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
San Marcos Electric Utilities
Time & Location
December 8 - 11, 2020
8:30-4:30 Tue-Thu, 8:30-Noon Fri
Dunbar Park 801 W. MLK Drive San Marcos, TX 78666
(within 5-7 miles of training)
108 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
104 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
106 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
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 November 23, 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 Nov 23, 2020 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after Nov 23, 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 23, 2020 are responsible for the full registration.
Registration & Price
Power Line Design & Staking - Level 4
November 17-20, 2020 - 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 - $1495/person ($1450 if register by Nov 23, 2020)
3 or more registrations from same utility receive additional 5% discount!