Electric Utility Operations http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7346/more en 10 Costliest Atlantic Hurricanes in History http://tdworld.com/features/10-costliest-atlantic-hurricanes-history <div class="field-byline"> Andy Friedman, Associate Editor </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Utilities have done heroic work restoring power after catastrophic damage from these dreaded weather events. </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/features/10-costliest-atlantic-hurricanes-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/10-costliest-atlantic-hurricanes-history#comments Features Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:11:00 +0000 66641 at http://tdworld.com FPL Employees Simulate Storm Roles and Response During Staging Site Drill http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/fpl-employees-simulate-storm-roles-and-response-during-staging-site-dril <div class="node-body article-body">In preparation for the 2015 hurricane season, Florida Power & Light Co. hosted a "staging site" drill at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/fpl-employees-simulate-storm-roles-and-response-during-staging-site-dril" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/fpl-employees-simulate-storm-roles-and-response-during-staging-site-dril#comments Electric Utility Operations Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:06:00 +0000 66521 at http://tdworld.com guido72/iStock/Thinkstock PG&E Wins Innovation Award for Implementation of Automated Emergency Response Technology http://tdworld.com/blog/pge-wins-innovation-award-implementation-automated-emergency-response-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has won an ARCOS 2014 innovation award for the utility’s mobile application of ARCOS software to automatically callout crews in response to electric and gas emergencies. </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-innovation-award-implementation-automated-emergency-response-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/pge-wins-innovation-award-implementation-automated-emergency-response-technology#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Fri, 03 Apr 2015 20:01:00 +0000 66001 at http://tdworld.com Edison Electric Institute Honors Nation’s Lineworkers http://tdworld.com/blog/edison-electric-institute-honors-nation-s-lineworkers <div class="node-body blog-body">The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day and salutes the men and women who risk their lives each day to keep electricity safe and reliable for all Americans.</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/edison-electric-institute-honors-nation-s-lineworkers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/edison-electric-institute-honors-nation-s-lineworkers#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:00 +0000 65851 at http://tdworld.com Video: Western's Fall Protection Training for Linemen http://tdworld.com/video-westerns-fall-protection-training-linemen <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Western Area Power Administration developed this training to help linemen comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new fall protection standards.</p> </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://tdworld.com/site-files/tdworld.com/files/wapafallvideo.JPG?1427734163" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/video-westerns-fall-protection-training-linemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric Utility Operations Video Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:00 +0000 65791 at http://tdworld.com Veteran Lineman Trades Climbing for Hovering http://tdworld.com/features/veteran-lineman-trades-climbing-hovering <div class="node-body article-body">Wayne Temple transitions from working as a lineman on the skid to sitting in the pilot seat.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/veteran-lineman-trades-climbing-hovering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/veteran-lineman-trades-climbing-hovering#comments Features Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:25:00 +0000 65651 at http://tdworld.com <p>Wayne Temple is shown in route to a structure with a lineman using the skid transfer method. The<br /> project will provide renewable energy to the people of Los Angeles, California.</p> Fall Protection by Design for BPA Structures http://tdworld.com/features/fall-protection-design-bpa-structures <div class="field-byline"> David O’Claire, Bonneville Power Administration </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Agency improves linemen’s climbing safety by retrofitting legacy towers and designing fall protection into new towers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/fall-protection-design-bpa-structures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/fall-protection-design-bpa-structures#comments Features Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:18:00 +0000 65641 at http://tdworld.com <p>By determining the proper anchoring points and developing a field guide, BPA is helping its linemen find ways to safely climb steel towers.</p> 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