Utilities Standards Forum


USF Overhead and Underground Design Applications Training – November 8, 2023 (IN PERSON) – Non-Member Registration

Event Date:

Holiday Inn Southwest Vaughan6100 Hwy 7, Vaughan, ON L4H 0R2 Map


*** This is the in person offering of this course.***

This 1-day course is intended for the EIT or Design Technician / Technologist that is new their role at an Ontario LDC or an Engineering Consulting Firm that does design work needing to meet a number of Ontario and Canadian regulations.


The 1 day course covers:
● The History of Distribution Standards in Ontario
● Legal Requirements
○ The Electricity Act, 1998, Ontario Regulation 22/04, Species at Risk Act, OH&SA, Public Service Works on Highway Act
○ CSA Standards, DSC, OESC, Conditions of Service, Joint Use Agreements
○ Urban Forestry, Guideline for Excavation in the Vicinity of Lines, ORGCA
● OH & UG Components
● Design Considerations and Processes – Engineering, Practical, Civil, Other
○ New customer, new line or rebuilding an existing line
○ Maps
○ Radial vs loop feed systems, secondary network design
○ Easements
○ Future needs
○ Equipment – sizing, studies, protection, grounding
○ Joint Use
○ Municipalities, streetlights, traffic signals
○ Traffic control
● Construction Considerations/ Constraints
○ Pole placement, guying
○ Trees
○ Clearances
○ Services
● Material and Construction
○ Excavation, backfilling, drainage, installation
● Subdivision Agreements
● Commercial, General Service


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