Test Equipment: Digital Insulation Meter Safeguards Employees, Equipment

IDEAL’s 61-797 Digital Insulation Meter fights oil, dirt, excessive heat or cold, vibration and moisture that will damage electrical insulation.

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Cable Blower Makes Interior or Exterior Micro Fiber Optic Cable Installation Quick, Easy

General Machine Products Co. Inc. (GMP) offers the Whisper Micro Cable Blower with its line of fiber optic cable placing equipment.

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Construction Equipment: Hydraulic Loaders Line Expanded

Iowa Mold Tooling has added the IMT 28562 hydraulic loader to its lineup of hydraulic loaders. The loader offers customers another option for efficient handling of palletized materials in the building supply and construction industries.

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Utility Testing: Insulation Resistance Tester Rated at 15 kV

Megger offers a versatile insulation resistance tester (IRT) rated at 15 kV. The MIT1525 measures motors and generators above 34,500V and equipment rated above 35 kV.

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Cable Cutter With Assist Handle is Battery Operated

BURNDY, a manufacturer and provider of connector and tooling solutions, offers the latest addition to its PATRIOT line of battery powered installation tools.

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Safety Products: Static Discharge Grounding Reels for Utility Service Vehicles

KH Industries, a US manufacturer of industrial grade portable power and lighting products, has added the RTX Static Discharge Grounding Reels to its ReelTuff Cord Reel product line.

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Construction equipment: Compact track loader


Line construction: Terex GEN2 R265T compact track loader – heavy-duty machine, compact package

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Utility supplies: Smart forms, improved speeds for mobile data collection

08/28/2015 Utility equipment: TerraGo Edge combines smart forms and advanced GPS to improve the speed and quality of mobile data collection. Version 3.7 includes new intelligent, responsive forms that dramatically improve the speed, quali...
video monitoring T3 Innovation

Video surveillance: How to install an IP security camera, by T3 Innovation


Video monitoring: Installing an IP security camera is a relatively easy task when working with a simple network, but it can become more complicated with a large installation.

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Utility vehicles: Aerial lift van from STAHL


Commercial vehicles: STAHL to showcase new aerial lift van at ICUEE. Product fills void after discontinuation of Ford’s Econoline van.

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Work lights: Sensors deliver maximum flexibility for smart LED lighting systems

08/27/2015 Utility equipment: Dialight's stand-alone wireless occupancy sensors deliver maximum flexibility, control and efficiency for smart LED lighting systems. Cordless, plug-and-play sensors install in any location to control single ...
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Utility tools: Impact Duty driver bits are durable, absorb 3x more torque than other impact bits

08/27/2015 Utility equipment: Milwaukee Tool introduces SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty driver bits. Engineered and tested to be the most durable, best fitting driver bits on the market, the new generation will feature an optimized Shockzone geomet...
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Fleet maintenance: Diagnostic alerts and reports help control maintenance costs

08/27/2015 Vehicle maintenance: Proactive maintenance helps you control repair costs and reduce unexpected breakdowns. Learn more in a short eBrief that highlights six steps to more efficient fleet maintenance with Verizon Networkfleet.

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Energy Storage Blog

Energy Storage Brings Utilities and Communities Together

Energy storage helps utilities integrate renewable resources and also offers many other benefits. It helps to stabilize the grid by offering voltage regulation, frequency regulation, ramp control and peak shaving. Integrating a large-scale energy storage system also may help defer investments in new transmission and distribution lines.

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 Each Day Our First Day of Work

For an electrical lineman, there is nothing you remember more than the first time you put your hands on energized primary.

“Make Them Thirsty for Safety”

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...

Hit Your Safety Sweet Spot

What are the sweet spots or strengths of your safety process? If you can’t identify them, spend some time doing so, becaus...

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Police say they have asked prosecutors to file charges against the former head of Eletronuclear

PNM Resources files general rate case

The rate request reflects $2.5 billion in rate base, which is a $655 million increase since the 2010 rate case 

Semprius wins $2.9 million from ARPA-E for hybrid solar technology

The funding will be used to develop technologies that lower the cost of solar energy 

Nevada regulators vote to keep existing rooftop solar rates

The Public Utilities Commission voted to maintain current rates and rules before permanent ones must be adopted by the end of the year

Fitch: Exelon merger setback bad news for Pepco

Prior to the merger announcement the three operating utilities had pursued an aggressive strategy of annual rate filings


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

The webcast will be led by three of the leading manufacturers in the Utility Market in Mobile Tec...
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This Month's Issue

August 2015
Volume 19, Issue 7




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.

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.

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.

Power Installed Anchors

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