Construction Equipment: Hydraulic Puller-Tensioner AFS404

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.


High Voltage Digital Ammeter HVA-2000

HD Electric Co., a Textron Inc. company, introduces the newly updated HVA- 2000. Take ampere measurements on conductors up to 500 kV quickly and easily with the HVA High Voltage Digital Ammeter.


Handheld Time Domain Reflectometer Locates Faults on Mixed Paired Metallic Cables

Megger’s handheld time domain reflectometer (TDR) locates faults on mixed paired metallic cables. The CFL535G can test the capabilities of connections and locate faults for up to 12 miles.


Kwik-Trim Mechanical Trimmer Features More Horsepower, Enhanced Stability

Loftness Specialized Equipment’s Kwik-Trim compact mechanical tree trimmer is for right of way maintenance work. Featuring an upgraded chassis and powertrain, the unit offers more horsepower, increased stability and easier maintenance than the previous... Read more >>

Flexible Ground Penetrating Radar System for Utility Location and More

GSSI, a provider of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces its UtilityScan GPR system. UtilityScan can locate a variety of metallic and non-metallic targets.


LineSmarts Smartphone and Tablet Android App Version 15 Released

LineSmarts is an Android smartphone and tablet app that performs a range of measurements and analyses on overhead lines. LineSmarts can be used to measure wire tensions and sags, span length, structure dimensions, equipment dimensions and pole lean. Read more >>
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Featured Utility Products

utility supplies GPS Source

Utility equipment: Rackmount splitter line includes dual antenna redundancy


Utility supplies: GPS Source announces new addition to its GPS rackmount splitter line, which includes dual antenna redundancy.

power management Alcatel-Lucent

Energy management: Modern communications technology is the best choice for power grid Teleprotection


Energy management: Modern communications technology is the best choice for power grid Teleprotection

utility equipment Remote Solutions

Safety products: Rotary Hot Stick Operator for use with electrical load break switches


Utility equipment: Remote Solutions introduces Rotary Hot Stick Operator for use with electrical load break switches. Precision automated system removes field technicians from hazardous locations.

test products Platinum Tools

Test equipment: Cable tracing made easy


Test products: Launched at 2015 CEDIA Expo and now shipping, the new Platinum Tools Tone and Probe Set quickly traces and identifies cable locations on jacks or through walls.

switchgear American Electric Technologies

Safety products: Arc resistant switchgear


Switchgear: New M&I Electric arc resistant switchgear helps global energy companies maximize safety and improve power reliability.

utility tools Milwaukee Tool

Utility equipment: Locking tools feature user inspired Torque Lock design


Utility tools: Milwaukee Tool continues to rapidly expand its Hand Tool offering with the introduction of several new locking tools that dramatically increase productivity for the user.

safety products Larson Electronics

Work lights: 100-watt slip fit mounted LED light runs on 480V

10/08/2015 Safety products: Larson Electronics offers a 100-watt LED explosion proof pole top slip fitter light. The EPL-PT-100LED-RT-480V Class 1 Division 1 & 2, Class 2 Division 1 & 2 pole top slip fit mount explosion proof ligh...

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Energy Storage Blog

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. One of the main functions of these devices and the back-up DC power that batteries provide is to interrupt shorts and overloads on the electrical grid while continuing to provide service to customers.

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.

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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...


ARPA-E announces $30 million for window energy efficiency technologies

Commercial and residential building HVAC systems accounted for 14 percent of the nation’s total energy consumption  

Teams compete to capture carbon at power plant research center

The state has pledged $15 million toward construction of the lab for carbon-capture research 

Canadian hydropower could power New England, say experts

Talen Energy agrees to sell three Pennsylvania power plants

Talen Energy Corp. agreed to sell three Pennsylvania power plants with a total combined generating capacity of 996 MW  

New Mexico OKs Xcel Energy solar power purchase

Officials say the solar farms will be the largest in New Mexico to date


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

September 2015
Volume 19, Issue 8




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.

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!

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.