Recently, 3M completed an 11-year field test in the corrosive salt spray environment of Hawaii. The field test demonstrated the corrosion resistance of its high capacity transmission conductor, 3M™ ACCR....More
Kraig Bader, standards engineering manager at Fort Collins Utilities, explores the process of mobilizing a force of internal and contract engineers and technicians to install over 100,000 electric and water meters.
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The Fallen Linemen Organization and International Lineman's Museum and Hall of Fame partnered with Ameren to sponsor the NASCAR Drivin' for Linemen NASCAR truck race in June near St. Louis, Missouri. Ten percent of the winnings from one of the trucks was donated to the families of the fallen linemen....More
In the November 2014 Electric Utility Operations section, we'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....More
Craig Cavanaugh with Siemens explores the unique nature of this project, both in terms of collaboration across solutions providers, and also the opportunity to be deeply embedded in the project even after installation....More
As the utility industry continues to change a more deliberate focus is given to the costs of goods sold. The importance of finding the best labor sourcing strategy is becoming a key element of running a successful utility....More
It’s increasingly tough for utility and power companies to respond in a timely manner to service incidents. Utilities need to switch from inefficient, manual processes to centralized electronic systems that create, distribute, investigate and remediate incident reports. And, in the process, potentially prevent incidents from ever occurring....More
This course will discuss high-voltage direct current (HVDC) growth in the United States, primarily focused on major HVDC projects in operation and upcoming projects, and expected growth in the United States by 2025....More
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rule calling for a 30% reduction (using 2005 as the base year) in CO2 emissions from existing electric-utility generating units by 2030....More
RFID-enabled pole markers offer quick and easy identification of utility poles, reclosures, switch gear, transformers and underground assets. Information can be displayed in human-readable format, barcode and UHF Gen 2 RFID—perfect for the electric utility that is transitioning between the three data collection formats. The triple read format also provides security and redundancy in case of vandalism or graffiti....More
For a century, the American Electricians' Handbook has served as the definitive industry reference for information on designing, installing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. The Sixteenth Edition is revised to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code and the 2012 National Electrical Safety Code, and covers current energy-efficient technologies, such as photovoltaics and induction lighting...
This essential safety reference shows how to install grounds on de-energized lines so workers are protected if the lines accidentally become energized. Covers basic grounding concepts, overhead lines, underground cables, and vehicles.
Personal protective grounding is an important subject, but it is not well understood by some linemen. This book removes the mystery of grounding by clearly explaining what works, and why it works...