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Life on the Line: 2021 Photography Contest

These images capture the hard work and dedication of linemen to keep the power flowing and the lights on.


In the News

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Winter Weather: Ice Storm Freezes Entergy's Infrastructure

Ice accumulates on generation units at Entergy's Texas power plant and coats power lines and tree limbs in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.

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Electric Power Industry Coordinates Winter Storm Response Efforts Nationwide

Utilities and cooperatives work together to restore outages as severe winter weather continues to impact Texas and other states across the country.

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ERCOT: Majority of Customers Able to be Restored; Crews Still Restoring Outages in the Field

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) had made significant progress overnight as of Feb. 18, restoring customer power, although some outages still remained throughout the state.


Safety and Training

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PSEG Offers Safety Tips in Advance of Winter Storm

Public Service Electric & Gas Co. advises its customers to stay away from hidden hazards like downed wires during winter storms.

Before starting their day, line workers must inspect their bucket trucks to ensure they are well stocked and in proper working condition.

Expect the Unexpected

Encourage your line workers to follow best practices to stay safe in the field.


Tools and Techniques


Safety Accessory Protects Workers on Ladders

The Stop-a-Ladder prevents extension ladders from slipping on smooth surfaces.

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System Provides Self-Rescue for the Lone Worker

The BuckEscape Kit is an after-fall rescue system that contains a rescue lanyard and a descender kit.


Life on the Line

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Spotlight on the Line Trade: Ryan Araujo of Southern California Edison

As a troubleman, Ryan Araujo tries to encourage younger journeymen linemen to give back and pay it forward in the line trade.

Indiana Michigan Power is sending mutual assistance crews to assist with storm response in Appalachia

In Pictures: Crews Brave Sub-Zero Temperatures to Restore Power

Extreme weather conditions caused many generating units to trip offline and become unavailable as high electricity demand strains the power grid.


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