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Distribution Engineering

EDM’s electric distribution engineering team understands the challenges faced by electric utility companies in providing reliable services with safety in mind. We have a proven record of accomplishment in building collaborative client relationships resulting in excellent services for overhead and underground electric distribution systems - from analysis and design to creating standards and offering training.

Recognizing the complexity of electric distribution systems, our engineers and designers have expertise with projects ranging from single pole replacements to designing new lines. Our team has experience with a range of voltage classes, framing configurations, equipment types and materials.

New and Retrofit Design and Engineering

  • Overheard and underground design
  • Structural analysis and design
  • Foundation design
  • System hardening for extreme weather events and wildfire risks
  • Reconductoring with standard conductors, covered conductor, and spacer cable
  • Owner’s engineering services
  • Analysis and design for third party attachments
  • Make-ready work

Line and Structure Modeling and Analysis

  • Modeling from LiDAR or ground survey
  • PLS-POLE, PLS-CADD, SPIDACalc, and O--Calc Pro
  • Structural analysis and clearance analysis
  • Custom job package creation
  • Development of criteria files and materials libraries

Inspection, Assessment, Construction Oversight and QA/QC

  • Construction management and monitoring
  • Pre/Post/QA/QC construction inspection
  • Training in cable connection preparation techniques
  • As-built drawing development
  • Inspection/assessment of line condition/aged infrastructure
  • Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)-based inspection and site monitoring
  • Failure Investigation

Standards and Codes Interpretation and Development

  • 2-D and 3-D overhead and underground standards
  • Construction, inspection, maintenance, and failure prevention

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