Remote Racking Solution for VCP-Style Circuit Breakers

CBS ArcSafe, a manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low-voltage and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces the CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 VCP remote racking solution for VCP-style circuit breakers manufactured by Westinghouse.


AirStream Cable Blowing Machine Makes Micro Fiber Cable Installation Fast, Efficient

General Machine Products Co. Inc. (GMP) offers the AirStream Cable Blowing Machine to its line of fiber optic cable placing equipment.


Polyester Enclosures and Junction Boxes

Safety products: Emerson Industrial Automation has designed a dependable yet highly versatile solution for customers to protect instrumentation, terminals and other electrical equipment with its Appleton JBEP polyester enclosures and junction boxes.


P-2000X Single Reel Bullwheel Puller

Line construction: Sherman + Reilly, a Textron Inc. company and manufacturer of power line stringing and installation equipment, offers the P-2000X Single Reel Bullwheel puller with its Revolution Series.

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fleet management NetworkFleet

Utility vehicles: GPS fleet tracking system from Networkfleet


Fleet management: Networkfleet provides fleet management systems that enable companies to track, monitor and manage their vehicle fleets. 

utility supplies Klein Tools

Utility equipment: High-visibility tools


Utility supplies: Klein Tools expands high-visibility tool line. Drivers now available with glow-in-the-dark handles.

safety products ABB

Substation physical security and resiliency initiative


Safety products: ABB addresses U.S. grid resiliency issues with a comprehensive, five-step strategy for preventing and restoring transformers and substations from a physical attack, centered around Assessment, Hardening, Monito...

energy meter Electro Industries GaugeTech EIG

Power measurement: Multifunction switchboard meters


Energy meter: Electro Industries releases NEMA 4X outdoor enclosure for Shark meters.

test products IML

Test equipment: Wood inspection drills


Test products: IML, a manufacturer of the wood inspection drills, announces the coming of 30 years in the business and 25 years in the wood inspection industry.

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Safety products: LED back-up lamps are low cost


Vehicle accessories: Optronics expands single-diode line with ONE LED Back-Up Lamps. Lamps are roughly half the cost of other LED back-up lamps, just twice the cost of incandescent lamps and carry a no-hassle lifetime warranty.

construction equipment Sherman+Reilly

Construction equipment: Transmission equipment towing


Line maintenance: Sherman+Reilly enhances towing of Revolution Series trailers with new pintle eye configurations.

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Utility vehicles: Hydraulic hose, couplings and equipment for heavy-duty vehicles


Fleet maintenance: Betts Truck Parts & Service adds Gates hydraulic hose program to product portfolio.

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Energy Storage Brings Utilities and Communities Together

Further complicating matters is the increased pressure to incorporate renewable energy from sources such as solar and wind power. With renewable energy usage and installations on the rise across the globe, demand for reliable backup also is growing. While these are clean power sources, they aren’t always reliable -- the amount generated fluctuates depending upon how sunny or windy it is.

Selecting Switchgear Batteries
The reliability of the electrical grid is directly dependent on switchgear, which basically consists of disconnect switches, fuses, circuit breakers and batteries used to manage electrical equipment.



Make your workplace safer with tips and insights from industry experts' Matt Forck, a Certified Safety Professional Journey Line Worker; Bill Dampf, a Certified Safety Professional; and Jordy Byrd, a public relations specialist with Graphic Products, which provides electrical safety services.


Updates To Electrical Distribution Requirements


Last summer, OSHA updated the Federal Register, regulating electrical work in the construction industry. The final rule ca...

Build a Better Safety Net With an Electrical Safety Gap Analysis


Electricity is an integral component of our way of life and global economy, but it’s not without hazards. Electrical hazar...


Consumers Energy nears halfway point for meter upgrades

More than 800,000 meters already installed across Michigan

Canadian Solar, Southern Co. partner on Texas solar power project

Southern Power will buy 51 percent of the equity in the solar power project 

Court says FERC erred by not giving municipal preference in hydro case

Distant municipalities still get the preference, D.C. Circuit says

POWER-GEN Europe Confidence Index: European Power Report

It provides key market information, insights and trends to aid strategic decisionmaking

PSEG Long Island names David Lyons VP of business services

PSEG Long Island appointed David Lyons as its vice president of business services, effective immediately 


OSHA 1910.269 Are You Regulation Ready?

Read this Q&A to learn about changes to federal regulations and how to select FR garments for...

Envisioning the Smart Grid of the Future

While it is true that the future is unknowable, it’s a safe guess that the smart grid of tomorrow...

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How to deploy mobile forms + devices to speed up field service processes & reporting

Overcoming the pain points associated with any process is much simpler and more cost effective th...

Redefining Utility Field Service Operations with Mobile Solutions

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October 2015
Volume 19, Issue 9




Everlast pole tags

Everlast pole tags for distribution poles have been used all over the world in this great earth's worst environment's proving it is the longest lasting product to use on pole's!

Everlast Substation signs

Everlast safety signs and Everlast Substation signs meet all ANSI and OSHA requirements and continue to be readable for the life of the substation. When most signs fail ours shine.

SB01 Splice Enclosure and Accessories

AFL’s SB01 splice enclosure provides protection from all types of elements. From weather to bullets, the iron and steel construction requires no additional protective covering.

Swage Bus Accessories

Swage Bus Accessories use a compression technology process called "swaging" that enables installation of aluminum bus accessories without the need of a welder.

Power Installed Anchors

ECP Utility offers a complete line of power installed guy anchors for distribution guy applications.