Features http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7347/more en Lineman's Rodeo - Ariat FR Clothing and Work Boots http://tdworld.com/features/linemans-rodeo-ariat-fr-clothing-and-work-boots <div class="node-body video-body">The Ariat team discusses Ariat FR Clothing and Work Boots.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/linemans-rodeo-ariat-fr-clothing-and-work-boots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/linemans-rodeo-ariat-fr-clothing-and-work-boots#comments Features Videos Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:31:00 +0000 77931 at http://tdworld.com Western Linemen Learn the Ropes http://tdworld.com/features/western-linemen-learn-ropes <div class="field-byline"> Will Schnyer, Western Area Power Administration </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sierra Nevada trainers instruct Rocky Mountain crews on the helicopter long-line method. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/western-linemen-learn-ropes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/western-linemen-learn-ropes#comments Features Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:33:00 +0000 77331 at http://tdworld.com <p>Rocky Mountain foreman Ron Burbridge goes over the equipment linemen will be using during the field trials. After a half day of classroom instruction and half day of testing each lineman&rsquo;s proficiency and comfort with the helicopter, Rocky Mountain linemen replaced hardware on 10 miles of transmission line outside Laramie, Wyoming, as a test case of the efficiency and value of using helicopters to transport people to structures. Safety and job briefings took place at least once a day to ensure linemen were comfortable with the process. Photos by Lisa Meiman.</p> "Power & Ice" Profiles Alaskan Linemen http://tdworld.com/features/power-ice-profiles-alaskan-linemen <div class="node-body article-body">New reality show showcases three power companies battling challenges during an eight-episode series on the History Channel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/power-ice-profiles-alaskan-linemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/power-ice-profiles-alaskan-linemen#comments Features Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:47:00 +0000 77321 at http://tdworld.com <p>The heaviest tower, known as the swing set, must be removed from Thompson Pass to avoid future avalanche outages.</p> System Upgrades Boost Disaster Resiliency http://tdworld.com/features/system-upgrades-boost-disaster-resiliency <div class="field-byline"> Brian Swanson, Pacific Gas &amp; Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To harden its system, PG&E builds a new transmission line and two gas-insulated substations in San Francisco. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/system-upgrades-boost-disaster-resiliency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/system-upgrades-boost-disaster-resiliency#comments Features Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:37:00 +0000 75741 at http://tdworld.com <p>A barge carrying submarine 230-kV cable for a PG&amp;E transmission and substation upgrade project sails under the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland.</p> Helicopters Speed Marker Ball Installation http://tdworld.com/features/helicopters-speed-marker-ball-installation <div class="field-byline"> Daniel Carbajal, Southern California Edison </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SCE linemen attach power line markers using helicopters and specialized clips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/helicopters-speed-marker-ball-installation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/helicopters-speed-marker-ball-installation#comments Features Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:27:00 +0000 75731 at http://tdworld.com <p>Each day the crews participated in a combined tailboard briefing for the project. The morning tailboard, which focused on the safety of both the line workers and air ops crews, covered topics pertinent to both the success of the project and the total safety of the project team. All of the team members &mdash; from the pilots to the human external cargo aerial linemen to the ground support team &mdash; participated in the tailboards and worked together to discuss and mitigate any concerns.</p> SCE Energizes New Line to Transport Green Energy http://tdworld.com/features/sce-energizes-new-line-transport-green-energy <div class="field-byline"> Sandra Blain and Jim Sheftal, Southern California Edison </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Linemen construct underground and overhead line to carry renewable energy to customers throughout California. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/sce-energizes-new-line-transport-green-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/sce-energizes-new-line-transport-green-energy#comments Features Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:52:00 +0000 73481 at http://tdworld.com <p>Linemen construct new steel towers and replace aging infrastructure on the TRTP project.</p> Storm Soldiers II http://tdworld.com/features/storm-soldiers-ii <div class="node-body article-body">A new documentary explores why linemen choose to work in the trade and how their families support them through thick and thin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/storm-soldiers-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/storm-soldiers-ii#comments Features Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:40:00 +0000 73471 at http://tdworld.com <p>Two linemen from Barrow Utility Electric just finished climbing a pole in -27&deg;F weather in Barrow, Alaska.</p> ComEd’s Field Workforce Modernizes the Grid http://tdworld.com/features/comed-s-field-workforce-modernizes-grid <div class="field-byline"> Michael McMahan, Commonwealth Edison </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By 2018, ComEd will have installed 4 million smart meters and 5,300 distribution automation devices in northern Illinois. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/comed-s-field-workforce-modernizes-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/comed-s-field-workforce-modernizes-grid#comments Features Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:11:00 +0000 73461 at http://tdworld.com <p>Digital smart meters help ComEd monitor usage and power quality to better assess the effectiveness of recent electric-system improvements and further enhance reliability of electric service.</p> NASCAR Race Honors Linemen http://tdworld.com/features/nascar-race-honors-linemen <div class="node-body article-body">Second annual Drivin’ for Linemen 200 race attracts linemen and their families and creates awareness for the trade. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/nascar-race-honors-linemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/nascar-race-honors-linemen#comments Features Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:46:00 +0000 71831 at http://tdworld.com <p>Cole Custer, JB Motorsports driver and race winner, leads the pack at the second annual Drivin&rsquo; for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park.</p> Getting Into a Tight Spot http://tdworld.com/features/getting-tight-spot <div class="field-byline"> Bernie Kolnberger, Dakota Electric Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dakota Electric Association crews rely on small aerial lifts to work in backyards. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/getting-tight-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/getting-tight-spot#comments Features Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:25:00 +0000 71821 at http://tdworld.com <p>Dakota Electric crew members navigate the backyard aerial unit into a yard.</p>