Electric Utility Operations http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7346/more en Utilities Share Best Practices At Fall Protection Symposium in Colorado http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/utilities-share-best-practices-fall-protection-symposium-colorado <div class="field-byline"> Amy Fischbach </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Western Area Power Administration sponsored a Fall Protection Symposium and Roundtable July 8-9 in Loveland, Colorado, to discuss the newly released OSHA fall protection regulations. At this summit, utilities from across North America shared their current fall protection programs, techniques, processes and procedures to protect their field workforce from fall-related injuries and fatalities. The event featured presentations from utilities, contractors, training entities and vendors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/utilities-share-best-practices-fall-protection-symposium-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/utilities-share-best-practices-fall-protection-symposium-colorado#comments Electric Utility Operations Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:26:00 +0000 51721 at http://tdworld.com Three-Part Wind Storm Inflicts Significant Damage http://tdworld.com/features/three-part-wind-storm-inflicts-significant-damage <div class="field-byline"> Bernie Walter, Tom Cascalenda and Troy Browen, Xcel Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Outside contractors and mutual aid crews get the call when high winds damage trees and distribution infrastructure in Minnesota.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/three-part-wind-storm-inflicts-significant-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/three-part-wind-storm-inflicts-significant-damage#comments Features Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:39:00 +0000 50921 at http://tdworld.com <p>Straight-line winds snapped a utility pole in half during June thunderstorms in Minneapolis.</p> New Transmission Line Crosses Protected Lines http://tdworld.com/features/new-transmission-line-crosses-protected-lines <div class="node-body article-body">ATCO Electric and Bechtel expand capacity on the HRTD project through preplanning and the use of innovative tools. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/new-transmission-line-crosses-protected-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/new-transmission-line-crosses-protected-lines#comments Features Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:51:00 +0000 50911 at http://tdworld.com <p>At a tower assembly site on the Oakland to Lanfine right-of-way, Jim Hill, ROW field coordinator, consults with Katrina Stewart, lead ROW field coordinaton.</p> Salt River Project Safety http://tdworld.com/parting-shot/salt-river-project-safety <div class="node-body article-body">Salt River Project requires that all of its linemen wear long-sleeved flame-retardant shirts and pants when working within 6 ft of exposed energized conductors or equipment with the potential for an electrical flashover.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/parting-shot/salt-river-project-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/parting-shot/salt-river-project-safety#comments Parting Shot Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:19:00 +0000 50091 at http://tdworld.com Nelson Smith, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative http://tdworld.com/lifeline/nelson-smith-mecklenburg-electric-cooperative <div class="node-body article-body"><h3> Early Years</h3> <p>When I returned home from my first year of college, I had some friends working in the power industry. I liked the idea of working outside in a service industry.</p> <p>My first job was as a groundman for Four County Electric Cooperative in North Carolina in 1973. I&rsquo;m now a line superintendent for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative in Gretna, Virginia.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/lifeline/nelson-smith-mecklenburg-electric-cooperative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/lifeline/nelson-smith-mecklenburg-electric-cooperative#comments Lifeline Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:07:00 +0000 50081 at http://tdworld.com Drilling Bits http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/drilling-bits <div class="node-body article-body">BURNDY introduces several new auger bit designs for the utility industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/drilling-bits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/drilling-bits#comments Electric Utility Operations Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:02:00 +0000 50061 at http://tdworld.com Linemen: A Heritage Built on Excellence, a Future Based on Innovation http://tdworld.com/gallery/linemen-heritage-built-excellence-future-based-innovation <div class="node-body gallery-body">Images of linemen generations, linemen tools to take care of an increased workload, and linemen as first responders. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/gallery/linemen-heritage-built-excellence-future-based-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/gallery/linemen-heritage-built-excellence-future-based-innovation#comments Electric Utility Operations Gallery Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:42:00 +0000 49741 at http://tdworld.com Ameren Joins Gateway Motorsports Park to Bring NASCAR Back to St. Louis on Father’s Day Weekend http://tdworld.com/blog/ameren-joins-gateway-motorsports-park-bring-nascar-back-st-louis-father-s-day-weekend <div class="node-body blog-body">Ameren Corporation will serve as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series “Drivin’ for Linemen 200” official “Brought to you by” sponsor. </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/ameren-joins-gateway-motorsports-park-bring-nascar-back-st-louis-father-s-day-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/ameren-joins-gateway-motorsports-park-bring-nascar-back-st-louis-father-s-day-weekend#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:00 +0000 49621 at http://tdworld.com Entergy Prepares for Storm Season in Weeklong Drill http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/entergy-prepares-storm-season-weeklong-drill <div class="node-body article-body">In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, hundreds of Entergy employees across the company's utility service territory recently engaged in an intensive storm drill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/entergy-prepares-storm-season-weeklong-drill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/entergy-prepares-storm-season-weeklong-drill#comments Energizing Electric Utility Operations Overhead Distribution Wed, 28 May 2014 18:03:00 +0000 49531 at http://tdworld.com <p>Power crews work on restoring power to homes after Hurricane Katrina knocked power out to thousands of homes September 1, 2005 in Gulfport, Mississippi.</p> Copyright Joe Raedle / Getty Images Mobile Technology Expedites Field Work http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/mobile-technology-expedites-field-work <div class="field-byline"> Dave Breeze, SaskPower </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SaskPower’s linemen rely on computers for more efficient mapping, scheduling and asset management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/mobile-technology-expedites-field-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/mobile-technology-expedites-field-work#comments Features Asset Management Service Grid-Optimization Fri, 23 May 2014 20:23:00 +0000 49371 at http://tdworld.com <p>SaskPower&rsquo;s bucket trucks are equipped with ruggedized laptop computers to boost the linemen&rsquo;s productivity in the field.</p>