PUI: Underground Distribution System Designs & Layouts

Starts:  Sep 26, 2018 8:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Sep 28, 2018 12:00 PM (ET)

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:

  • 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
Members: $695
Non-Members: $1,250

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


To register for this course please email rporreca@ecne.org or call (603) 626-4602, download the PUI Registration Form.

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


Hotel accommodations are not included with your course registration. To make a hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly. Please ask for the Avangrid/UI rate ($129 per night/+tax).

Courtyard - Orange/New Haven
136 Marsh Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 799-2200

Please ask for the Avangrid/UI rate when making your reservation to receive the discounted rate.


Agenda & Syllabus

PUI Registration Form

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


United Illuminating
180 Marsh Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477
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Rob Porreca
(603) 626-4602