Distribution Fire Risk Mitigation Intiative
Aquawolf staff has supported San Diego Gas and Electric’s multi-year distribution rebuild program. In order to increase the resilience of infrastructure, the scope of this program involves the replacement of existing wood pole lines in backcountry and high-risk fire areas with new steel poles, as well as upgrades to the line conductors and equipment. All engineering work has been completed utilizing PLS-CADD software and advanced finite element structural analysis performed. Site-specific geotechnical parameters and custom embedment analysis has also been considered in the design effort. Additionally, Aquawolf coordinated extensively with environmental, land right’s and construction representatives to ensure that the needs of all stakeholders were satisfied throughout each project life cycle.