AULDP offers a series of courses throughout the year as part of our commitment to continuing education.
After you register and attend, you will receive your Professional Development Hours Certificate.
Each course will be available for you to replay for 30 days after.
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Collaborative Learning and the Academy for Utility Line Design Professionals are offering this practical 1/2-day mini-course to help utility managers, engineers, designers and others improve the safety of their overhead distribution lines. The course leaders will present an overview of the conditions and defects that are typically encountered on overhead lines and will summarize the requirements of the NESC with respect to overhead line inspection, testing and correction of conditions and defects. They will also share examples of policies, procedures and best practices for ensuring that your organization and its employees are prepared to recognize, mitigate, report and correct hazards in a timely manner.
Earn 3 Professional Development Hours
with each course
Thursdays, 12:00-3:30 PM Eastern
Surveying, Staking and GIS
for OHD Distribution
January 6, 2022
EARN YOUR PDHs
Select, register, pay and view for 30 days. Each of these former webinars is
Manufactured Utility Poles
Guying & Anchoring
Texas House Bill 4150 &
PUCT Substantive Rule 25.97
We are offering this practical 1/2-day mini-course to help utility managers, engineers, designers and others improve their pole attachment standards, processes and practices. The course leaders will present an overview of electric and telecom-munication line joint use including benefits, historical and regulatory context, and current trends. They will also describe management and engineering “best practices” which, with proper application, can result in line designs that are safer, more reliable, and in compliance with the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and professional engineering laws and regulations. Course content will cover traditional “wireline” telecom pole attachments (fiber, coaxial cable, wire, equipment), as well as wireless antennas and equipment including 5G technology.
Introduction to the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
for Overhead Distribution Lines
The 2017 edition of the NESC is the national standard for safety in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of overhead electric supply and communication lines. NESC rules are established on the fundamental principles used for the safety of utility facilities and the NESC is globally recognized as good engineering practice. Utilities and authorized contractors performing design, construction, operation, or maintenance tasks are responsible for meeting the applicable requirements of the NESC.
Even if compliance with the NESC is not legally enforced, employees of utilities and their contractors have a moral responsibility to design, construct, operate and maintain electric and communication systems in a safe manner. When incidents involving utility systems cause death, injury, and property damage, litigation is often based on claims of non-compliance with the NESC.
Don’t miss this opportunity to become more familiar with the NESC and its application to overhead distribution lines!
Introduction to Utility Distribution Systems
This course provides a comprehensive and practical overview of electric utility distribution systems from transmission or generation source to the end-use customer. Participants who are new to this subject area will benefit from survey coverage of distribution substations, Distributed Energy resources (DERs), overhead and underground distribution system characteristics, including advantages and disadvantages of each, key distribution system components, and equipment types.
• The electric utility distribution system:
• Overcurrent and overvoltage
New to the Industry
Introductory 60-minute mini-course: Leaders will present an overview of utility line design in the context of legal and regulatory requirements, industry best practices and the professional practice of engineering design. AULDP promotes design practices that result in overhead and underground electric and communication lines that are safe, reliable, and in full compliance with the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and professional engineering laws and regulations.
Using GIS in the Electric
This is an in-depth mini-course for utility line design professionals to better understand the role and importance of geographic information systems (GIS) in the design of overhead electric power lines and related utility functions. Leaders will describe the attributes of GIS, proven best practices for GIS management and use, as well as its use for engineering design and asset management.