Multimedia Library - All en FirstEnergy Uses Helicopters to Complete Transmission Line Work in Northeast Ohio <div class="node-body gallery-body">FirstEnergy, like many other utilities, regularly installs overhead transmission lines through the use of a helicopter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gallery Overhead Transmission Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:22:00 +0000 52711 at Above and Beyond Line Clearing <div class="field-byline"> Kristin Wild </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Asplundh NZ offers specialized vegetation management services to markets beyond utilities, as the New Zealand utility line clearance market is different than in the United States, Canada and Australia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gallery Vegetation Management Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:25:00 +0000 52701 at IEES PES General Meeting Perspectives <div class="field-byline"> Rick Bush </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Editorial Director Rick Bush gives his perspective of the 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gallery Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:53:00 +0000 52681 at Behind the Scenes: Xcel Energy's Storm Restoration in Minnesota, June 2013 <div class="node-body video-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Features Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:52:00 +0000 52551 at Linemen Learn To Fly Helicopter Short Haul Style <div class="node-body video-body"><p>In the November 2014 Electric Utility Operations section, we&#39;ll take a look at how the linemen from Western Area Power Administration are using helicopters to increase efficiency out in the field. This video clip shows how linemen for WAPA are learning to fly a helicopter short haul style.</p> </div> <div class="field-byline"> James Hill, WAPA </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Electric Utility Operations Video Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:34:00 +0000 52541 at Grid FACTS <div class="node-body gallery-body">As we push the physical limits of the grid, flexible ac transmission systems controllers can prevent systems from coming apart.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transmission Gallery Grid-Optimization Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:02:00 +0000 51921 at Advanced Meter Fort Collins: ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems Installation <div class="node-body gallery-body">The installation of ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems for the Advanced Meter Fort Collins project. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Photo Galleries Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 51901 at FirstEnergy Energizes New Transmission Line and Substation in West Penn Power Area <div class="node-body gallery-body">FirstEnergy Corp. has completed a new transmission line and substation in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, to help enhance service reliability for West Penn Power customers in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler and Westmoreland counties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Projects in Progress Transmission Gallery Overhead Transmission Grid-Optimization Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:09:00 +0000 51741 at Utilities Share Best Practices At Fall Protection Symposium in Colorado <div class="field-byline"> Amy Fischbach </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric Utility Operations Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:26:00 +0000 51721 at Wales to Install Commercial Tidal Power Project in Low Velocity Currents <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, has awarded an ‘Agreement for Lease’ for a commercial demonstration site for electricity production from tidal currents to marine energy company Minesto.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gallery Renewables Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:02:00 +0000 51531 at