PUI: Power Systems Communications

Starts:  Oct 16, 2018 8:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 17, 2018 3:30 PM (ET)

Who Should Attend:

This two-day course is designed for electric power utility engineers, designers and technicians involved in transmission and distribution system protection, control and monitoring, including utility relaying, SCADA, automation or Smart Grid.

This training will also benefit electric utility telecommunications and information technology professionals who provide communication systems support for the transmission and distribution systems.


This is an intensive, short course that is intended to provide comprehensive coverage of Power Systems Communications utilized for the protection, control and monitoring of the transmission and distribution systems. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental applications related details required for the reliable, safe and economic operation of these critical systems.

Participants will gain an understanding of power systems communications requirements and available telecommunications technology to meet these requirements.

Topics Covered:

  • Overview & Introduction to Power Systems Communications
  • Fundamentals Pilot Protection
  • Power Line Carrier (PLC) Systems
  • Telephone Circuits (Metallic) and Serial Communications
  • Radio Communications
  • Fiber Optic Communications
  • Common Communication Systems
  • Communications Network Security


Scott Bower, P.E. is presently a Principal Engineer at PLM Engineering, Inc., responsible for developing protection requirements and relay one-line diagrams, performing short circuit/relay coordination studies, and developing detailed relay operating descriptions.  Scott has a BSEE degree from Marquette University and a MSEE degree from Northeastern University specializing in electric power engineering.

Andrew Murray, CISSP, P.E. is presently a Principal Engineer at PLM Engineering, inc. His 18 years of experience at PLM includes SCADA standards and specifications work as well as on-site commissioning of SCADA and communications systems. He is a member of the IEEE PES, a registered P.E. in MA and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Andrew received a BSEE from Northeastern University.


Member Type Tuition Rate
  Members: $675
  Non-Members: $1,275

Unsure of your tuition rate?  Contact ECNE at (603) 626-4602 or email registrar@ecne.org.


To register, download the PUI Registration Form, you can scan it an email it to: registrar@ecne.org or you may mail it to:
PO Box 1029
Windham, NH 03087.

Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-requested, first-honored basis.  Cancellations are accepted up until two weeks prior to the event date.  Substitutions may be made at any time.


Lodging is not included in your tuition and must be arranged with the hotel.  Be sure to mention Unitil Service Corporation to get their rate.

Fairfield Inn
136 Portsmouth Ave.
Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 772-7411 Reference Unitil to receive their corporate rate


Agenda & Syllabus

PUI Registration Form

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact ECNE at (603) 626-4602.


Unitil Service Corp.
6 Liberty Lane West
Hampton, NH 03842
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(603) 626-4602