Albany Utility Board Selects McLean Engineering for Pole Attachment Inventory and GIS Mapping Services

Albany (Ga.) Utility Board (AUB) recently selected McLean Engineering Company to provide an inventory of their joint use pole attachments and to provide GIS mapping and verification of the utility’s assets.

As part of its joint use attachment agreements, AUB is due to conduct a pole attachment count and joint use inventory on its system. The utility selected McLean Engineering to provide this inventory in an effort to improve billing accuracy and clean up late transfers so unnecessary poles can be removed. As part of the inventory process, McLean is also helping AUB identify obvious safety violations created by joint-users as well as update the GIS data associated with pole locations and the attachments.

“Our last audit was done in 2006,” said Jimmy Norman, AUB Light Director, as quoted in the Albany Herald. “Using a very conservative estimate, we expect to realize 4 percent in additional revenue from assets attached to our 11,000 utility poles that are not currently being paid for.”

 For the Albany Herald’s coverage of this project, please click here.   

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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 U.S. on pole attachment issues. To find out more, please visit our blog at  

About Albany Utility Board
The Albany Utility Board is a city-owned full service utility provider furnishing water, gas, electricity and telecommunications to residential and business customers. AUB’s mission is to provide quality customer service and low-cost utilities to its citizens. The revenues generated through AUB stay in the community. To learn more, visit