By - Jon Brown

Electric Distribution Circuit Design
April 4-5, 2018 | Denver, CO

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The objective for this course is to expose attendees to the process of designing and dealing with issues associated with distribution circuit construction, both overhead and underground. The curriculum references applicable NESC requirements and provides interpretation when necessary.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review NESC – Organization, structure, purpose and application of rules
  • Review electric power overhead line design and correlating NESC sections/codes
  • Discuss pole types and classifications, guys and anchors
  • Compare single phase overhead design vs. three phase overhead design
  • Discuss underground distribution and correlating NESC sections/codes
  • Review power quality and system protection equipment



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 1.6 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations will be used during this course


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

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

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

Course Introduction

  • Course Scope
  • Intro of instructors and attendees

Electric Utility Basics

  • Power System Description
  • Definition of Electrical Terms/Electric Formulas
  • Distribution Transformer Basics


  • Organization, Structure
  • Purpose and Scope (Section 200 & 201)
  • Application of Rules (Section 202)

Electric Power Overhead Line Design

  • NESC Section 24 – Grades of Construction
  • NESC Section 25 & 26 – Loading for Grades B & C
  • Poles – types & classifications
  • Conductor – Sag & Tension
    • NESC Sec 23 – Clearances
    • Rules 231 – 239
  • Guys & anchors
    • NESC Rule 264
      • Guying and Bracing
    • Single Phase Overhead Design
    • Conductor Sizing
    • Transformers
      • CSP vs. externally fused
    • Three Phase Overhead Design
    • Conductor Sizing
    • Transformers
    • Re-conductoring

Thursday, April 5, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

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

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

Electric Distribution Underground Design

  • Overview of Electric Underground Distribution
  • NESC Part 3 – Purpose,  Scope and Definitions
  • Conductor
  • Cable Terminations
    • NESC Sec. 37
  • Padmount Transformers
    • Radial vs. Loop
    • Features and Accessories
  • Cable conduit Systems               
    • NESC Sec. 32
  • Direct Buried Cable
    • NESC Sec. 35
  • Single and three phase Underground Lines
    • Riser Pole Equipment NESC Sec. 36
  • Residential and Subdivision Design
  • Commercial Design

Power Quality and System Protection Equipment

  • Reliability
    • Outage frequency & minutes
  • Overcurrent Protection
    • Overcurrent Devices
    • Sectionalizing Points
  • Volt/VAR Equipment
    • Power Capacitor
    • Voltage Regulator
  • Transient Overvoltage Protection


Gary Roberts is a Professional Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the Electric Utility industry, 25 years plus with TXU, worked on international engagements and the past 11 years with UC Synergetic in various capacities. Gary is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a BSEE and a graduate of Southern Methodist University with an MBA. Gary is married, has two grown daughters and is active in his church and his community. He is a private pilot and has a small horse farm where he and his wife raise Appaloosa show horses. Gary has shown Appaloosa horses at World Class levels and has finished in the top ten multiple times.

Jerry Josken is a Senior Consultant for UC Synergetic.   Jerry holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a MBA from North Central College.  During his 30+ year career with Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems Jerry has served as Test Engineer, Design Engineer, Distribution Protection Engineer and Field Application Engineer.  Past leadership positions include Chair of IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference  (2012)  and  chair  of  Great  Lakes  Electric  Meter  School  Track 5  Distribution Equipment and Controls (2013-2014). Presently, Jerry coordinates UCS Training Programs.


EUCI Office Building Conference Center
4601 DTC Blvd, B-100
Denver CO, 80237

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