Electric Utility Operations http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7346/more en Rope Access Saves Time for Tri-State Crews http://tdworld.com/features/rope-access-saves-time-tri-state-crews <div class="field-byline"> Tom Penner, Tri-State Generation and Transmission </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Utility employs rope access procedures to improve journeymen linemen’s efficiency on live-line operations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/rope-access-saves-time-tri-state-crews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/rope-access-saves-time-tri-state-crews#comments Features Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:46:00 +0000 46061 at http://tdworld.com <p>Tri-State G&amp;T lineman Kyle Broyles repairs a gunshot conductor on a 345-kV line in Montrose, Colorado.</p> Electric Grid Infrastructure Undergoes Modernization http://tdworld.com/features/electric-grid-infrastructure-undergoes-modernization <div class="field-byline"> Jim Clark, Northeast Utilities Transmission Group, and Lance Clute, PAR Electrical Contractors Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Connecticut Light & Power and PAR Electrical Contractors install imploding connectors and replace old towers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/electric-grid-infrastructure-undergoes-modernization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/electric-grid-infrastructure-undergoes-modernization#comments Features Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:28:00 +0000 46051 at http://tdworld.com <p>Linemen prepare the conductor ends for the imploding connector.</p> Collaboration Improves Reliability http://tdworld.com/field-talk/collaboration-improves-reliability <div class="node-body article-body">Throughout North America, utility managers wrestle with the same challenges. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/field-talk/collaboration-improves-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/field-talk/collaboration-improves-reliability#comments Field Talk Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:07:00 +0000 46041 at http://tdworld.com Southwire SIMpull Solutions Suite is Introduced to Energy Industry as a Productivity Booster http://tdworld.com/blog/southwire-simpull-solutions-suite-introduced-energy-industry-productivity-booster <div class="node-body blog-body">Southwire has introduced cable-in-conduit for the utility 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/southwire-simpull-solutions-suite-introduced-energy-industry-productivity-booster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/southwire-simpull-solutions-suite-introduced-energy-industry-productivity-booster#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations cable in conduit Southwire T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:02:00 +0000 45971 at http://tdworld.com Transgard Introduces New Control Center for Substation Fences http://tdworld.com/blog/transgard-introduces-new-control-center-substation-fences <div class="node-body blog-body">TransGard has developed a new Control Center for its substation fencing to prevent outages caused by climbing animals. </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/transgard-introduces-new-control-center-substation-fences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/transgard-introduces-new-control-center-substation-fences#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations TransGard wildlife protection T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:17:00 +0000 45881 at http://tdworld.com Klein Tools Wins Product of the Year in Three Categories http://tdworld.com/blog/klein-tools-wins-product-year-three-categories <div class="node-body blog-body">Klein Tools has won EC&M's Product of the Year award in three separate categories: Tools (Hand), Tools (Bags & Totes) and Tools (Accessory Items).</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-wins-product-year-three-categories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/klein-tools-wins-product-year-three-categories#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations bags handbags Klein Tools Product of the Year tools totes T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:02:00 +0000 45871 at http://tdworld.com Preventive Maintenance Extends Fleet’s Life http://tdworld.com/features/preventive-maintenance-extends-fleet-s-life <div class="field-byline"> By Brian Chandler, City of Troy Utilities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The City of Troy Utilities regularly maintains its fleet to drive down costs and reduce downtime for field workforce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/preventive-maintenance-extends-fleet-s-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/preventive-maintenance-extends-fleet-s-life#comments Features Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:25:00 +0000 45711 at http://tdworld.com <p>City of Troy Utilities&rsquo; crews can focus on their primary job responsibilities, knowing their trucks are well maintained and regularly inspected.</p> Linemen Rebuild After Historic Wind Storm http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/linemen-rebuild-after-historic-wind-storm <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers Energy field crews partner with contractors to restore power and repair damaged infrastructure across Michigan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/linemen-rebuild-after-historic-wind-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/linemen-rebuild-after-historic-wind-storm#comments Electric Utility Operations Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:22:00 +0000 43641 at http://tdworld.com <p>Consumers Energy linemen work together to restore power.</p> SDG&E Linemen Tackle Field Challenges http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/sdge-linemen-tackle-field-challenges <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Harrison and Danny Rodriguez, San Diego Gas &amp; Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body">San Diego Gas & Electric’s Grassroots Team works together to improve safety and productivity for the field workforce. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/sdge-linemen-tackle-field-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/sdge-linemen-tackle-field-challenges#comments Electric Utility Operations Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:12:00 +0000 43631 at http://tdworld.com <p>To solve problems frequently faced by linemen in the field, SDG&amp;E created a Grassroots Team. The team members include (clockwise from top left) Construction Supervisor Lohn Storms, Foreman Dean Buesch, Foreman Lee Lichlyter, Lineman Tom Harrison, Lineman Aaron Garner, Lineman Hugh MacIsaac, Lineman Don Berens and Apprentice Lineman Raul Garcia.</p> Mon Power Installs Laptop Computers in Service Vehicles http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/mon-power-installs-laptop-computers-service-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">Mon Power is installing laptop computers in more than 250 line trucks and other field vehicles to enhance service and better manage repair work and reliability upgrades more efficiently. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/mon-power-installs-laptop-computers-service-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/mon-power-installs-laptop-computers-service-vehicles#comments Energizing Electric Utility Operations Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:38:00 +0000 43051 at http://tdworld.com