Proximity Voltage Detectors are Non-contact

Power measurement: HD Electric Company's PRX Proximity Voltage Detectors are non-contact detectors with voltage ranges from 120V up to 500 kV. When voltage is detected, the PRX gives an audible and visual indication with a typical detection distance of... Read more >

Construction Equipment: AFS404 Hydraulic Puller-Tensioner

Utility equipment: The AFS404 hydraulic puller-tensioner from Condux Tesmec provides utilities and utility contractors the ability to improve productivity and efficiency while limiting downtime and improving jobsite safety.

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Protective Clothing: M12 Heated Jackets Provide All-day Heat

Safety clothing: Milwaukee Tool has continued to expand its line of M12 Heated Gear. The line includes a ground-up redesign of M12 Heated Jackets, the introduction of the M12 Realtree Xtra Camo 3-in-1 Heated Jacket, and new M12 Heated Hoodie color opti... Read more >

Test Equipment: Portable Power Analyzer Troubleshoots Power Quality Problems

Utility testing: IDEAL has expanded its extensive line of power quality products to include the Model 61-805, a highly portable, easy-to-use power analyzer built with the advanced features needed to address power quality issues.

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New Quad Square Linemen's Wrench Makes Utility Work Easier, Safer

Utility tools: The new 8D-QS Quad Square Lineman's Wrench from Lowell Corp. offers a number of features to make work easier and safer for high line workers. Weighing 1 3/8 lb. and 13 in. long, the Quad Square is easy to carry up a pole on a tool-belt a... Read more >

Light Tower/20-kW Mobile Generator in One Package

Work light: Doosan Portable Power has introduced the newly redesigned L20, a light tower and 20-kW mobile generator combined -- providing a single solution for two important jobsite needs -- power and light.

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Is your smartphone [or iPhone] full of pictures from a season of extreme winter weather? Share it with us!

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Share your wicked weather shots!


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Featured Utility Products

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Mobile computer increases productivity, efficiency


Rugged computer: Greenlee Communications’ new DataScout 10G -- the smart tablet that goes beyond test and measurement.

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Vegetation management: FTX250 Mulching Tractor


Line maintenance: Fecon’s FTX250 SLGP Mulching Tractor is the choice for land clearing, right-of-way, and low land clearing professionals.

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Work trucks: Tailgate security product locks tailgate to truck


Safety products: Pop & Lock introduces THE GATEKEEPER, Universal Tailgate Lock (PL9900). This new product is a universal model that locks the tailgate to the truck.

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Utility Safety: Tales to Protect Your Vision -- True PPE Stories


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Is your smartphone [or iPhone] full of pictures from a season of extreme winter weather? Share it with us!

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Utility equipment: Grundoburst pipe bursting system pulls in a variety of pipe


Utility tools: Burst and replace water, sewer, gas and other pipes with the Grundoburst static pipe bursting system from TT Technologies.

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Utility safety: Security technology could save critical infrastructure from attacks

03/05/2015 Safety products: Intel Security offers technology to secure both legacy and new critical infrastructure. Innovative solution comprising Intel Security and Wind River Technology has been penetration tested at Texas Tech Universi...


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Embracing NERC PRC-005-2 Compliance

NERC PRC-005-2, the new standard developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) for bulk power systems, went into effect last year. Here is a look at what makes this standard so unique and some tips on how best to comply.

Winter is Here: Batten Down the Hatches and Harden Your Systems

Utility designers are faced with a two-fold challenge: to enhance systems with new, more responsive smart grid technology, while hardening infrastructure to withstand future attacks from Mother Nature. 



Make your workplace safer with tips and insights from industry experts Matt Forck, a Certified Safety Professional and Journey Line Worker, and Bill Dampf, a Certified Safety Professional.


Bill Dampf is the retired Director of Corporate Safety and Health for a Midwest electric and natural gas utility. He has been in the safety profession for 35 years and an international speaker for 15.


Matt Forck, CSP and JLW, is a former journey lineworker and current board certified safety professional and keynote speaker supporting clients in over 10 countries.

“Make Them Thirsty for Safety”

02/09/2015 My challenge is to make every worker I encounter want to work safely. It’s a big challenge and one I can’t do alone. You s...

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01/30/2015 NERC PRC-005-2, the new standard developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) for bulk power sy...

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This Month's Issue

February 2015
Volume 19, Issue 2




Meter Socket Jumpers - Perfect for Submetering Applications

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.

Meter Socket Converter

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.

Service Disconnect Adapter with Electronic Meter Energizing

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.

Meter Socket Blank-Off Covers

AE Product’s Meter Socket Blank-Off Covers are a cost effective way to safely blank-off a Socket that is not in use. Available with or without blades. Color options and personalization available.

Meter Socket Gaskets

AEP’s Meter Socket Gaskets protects your Meters from moisture, insects, sand and other particles by providing a better seal between the meter and the meter socket cover.