Underground Transmission Fundamentals

Underground Transmission Fundamentals

January 18, 2023 | Denver, CO and Online

“The course was very applicable and started with the very basics so even if you had no experience, you could follow the presenters.” NYPA Attendee

“Course was very detailed on the aspects of the underground transmission planning, design, and construction; highly recommend to anyone who would take part in one of those areas of a project.” Project Engineer I, NYPA

“Excellent course from individuals who not only teach but practice in the field.” Senior Project Engineer, NYPA

Underground transmission is a costly and complicated option for transmission projects. This course will provide an in-depth overview of underground systems, technology, construction, and installation. This is the ideal course 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review underground transmission technology and systems
  • Examine the basics of underground design and construction
  • Delve into the details of cable design and manufacturing
  • Review the considerations that affect cable system ampacity
  • Discuss the design, operation and maintenance of solid dielectric cable systems
  • Discuss the design, operation and maintenance of high-pressure fluid-filled cable systems                                                      



      Wednesday, January 18, 2023 : Mountain Time

      8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
      Registration, Continental Breakfast / Log In

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
      Lunch Break

      8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Course Timing

      Underground Transmission Technology Overview

      • Available Technology
      • Drivers

      Basics of Underground Design

      • Preliminary Design Considerations
      • Route Selection
      • Design Considerations
      • Installation Considerations

      Cable Design & Manufacturing

      • Conductor Materials & Design
      • Insulation Materials, Thicknesses and Electrical Stress
      • Shielding Materials and & Design
      • Jacket Materials

      Cable System Ampacity

      • Problem Statement
      • Thermal Circuit Model
      • Temperature Limitations (Conductor, Soil)
      • Grounding & Bonding Considerations
      • Backfills
      • Emergency Calculations


        Dennis Johnson, Senior Project Engineer, POWER Engineers

        Dennis Johnson has more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction of underground transmission and distribution systems. He has served as a design and project engineer on numerous underground transmission projects at voltages ranging from 69 kV to 500 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 the underground transmission group. He has over 24 years of experience in many aspects of high voltage and extra high voltage underground cable 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 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 several New England states.


        EUCI Conference Center

        6400 S Fiddlers Green Cir.

        Greenwood Village CO, 80111

        The EUCI conference center is conveniently located adjacent to the Arapahoe at Village Center Light Rail Station, allowing easy access to and from DIA, Downtown, and Local Area Attractions.

        Nearby Hotels

        Residence Inn by Marriott Denver Tech Center
        6565 South Yosemite St.
        Greenwood Village, CO 80111
        485 feet from event location

        Wingate by Wyndham Denver Tech
        8000 E. Peakview Ave.
        Greenwood Village, CO 80111
        (303) 626-2641
        0.6 miles from event location

        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Tech Center
        7900 E. Peakview Ave.
        Greenwood Village, CO 80111
        (303) 721-3321
        0.6 miles from event location



        Underground Transmission Fundamentals

        January 18, 2023 | Denver, CO
        Individual attendee(s) - $ 995.00 each
        - OR - I choose to attend remotely
        Individual remote connections(s) - $ 895.00 each

        Volume pricing available for remote connections

        Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

        Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,580.00 (20% discount)
        Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,265.00 (30% discount)
        Pack of 20 attendees - $ 10,740.00 (40% discount)

        Buy 4 in-person seats and only pay for 3! For this event every fourth in-person attendee is free!

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        2023 Underground Transmission

        January 19-20, 2023 | Denver, CO
        Individual attendee(s) - $ 1595.00 each
        - OR - I choose to attend remotely
        Individual remote connection(s) - $ 1395.00 each

        Volume pricing also available

        Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

        Pack of 5 attendees - $ 5,580.00 (20% discount)
        Pack of 10 attendees - $ 9,765.00 (30% discount)
        Pack of 20 attendees - $ 16,740.00 (40% discount)

        Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before December 16, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




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        Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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        Instructional Methods

        Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, and group discussion will be used in this event.

        Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

        Course CPE Credits: 9.0
        There is no prerequisite for this Course.
        Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
        Program Level: Basic
        Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
        Advanced Preparation: None

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        Who Should Attend

        • Transmission Engineers
        • Transmission Project Managers
        • Engineer in Training (EIT)
        • Transmission Siting Professionals
        • Transmission Right of Way Professionals
        • Transmission Communications Professionals
        • Utility business development professionals
        • Regulatory staff

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