Introduction to Transmission Line Design Workshop


The IEEE Southern Alberta PES/IAS Chapter is pleased to announce a two-day hands-on design workshop, presented by Carl Orde, covering the following aspects of transmission line design:

Day 1

  • Preamble
  • Basic approaches to transmission line design
  • Loadings
  • Failure containment loadings (deterministic)
  • Loading Calculation Exercises
  • Structure strength
  • Conductor basics
  • General discussion, Q&A


Day 2

  • Insulators
  • Hardware
  • Electrical Clearances
  • Other electrical considerations
  • Line design
  • Line uprating
  • General discussion, Q&A

Attendees should bring a scientific calculator for the design exercises.  Printed course notes and a PDF version of the same on a Memory Stick will be provided.

Lunch is included.  Please indicate any food allergies or dietary restrictions when registering.

Registration consists of two parts - vTools and PayPal. Follow the "Register Now" link below, and complete the information. The system will then take you to a PayPal page to enter your payment information. When you have successfully registered and paid, you will receive 2 confirmation emails, 1 from IEEE and 1 from PayPal. Your registration is not complete until your payment has been received, and you have received both confirmation emails.

  Date and Time




  • 9030 Macleod Trail South
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada T2H 0M4
  • Building: The Carriage House Inn
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  • Starts 25 March 2018 08:00 PM
  • Ends 24 April 2018 11:55 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
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Mr. Carl Orde, P.Eng.

Mr. Carl Orde, P.Eng. of Utilitech Consulting Inc.


Introduction to Transmission Line Design Workshop


Carl Orde is past chairman and associate member of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Overhead Lines Committee (Standard C22.3 No. 1).  He is a Professional Engineer with over 45 years’ experience in overhead line design


8:00am - Registration (first day only)
8:30am - Workshop
10:00am - Coffee Break
10:15am - Workshop
12:00pm - Lunch
12:30pm - Workshop
2:45pm - Coffee Break
3:00pm - Workshop & Q/A
4:30pm - Conclude