Features http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7347/more en 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 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> SCE Ramps Up El Niño Preparations http://tdworld.com/features/sce-ramps-el-ni-o-preparations <div class="node-body article-body">Utility takes a proactive approach to minimize storm-related damage and outages. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/sce-ramps-el-ni-o-preparations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/sce-ramps-el-ni-o-preparations#comments Features Overhead Transmission Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:03:00 +0000 82791 at http://tdworld.com <p>A SCE lineman is backlit by bright lights as he helps to repair a transmission line in Santa Ana, Calilfornia.</p> Utility Springs into Action After Winter Flooding http://tdworld.com/features/utility-springs-action-after-winter-flooding <div class="field-byline"> By Craig Gilson, Ameren Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ameren Illinois sets up a mobile substation in one town and restores power in another after a barge strikes an H-frame structure. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/utility-springs-action-after-winter-flooding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/utility-springs-action-after-winter-flooding#comments Features Substations Wed, 24 Feb 2016 23:54:00 +0000 82781 at http://tdworld.com <p>Two 12.5-kV lines rest in the Illinois River after a towboat pushing 12 barges hit a bridge in Florence, Illinois. One of the runaway barges destroyed an H-frame structure on the flooded banks of the river, and a small outage occurred interrupting service to 55 residential customers for approximately 4.5 hours.</p>