PUI: Overhead Distribution System Designs & Layouts

Starts:  Jun 20, 2017 8:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Jun 22, 2017 3:00 PM (ET)

PUI: Overhead Distribution System Designs & Layouts

ECNE's PUI: Overhead Distribution System Designs & Layouts course will be held June 20 - 22, 2017 at The United Illuminating Company/AVANGRID (180 Marsh Hill Road, Orange, CT 06477). 

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.

Who Should Attend:

This three-day course is designed for engineers and technicians who are new to the power industry or new to overhead distribution. It is also appropriate for engineers or experienced technicians who are cross-training within a utility and are looking to broaden their understanding of overhead distribution systems. Knowledge of electric system equipment and the NESC is a prerequisite for this course.  


The curriculum reviews the design, layout and requirements for engineering an overhead distribution system. Some of the topics that will be covered include: Code Requirements, Conductors, Poles, and General Field Layout.The curriculum includes course work to ensure opportunities to apply the concepts presented during class.

Upon completion of this course, participants will have the skills to design and layout an overhead pole line.

Students should come to the class with an understanding of by what means their utility is required to meet the requirements of the NESC:

1) By their State Utility Commission

2) By State Statutes

3) Not required, done by the choice of the Utility


  • David Beutel, Senior Technical Support Specialist at The United Illuminating Company. Attended Naugatuck Valley Community College.
  • Howard Loso, Lead Engineer in Distribution Standards at The United Illuminating Company. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy (West Point).
  • John Minardi, Senior Technical Support Specialist at The United Illuminating Company. Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering from Naugatuck Valley Community College.


Member Type Tuition Rate
  Full IOU, Municipal, Associate Members:   $675
  Affiliate IOU Members:   $995
  Non-Members:   $1250
  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, June 6th.  Substitutions may be made at any time.


Lodging is not included in your tuition and must be arranged directly with the hotel.  Be sure to mention AVANGRID to get the rate.

Courtyard Marriott  - $104/night + tax
136 Marsh Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 799-2200


Agenda & Syllabus

PUI Registration Form

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


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