Underground Transmission 101
2 Part Webinar Series
March 27,29, 2018
Online :: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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This two-part webinar series takes place over two days:

March 27, 2018 :: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

March 29, 2018 :: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

These webinars will discuss an in-depth overview of underground systems, technology, construction, and installation. This is the ideal webinar 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
  • Discuss the design of extruded dielectric cable systems
  • Discuss the design of high-pressure fluid-filled cable systems                                                                  



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 0.2 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must be logged in to the Web conference for its entirety.

Instructional Methods

A Web-based PowerPoint presentation and online interactive question/answer session will be used in this webinar.


Webinar #1 – March 27, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

  • Underground Transmission: An Overview
    • Technology
    • Drivers

Webinar #2 – March 29, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

  • Basic Underground Design and Construction Considerations 
    • Preliminary Design Issues
    • Route Selection
    • Detail Design Issues
    • Other Design Considerations
    • Installation Methods


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.


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