Features http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7347/more en 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/features/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/features/fpl-hardens-system-against-storm-outages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/fpl-hardens-system-against-storm-outages#comments Features Overhead Distribution 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> Postcards from the Past http://tdworld.com/features/postcards-past-1 <div class="field-byline"> By Amy Fischbach, Field Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Chicago lineman collects historic black-and-white photos depicting life in the field back in the 1900s. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/postcards-past-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/postcards-past-1#comments Features Tue, 24 May 2016 21:42:00 +0000 89161 at http://tdworld.com <p>Jason Townsend is preserving the history of the line trade by collecting vintage photos, postcards, tin signs, insulators and other memorabilia.</p> Michigan Linemen Power Guatemalan Village http://tdworld.com/features/michigan-linemen-power-guatemalan-village <div class="node-body article-body">Ten co-op volunteers spend two weeks erecting a new power line in a remote mountain community. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/michigan-linemen-power-guatemalan-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/michigan-linemen-power-guatemalan-village#comments Features Tue, 24 May 2016 18:34:00 +0000 89121 at http://tdworld.com <p>Volunteers in the front row include Brad Parkhouse, Home-Works Tri-County Electric Cooperative; Tony Reichle, Great Lakes Energy Cooperative; Matt Monroe, Wolverine Power Cooperative; Richard Warchuck, HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative; Trevor Stratton, Wolverine Power Cooperative; and Dan King, Michigan Electric Cooperative Association.<br /> In the back row, Bill Bremer, Wolverine Power Cooperative; Tom Ulatowski, Cherryland Electric Cooperative; Adam Brewbaker, Great Lakes Energy Cooperative; and William<br /> LaTourneau, Great Lakes Energy Cooperative.</p> Florida Rodeo Zones In on Safety and Training http://tdworld.com/features/florida-rodeo-zones-safety-and-training <div class="node-body article-body">Orlando Utilities Commission sponsors 16th annual event for municipal utility apprentices and journeymen. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/florida-rodeo-zones-safety-and-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/florida-rodeo-zones-safety-and-training#comments Features Tue, 24 May 2016 18:30:00 +0000 89111 at http://tdworld.com <p>Veteran OUC linemen climbed three separate poles to hang local and state flags before the competition began.</p> Linemen Suit Up for Safety Program http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-suit-safety-program <div class="field-byline"> By Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seattle City Light’s operations workforce actively participates in the selection of flame-resistant work garments. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-suit-safety-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-suit-safety-program#comments Features Tue, 24 May 2016 18:13:00 +0000 89101 at http://tdworld.com <p>Ruben Diaz, a crew coordinator for the north service center, wears FR clothing to protect himself from arc flash hazards in the field and comply with company regulations.</p> Con Edison Secures Safety of Underground System http://tdworld.com/features/con-edison-secures-safety-underground-system <div class="field-byline"> Adrianne Ortizo, Con Edison </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New York utility installs vented manhole covers and new underground cabling to protect the public and prevent outages. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/con-edison-secures-safety-underground-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/con-edison-secures-safety-underground-system#comments Features Underground T&D Silver Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:29:00 +0000 86871 at http://tdworld.com <p>A Con Edison crew replaces underground secondary-cable in Lower Manhattan.</p> Utility Proactively Tests Underground Cable http://tdworld.com/features/utility-proactively-tests-underground-cable <div class="field-byline"> By Alana Jones and Bill Bennett, Hydro Ottawa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Energy Ottawa determines the health index of XLPE cable through a nondestructive test developed by the National Research Council.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/utility-proactively-tests-underground-cable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/utility-proactively-tests-underground-cable#comments Features Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:09:00 +0000 84541 at http://tdworld.com Bird Safety On the Line http://tdworld.com/features/bird-safety-line <div class="field-byline"> By Sandra Blair, Valard Construction LP </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Local regulators support Valard’s efforts to conduct trial helicopter stringing operations near active osprey nests. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/bird-safety-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/bird-safety-line#comments Features Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:03:00 +0000 84531 at http://tdworld.com <p>Breeding osprey pairs nest on transmission poles.</p> Linemen Learn Ins and Outs of Fall Protection http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-learn-ins-and-outs-fall-protection <div class="node-body article-body">ORNL’s team of veteran linemen test out harnesses and learn pole-top rescue techniques. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-learn-ins-and-outs-fall-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-learn-ins-and-outs-fall-protection#comments Features Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:46:00 +0000 84521 at http://tdworld.com <p>From the left, Travis Profitt, ORNL electrical utilities planner; Andrew Bush, ORNL safety services division; and Tony Boyd, instructor from the Institute for Safety in Powerline Construction, oversee Group Training Day.</p>