Register: Overhead Electrical Distribution Design Training Course

March 2—6, 2020  |  9:00 AM—4:30 PM

Manitoba Hydro International Ltd. — 211 Commerce Drive, Winnipeg, MB

This course is intended for practising engineers, technologists, and technicians working in utilities and consulting fields. Participants will develop an understanding of overhead electrical distribution design including sub-transmission lines.

Based on the instructor’s extensive experience, the theory, standards, best industry practices, and practical examples in the real world will be interactively presented.

Course includes electronic and print course materials, lunch and refreshments during the training, and a course completion certificate.

For more information or to register, email Elizabeth Ng:


Course Agenda:

1. Math and Physics for Electrical Distribution

2. Electrical Clearances

3. Strength of Structures

4. Guying and Anchoring

5. Overhead Distribution Structural Design


About Manjula Mathew
Course Instructor

With over 30 years of engineering experience in the electrical utility sector at medium voltage class (66kV and below), Mr. Mathew has extensive experience in distribution system planning, protection, design, and standards. 

At Manitoba Hydro, he was the technical leader of all distribution engineering technicians in Manitoba, and the external consultants Teshmont and MCW. Previously, for seven years, Mr. Mathew was a senior distribution design engineer, where he was responsible for providing technical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of approximately 40 engineers and technicians, as well as monitoring the departmental budget. In addition, he designed 33 kV sub transmission and distribution lines, which included both civil and electrical aspects. The work included the optimal positioning/heights of tower structures within the criteria based on angle of deflection, weight spans, uplift, and transverse wind spans. 

Over the past two decades, he has been responsible for annually organizing and teaching the subject matter covered in this course at the Manitoba Hydro Distribution Engineering Technical School.