Features http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7347/more en 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> Training Linemen For the Future http://tdworld.com/features/training-linemen-future <div class="node-body article-body">The Consumers Energy training center empowers college students, apprentices and journeymen to gain hands-on and classroom experience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/training-linemen-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/training-linemen-future#comments Features Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:46:00 +0000 71811 at http://tdworld.com <p>At the Marshall Training Center, an apprentice uses proper cover up and personal protective equipment while practicing a de-energized secondary connection from the ground.</p> Linemen Train Crews Overseas to Work Safely http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-train-crews-overseas-work-safely <div class="field-byline"> Julie Paynter, Bonneville Power Administration </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BPA linemen travel to South America to share life-saving skills with local electrical workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-train-crews-overseas-work-safely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-train-crews-overseas-work-safely#comments Features Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:20:00 +0000 70761 at http://tdworld.com Preventive Maintenance Extends Life of Fleet http://tdworld.com/features/preventive-maintenance-extends-life-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">Telematic units track speed, battery levels and mileage to diagnose issues and expedite repairs at Hawaii Electric Light Co.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/preventive-maintenance-extends-life-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/preventive-maintenance-extends-life-fleet#comments Features Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:04:00 +0000 70751 at http://tdworld.com <p>Clyde Kunimura, a senior service lineman with Hawaii Electric Light Co., uses the Zonar Electronic Vehicle Inspection Reporting (EVIR) system during an inspection of his utility&rsquo;s truck. The system has proven to be an effective tool that holds drivers accountable by keeping track of when they did their inspections and how long it took them.</p> New Line Boosts Power Reliability in Northeast http://tdworld.com/features/new-line-boosts-power-reliability-northeast <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie R. Raymond and Tim Howell, PPL Electric Utilities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Linemen install steel poles for the Susquehanna–Roseland line, a big project with big benefits to consumers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/new-line-boosts-power-reliability-northeast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/new-line-boosts-power-reliability-northeast#comments Features Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:47:00 +0000 70721 at http://tdworld.com <p>A helicopter provides aerial assistance as a PPL Electric Utilities crew makes final preparations on the Susquehanna&ndash;Roseland transmission line.</p> Utility Cracks Down on Copper Theft http://tdworld.com/features/utility-cracks-down-copper-theft <div class="field-byline"> Dave Foster, Puget Sound Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Puget Sound Energy installs wireless cameras after thieves repeatedly hit its distribution substations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/utility-cracks-down-copper-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/utility-cracks-down-copper-theft#comments Features Thu, 28 May 2015 22:18:00 +0000 68871 at http://tdworld.com <p>Before Puget Sound Energy invested in a wireless motion-detection security system, copper thieves targeted substations like this one in Washington state.</p> Linemen Get Up to Speed on Fall Protection http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-get-speed-fall-protection <div class="node-body article-body">Western Area Power Administration creates training video, provides hands-on training to linemen, rewrites its fall protection manual and rolls out new personal protective equipment to field workforce. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-get-speed-fall-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-get-speed-fall-protection#comments Features Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:17:00 +0000 67381 at http://tdworld.com <p>Upper Great Plains lineman Shayne Bender demonstrates how to use a buck hook with a self-retracting lanyard to ascend a steel lattice tower at fall protection training in Mead substation.</p> Linemen Bury Lines to Ramp Up Reliability http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-bury-lines-ramp-reliability <div class="field-byline"> Todd Shaffer, Colorado Springs Utilities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crews complete overhead-to-underground line conversion to clear land for a new construction project at a local university. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-bury-lines-ramp-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-bury-lines-ramp-reliability#comments Features Overhead Transmission Underground T&D Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:53:00 +0000 67371 at http://tdworld.com <p>The field crew digs down the hillside for the new underground line.</p> Freeing Up a Freeway http://tdworld.com/features/freeing-freeway <div class="field-byline"> Adelma Thom and Mike Curby, NV Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Line crews move a critical transmission line to accommodate a major interstate highway construction project in Las Vegas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/freeing-freeway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/freeing-freeway#comments Features Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:45:00 +0000 67361 at http://tdworld.com