Power Line Design & Staking
PLDS Level 4
Professional Development for electric utility line design personnel
Acquire essential tools necessary to advance in the utility industry
Satisfy pre-requisite and prepare for Levels 2, 3 & 4 of the Power Line Design & Staking Certification series
Earn 2.1 UTS Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Time & Location
December 7 - 9, 2022
8:30 – 4:00 pm Wed-Fri (EST)
with proctored final exam through UTS eLearning site, due Fri, 12/16
About this Course
Course 401: Power Line Design & Staking, Level 4 – 3 days (final exam online the following week)
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, 2017 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) book.
Virtual Attendance required all 3 days of instruction. See process below.
A UTS instructor will be assigned to teach the class and will also be available via email (and phone, by appointment), as needed, during the course dates.
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 all 3 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 December 7-9 virtual training sessions, we will be using the Webex platform. Between December 1-6, students will receive an email invitation to join a 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, with submission deadline of Friday, Dec 16. 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 November 18, 2022. 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 November 18, 2022 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after November 18, 2022 will not receive a refund, but participant substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by November 18, 2022 are responsible for the full registration.
Registration & Price
Power Line Design & Staking - Level 4
December 7 - 9, 2022 - 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
3 or more registrations from same utility receive additional 5% discount!