Underground Transmission

This conference will engage attendees in examples of recent underground projects, the challenges and lessons learned, as well as technology advancements.

Energy and Power, Environment

Underground Transmission 22-23 Jan 2015 Charleston, Charleston, United States
Submit new post
Thank you for posting.
Share it:

New transmission projects are being proposed, planned and built all over the US and Canada and the reasons for going underground vary widely. In some cases going underground is necessary in order to bring a project to completion, based on public pressure or constrained space. Going underground with transmission has traditionally been a transmission owner's last resort because the cost of underground transmission is many times the cost of overhead transmission and maintenance and repair has proved costly and difficult. However, advanced cable technologies are being developed, installation techniques have expanded in terms of options and efficiency while cost factors have improved.

This conference will engage attendees in examples of recent underground projects and the challenges and lessons learned from those as well as technology advancements and challenges facing projects. The meeting will end with a tour of Nexan's new cable factory.

At this conference:
- Discuss Southern California Edison's challenges with the first 500kv underground project in the United States
- Engage in Tampa Electric's challenges and benefits to undergrounding
- Discuss methods for testing high voltage and extra high voltage cables
- List the challenges encountered during the installation of 230 kV underground cable
- Review XLPE pipe-type cables, accessories and transition joints for connecting old with new cables
- Review the Newark Energy Center 230 kV underground interconnection project
- Discuss Northeast Utilities Stamford Reliability Cable Project
- Engage in a panel discussion on the challenges facing underground transmission
- List some of the consderations to an underground project in soils with low thermal resistivity
- Review Exelon's Burnham Taylor 345 kv Project
- Explore Nexans new cable factory with an informative tour of the state-of-the-art facility

Early Bird Rate: USD 1195.00

Speakers: Northeast Utilities, Tampa Electric, Exelon, Southern California Edison, Nexans, Prysmian, Southwire, ABB, Sargent & Lundy, Kinectrics, POWER Engineers, , HDR

Venue details
Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District
125 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401, United States

From: January 22, 2015 08:00
To: January 23, 2015 13:00

Charleston, Charleston, United States


Energy and Power, Environment


cables, construction, electric, right-of-way, siting, transmission, underground

Contact email

Contact phone
+1 303-770-8800


Submitted by:

evvnt Platform

Are you the organizer?

Get in touch