Features http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7347/more en Mobile Tools Maximize Productivity at PGE http://tdworld.com/features/mobile-tools-maximize-productivity-pge <div class="field-byline"> Rodney Lewis II, Portland General Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Utility streamlines dispatching, record keeping and data collection by equipping field workforce with latest technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/mobile-tools-maximize-productivity-pge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/mobile-tools-maximize-productivity-pge#comments Features Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:07:00 +0000 62281 at http://tdworld.com <p>Portland General Electric&rsquo;s workers rely on laptop computers to improve productivity in the field.</p> SCE Safeguards Endangered Condors http://tdworld.com/features/sce-safeguards-endangered-condors <div class="field-byline"> Paul Netter, Southern California Edison </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Utility partners with Fish & Wildlife Service to implement power pole aversion training. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/sce-safeguards-endangered-condors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/sce-safeguards-endangered-condors#comments Features Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:55:00 +0000 61021 at http://tdworld.com <p>California condors, which can fly as high as 15,000 ft, have gone from only 22 and near extinction in 1987 to now numbering 437 in the wild and captivity. California condors lay only one egg per year, the lowest reproductive rate of any bird species. Photos courtesy of Southern California Edison and the U.S. Fish &amp; Wildlife Service.</p> International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo Roundup http://tdworld.com/features/international-lineman-s-rodeo-expo-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 International Lineman's Rodeo and Expo featured tools and safety, history and tradition, competition and camaraderie, family and fun. This photo tour shows you the highlights.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/international-lineman-s-rodeo-expo-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/international-lineman-s-rodeo-expo-roundup#comments Features Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:21:00 +0000 59771 at http://tdworld.com <p>Family members and coworkers lined the sidelines to cheer on the competitors during the rodeo.</p> Western Linemen Take to the Air http://tdworld.com/features/western-linemen-take-air <div class="field-byline"> James Hill, Western Area Power Administration </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California journeymen perform maintenance work over protected, rugged lands using a long-line helicopter method.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/western-linemen-take-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/western-linemen-take-air#comments Features Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:10:00 +0000 58351 at http://tdworld.com <p>Two linemen work to replace a spacer damper from a long-line air chair attached to a helicopter.</p> Underground Line Powers Urban Chicago http://tdworld.com/features/underground-line-powers-urban-chicago-0 <div class="field-byline"> William P. Nolan, Commonwealth Edison </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Detailed planning and communication are the keys to success on ComEd’s downtown Burnham-Taylor project.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/underground-line-powers-urban-chicago-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/underground-line-powers-urban-chicago-0#comments Features Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:05:00 +0000 58341 at http://tdworld.com <p>A field crew installs nine 6-inch PVC 345-kV transmission line conduits into the poured-in-place 345-kV transmission splice manhole.</p> Our Favorite Lineman T-Shirts http://tdworld.com/features/our-favorite-lineman-t-shirts <div class="node-body gallery-body">Linemen from all over the country and beyond showed off their T-Shirts and had some fun trading with others at the 2014 International Lineman's Rodeo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/our-favorite-lineman-t-shirts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/our-favorite-lineman-t-shirts#comments Features Sat, 18 Oct 2014 03:33:00 +0000 57611 at http://tdworld.com 10 Tips for Installing Smart Meters in the Field http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/10-tips-installing-smart-meters-field <div class="field-byline"> Laney Brown and Paul Sisson, Central Maine Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body">10 ways a utility can be successful when installing smart meters in the field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/10-tips-installing-smart-meters-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/10-tips-installing-smart-meters-field#comments Features Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:34:00 +0000 56761 at http://tdworld.com <p>The first meter was installed at Central Maine Power in September 2010.</p> Buried Markers Simplify Vegetation Management http://tdworld.com/features/buried-markers-simplify-vegetation-management <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Hackman and Mary Hetz, Ameren </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ameren adopts RFID technology to leverage right-of-way data for transmission lines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/buried-markers-simplify-vegetation-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/buried-markers-simplify-vegetation-management#comments Features Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:23:00 +0000 56751 at http://tdworld.com Utility Powers Through Fire, Flood and Snow http://tdworld.com/features/utility-powers-through-fire-flood-and-snow <div class="node-body article-body">Colorado’s PVREA manages its response to a double-whammy natural disaster. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/utility-powers-through-fire-flood-and-snow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/utility-powers-through-fire-flood-and-snow#comments Features Silver Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:36:00 +0000 55181 at http://tdworld.com <p>June 11, 2012, a Sikorsky S-64 Aircrane firefighting helicopter drops water on a hot spot burning close to homes near Horsetooth Reservoir near Laporte, Colorado. Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images.</p> Linemen Rebuild for Future Energy Needs http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-rebuild-future-energy-needs <div class="node-body article-body">New technology and tools play a key role in utilities’ plans to harden their systems and curb outages. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-rebuild-future-energy-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-rebuild-future-energy-needs#comments Features Silver Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:29:00 +0000 55171 at http://tdworld.com Linemen supplement, new technology and tools