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Southern California Edison

Pole Load Analysis Project

Southern California Edison (SCE) is an Edison International company providing electric power to the greater Los Angeles area. UDC is partnering with SCE to provide a leading edge project to collect information in the field that can be used to perform a Pole Load Analysis to determine the asset load and reliability of individual poles. Overloaded poles blown by the wind may have been responsible for the Malibu and other fires and therefore worthy of enhanced management. The goal is to create Smart Poles and ensure their compliance with standards such as GO 95 and GO 165, using modeling tools like SPIDA. UDC will use its field team to collect all of the assets located on the pole as well as pole condition and bring those into Esri GIS. All of this information will be automated and available to for analysis with the overall goal being improved safety and operational awareness.