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

Articles by Amy Fischbach
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.
bucket trucks with boom lifts
Take a Look Inside a Lineman’s Bucket Truck
Today’s technology takes vehicles to new heights with updated storage options, designs and functionalities.
Flame-Retardant Garments Protect Field Workforce

Flame-retardant (FR) clothing was once characterized by linemen as stiff, hot and downright uncomfortable. Thanks to advances in technology, however, today’s FR garments are just about as wearable as traditional types of clothing and offer more protection than ever before.

Technology Trends
To see the latest tools and technology, droves of linemen traveled to Kansas City for the 29th Annual Lineman's Expo in Overland Park, Kansas. The event
Utility Leaders Convene in Canada for TDMMA Conference
Electric utility professionals often face similar issues, challenges and opportunities across North America. By coming together for the 2012 Transmission
Bridging the Gap 
Within the next five to seven years, Ameren will lose about one-third of its journeymen. When that time comes, however, the utility will not be left empty-handed.
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