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Power Line Design & Staking

San Marcos, TX

PLDS Level 4
San Marcos, TX

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

Hosted by

San Marcos Electric Utilities

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Time & Location

September 24 - 26, 2024

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

(final exam due online Fri, October 4)


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, Level 1, 2 & 3

Hours: 21    UTS CEUs: 2.1

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.

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 September 13, 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 September 13, 2024 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after September 13, 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 September 13, 2024 are responsible for the full registration.

Registration & Price

Power Line Design & Staking - Level 4

September 24-26, 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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