18 - 20, 2023
8:30 am – 4:00 pm CST, Tue-Thu (9:30 am -5:00 pm EST)
with proctored final exam through UTS eLearning site, due Fri, 4/28
About this Course
Course 401: Power Line Design & Staking, Level 4
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Power Line Design & Staking, Levels 1, 2 and 3
Hours: 21 CEUs: 2.1(PDHs: 21)
In Level 4 of the Power Line Design series, students will be taken beyond the basics of power line design and staking and will focus on reliability and efficiency. They will discuss the aging power infrastructure and system reliability. Students will look at mechanical loading for multi-circuits, will learn about commercial load sizing and will be guided through the process of calculating loads on manufactured products. Students will review NESC and will learn when and how to apply Rule 250 C and D. Classroom discussion will include a brief look at how local requirements and/or RUS standards and bulletins incorporate (and compare to) NESC rules. They will spend time learning about system protection and balance, including proper protective equipment selection and placement. Students will also discuss storm preparation (hardening of the system) and recovery (getting the system back operational). Course handbook provided.
UTS will provide course handbook, and other miscellaneous worksheets and supplies required for this course. This course packet will be mailed to students 1 week prior to course start date. Students need to have access to their own copy of the current, 2023 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) book.
A UTS instructor will deliver this course via WebEx platform. Daily web attendance required.
Course Process & Requirements
Desktop or Laptop
Internet - a 6mbps Internet connection (or as close to that as possible) works best.
Webcam and mic are recommended, but not required (online chat will be available).
Student Attendance: Students will be required to log in and participate during both training session days. 10-minute breaks will be given every hour and a 1-hour lunch break will be given at noon each day.
For virtual training sessions, we will be using the Webex platform. 2-3 days prior to class, students will receive an email invitation to join the training session. The email will include a link. Students will be able to join the training session through web browser or by downloading the app.
The course final exam will be taken online (not virtual) and will be available through our eLearning site the following week, due at the end of the exam week (on Friday). Students will receive this information during the virtual session. The final exam will require a proctor, so students will need to schedule the exam with a proctor. Proctor information will be collected during the virtual session.
Final exam access codes will be sent to proctors upon completion of the virtual session. Course certificates will be mailed upon successful completion of final exam. Certification diplomas and jackets will mail from UTS approx. 4-6 weeks after course completion.
Deadline for registration is April 3, 2023. 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 April 3, 2023 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after April 3, 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 April 3, 2023 are responsible for the full registration.
Registration & Price
Power Line Design & Staking - Level 4
April 18 - 20, 2023 - Virtual
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
3 or more registrations from same utility receive additional 5% discount!