Extensive experience with electrical distribution systems.

Restoring, relocating, and repairing utility systems is a challenge, whether it be electricity or water. DMS has extensive experience with electrical distribution systems. Old, existing residential poles often contain cable lines and can be located on private property. It is imperative to engage current codes and standards. DMS understands the documentation process, and ensures that facilities are built to code, therefore funding is allocated to support the project. New systems are built to be resilient to future disasters, therefore, minimizing future service interruptions.

Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation, Brunswick Island, North Carolina

Hurricane Floyd damaged more than 90 miles of overhead electrical lines on the five Brunswick Islands off the coast of North Carolina. DMS developed a conclusive model that demonstrated the cost effectiveness of a hazard mitigation project to bury the overhead power lines. DMS confirmed the 406 Hazard Mitigation project would offset the potential negative economic impacts to the community. Benefits included minimizing the risk of damages to the electrical lines and reducing the risk of electrical service interruption from future events.

PSEG Long Island/ Long Island Power Authority, Long Island, NY

DMS is managing LIPA’s recovery project of $1.4 billion, with $729 million just for mitigation. Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge and strong winds severely damaged LIPA’s infrastructure throughout Long Island. More than 90% of customers reported power outages. DMS is providing Program Management Consulting Services for FEMA and CDBG compliance, to assist LIPA in implementing their recovery efforts. DMS is integrating LIPA’s internal management with other entities involved in the project, to fulfill all objectives according to the established timeline.

Orlando Utility Commission, Orlando, FL

Central Florida (Orlando) was heavily impacted, leaving millions of customers without power for several days, and some powerless for weeks. The region’s electrical infrastructure suffered severe damages. The fact that these storms hit back to back further diminished OUC’s available resources including personnel, equipment, and materials., which were being used in other areas. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommended de-obligating the OUC’s $11 million in funding, in 2014, a decade later. The OUC was accused of not properly procuring contractors. DMS successfully supported the Orlando Utility Commission in response to an OIG Audit, where it was recommended to de-obligate $11 million from a decade ago.