Electric Utility Operations http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7346/more en Taking a Hands-On Approach to Training Linemen http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/taking-hands-approach-training-linemen <div class="node-body gallery-body">To train its workforce for the future, Consumers Energy constructed a new training center six years ago. Today a combination of more than 2,000 students, apprentices, and journeymen linemen sharpen their skills on everything from climbing poles to operating heavy equipment each year on the training grounds in Marshall, Michigan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/taking-hands-approach-training-linemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/taking-hands-approach-training-linemen#comments Electric Utility Operations Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:24:00 +0000 70051 at http://tdworld.com Southern States Introduces Ballistic Resistant Solutions http://tdworld.com/blog/southern-states-introduces-ballistic-resistant-solutions <div class="node-body blog-body">Ballisti-Wall and Ballisti-Cover provide military grade protection for utility critical assets and equipment.</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/southern-states-introduces-ballistic-resistant-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/southern-states-introduces-ballistic-resistant-solutions#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:13:00 +0000 70041 at http://tdworld.com Mon Power Adds New Line and Substation Employees from Power Systems Institute Training Program http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/mon-power-adds-new-line-and-substation-employees-power-systems-institute <div class="node-body article-body">Mon Power has hired eight new line and substation employees from the Power Systems Institute training program as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance service reliability for customers in West Virginia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/mon-power-adds-new-line-and-substation-employees-power-systems-institute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/mon-power-adds-new-line-and-substation-employees-power-systems-institute#comments eTrain Electric Utility Operations Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:14:00 +0000 69801 at http://tdworld.com Utility Cracks Down on Copper Theft http://tdworld.com/features/utility-cracks-down-copper-theft <div class="field-byline"> Dave Foster, Puget Sound Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Puget Sound Energy installs wireless cameras after thieves repeatedly hit its distribution substations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/utility-cracks-down-copper-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/utility-cracks-down-copper-theft#comments Features Thu, 28 May 2015 22:18:00 +0000 68871 at http://tdworld.com <p>Before Puget Sound Energy invested in a wireless motion-detection security system, copper thieves targeted substations like this one in Washington state.</p> Utilities Fight Floods http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/utilities-fight-floods <div class="node-body gallery-body">Tens of thousands of people were left without power in Texas and Oklahoma this weekend as massive storms tore through the region and widespread flooding resulted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/utilities-fight-floods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/utilities-fight-floods#comments Electric Utility Operations Gallery Tue, 26 May 2015 20:28:00 +0000 68551 at http://tdworld.com Hi-Line Utility Supply Introduces Compact, Six-in-One Dual End Ratchet Wrench http://tdworld.com/blog/hi-line-utility-supply-introduces-compact-six-one-dual-end-ratchet-wrench <div class="node-body blog-body">Hi-Line Utility Supply presents the new, compact, six-in-one Dual End Ratchet Wrench (HL100TDE). Featuring six different socket sizes combined to handle a variety of fasteners, lag bolts, and C-clamps. The wrench has a ratcheting socket at one end and a ratcheting box at the other.</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/hi-line-utility-supply-introduces-compact-six-one-dual-end-ratchet-wrench" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/hi-line-utility-supply-introduces-compact-six-one-dual-end-ratchet-wrench#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Tue, 19 May 2015 13:19:00 +0000 68151 at http://tdworld.com Senate Energy Bill Recognizes Union Apprenticeship Programs http://tdworld.com/blog/senate-energy-bill-recognizes-union-apprenticeship-programs <div class="node-body blog-body">The 21st Century Energy Workforce Act is a major step forward in helping our nation meet the skilled worker shortage looming over the energy industry. </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/senate-energy-bill-recognizes-union-apprenticeship-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/senate-energy-bill-recognizes-union-apprenticeship-programs#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Mon, 18 May 2015 13:49:00 +0000 68121 at http://tdworld.com West Penn Power Conducts Storm Restoration Drill http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/west-penn-power-conducts-storm-restoration-drill <div class="node-body article-body">West Penn Power conducted an emergency readiness exercise May 5 to test the company's service restoration process used to repair damage when severe weather causes widespread power outages in the region. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/west-penn-power-conducts-storm-restoration-drill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/west-penn-power-conducts-storm-restoration-drill#comments eTrain Electric Utility Operations Thu, 07 May 2015 14:47:00 +0000 67701 at http://tdworld.com Linemen Get Up to Speed on Fall Protection http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-get-speed-fall-protection <div class="node-body article-body">Western Area Power Administration creates training video, provides hands-on training to linemen, rewrites its fall protection manual and rolls out new personal protective equipment to field workforce. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-get-speed-fall-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-get-speed-fall-protection#comments Features Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:17:00 +0000 67381 at http://tdworld.com <p>Upper Great Plains lineman Shayne Bender demonstrates how to use a buck hook with a self-retracting lanyard to ascend a steel lattice tower at fall protection training in Mead substation.</p> Linemen Bury Lines to Ramp Up Reliability http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-bury-lines-ramp-reliability <div class="field-byline"> Todd Shaffer, Colorado Springs Utilities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crews complete overhead-to-underground line conversion to clear land for a new construction project at a local university. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-bury-lines-ramp-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-bury-lines-ramp-reliability#comments Features Overhead Transmission Underground T&D Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:53:00 +0000 67371 at http://tdworld.com <p>The field crew digs down the hillside for the new underground line.</p>