Smart Modernization Program

Southwestern, Pennsylvania

Smart Modernization Program

Southwestern, Pennsylvania

Bowman has been selected to provide engineering, design, and permitting services to support the Smart Modernization program for the 3 regulated utilities that comprise the Peoples Gas Companies. The plan has been filed and approved by the PA Public Utility Commission, and targets over 4,000 miles of cast iron, bare steel, and ineffectively coated steel of distribution, transmission, and gathering pipelines, and more than 125,000 services, within a 19 county service territory in southwestern PA.

Bowman is providing complete engineering design and construction drawings, tie-in details, and bill of materials, as well as as-built drawings of in-service assets. The projects range from typical low and medium pressure distribution pipelines in urban and suburban areas, to intrastate transmission lines, and rural gathering lines (both jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional). The program accelerates the rate of replacements from 80-85 miles per year to 175-200 miles per year, at an average capital investment of $170-200M.