Crisp County Power Commission, based in Cordele, Ga., recently selected McLean Engineering Company to provide an inventory of and manage all elements of their joint use pole attachments.
As part of its joint use attachment agreements, Crisp County Power is due to conduct a pole attachment inventory on its system. Crisp County selected McLean Engineering to provide this inventory in an effort to improve the accuracy of joint use attachments and clean up later transfers while improving relationships with its attachers. McLean is also helping Crisp County manage all elements of the joint use attachments, including notifications, transfers, the NJUNS process, and engineering as necessary.
McLean’s Attacher Management Program (AMP) oversees a utility's contracts and day-to-day implementation of all obligations for pole attachment and joint use agreements, while improving relationships with its attachers as well as save the utility money lost due to an inefficient attachment process. Crisp County and McLean will collaborate via McLean Engineering’s MapLayers hosted GIS platform. “Joint use management is a challenge and can consume a lot of time. We rely on McLean's expertise to manage those burdens for us. This frees up staff time, improves record-keeping, provides consistency for our attachers, and is revenue positive for CCPC,” said Michael Ivey, CCPC’s Manager of Technical Services.
Crisp County has also requested McLean to provide consulting support for its implementation of new GIS and Engineering Analysis software tools. McLean will provide mapping and software subject matter expertise to this important modernization of Crisp County’s systems.
“We had real concerns about making sure the implementation of our GIS and engineering analysis system went well. McLean's extensive expertise with multiple mapping platforms and technologies plus their long history in utility engineering and analysis made them a natural choice. It helps to have a partner well-versed in these areas who can help us navigate through the minefield of potential problems. We want this done right the first time," said Ivey.
About McLean Engineering
Established in 1936, McLean Engineering is approaching 80 years of experience in the power engineering field, serving electric utility systems throughout the United States. McLean Engineering has an unparalleled reputation for providing safe, reliable and durable design solutions by focusing on long-term relationships with their clients.
McLean Engineering provides design, engineering, inspection, and energy solutions, and is a nationally-recognized expert in the area of pole attachments, having presented to national audiences on the topic at numerous industry conferences and webinars and consulted for electric utilities across the US on pole attachment issues. To find out more, please visit our blog at mcleanengineering.com/blog.
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About Crisp County Power Commission
The Crisp County Power Commission is one of more than 2,200 public power systems in the U.S. providing dependable and economic power to the citizens in their communities. The Commission serves Crisp County, Ga., including the municipalities of Cordele and Arabi. It also owns and operates Lake Blackshear, an 8,700 acre reservoir stretching 20 miles long on the Flint River which provides hydroelectric power to its customers. The Power Commission is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and reliable, cost-effective power to its customers. Its service area covers approximately 330 square miles with an estimated population of 23,000. To learn more, visit crispcountypower.com.