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Celebrating the Line Trade

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Top of the Line

Inventors: Left to right: Joe Szabo, Matt Johnson, Eric M. Fell.

Switchgear Cubicles Just Got A Lot Safer

Con Edison develops a nonconductive safety barrier for switchgear cubicles to shield utility workers from danger.


In the News


AI Project Set to Shorten Storm Power Cuts

Minnesota-based DTN will be implementing an artificial intelligence system designed to predict the impact of a storm on the electric network in the East and Southeast of England.

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The Wagner-Smith Equipment Co. Model T-BWT-5-52-RC trailer mounted, single place reel carrier-tensioner, is designed to transport and tension cable or conductor reels up to 96” in diameter, 56” wide, up to 10,000 pounds per reel. Click here to learn more.

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Community Heroes: APPA Honors Utilities and Individuals for Service and Leadership

The American Public Power Association awarded 13 individuals and 10 utilities for giving back to their local communities.

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NYPA Partners with Utica to Install More than 7,100 LED Streetlights

The governor’s statewide Smart Street Lighting NY program calls for 500,000 streetlights to be converted to LED technology by 2025.

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Duke Energy Rolls Out "Hire North Carolina" Program for Major Construction Projects

North Carolina-based and minority-owned contractors and subcontractors are encouraged to join the list.


Safety and Training

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NFPA Launches Podcast to Provide Training on Electrical, Fire and Life Safety

The series will help professionals to stay up to speed on the rapidly changing industry.

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OSHA Offers Live Video Conferencing Training Program

The course, designed for arboricultural and green industry workers, is intended to increase awareness of certain factors that contribute to safety risks and injuries among industry personnel.

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Hastings – The Tools You Trust
Since 1959, Hastings has pioneered the design and fabrication of hot line tools to withstand today's toughest field conditions. When you see our name, expect the best. View our online catalog to find the latest Hastings equipment!

Tools and Techniques

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Company Launches New Drone Surveying Services

Microdrones launches the new Microdrones as a Service to make drone surveying services more accessible for the industry.

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Using Technology to Enhance Field Service Work

A company shares its experience investing in ruggedized mobile computing systems capable of withstanding harsh conditions in the field.


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Radix Develops AI Tool to Improve Control Room Management and Operations

The AI toolset will help to improve decision making and assist with voltage control at a Brazilian transmission network operator.

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LineWise Introduces Pole Stabilization System for Concrete

The new bracing system holds concrete or steel poles in place while pouring concrete or FlowFill.


Life on the Line


Spotlight on the Line Trade: Josh Wilson of Duke Energy

As a lineman on a training crew, Josh Wilson helps to sharpen apprentices' skills for promotion in the line trade.

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2020 Top Tools of the Trade Honors Product Excellence

Don't miss your opportunity to enter the competition sponsored by T&D World and Utility Products.


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