Features http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7347/more en Oakville Enterprises Corporation Modernizes the Fleet http://tdworld.com/features/oakville-enterprises-corporation-modernizes-fleet <div class="field-byline"> Ernie Liersch, Oakville Enterprises Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now the field workforce can power mobile devices, stay warm and operate emergency lighting without idling. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/oakville-enterprises-corporation-modernizes-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/oakville-enterprises-corporation-modernizes-fleet#comments Features Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:00:00 +0000 95341 at http://tdworld.com <p>An El-con crew can power laptops and run emergency lighting without idling its vehicle on a work site.</p> Sand Fire Spurs Crews Into Action http://tdworld.com/features/sand-fire-spurs-crews-action <div class="node-body article-body">Helicopters assist SCE in restoring power and replacing fire-damaged infrastructure in rugged and remote terrain.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/sand-fire-spurs-crews-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/sand-fire-spurs-crews-action#comments Features Overhead Distribution Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:45:00 +0000 95331 at http://tdworld.com <p>A SCE helicopter takes off from the fuel site at Soledad Canyon as part of the Sand Fire restoration effort. Helicopters airlifted distribution equipment, set poles and conducted a sock line pull. Linemen eventually set 30 poles and pulled 24 spans of wire with the helicopters&rsquo; help.</p> Hooked on Line Work http://tdworld.com/features/hooked-line-work <div class="field-byline"> Sally Graham, Entergy Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Apprentices learn the ropes at Entergy’s 2016 Linemen’s Boot Camp in Arkansas. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/hooked-line-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/hooked-line-work#comments Features Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:06:00 +0000 93761 at http://tdworld.com <p>Lead instructor Ron Suhm shares the safety focus for the day&rsquo;s work with apprentices<br /> and guest instructors.</p> Drivin’ for Linemen 200 Unites Line Trade http://tdworld.com/features/drivin-linemen-200-unites-line-trade <div class="node-body article-body">Third annual NASCAR race includes climbing competition that raises funds for the Fallen Lineman Organization.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/drivin-linemen-200-unites-line-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/drivin-linemen-200-unites-line-trade#comments Features Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:10:00 +0000 93771 at http://tdworld.com <p>Race winner Christopher Bell leads the field in the early stages of the Drivin&rsquo; for Linemen 200. Photo by Michael Allio.</p> Industry Innovators http://tdworld.com/supplements/industry-innovators <div class="node-body article-body">Linemen are inventing new products to help solve long-standing challenges in the field. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/supplements/industry-innovators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/supplements/industry-innovators#comments Features Supplements Fri, 12 Aug 2016 03:58:00 +0000 93261 at http://tdworld.com <p>At the 2015 International Lineman&rsquo;s Expo, Ralph Stinson with MADI talks to a lineman at the booth and displays two of the company&rsquo;s most popular new tools.</p> Training Tomorrow’s Leaders Today http://tdworld.com/supplements/training-tomorrow-s-leaders-today <div class="node-body article-body">Utilities prepare the next generation of linemen for the opportunities and challenges ahead. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/supplements/training-tomorrow-s-leaders-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/supplements/training-tomorrow-s-leaders-today#comments Features Supplements Fri, 12 Aug 2016 03:40:00 +0000 93251 at http://tdworld.com <p>Ameren Illinois apprentices work together to build a transmission line near Belleville, Illinois.</p> PG&E Trains Future Workforce http://tdworld.com/features/pge-trains-future-workforce <div class="field-byline"> Dan Amour, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A California utility revises its training program to give apprentices more classroom and on-the-job training.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/pge-trains-future-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/pge-trains-future-workforce#comments Features Electrical Jobs Today Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:19:00 +0000 92391 at http://tdworld.com <p>A pre-apprentice lineman listens intently as a PG&amp;E instructor provides training regarding proper handling of an 8-ft crossarm.</p> BC Hydro Overhauls Helicopter Operations http://tdworld.com/features/bc-hydro-overhauls-helicopter-operations <div class="field-byline"> Geoff Nielsen and Ryan Monk, BC Hydro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BC Hydro trains its power line technicians on hoisting techniques to work high above mountainous terrain. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/bc-hydro-overhauls-helicopter-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/bc-hydro-overhauls-helicopter-operations#comments Features Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +0000 92381 at http://tdworld.com <p>BC Hydro power line technician Matt Husty gets hoisted into Ascent&rsquo;s MD902 while PLT apprentice Jordan Gesic waits his turn in Lillooet, British Columbia, in May 2016.</p> Greening the Fleet http://tdworld.com/features/greening-fleet-0 <div class="field-byline"> Chris Charlton and Marie Steele, NV Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NV Energy invests in hybrid bucket trucks for its field workforce and electric vehicle charging stations for its customers. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/greening-fleet-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/greening-fleet-0#comments Features Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:05:00 +0000 90471 at http://tdworld.com <p>No need to bring along a back-up generator, as the hybrid electric trucks can provide up to 3,000 W of power for jobsite tools or emergency back-up needs for customers.</p> FPL Hardens System Against Storm Outages http://tdworld.com/distribution/fpl-hardens-system-against-storm-outages <div class="node-body article-body">Line workers install concrete poles and more resilient power lines to increase reliability.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/fpl-hardens-system-against-storm-outages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/fpl-hardens-system-against-storm-outages#comments Features Distribution Overhead Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:58:00 +0000 90451 at http://tdworld.com <p>An FPL line worker helps restore power in a tornado-ravaged area in Sarasota in January 2016. On average, hardened power lines perform 40% better than lines that have not been hardened, helping restore power faster after severe weather.</p>