Underground Transmission 2017: New Projects and O&M Challenges
January 30-31, 2017 | Denver, CO
Underground transmission lines are a very small percentage of the transmission grid across the country, yet they are more complicated and time consuming in design, construction, repair, and maintenance. Utilities and transmission owners are dealing with municipalities and a public that does not want to see new transmission lines and are suggesting moving them underground, but this move is a daunting task full of risks and challenges that the utilities must make all stakeholders aware of. With transmission lines that are already underground, operations and maintenance of those lines comes with its own challenges while emergency or planned repair work can be exponentially more complicated with longer outage times.
This conference will provide utilities, transmission owners, and all parties’ involved, detailed information from lessons learned and the experience of others whom have taken on these challenges before. Some of the topics that will be discussed will explain the risks involved with going underground and the challenges of new construction as well as existing underground lines being repaired, replaced and approaches to maintenance plans for underground projects.
- Review Arizona Public Service’s principles and methods with designing an underground transmission line
- Review the challenges faced and learn from the solutions implemented by Dominion at their Littlecreek-Burton 115kV transmission project
- Assess PSE&G’s 345 kV Bergen Linden Corridor Underground Project and the challenges faced with installing 20 miles of 345 kV XLPE cable through Newark
- Explore the components of Duke Energy’s underground maintenance program for pipe type cables
- Engage in a discussion on the use of underground cables in a temporary set up to support construction and emergency restoration at Dominion
- Engage in a panel discussion on lines being repaired, replaced or expanded and the challenges these projects face
- Explore the lessons learned by Southern California Edison on unique operational Conditions Associated with Underground – Overhead High Voltage Circuit
- Listen to an introduction to superconducting materials used for underground cable installations, cable configurations for AC and DC applications
- Review field methods of testing and measuring the parameters required to ensure proper operation of HV cables
- List the different types and purposes of factory tests as compared to the tests performed once the line is energized
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this conference and 0.4 CEUs for the workshop.
Requirements for Successful Completion of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.
This conference will use case studies and PowerPoint presentations.
Monday, January 30, 2017
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. :: Registration
1:30 – 1:40 p.m. :: Welcome and Opening Comments
3:05 – 3:35 p.m. :: Networking Break
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. :: Networking Reception
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Dewberry
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Networking Break
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. :: Group Luncheon Sponsored by Underground Devices
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break
4:30 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns
Underground Transmission 101
Monday January 30, 2017
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Workshop Timing
Underground transmission is a costly and complicated option for transmission projects. This workshop will provide an in-depth overview of underground systems, technology, construction, and installation. This is the ideal workshop for engineers new to underground transmission projects, regulatory staff that needs an overview to evaluate project options and vendors and contractors that support utilities as they build new transmission.
- Review underground transmission technology and systems
- Examine the basics of underground design and construction
- Discuss the design of extruded dielectric cable systems
- Discuss the design of high-pressure fluid-filled cable systems
- Underground Transmission: An Overview
- Basic Underground Design and Construction Considerations
- Preliminary Design Issues
- Route Selection
- Detail Design Issues
- Other Design Considerations
- Installation Methods
- Extruded Dielectric Cable System Design
- Cable Design
- Trench Design
- Grounding/Bonding Design
- Structure Designs
- Other Design Considerations
- High-Pressure Fluid-Filled Cable System Design
- Cable Design
- Trench Design
- Cathodic Protection
- Hydraulic System Design
- Structure Designs
Dennis Johnson, Senior Project Engineer, POWER Engineers
Dennis Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction of underground transmission and distribution systems. He served as a design and project engineer on numerous underground transmission projects at voltages ranging from 69 kV to 345 kV. Mr. Johnson is an active voting member of the IEEE Insulated Conductors Committee (ICC). He is a member of various ICC subcommittees that are developing guides and standards for high voltage underground cable systems.
Todd Goyette, Senior Project Engineer, POWER Engineers
Todd Goyette joined POWER Engineers in November of 2012 and is a senior project engineer in their underground transmission group. He has extensive experience in all aspects of high voltage and extra high voltage underground transmission projects including design, permitting & licensing, construction and operation & maintenance. He has experience with self-contained fluid filled, high pressure fluid filled, high pressure gas filled and extruded dielectric cable systems. Prior to joining POWER, Todd worked for National Grid, a large investor based utility, for 18 years performing similar functions. He is a skilled presenter on the topic of underground cables and serves on several working group committees for the IEEE Insulated Conductors Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.
Ryan Adams, P.E., Senior Engineer, Arizona Public Service
Eric Beauguitte, Cable Design Engineer, Nexans
Boguslaw Bochenski, Senior Engineer, Underground Cable Testing, Kinectrics
Dan Chapoton, PE, Lead Engineer, Transmission Line Equipment, Transmission Equipment Engineering Unit, Duke Energy
Hunly Chy – Senior Transmission Engineer, Southern California Edison
Martin Henriksen,Technical Director, Nexans
Dennis E. Johnson, Senior Project Engineer, Power Engineers, Inc.
Dennis O’Reilly, Senior Manager, Sargent & Lundy LLC
Bobby Rich, EIT, Engineer II, Dominion
Matthew Rudd, Electric Transmission Engineering, Dominion Technical Solutions, Inc.
James A. Sheftal – Senior Project Manager, Southern California Edison
Stephen Taylor, EIT, Engineer I, Dominion
Roman Vazquez III – Senior Project Engineer, Southern California Edison
Denver Marriott City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202
To reserve your room, please call 1-303-297-1300 or book online here.
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $189.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.
Room Block Dates:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of January 29 – 30, 2017.
Rate Available Until:
Make your reservations prior to January 9, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
|Proceedings package||US $ 395.00|