Electric Utility Operations http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7346/more en Six Keys to Recruiting and Retaining Lineworkers http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/six-keys-recruiting-and-retaining-lineworkers <div class="field-byline"> Amy Fischbach, T&amp;D World and Maximo Fuentes, SMUD </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Electric utilities nationwide are challenged with recruiting and retaining qualified lineworkers. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) shares six tips on how it is not only finding new apprentices, but also training its veteran field workforce for improved retention. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/six-keys-recruiting-and-retaining-lineworkers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/six-keys-recruiting-and-retaining-lineworkers#comments Electric Utility Operations Gallery Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:34:00 +0000 54941 at http://tdworld.com <p><font face="Futura Lt" size="1"><font face="Futura Lt" size="1">SMUD workers learn how to hot stick and cut in double dead-ends. The utility provides training to not only its apprentices, but also to its journeymen linemen. </font></font></p> Georgia Power Solves Hardware Failure Issue http://tdworld.com/field-applications/georgia-power-solves-hardware-failure-issue <div class="field-byline"> By Buddy Phillips, Georgia Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many transmission lines have had hardware failures because of wind-induced vibrations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/field-applications/georgia-power-solves-hardware-failure-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/field-applications/georgia-power-solves-hardware-failure-issue#comments Field Applications Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:38:00 +0000 54121 at http://tdworld.com Sherman + Reilly Announces 2014 Break Away Road Tour in Eastern Region http://tdworld.com/blog/sherman-reilly-announces-2014-break-away-road-tour-eastern-region <div class="node-body blog-body">Sherman + Reilly, a Textron Inc. company, will conduct a 19-city eastern state tour to display and demonstrate its new utility stringing equipment aimed at significantly improving the safety of linemen in the electric utility industry. The Break Away Road Tour will start September 15 in St. Louis, Missouri, and end October 16 in Atlanta, Georgia. </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-announces-2014-break-away-road-tour-eastern-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/sherman-reilly-announces-2014-break-away-road-tour-eastern-region#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:32:00 +0000 54001 at http://tdworld.com Transformer Down! Dealing with Emergency Replacement of Transformers to Keep Production On-Line http://tdworld.com/blog/transformer-down-dealing-emergency-replacement-transformers-keep-production-line <div class="node-body blog-body">Facilities can save time and money by installing a robust transformer and then having quick access to plug-and-play replacements. </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/transformer-down-dealing-emergency-replacement-transformers-keep-production-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/transformer-down-dealing-emergency-replacement-transformers-keep-production-line#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:51:00 +0000 53131 at http://tdworld.com Klein Tools Searches for the 2014 'Head of the Class' Instructor of the Year http://tdworld.com/blog/klein-tools-searches-2014-head-class-instructor-year <div class="node-body blog-body">Klein Tools is looking for the 2014 Head of Class instructor of the Year who has made a difference in the lives of his or her students. </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/klein-tools-searches-2014-head-class-instructor-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/klein-tools-searches-2014-head-class-instructor-year#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:44:00 +0000 53091 at http://tdworld.com Terex Introduces XT Pro Tree Trimmer Series http://tdworld.com/blog/terex-introduces-xt-pro-tree-trimmer-series <div class="node-body blog-body">Terex has redesigned its XT Pro Series Tree Trimmer trucks with a longitudinal hydraulic lift operation and other features. </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/terex-introduces-xt-pro-tree-trimmer-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/terex-introduces-xt-pro-tree-trimmer-series#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations Products Terex tree trimmer T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:34:00 +0000 53081 at http://tdworld.com Ameren Sponsors Drivin' for Linemen 200 NASCAR Truck Race http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/ameren-sponsors-drivin-linemen-200-nascar-truck-race <div class="node-body video-body">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. </div> <div class="field-byline"> Ameren </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/ameren-sponsors-drivin-linemen-200-nascar-truck-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/ameren-sponsors-drivin-linemen-200-nascar-truck-race#comments Electric Utility Operations Video Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:17:00 +0000 53041 at http://tdworld.com Protect Your Substations Against Animal Intruders http://tdworld.com/features/protect-your-substations-against-animal-intruders <div class="field-byline"> James Wilson, Duke Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nine strategies to drive down the number of animal contacts within substations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/protect-your-substations-against-animal-intruders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/protect-your-substations-against-animal-intruders#comments Features Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:17:00 +0000 52651 at http://tdworld.com <p>This station is an example of an exhaustive attempt to cover potential contact points.</p> SMUD Trains Linemen of the Next Generation http://tdworld.com/features/smud-trains-linemen-next-generation <div class="field-byline"> Maximo Fuentes, SMUD </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A California utility provides on-the-job training for both its new and veteran lineworkers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/smud-trains-linemen-next-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/smud-trains-linemen-next-generation#comments Features Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:04:00 +0000 52641 at http://tdworld.com <p>A journeyman performs a pole-top rescue during a bundled training session.</p> Behind the Scenes: Xcel Energy's Storm Restoration in Minnesota, June 2013 http://tdworld.com/features/behind-scenes-xcel-energys-storm-restoration-minnesota-june-2013 <div class="node-body video-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://tdworld.com/features/behind-scenes-xcel-energys-storm-restoration-minnesota-june-2013#comments Features Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:52:00 +0000 52551 at http://tdworld.com