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
  • Intents
  • 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.


Installation Option

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.