Event Profile

Staking Technician Certification Program: Protection/Basic Sectionalizing Design

January 27 — 28, 2021


Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Staking technicians.

Related Events:

Staking Technician Certification Program: Underground Line Design and Subdivision Layout, January 25-27, 2021

Staking Technician Certification Program: Line Inspection, January 28-29, 2021

Webinar Overview:

This course is part of the Comprehensive Staking Technician Program. It is designed to give students a basic understanding of the devices and techniques used to protect distribution lines and customers from damage or injury due to over-current/over-voltage. Topics include:

  • Fault current, including the basic application of devices to interrupt the maximum available fault current produced by short circuits
  • Voltage surges caused by lightning and the use of lightning arresters to shunt the over-voltage to ground
  • Basic theory of voltage regulators and capacitors with a focus on correct placement and application of the devices on the circuit when a line is being staked 

Webinar Recordings:

The course is only available live; no recording will be made available.

Webinar Instructor:

Hi-Line Engineering

Webinar Schedule:

The webinar will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. PST on day one and from 8:30 a.m. to noon PST on day two. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees 12 hours before the webinar and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. The webinar is best viewed using Chrome as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections.

This registration is for one person to attend. We manage our webinars on an honor-system basis; if more than one person from a utility wishes to attend, each is to register separately.

Webinar Fees:

Utility Member Rate: $250
Associate Member Rate: $375
Non-Member Rate: $750

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or no show, 100% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for six continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.