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


Time & Location

December 1 - 4, 2020

8:30-4:30 Tue-Thu, 8:30-Noon Fri



This Level 2 course will be presented in VIRTUAL format only, Dec 1-4.


Students will be able to join the training through their web browser or may download the (GoToMeeting) desktop app, if preferred (app download is not necessary, though).


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).


Dec 1-3: Training Days, Dec 4: Final exam

About this Course

Course 201: Power Line Design & Staking, Level 2 - 3.5 days

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

Hours: 21    CEUs: 2.1(PDHs: 21)

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.  


NOTE: Students need to bring a copy of the current 2017 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 November 20, 2020. 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 Nov 6, 2020 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after Nov 6, 2020 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by Nov 6, 2020 are responsible for the full registration.

Registration & Price

Power Line Design & Staking - Level 2

December 1-4, 2020 - 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 - $1,495/person ($1450 if register by Nov 06, 2020)

3 or more registrations from same utility receive additional 5% discount!