Electric Utility Operations http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7346/more en Hot Sticking is a Lineman’s Way of Life http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/hot-sticking-lineman-s-way-life <div class="field-byline"> Rick Bush, Editorial Director </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Rick Bush visits a KCP&L site, where linemen were upgrading a 12.47 kV line on poles having 34 kV attached.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/hot-sticking-lineman-s-way-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/hot-sticking-lineman-s-way-life#comments Electric Utility Operations Gallery Overhead Distribution Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:54:00 +0000 65371 at http://tdworld.com Sherman + Reilly Launches Termination Tools http://tdworld.com/blog/sherman-reilly-launches-termination-tools <div class="node-body blog-body">Sherman + Reilly, a Textron Inc. company, announces the release of a new line of termination tools, comprised of battery powered and low pressure hydraulic cutters and crimpers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/td-worlds-briefing-room"> T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/sherman-reilly-launches-termination-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/sherman-reilly-launches-termination-tools#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:51:00 +0000 65181 at http://tdworld.com Sierra Nevada's New Tool to Move Heavy Substation Equipment http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/sierra-nevadas-new-tool-move-heavy-substation-equipment <div class="node-body gallery-body">Sierra Nevada’s Elverta electrician crew built a new tool to help move heavy equipment in a new and more efficient way. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/sierra-nevadas-new-tool-move-heavy-substation-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/sierra-nevadas-new-tool-move-heavy-substation-equipment#comments Asset Management Service Electric Utility Operations Gallery Substations Grid-Optimization Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:59:00 +0000 65001 at http://tdworld.com PG&E Wins Right to Develop Two New Transmission Substations http://tdworld.com/blog/pge-wins-right-develop-two-new-transmission-substations <div class="node-body blog-body">Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has been selected to build, own and operate two new electric substations in California’s Central Valley and South Bay.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/td-worlds-briefing-room"> T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/pge-wins-right-develop-two-new-transmission-substations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/pge-wins-right-develop-two-new-transmission-substations#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:25:00 +0000 64871 at http://tdworld.com Ergonomics Programs Drive Down Injury Rates http://tdworld.com/features/ergonomics-programs-drive-down-injury-rates <div class="field-byline"> By George Minow, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc., and Amy Fischbach, Field Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ontario utilities still have ergonomics programs in place years after participating in a research study. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/ergonomics-programs-drive-down-injury-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/ergonomics-programs-drive-down-injury-rates#comments Features Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:33:00 +0000 64211 at http://tdworld.com <p>The hydraulic cable shaper has helped to reduce MSDs in the field.</p> OG&E Hardens System to Curb Outages http://tdworld.com/distribution/oge-hardens-system-curb-outages <div class="field-byline"> By Ryan Jones, Jarod Cassada and Don Ciupak, Oklahoma Gas &amp; Electric Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crews upgrade infrastructure, shorten spans, remove overhang and increase tree clearance to improve system reliability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/oge-hardens-system-curb-outages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/oge-hardens-system-curb-outages#comments Features Distribution Grid-Optimization Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:24:00 +0000 64201 at http://tdworld.com <p>Once customers have power back, there is more work to do. Crews clean up the site and disassemble broken equipment for salvage.</p> Kory Nichols, Salt River Project http://tdworld.com/lifeline/kory-nichols-salt-river-project <div class="node-body article-body">I left Wisconsin after completing five years of school without a degree. In 2001, I decided to seek a new path in life and moved to Arizona. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/lifeline/kory-nichols-salt-river-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/lifeline/kory-nichols-salt-river-project#comments Lifeline People Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:30:00 +0000 62741 at http://tdworld.com Michels Power Awarded Contract to Construct New Transmission Line in Texas http://tdworld.com/blog/michels-power-awarded-contract-construct-new-transmission-line-texas <div class="node-body blog-body">Michels Power has been awarded a contract to construct about 48 miles of new electric transmission facilities for Sharyland Utilities in Texas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/td-worlds-briefing-room"> T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/michels-power-awarded-contract-construct-new-transmission-line-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/michels-power-awarded-contract-construct-new-transmission-line-texas#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:33:00 +0000 62361 at http://tdworld.com 10 Tips for Better Incident Investigations http://tdworld.com/safety-talk/10-tips-better-incident-investigations <div class="field-byline"> Thomas Ray, City Utilities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Applying these 10 tips to every incident will help you become an efficient and effective investigator.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/safety-talk/10-tips-better-incident-investigations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/safety-talk/10-tips-better-incident-investigations#comments Safety Talk Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:22:00 +0000 62291 at http://tdworld.com Mobile Tools Maximize Productivity at PGE http://tdworld.com/features/mobile-tools-maximize-productivity-pge <div class="field-byline"> Rodney Lewis II, Portland General Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Utility streamlines dispatching, record keeping and data collection by equipping field workforce with latest technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/mobile-tools-maximize-productivity-pge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/mobile-tools-maximize-productivity-pge#comments Features Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:07:00 +0000 62281 at http://tdworld.com <p>Portland General Electric&rsquo;s workers rely on laptop computers to improve productivity in the field.</p>