Distribution Engineering

Distribution Engineering Overview

GAI offers a range of experienced distribution engineering specialists dedicated to helping utility clients deliver reliable, safe, and uninterrupted energy from substations to their customers. We provide innovative expertise for designing, constructing, maintaining, and expanding the full breadth of overhead and underground energy distribution structures.

Energy clients depend on GAI for comprehensive distribution engineering and design—from load analysis and route evaluation to design development and construction oversight. We collaborate with clients to assess current and future needs, and take distribution engineering initiatives from survey, permitting, and routing through design, construction, and ongoing operation.

Our specialists deliver end-to-end solutions for overhead lines/structures, underground lines/manholes, infrastructure hardening, rerouting, overhead-to-underground conversion design, and more. GAI brings together the many disciplines vital to successful distribution initiatives, delivering client-focused services that result in sustainable solutions.

Distribution Line Services

  • System/Line Upgrades & Reliability Improvements
    • Reconductoring
    • Automated Device Installation – AFS and Intellirupters
    • Hardware/Equipment Replacement – Fuses, Cap. Banks, Insulators, Crossarms
  • Underbuild Design and Transfers
  • Make Ready & Joint Use Analysis and Design
  • Overhead to Underground Conversion Design
  • Pole Analyses, Replacement and/or Hardening
    (PLSPOLE, Pole Foreman and O-Calc)
  • System Expansion/New Line Design/New Business
  • New Overhead & Underground Installations
  • Underground Infrastructure Hardening
    (Cables/Manholes/Ductbanks)
  • Bill of Material Creation and Drawing Development
  • Temporary Road Closure Permits
  • Guying

     

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