PUI: Power Systems Communications

Starts:  May 3, 2017 8:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  May 4, 2017 3:30 PM (ET)

PUI: Power Systems Communications 2017
United Illuminating Co./AVANGRID employees:  As the host utility, you receive reduced tuition.  To register online, select the "Bill Me/Invoice Me" option and we'll invoice you at the host tuition rate.  Please contact ECNE at (603) 626-4602 for more information or with any questions.

ECNE's PUI: Power Systems Communications course will be held May 3 - 4, 2017 at The United Illuminating Company/AVANGRID (180 Marsh Hill Road, Orange, CT 06477).

NOTE:  This course was last held in 2014 and content has since been updated.  

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
  Full IOU, Municipal, Associate Members:   $650
  Affiliate IOU Members:   $995
  Non-Members:   $1275
  Host Company:   Contact ECNE

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


You may either register online by clicking the link "Register Now" at the top of this page, or return the PUI Registration Form to registrar@ecne.org (found under "Downloads").

Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-requested, first-honored basis.  Cancellations are accepted until Tuesday, April 25th.  Substitutions may be made at any time.


Agenda & Syllabus

PUI Registration Form

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


The United Illuminating Company/AVANGRID
180 Marsh Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477
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(603) 626-4602