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Pamela R. McDaniel

Team Leader

Alabama Power Company

HQ Phone:  (205) 257-1000

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Email: p***@***.com

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Alabama Power Company

600 N 18Th St

Birmingham, Alabama, 35291

United States

Company Description

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama. It is one of four U.S. utilities operated by Sout...more

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http://www.estormwater.com/soil-stabilization-stable-power-source

Sensing the hospital's need for stable electricity, Pamela McDaniel, head of storm water environmental compliance for APC, developed a plan that addressed environmental concerns and complied with regulatory limitations.
Weaving an Unwavering Web Construction is strictly governed in wetland areas, McDaniel said, noting APC could not fill the wetland for soil stability. City of Mobile regulations required the project to establish storm water retention areas due to its size. Rather than retain the water, however, APC used Presto Geosystems' Geoweb confinement system to stabilize the soil to ensure the access road was permeable in the upland portion of the project. "The city of Mobile has a regulation in place that says you can't have more than 1,400 sq ft of pervious surface without building a storm water retention pond. When you're talking about something like a road, that's literally impossible to do," McDaniel said. The three-dimensional plastic geocellular structure, she said, was placed on a sand base and filled with gravel. "We were able to demonstrate to the city of Mobile that it was not impervious as a normal road would be; that it would infiltrate water at an even greater rate than the surrounding earth did." The geocellular system stabilizes the aggregate, preventing movement under vehicle load, and also allows storm water to drain into the soil rather than run off and create problems for residents and the environment. Because water so easily infiltrated the access road, Mobile did not require APC to build the retention pond per its regulations. Had an impervious surface been installed, McDaniel said storm water would deviate from established flows and nearby residences likely would have complained about storm water on their properties. "You would have an increase in water flows, probably some erosion along the roadway, and possibly increased flooding during extreme rainfall events," McDaniel said. "The residents in the area were very environmentally sensitive and there had been problems with their sewage line, so we had to be doubly careful that not only did we not make any additional impacts [but] that we [also] might try to remediate some of the impacts already there," McDaniel said. Routing the power line from the substation to the hospital stretched electric cable through a forested wetland on the south side of Providence Hospital. McDaniel said workers cut out the foliage in the area by hand. Then, debris was hauled away with a helicopter to ensure the wetland was not disrupted by large machinery, which could have added to the soil stabilization problem. "[ACE] did not want to make any impact on the wetlands, so basically, the portion of the line that was installed in the wetlands area was installed utilizing helicopters," McDaniel said. Under normal circumstances, APC would have loaded utility poles onto trucks to take them to their destination and used excavators to dig holes. With the limitation imposed by ACE in mind, APC sought a solution that had been used in other projects, most notably near the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. The 70-ft concrete transmission poles dangled from the underbelly of a helicopter, and workers guided them into caissons that had been prepared with a foundation. McDaniel noted the helicopters are used only in extremely sensitive areas. It is very important to them," McDaniel said. The relationship formed with the hospital also extended to the city of Mobile. By adhering to its requirements and showing some alternative ways to address soil stabilization, APC improved its standing with local officials. "They have some pretty stringent requirements at the city and we had to do a good deal of negotiation," McDaniel said.


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Pamela (Pam) R. McDaniel, CPESC, PE
Alabama Power Company Team Leader


Southeast Chapter

Pamela R. McDaniel, CPESC, PE


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