James R. Dukart

James R.
From the Field: APS Crews Featured for T&D HOW
In early 2015, T&D World Magazine introduced T&D HOW™ Videos, showcasing the work of linemen in the field.
T&D HOW: Showcasing the Work of Linemen
Following are selected still photographs taken on-site during T&D HOW Video shoots in the Kansas City area.
FERC Order 1000
It’s Time Distribution Gets an Upgrade 1
Stormy weather and Father Time take their toll on distribution.
Transmission Shifts Forward 
New generation and new demand drive new transmission plans.
Lineman's Spotlight, record snowfall
Record Snowfall Brings a Flurry of Activity 
Boston set a record with nearly 100 inches of snow in the span of a three-week period.
UAA, vegetation management
High-Tech Innovation
Big data, LiDAR and drones all figure to be major tech topics in utility vegetation management for years to come.
UAA, vegetation management
Shelter From the Storm
Having a good IVM program in place helps utilities respond to outages quickly and efficiently.
Peter Catchpole: 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.
Matt Gardner, Dominion Virginia Power
Born to Engineer
Ah, the fanciful thinking of youth. Some grow up wanting to be an astronaut, a fireman or the president
Fire, Flood and Snow
Colorado’s PVREA manages its response to a double-whammy natural disaster.
Linemen supplement, Colorado, PVREA
Utility Powers Through Fire, Flood and Snow 
Colorado’s PVREA manages its response to a double-whammy natural disaster.
Linemen supplement
Herculean Restoration 
Electric utility linemen replace lines and save lives in the face of Mother Nature’s wrath.
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.
The Bladerunner 1
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.

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Composite Pole Assembly

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BPA Install of Transmission Line: Framing 1

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