Applicant Design and Installation Responsibilities
Applicant’s Design Responsibilities
- Design drawings and provide support documentation
- Gas layout drawings
- Single line drawings, Key Sketch
- Base maps
- Construction detail drawings
- Street Light design and rate schedule – approved by applicable governmental agency
- Engineering calculations (voltage drop, flicker, short circuit duty, pulling tension, pole sizing, guying, etc.)
- Substructure information
- Stub, complete service, and branch service locations (pre-approved by utility)
- Main locations
- Meter locations (pre-approved by utility) with meter set and manifold detail
- Identify required permits
- Identify rights-of-way as required by utility
- JT Notice of Intent is provided by the trench design coordinator
- Form B
- Joint Trench Drawing
- Coordination with other utilities
- Tentative design and construction scheduling
- Conflict checks
- Material list with breakdown (e.g. Rule 15, 16, franchise / 3rd party, private property, at both the individual sketch location and in the material summary)
- Final drawings stamped and signed by a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical
- Pole and anchor staking, trench route staking
- Resolution of design changes during construction resulting from field conflicts
- Field check project site to verify location of existing facilities
- Provide additional copies of construction drawings after original distribution
The PG&E design submission process has changed.
- Applicant Designers previously submitted work to a PG&E contact at the local offices. Our process now requires design packages to be sent directly to a PG&E Resource Management Center.
- The mailing instructions for the design packages are included in the Applicant Designer global information provided to you by your PG&E contact.
Note: APPLICANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE DESIGNER USES THE MOST CURRENT DESIGN STANDARDS.
Installed by PG&E as a competitive bid: Under this option, PG&E will provide and install gas and / or electric facilities for the project in accordance with the provisions of the tariffs. Prior to starting construction, you must pay to PG&E any applicable advances. You are responsible for route clearing, land rights acquisition, trenching, conduit, substructures, and inspections.
Construction by applicants qualified contractor: Under this option, your qualified contractor must provide all necessary material and installation of the gas and/or electric facilities for the project. You must select a qualified contractor to perform the work to PG&Es design and construction specifications. Prior to starting construction, you must pay to PG&E any applicable advances including its estimated costs of engineering, administration, tie-ins, and any additional facilities and labor necessary to complete the extension. More details regarding the installation options requirements are available through your local PG&E office.