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    AECOM awarded program management contract for San Diego Gas & Electric’s Strategic Undergrounding Program to reduce wildfire risk and promote public safety

    November 15, 2022 - Business Wire


      DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced today that it has been selected to provide program management for San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Strategic Undergrounding Program that aims to reduce wildfire risk and improve electric safety and reliability during extreme weather conditions by burying power lines in key locations. In this role, AECOM will provide project management services in support of SDG&E’s wildfire mitigation and public safety power shutoff risk reduction efforts.

      “We are pleased to help SDG&E achieve its goals of increasing public safety and grid resiliency, particularly as it relates to reducing the number and impact of public safety power shutoffs for customers,” said Drew Jeter, chief executive of AECOM’s global Program Management business. “We understand the essential need for investments in technology and energy infrastructure to mitigate impacts of climate change and the threat of wildfires, which is now year-round. SDG&E is already an industry leader in wildfire resiliency and we’re proud to be a part of providing innovative solutions, grounded in technical acumen and scientific principles, to support this essential work for the community.”

      AECOM will be accelerating the pace and scope of the undergrounding program, helping to minimize community disruption and improve efficiencies by implementing sustainable solutions and innovative approaches to pre-construction and construction activities, leveraging our global experience with energy companies.

      “We are honored to play a part in expanding the Strategic Undergrounding Program’s ability to convert hundreds of miles of overhead electric lines over the next decade and to assist SDG&E with its long-term goals and program management challenges,” said Frank Sweet, chief executive of AECOM’s global Environment business. “We look forward to seeing the continued profound impact this program will have in bettering the community and environment in San Diego for generations to come.”

      About AECOM

      AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

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      Brendan Ranson-Walsh

      Senior Vice President, Global Communications



      Will Gabrielski

      Senior Vice President, Finance, Treasurer


      Source: AECOM


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