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Wildfire Protection: Utility Installs Fire-Resistant Cable Across Mountainous Territory

Bear Valley Electric Service became the first investor-owned utility to install the fire-resistant technology, which can reduce the risk of wildfires during high fire season.


In the News

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COVID-19’s Impact on Utilities: Industry Pros Sound Off

Electricity is more important than ever as more people telecommute from home, conduct meetings online and otherwise rely on data and electricity to get the job done.

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Duke Energy Responds to Storm, Safeguards Community

After record rainfall and tornadoes inflicted damage to Duke Energy's infrastructure, the utility educated its customers on how to stay safe.

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England's Electric Avenue Features EV Charging Points

A residential avenue is fully converted to provide 24 lamppost electric vehicle charging points to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles.


Safety and Training

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Utilities Roll Out Pandemic Plans: More Cleaning, No Disconnects

Xcel has staffing plans in place for power plant operators, line workers, customer care representatives and others whose work will help ensure continuous service.

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Tools and Techniques

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Company Wins Award for Personal Protection Technologies

A Germany company, ecom, was recently honored in the "PPTex Innovation" category for its smart devices, peripherals and device management systems.

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Bucket Hook Features Tool Tether Connection Eye

Buckingham Manufacturing launched a new bucket hook with a tether hole, which allows for a tether to be attached for extra tool fall protection.


Life on the Line

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Caring for the Community: Georgia Linemen Rescue Abandoned Puppies

Two linemen saved three puppies who were discovered in a dumpster in the freezing rain. Donate to the Humane Society to support animals abandoned due to coronavirus concerns.

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COVID-19: A Note from T&D World to Our Subscribers and Supporters

T&D World is here for you and will continue to provide valuable content and education in an uncertain climate.


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