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
October 5 - 8, 2020
8:00-4:00 Mon-Wed, 8:00-Noon Thu
Cherryland EC, 5930 US-31 S Grawn, MI 49637
Baymont by Wyndham
2326 N US Hwy 31 S - Traverse City, MI 49684
Fairfield Inn & Suites
3701 N Country Dr - Traverse City, MI 49684
Courtyard by Marriott
3615 S Airport Rd - Traverse City, MI 49684
About this Course
Course 401: Power Line Design & Staking, Level 4 – 3.5 days
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.
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).
Deadline for registration is September 25, 2020. 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 September 11, 2020 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after September 11, 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 September 11, 2020 are responsible for the full registration.
Registration & Price
Power Line Design & Staking - Level 4
October 5-08, 2020 - Grawn, MI
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pricing - $1,495/person ($1450 if register by Sep 11, 2020)
3 or more registrations from same utility receive additional 5% discount!