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Public Domain Picture: Excellence Award for David M. Hesse, accepted by Sonja Baskerville

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Excellence Award for David M. Hesse, accepted by Sonja Baskerville
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Excellence Award for David M. Hesse, accepted by Sonja Baskerville
Sonja Baskerville accepts the Secretarial Excellence award on behalf of David M. Hesse, award recipient, who could not be at the awards event. David M. Hesse, on his own initiative, developed innovative computer software for transmission tower design. The software program, called the Advanced Tower Analysis and Design System, has already saved the Bonneville Power Administration over $18 million. These savings will continue to accrue with each improved tower that is constructed. The new stronger, lighter towers developed with Mr. Hesse's software use less steel and cost up to 25 percent less than previous tower designs. Their greater strength improves reliability yet requires fewer towers per circuit-mile, thereby reducing the environmental impact of transmission line construction. Engineers using Mr. Hesse's program can, in one day, evaluate a variety of different configurations. Without the software weeks or months were required to evaluate just one configuration. Not only is the Bonneville Power Administration a beneficiary of these savings; the agency has shared this time and money-saving software with utilities across the nation and the world, significantly expanding its benefits.
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