James R. Dukart

James R.
Dukart
Articles
Axel Schlumberger
Axel Schlumberger: Practice What You Preach
Axel Schlumberger appears to have, in a manner of speaking, taken his work home every day for the past decade.
Resources for electric energy production
Natural Gas to the Rescue 
As more wind and solar generation gets added to the grid, so, too, does natural gas, both as a complementary and back-stop power source.
High-Wire Act
As a senior project manager operating out of the Hailey, Idaho, U.S., office of POWER Engineers, Peter Catchpole has been a high-voltage transmission line design engineer for 36 years.
The Bladerunner
Jimmy Dean, a lead lineman for Alabama Power, has a hobby that is demanding, exacting, painstaking and, on some days, just a real grind — and he loves it.
Live Wire
To those outside the electric power industry, live electrical wires are often viewed with a sense of fear and awe. Even inside the industry, working on or near live wires that carry hundreds or thousands of volts of electricity seems challenging, if not downright dangerous and foolhardy. Not to Alan Holloman, though. Holloman, a transmission team leader (transmission maintenance and support) for Georgia
A Woman with a Plan
The first thing you need to know about Catie Plante is contained in the first four letters of her last name. As if divined by birth, this is a young woman
Diversity Personified
Patricia Nugent just may be the walking, talking personification of the argument for diversity in the workforce. Nugent joined Dow Solar in Midland, Michigan,
A Need for Speed
Eva Hkansson appears to have been born with the need to go fast. Very fast. Faster than anyone else. By day, Hkansson is a graduate student in mechanical
Tool Time at Georgia Power
If you are a lineman with Georgia Power, getting your tools repaired is truly easy breezy these days, thanks to the efforts of Harold Calabrese and his
Seizing Opportunities
Vadim Zheglov knows how to make the most of opportunities that come his way. Zheglov, born and raised in Russia, moved to Germany with his family as an
The Rodeo at Full Kilt
Hugh Wallace tends to draw a crowd or at least a few interested looks each time he shows up at the International Lineman's Rodeo. The 62-year-old Scotsman
Stormy Weather 
Ask Rodney Blevins, vice president of distribution operations for Dominion Virginia Power, how many storm restorations efforts he has been on, and it
On the Hunt
For much of the past 40 years, Dick Erdel has been on the hunt outside of work, as an avid bird hunter who has owned a series of pointers and setters,
High-Energy Woman
Sometimes the name for a company is simply a perfect fit. Such a case can be made for the company High Energy Inc. (HEI), a Denver, Colorado, U.S.-based
Anchors Aweigh!
Throughout a 45-year career in the electric utility industry, it seems the only thing Charlie Grannis could not manage to tie down was his own lifestyle.
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