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Celebrating the Line Trade

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Top of the Line

Rocky Mountain Power linemen install a weather station in a high fire-risk area in Park City, Utah.

Linemen Fuel Fight Against Wildfires

Line crews are installing new technology and hardening systems as part of their utilities' wildfire mitigation measures.


In the News

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FirstEnergy to Purchase 100% Electric or Hybrid Aerial and Light Duty Vehicles Starting in 2021

Company expects to electrify 30% of its fleet by 2030.

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Eversource Crews Respond to Damage and Power Outages in Connecticut

A rain and wind storm caused power outages for thousands of customers.

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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.

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Duke Energy to Construct Floating Solar Power Plant in the Southeast

Construction will start later this year on the 1.1-MW facility at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

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3 Reasons to Choose Composite Mats Over Wood
On projects requiring temporary roads or platforms, composite matting offers utilities and contractors improved safety, superior ROI and environmental sustainability. Uncover the three reasons why you should choose composite mats over wood ones. Click here to learn more.

Safety and Training

Students toured the Duke Energy Bartow Power Plant in St. Petersburg, Florida, so they could better understand how much work it takes for the power to travel from generation, through all the poles and wires, before the lights come on at home.

Recruiting the Next Generation of Linemen

Utilities, contractors and educational institutions are joining forces to attract future linemen into the trade.

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Southern Co. Ranks Second on List of Best Employers for Veterans

This marks the second consecutive year of the company ranking No. 2 on Military Times' list.


Tools and Techniques

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Conductor Cleaning Brush Offers 360-Deg Cleaning

The brush from Utility Solutions Inc. has an ergonomic handle and a pad replacement feature.

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Arc Flash Outerwear Provides Protection

The Category 3 jackets and overalls are windproof and waterproof.


Life on the Line

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Spotlight on the Line Trade: Jake Wessels of Salt River Project

Jake Wessels, a troubleman for SRP, enjoys meeting new people and responding to trouble calls in Arizona.

Fifteen-man crew completes project on SRP’s transmission lines located west of Phoenix, which feed electricity from Palo Verde generating station to West Wing receiving station.

High-Flying Transmission Inspections

Salt River Project’s specialized helicopter line workers expedite work across the sprawling and scorching Valley of the Sun.


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