Electric Utility Operations http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7346/more en 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> Freeing Up a Freeway http://tdworld.com/features/freeing-freeway <div class="field-byline"> Adelma Thom and Mike Curby, NV Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Line crews move a critical transmission line to accommodate a major interstate highway construction project in Las Vegas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/freeing-freeway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/freeing-freeway#comments Features Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:45:00 +0000 67361 at http://tdworld.com Australia's Energex Crews Head South to Assist in NSW Storm Clean-Up http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/australias-energex-crews-head-south-assist-nsw-storm-clean <div class="node-body article-body">Dozens of Energex field staff and emergency equipment left Brisbane, Australia, and the Sunshine Coast at first light on April 22, destined for New South Wales to help restore power supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/australias-energex-crews-head-south-assist-nsw-storm-clean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/australias-energex-crews-head-south-assist-nsw-storm-clean#comments Electric Utility Operations Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:48:00 +0000 67251 at http://tdworld.com Clean up in North Avoca to fix power lines continues on April 24, 2015 in Gosford, Australia. Gosford City and Wyong shire have official been declared disaster zones, due to the damage caused by the worst storms to hit the region in decades. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images) Milwaukee Tool Introduces New M18 FUEL Magnetic Drills to Drive Safety and Productivity http://tdworld.com/blog/milwaukee-tool-introduces-new-m18-fuel-magnetic-drills-drive-safety-and-productivity <div class="node-body blog-body">Milwaukee Tool introduces the new M18 FUEL Magnetic Drill and Lineman Magnetic Drill. These new tools are faster than their corded counterparts, deliver a strong magnetic hold on steel, and can drill up to 40 13/16-in. holes per charge. </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/milwaukee-tool-introduces-new-m18-fuel-magnetic-drills-drive-safety-and-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/milwaukee-tool-introduces-new-m18-fuel-magnetic-drills-drive-safety-and-productivity#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:59:00 +0000 67211 at http://tdworld.com Entergy Crews Quickly Responding as Strong Storm System Moves Across State http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/entergy-crews-quickly-responding-strong-storm-system-moves-across-state <div class="node-body article-body">Entergy crews are responding to extensive outages Monday as a strong line of storms packing strong wind gusts, tornadoes, large hail and frequent lightning strikes moved across south Louisiana, causing extensive damage to the state's power grid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/entergy-crews-quickly-responding-strong-storm-system-moves-across-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/entergy-crews-quickly-responding-strong-storm-system-moves-across-state#comments Energizing Electric Utility Operations Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:15:00 +0000 67101 at http://tdworld.com Entergy Texas North Carolina Honors Linemen, Governor Signs Lineman Appreciation Day Into Law http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/north-carolina-honors-linemen-governor-signs-lineman-appreciation-day-la <div class="node-body article-body">Thousands of linemen in North Carolina will now have a day set aside each April dedicated to recognizing their selflessness in building, maintaining and repairing the infrastructure that powers modern lives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/north-carolina-honors-linemen-governor-signs-lineman-appreciation-day-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/north-carolina-honors-linemen-governor-signs-lineman-appreciation-day-la#comments Energizing Electric Utility Operations Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:25:00 +0000 66851 at http://tdworld.com