Underground Electrical Distribution Fundamentals
June 23-24, 2020 | Online :: Central Time
This is an Online Course. In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses.
More communities are seeking to underground existing overhead electrical distribution lines for a variety of reasons such as: reliability/storm hardening, visual reasons, new construction requirements and more. This course will review the fundamentals of underground distribution feeder design and operation by providing an in-depth look at underground systems, technology, construction, and operation. This is the ideal course for engineers and project managers new to underground distribution projects or anyone looking for a more in-depth look at underground distribution systems.
- Expand on the various loop feed configurations used in underground systems
- Discuss the major material types used, when and why they are used in underground systems
- Review conductor types, applications and connecting systems used in underground systems
- List the differences, features, types and applications of distribution transformers
- Define the various type of pad-mount equipment and their applications
- Review the design and operation safety requirements for underground systems
- Discuss the typical fault types and other problematic issues for underground 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 1.0 CEUs for this event.
Requirements for Successful Completion of Program
Participants must be logged on each day for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, and group discussion will be used in this event.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break
Loop Feed Configurations
- Dip Poles
- Underground Feeders
Dead front vs. Live Front (Legacy Equipment)
- Direct Buried (NESC Part II Sec 35)
- Installed in Duct
- Connecting Systems
- Molded Rubber Products
- 200a Load Break Elbows
- 600a Dead Break Connectors
- Feed thru Parking Bushings and Parking Stands
- Cable Splices
- Distribution Transformers
- Single and Three Phase
- Bay-o-net Fuses
- Molded Rubber Products
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
- Sectionalizing Cabinets
- Switching Stations
- Overcurrent Protective Equipment
- Automatic Throw Over Switchgear
- Voltage Regulators
- Capacitor Banks
- Design – NESC 2017 Part II Sections 30 – 39
- Sec 31 General Requirements
- Sec 32 Underground Conduit Systems
Operating Underground Distribution Systems
- Visible Break
David Farmer, PE, Director of Engineering and Services, Pike Engineering
David holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer in multiple states. Since 1983, Mr. Farmer has worked with electric utilities in power delivery planning, load forecasting, reliability analysis, engineering and operations, construction and design, training, and project management. David has worked for both investor owned utilities and electric cooperatives.
Jerry Josken, Senior Consultant, Pike Engineering
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 served in a variety of engineering capacities. Past leadership positions include Chair of IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (2012) and GLEMS Distribution Equipment /Controls (2013-2014). Presently, Jerry coordinates Pike Engineering Professional Development Programs.
Our courses are designed to be the best possible use of your valuable time – get the information you need to improve your position in the market in an interactive, dynamic format.
We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.
- You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
- Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
- You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
- If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
- The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.