NESC® 2023: Safety Rules for the Installation and Maintenance of Underground Electric Supply and Communication Lines

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This course focuses on Part 3 of the NESC® 2023, National Electrical Safety Code, 2023 edition, which contains rules for the installation and maintenance of underground electric supply and communication lines. Part 3 comprises ten sections and reads much like a general specification for underground systems. The course covers Section 30, which talks about the purpose, scope, and application of the rules, and Sections 31 through 39.

What you will learn:

  • Review Section 30,  the purpose, scope, and applications of the rules of Part 3—Underground Lines
  • Review Sections 31 to 39 of Part 3—Underground Lines rules

This course is part of the following course program:

NESC® 2023: National Electrical Safety Code

Courses included in this program:

Who should attend:  Principal, transmission & distribution engineer, senior engineer, electrical engineer, principal engineer, standards engineering manager, project manager, project engineer, field engineer, electrician/lineman, operations management, safety trainer, engineering and line design utility worker, design engineer, electricians working on electrical distribution systems


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Lauren Gaunt

Lauren Gaunt has more than 40 years experience in the planning, engineering, construction, and operation of electric power distribution, transmission, and substation systems. He was employed from 1987 within the Eversource Energy System in Connecticut and retired in 2019 as a principal engineer and the company’s primary technical communicator with Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. For more than 30 years, Lauren has participated nationally in developing electric power system safety standards for the NESC. He currently serves as member of NESC Subcommittee 2 (Grounding Methods), Chair of NESC Subcommittee 7 (Underground Lines), a member of NESC Subcommittee 1 (Coordination, Scope, Purpose, Definitions, and References) and a member of the NESC Interpretations Subcommittee. Lauren is also a long-time member of the national committee responsible for ANSI C84.1-2011, American National Standard for Electric Power Systems and Equipment. He has taught electrical engineering courses at the University of New Haven since 1984. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a registered Professional Engineer in Connecticut, and a member of several industrial advisory boards promoting electrical and other technology education. Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1980 and a master's degree in electric power engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in 1987. He also holds an extra class amateur radio license from the Federal Communications Commission.

Publication Year: 2022

ISBN: 978-1-7281-7805-9

NESC® 2023: Safety Rules for the Installation and Maintenance of Underground Electric Supply and Communication Lines
  • Course Provider: Educational Activities
  • Course Number: EDP665
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH