Date:         19-22 July 2022, 9am-1pm AEST

Delivery:  Online Seminar (Live Streamed via ZOOM)


Reliable Utility engineers, architect-engineering personnel, developers and industrials are often faced with considering an underground cable option as a portion of an otherwise overhead line, to connect nearby substations, as entry to an already congested substation, or in urban setting where underground transmission or distribution is the only alternative. The attendees of this seminar will gain an overall understanding of the major underground cable system types including extruded and self-contained, their characteristics and details about elements of design, manufacturing, testing, installation and operation of underground transmission and distribution cables.

Who Should Attend?

This seminar will be of interest to those wanting to gain a fundamental understanding about underground cable systems, components and applications, including alternatives to building power transmission and distribution circuits overhead. While analytical topics are discussed, this is primarily an informational course. Attendees of this course should be generally familiar with power systems; a background in electrical, mechanical or civil engineering will be helpful in understanding some concepts.

Topics to be covered

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  • Introductions, Summary of Course Goals
  • Underground Cable System Types
  • Transmission vs. Distribution
  • Cable System Planning, Selection and Characteristics
  • Cable Project Types
  • Cable System Components
  • General Design Considerations
  • Summary of Major Design Calculations
  • Manufacturing Considerations
  • Installation and Civil Design Considerations
  • Testing, Standards & Specifications
  • Cables System Operation & Maintenance

About the Seminar Leader

Our seminar leader is Principal Engineer with Electrical Consulting Engineers, P.C. in the U.S. He has over 29 year’s of experience focusing underground transmission and distribution cables in the areas of analysis, design, research and education. His expertise has been applied to the construction of new underground cable circuits as well as advancing the continued successful operation of existing underground systems. He co-authored the underground cable system section of the last four editions of the McGraw-Hill Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, and reviewed the 1992 edition and was the principal author for Chapter on Ampacity, in the 2006 edition of the EPRI Underground Transmission Systems Reference Book.

He is active in the IEEE’s Power & Energy Society, Standards Association, and is the 2018-2019 chair of the insulated Conductors Committee, he is U.S. alternate representative to CIGRE Study Committee B1, and is the U.S. representative to CIGRÉ Group s B1.35, B1.50, B1.56 and B1.72. He holds an A.S. degree in Engineering Science from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York, a B.S. and M.E. degrees in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and an M.B.A. degree from the State University of New York in Albany. Mr. Bascom is a licensed professional engineer in the U.S., has authored over 60 technical papers and publications and holds one patent.

Seminar Fees (Online Seminar – 4 x Half-Day )

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