When ice storms, blizzards and summer thunderstorms cause power outages, the town of Anderson, Ind., needs to maximize its workforce.
Sometimes a giant leap in productivity and safety comes in a compact package. Just ask Callaway Electric Cooperative, which distributes power to some 3,000 residential, agricultural and commercial customers across the rolling terrain of central Missouri.
Some of the largest wind farms in the United States are using large diameter, solid wall high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit to protect electrical cables and the environment. While the conduit provides long life, it is also helping projects be cost-effective.
After a quiet year, power from the wind is set for strong growth.
We have read headlines about snow, wind and ice playing havoc with the power supplies of cities and towns across the US. But year after year, it is the intrusion of small, climbing animals into electrical substations that causes repeated power outages and adds up to billions of dollars in repair costs and lost revenue.
Detect, Correct, Protect and SAVE BIG
Power utilities with mission-critical applications are now migrating their communications infrastructure to packet-switched networks.
Carrier backhaul costs become utility revenue.
Test sets are used in substation commissioning and routine testing of protection devices. Modern techniques support the user by creating test templates and the documentation of numerous tests, such as multi-functional protection devices.
Terry Bullock, a meter reader for the past 25 years, is learning a new trade.
This month's Utility Products brings you several informative feature articles to help you increase profits and productivity through improved fleet management for mobile workers and improvements in digital radios.
In a weak culture, we veer away from doing the right thing in favor of doing the thing that's right for me.
Keep up-to-date with the latest news and articles from some of the prominent utility product companies and resources.
AEP’s Meter Socket Jumper offers a safe and easy means of bypassing a meter socket. The Socket Jumper can be used with either Ringless or Ring style Meters.
AE Product’s Meter Socket Converter (CNV) converts various Meter Forms to fit the desired application. 14S, 15S or 16S Socket to accept 2S Meter. Optional features available.
AEP’s Service Disconnect Adapter disconnects customer load but maintains power to the electronic meter. The meter maintains reading and communications links for AMR/AMI operations while only disabling the load side.