PUI: Underground Distribution System Designs & Layouts

Starts:  Sep 27, 2017 8:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Sep 29, 2017 12:00 PM (ET)

Underground Distribution Sept 27-29

ECNE's PUI: Underground Distribution System Designs & Layouts course will be held September 27 - 29, 2017 at North Attleboro Electric Department (275 Landry Avenue, N. Attleboro, MA 02760).

North Attleboro Electric Dept. 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 2 1/2 day course is designed for engineers and technicians who are new to the power industry. It is also appropriate for those who are cross-training within a utility with a limited background in underground distributions systems.

Students should have an understanding of electric system equipment before attending this class.


The course reviews the design, layout and requirements for engineering an underground distribution system. Some topics that will be covered include: Supply Configuration, Design Criteria, System Constraints, Customer Requirements, and Design Applications. 

The curriculum includes course work and homework 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 underground distribution urban and URD system. Participants will also gain an awareness of applying industry codes and standards (NESC, NEC, OSHA).

Students are asked to bring their company’s standards for URD and Commercial Design with them to the class.


The course is instructed by experienced utility professionals possessing a solid background in utility power systems and operations:

  • Christine Pariseau, Customer Engineer, The United Illuminating Co./AVANGRID. BSEE from Norwich University.
  • Matt Scully, P.E., Civil/Design Engineer, The United Illuminating Co./AVANGRID.  BS in Civil Engineering, University of New Haven.
  • Nate Sherwood, P.E., Senior Design Engineer, Unitil Service Corporation. BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Maine.
  • Carlton Sutherland, Customer Lead Engineer, The United Illuminating Co./AVANGRID. Associate in Electrical Engineering, Greater New Haven State Technical 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 Wednesday, September 13th.  Substitutions may be made at any time.


Agenda & Syllabus

PUI Registration Form


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

Holiday Inn Express Providence - North Attleboro - $119/night + tax
707 S. Washington Street
N. Attleboro, MA 02760
(508) 643-9900

You may also book online at www.igh.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels using the Group Code: ENG.

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


North Attleboro Electric Department
275 Landry Avenue
N. Attleboro, MA 02760


(603) 626-4602