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

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.
Collaboration Improves Reliability
Throughout North America, utility managers wrestle with the same challenges.
Consumer Energy, restoration
Linemen Rebuild After Historic Wind Storm
Consumers Energy field crews partner with contractors to restore power and repair damaged infrastructure across Michigan.
Industry Partnership Instills Best Practices
Line contracting firms partner with OSHA and industry organizations to implement best practices, train linemen and drive down injury rates.
"Storm Soldiers" Shines Spotlight on Line Trade
New documentary creates awareness about the demand for infrastructure upgrades and the need for more skilled linemen.
Linemen Bring Their Best
Apprentices and journeymen showcase their skills in front of family, friends and comrades.
Valley Electric Association, 1943 Chevy truck
Co-op Restores Vintage Pole Digger Truck
Valley Electric Association brings a 1943 Chevy truck back to its original working condition.
NV Energy crews
Labor-Saving Tools Fuel Productivity 
Electric utilities equip their field workforce with innovative tools and equipment to increase efficiency and minimize injuries.
The Asplundh Volts Wagon
Mobile Classroom Sparks Hazard Awareness
Asplundh’s Volts Wagons help inform tree trimming crews and utility personnel about the dangers posed by energized lines.
Installing electric modules, PG&E, renewables
PG&E Powers California with Clean Energy
California utility partners with contractors and solar technicians to build new photovoltaic stations.
Susquehanna–Roseland power line
Linemen Rebuild Aging Infrastructure
PPL Electric Utilities invests almost $1 billion in upgrading its transmission and distribution system this year.
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