Student GIS Geodatabase build

Discussion created by kpancake on Feb 26, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2014 by Wolseley
I'm a GIS student working on a project to build a geodatabase "from scratch" for an electric utility, distribution side.  I worked as a contractor with ACRT years ago on a large utility in vegetation management so I have some background knowledge on the topic.  I have contacted my local utility, their GIS guy, to see what data he can provide.  I want to have a model that has layers of customers: residential, commercial and industrial; utility equipment: poles, lines, transformers, fuses, switches and regulators; streets; and be able to model basic power load flow and possibly an outage response plan. 

Is there a model of the tabular data out there someone would be willing to share? 
What additional layers should I be looking to build to complete this?