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
Energy storage has been a feature of electricity generation, transmission and distribution for well over a century. The introduction of the rechargeable lead acid battery in the early 1880s was later followed by pumped-hydro ......More
I am a big believer in the saying “Trust and Verify,” so when Elster President Mark Fromuller told me that Advanced Meter Fort Collins (AMFC) was the real deal, I got on the phone with Ft. Collins Project Manager Dennis Sumner and headed over to Colorado...More
Through the Advanced Meter Fort Collins project, Fort Collins Utilities is upgrading mechanical electric and water meters in homes, schools and businesses throughout the community with electronic devices that will enable two-way digital communication....More