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Hurricane Laura: Bringing Power Back to Louisiana

Linemen will rebuild the first transmission line into the Lake Charles, Louisiana, area in two weeks. Here's a look at the destruction and rebuilding effort.


In the News

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Ameren Illinois Fortifies Power Grid in East St. Louis

Ameren Illinois is constructing a new $14.5 million substation and upgrading structures to enhance energy reliability.

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Penelec Installs New Automated Devices to Reduce Duration of Power Outages

If a tree falls onto a power line, the TripSaver devices will isolate the outage to that area and limit the total number of affected customers.

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Leather Protectors by Youngstown Glove
Youngstown Glove Company's innovative Leather Protector series are designed to fit perfectly over insulating rubber gloves. This model features a cut and puncture resistant liner made with Kevlar® fiber by Dupont™. Contact for more.

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Eversource Restores Storm-Related Outages Ahead of Schedule

The energy company restores power for nearly all customers following a severe storm and tornado while adhering to COVID-19 pandemic safety protocols.

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Bringing utilities together to build a robust wildfire and risk management solution for the entire industry. Click here to learn more.

Safety and Training

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UAS Vendors to Showcase Products at Virtual Expo

UAV professionals can visit and connect with exhibitors for free at the sixth annual Commercial UAV Expo Americas.

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Utility Veteran Develops Online Trade Courses for the Industry

Maximo Fuentes developed the "De-energizing & Grounding Transmission and Distribution Lines for Worker Protection" course.


Tools and Techniques

Hitachi Abb Power Grids Disaster Recovery Solution Based On Modular Mobile Substations Final

New Modular Mobile Substations Designed for Disaster Recovery

Plug-and-play solution reduces time to restore power from 18 months to seven days.

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Klein Tools Expands Battery-Operated Tools to Include New Impact Wrench

The new tool is ergonomically designed to allow a user to reach around a utility pole more easily.


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DICA Announces LiftGuard Magnetic Sling Protectors

Lifeguard Sling Protectors prevent damage to slings caused by contact with abrasive edges, corners or protrusions from loads being lifted.

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Users Can Configure Pin-On Augers to Job-Site Demands

The original Alaskaug auger, developed specifically for the harsh conditions of the northern tundra, are now available with pin-on augers to suit site demands.


Life on the Line


Student Spotlight: NLC Celebrates Future Linemen at Rodeos

The Northwest Lineman College campuses in Texas and Idaho organized virtual and live events to honor the hard work and dedication of their graduating classes.

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Submit Your T-Shirt Design for Lineman Celebration Week 2020

T&D World is planning a special virtual celebration week in mid-October and inviting linemen to submit their special designs for a limited edition T-shirt.


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