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Lineman Life

Celebrating the Line Trade

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Crews worked in Thurman, New York, to replace a broken pole and damaged transformer due to heavy ice and snow conditions that brought down tree limbs and sagged pine trees onto the lines following Winter Storm Kade in February 2020.
 

Storm Stories: Line Contractor Shares Restoration Strategies

Following severe weather events, D&D Power assesses damage and helps utilities to get the lights back on.

 
 

In the News

 
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Penn Power Hardens System to Boost Reliability

Field workers inspected equipment, performed proactive maintenance and installed new equipment to curb weather-related outages.

 
 
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PG&E Case Study: Burying Lines to Prevent Wildfires is Cost Effective

Victor Glass, and his son, Ephram, wrote the following story in response to the article posted on T&D World's Web site, "Burying PG&E’s Lines to Stop Fires Could Cost $240 Billion."

 
 
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Black Hills Energy Commits $375,000 to COVID-19 Community Relief Efforts

The utility is providing help to communities across an eight-state footprint.

 
 
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AmerenCares Donates $500,000 for COVID-19 Assistance in Illinois and Missouri

Charitable Trust allocates $250,000 each to Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund and United Way of Greater St. Louis.

 
 

Safety and Training

 
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What Construction Companies Are Doing in the Wake of COVID-19

Utility companies, just as construction businesses, are facing challenges due to the pandemic. Here are some strategies from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

 
 
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COVID-19 and Overhead Construction: Critical Steps to Survive

Linemen provide an essential service and must be protected so they can provide power to their communities.

 

 
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Metallic Balloons Spark Power Outages

When balloons are removed from power lines, they can explode, endangering field workers.

 
 
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Safety One Offers Online Training For Competent Rigging

Stay connected with training, while keeping your distance, by attending one of three sessions led by a live instructor.

 
 

Tools and Techniques

 
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Klein Tools Introduces Click-Lock Modular System

The customizable system features multiple pouch and holding options, which allow field workers to carry and transport both tools and parts.

 
 
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Buckingham Offers New Anchor Method

The Stationary Line Anchor Point provides versatile solutions for climbers.

 
 

Life on the Line

 
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Powering Through COVID-19

The T&D World team would like to thank linemen and utility employees for their hard work and dedication during the pandemic.

 
 
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Georgia Power Celebrates Linemen

Thousands of company personnel continue to show their dedication to communities during COVID-19 pandemic.

 
 

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