Save time and operational costs through an automated approach to quality assurance and compliance.
An all-in-one Quality Assurance & Compliance Tool. Pole Report Generator is a fully customizable structure reporting engine that enforces PLS-CADD modeling standards and compliance requirements.
Pole Report Generator
A highly configurable post processing engine for PLS-CADD, the Pole Report Generator PRG was designed to meet GO95 record keeping requirements with a clean, simple one page summary report for each structure in a PLS-CADD model. Recently, we’ve expanded this integration to serve as a Quality Control tool with a comprehensive notification system. In addition, PRG can be customized to integrate with existing databases or other internal record keeping systems.
The PRG Integration is valuable for achieving:
- One Page Structure Summary Reports (Sample)
- PLS-CADD Model Quality Control Automation
- Enterprise Database Integration
Story of Development
The PRG was developed when working with San Diego Gas and Electric (“SDG&E”) on compliance issues in California, specifically rule 44.2 which mandates that utilities maintain a record of pole loading calculations for the service life of each structure. This project marked a focus on compatibility with an existing database and the need for custom reporting and ways to enforce PLS-CADD modeling.
SDG&E was searching for a way to meet its compliance obligations with California’s GO95, specifically rule 44.2. SDG&E already had an existing database used to store pole loading calculations which they wanted to begin integrating PLS-CADD data into. In addition to this requirement, they were looking for a way to enforce their PLS-CADD modeling standards across both their transmission and distribution systems. We embarked on a multi-year project to develop a fully customized solution which addressed each of their concerns.
We worked with SDG&E and PLS in order to define and extract the data needed to generate these compliance reports directly from information produced by PLS-CADD. With SDG&E’s IT Team, we worked to ensure the reports and data we were producing would be compatible with their existing information systems and submittal procedures. We worked with SDG&E’s engineering team to develop a unique report highlighting the most critical pieces of information which found use both as a record keeping source, but also as a handy concise field resource. Additionally, we defined the PLS-CADD QA/QC rules which enforced their PLS-CADD modeling specification document. The end result is an all-in-one reporting tool which integrates PLS-CADD data into SDG&E’s existing information systems and enforces the PLS-CADD design process across SDG&E’s entire PLS-CADD workforce.
Our team has presented our industry tested solutions at the Bi-Annual PLS Advanced Training and User Group Meeting in 2015, 2017 and 2019