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COO, Mike Beehler & Associates, LLC

See www.MikeBeehler.com for my first book, The Science of the Sale.  MBA, LLC believes that strategically positioning for success and growth in the electric utility industry will require...

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Priortizing which OH lines will go underground is a huge challenge when you have a goal of 10% of the entire system. See page 35 of the April T&D World magazine for the sidebar entitled “PG&E’s Commitment to Undergrounding” for PG&E’s prioritization criteria to include:
-Reduce fires and PSPS
-Protect critical facilities (see https://lnkd.in/eS2CSXXD)
-Topography for ingress and egress
-Construct-ability using EPC
-Vegetation & Danger Trees
-Existing Pole Mounted Equipment & Connections
-Reliability Improvements
I will add AESTHETICS (which PG&E does reference near the end by acknowledging “...in some case, beautify hometowns”

3600 miles from now thru 2026. It’s a huge initiative! Thanks for leading the industry on methods to prioritize the $15-30B spend.

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