Amy Fischbach

Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor,
Transmission & Distribution World Magazine

Amy Fischbach is the contributing editor for the Electric Utility Operations section of Transmission and Distribution World. She worked for Prism Business Media (now Penton) for eight years, most recently as the managing editor of Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro magazine. She is now working as a freelance writer and editor for B2B magazines. Amy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.She serves as the national vice president of the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She can be reached at

EUO, Drivin' for Linemen 200 race
NASCAR Race Honors Linemen
Second annual Drivin’ for Linemen 200 race attracts linemen and their families and creates awareness for the trade.
Consumers Energy training center, linemen
Training Linemen For the Future
The Consumers Energy training center empowers college students, apprentices and journeymen to gain hands-on and classroom experience.
Foundation Helps Families in Their Time of Need 1
Each and every day, linemen put their lives on the line to keep the power on for our nation.
Hawaii Electric Light Co., fleet
Preventive Maintenance Extends Life of Fleet
Telematic units track speed, battery levels and mileage to diagnose issues and expedite repairs at Hawaii Electric Light Co.
Helicopter line work
Veteran Lineman Trades Climbing for Hovering
Wayne Temple transitions from working as a lineman on the skid to sitting in the pilot seat.
Internation Lineman's Rodeo & Expo
International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo Roundup
The 2014 International Lineman's Rodeo and Expo featured tools and safety, history and tradition, competition and camaraderie, family and fun. This photo tour shows you the highlights.
Our Favorite Lineman T-Shirts
Linemen from all over the country and beyond showed off their T-Shirts and had some fun trading with others at the 2014 International Lineman's Rodeo.
Blast From the Past: International Lineman's Rodeo Photos From the Last Four Years

The International Lineman's Rodeo gives linemen the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of their families and friends, network with their peers, and show their pride in the line trade. Transmission and Distribution World Field Editor Amy Fischbach shares some of her photos from the last four years in anticipation for the 31st annual competition, which will be underway next Saturday, October 18, in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Utility Managers Confront Challenges and Share Strategies at 2014 TDMM Conference

Utility managers had the opportunity to network with their peers and learn about new technologies and trends in the electric utility industry at the 2014 TDMM conference in downtown Los Angeles.

pink hot sticks
Linemen Nationwide Show Their Support During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Linemen are wearing pink hard hats and using pink hot sticks to show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Linemen Rebuild for Future Energy Needs 
New technology and tools play a key role in utilities’ plans to harden their systems and curb outages.
Utilities Share Best Practices At Fall Protection Symposium in Colorado
Western Area Power Administration sponsored a Fall Protection Symposium and Roundtable July 8-9 in Loveland, Colorado, to discuss the newly released OSHA fall protection regulations. At this summit, utilities from across North America shared their current fall protection programs, techniques, processes and procedures to protect their field workforce from fall-related injuries and fatalities. The event featured presentations from utilities, contractors, training entities and vendors.
ATCO Electric and Bechtel, HRTD project
New Transmission Line Crosses Protected Lands
ATCO Electric and Bechtel expand capacity on the HRTD project through preplanning and the use of innovative tools.
Simulated Copper Theft Incident Trains Crews
Avista has taken a unique approach to safety by recreating serious accidents.
Amy Fischbach
Spotlight on Safety
It will come as no surprise to electric utility linemen that line work can be a dangerous job.

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