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Ameren Illinois Crews From Marion, Anna And Sparta

Coming Together: Crews Travel to East Coast in Wake of Isaias

After the recent tropical storm caused power outages for millions of customers, linemen from across North America headed to the East Coast to provide mutual assistance.


In the News

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Community Hero: SRP Troubleman Saves a Man's Life

During the pandemic, T&D World is honoring community heroes like Substation Troubleman John Boyle, who saved a car crash victim in Arizona.

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ComEd Intensifies Focus on Inspections

How COVID-19 escalated ComEd’s aggressive approach to inspections and maintenance.

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Eversource Responds to a Tropical Storm and Tornadoes

The recent storm, in terms of Connecticut customers affected, is greater than Superstorm Sandy.


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FirstEnergy Crews Continue to Make Repairs Following Tropical Storm Isaias

Two of FirstEnergy Corp.'s utilities--MetEd and JCP&L--were hit by the tropical storm and are now restoring power and assessing and repairing the damage.

Installing a new outage management system will help WPS lessen the impact of outages for the approximately 450,000 electric customers it serves in Wisconsin. Dispatchers and field personnel can see a single view of all outage information, as well as attach documents and photos to an outage order, helping repairs take place more quickly and efficiently.

Wisconsin Utility Deploys New OMS Remotely

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WPS opted for a different approach to rolling out its new outage management system.


Safety and Training


Atlanta Gas Light Launches "Do Your Part" Safe Digging Campaign

Company reminds construction crews and homeowners that safety starts with calling 811.

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Take Safety into your Own Hands

In celebration of 2020 Lineman's Rodeo Week


Tools and Techniques

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Terex Utilities Launches New eCommerce Platform

Hundreds of products, once available only from a catalog, are now available to be ordered online for the utility industry.

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New Canvas Buckets Add Drawstring for Secure Hold

The new canvas buckets from Klein Tools feature a drawstring-close top and double-locking carabiners.


Life on the Line

Eric Eriksen relocated from Alaska to Texas to become president of the NLC campus.

Utility Veteran Journeys from Alaska to Texas

Following decades of experience at an Alaskan utility, Eric Eriksen kicks off his role as the president of the Texas NLC campus.

Entergy Texas crews and other contractors work to clear debris, set new poles and restore power in downtown Smackover, Arkansas, on April 14, 2020.

Entergy Responds to 'Storm Within a Storm'

The most destructive storm in 20 years hits the utility’s service territory as the nation ramps up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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