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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safety lighting Larson Electronics

Work lights: High performance LED drop light with pin and sleeve plug


Safety lighting: Larson Electronics has released a new explosion-proof LED drop light designed to provide cooler operation and higher performance than standard incandescent drop lights.

power management Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories SEL

Energy management: Meter Reports Software enhances site-wide resource visualization


Power management: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories’ ACSELERATOR Meter Reports Software enhances site-wide resource visualization. Lets utilities and industries customize their metering reports and facilitates site-wide campu...

line maintenance Premax

Utility poles: Smart Grid Tag marking system


Line maintenance: Premax’s Smart Grid Tags create the physical link between a utility’s computer database and its asset in the field. 

safety products Industrial Video and Control IVC

Video monitoring system: Radiometric thermal camera


Safety products: Industrial Video & Control introduces its high performance radiometric thermal video camera. Provides accurate temperature monitoring in industrial environments.

test products TESCO

Test equipment: CT Ratio/Burden Tester


Test products: TESCO’s CT Ratio/Burden Tester is a lightweight, portable and highly accurate in-service test set to assist in finding lost revenue by testing the accuracy of your meter circuits.

construction equipment Condux Tesmec

Construction equipment: Hydraulic puller-tensioner improves conductor stringing jobsite productivity


Line construction: Condux Tesmec’s AFB506 hydraulic puller-tensioner provides utilities and utility contractors the ability to improve productivity and efficiency, while limiting downtime and improving jobsite safety.

utility safety NEMA

Safety products: NEMA publishes 2016 Edition of Electrical Standards & Products Guide


Utility safety: The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published the 2016 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG), a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an ext...

mobile computer Xplore Technologies

Handheld computer: Fully rugged tablet PC offers many features


Mobile computer: Xplore Technologies introduces 10.1-in. XSLATE B10 fully rugged and compact tablet PC.

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Energy Storage Blog

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...


SunEdison signs 6.2 MW solar power deal with L.A. County

The solar power purchase agreements are projected to save taxpayers millions of dollars

EPA CO2 plan will be costly, according to report by mining trade group

46 states expected to see double-digit increases in wholesale energy costs

NRC financial report says nuclear agency may cut workforce

The report details the agency’s program and financial performance

Remote microgrids now make up more than half of all microgrids

The United States leads all countries in terms of microgrid capacity and projects, report finds

California PUC reviews SCE’s 131 MW solar power deal

Actual costs of the power purchase agreement are confidential at this time


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

October 2015
Volume 19, Issue 9




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.