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In the Latest Issue
How utilities can become data-driven organizations
As industry challenges continue to grow, the pressure on utilities to optimize their operations has never been stronger. From amplified pressure to manage customer relationships more effectively to the ever-present need to cut operational costs, utilities are challenged to accomplish more with less, and to optimize every area of the enterprise. Add to… Read More
Improving safety and methodology techniques to protect utility workers
BY LARRY LAWRENCE, Lineman’s Testing Laboratories of Canada
In 1990, many workplace safety hazards were consistently ignored as if they were “acceptable risk” and an expected part of a worker’s daily routine. Not surprisingly, many workers who performed routine testing and maintenance procedures in high-voltage substations experienced serious and, in some… Read More
Addressing concerns from the utility and end user’s perspective
BY DAVID BOVANKOVICH, E-Mon
The increasing sophistication of commercial and industrial devices and equipment continues to drive the critical need for clean, dependable, stable electric power. As such, power quality continues to gain traction as a “front burner” issue for both utilities and ratepayers, primarily commercial, industrial, and other volume energy… Read More
Asset and risk management for electric utilities
BY SIRI VARADAN, UISOL, & SERGE VANASSE, Clevest
Aging transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure is a critical issue for electric utilities, resulting in the need for utilities to make decisions regarding the replacement, repair, or refurbishment of their assets under a constrained investment environment and other factors.
North American electric utilities are faced with… Read More
Enhancing protection using directional faulted circuit indicators
BY CHRISTOPHER EVANICH, Thomas & Betts
Underground electrical networks provide reliable service to end users, but create problems for utility personnel in locating faults. Electric utilities who utilize an underground network could spend several weeks trying to locate a fault or potentially not even be able to locate it until a second fault… Read More
Debunking the myths about tested and refurbished equipment
BY RISHI SUDAN, RS Electrical Supply
Extending the lifecycle of capital equipment such as 15-kilovolt circuit breakers, switchgear, and transformers through testing and reconditioning saves time and money by cutting down on new equipment purchases and eliminating associated downtime with major equipment replacement.
However, many utilities doubt the reliability of reconditioned electrical equipment… Read More
The coming revolution in utility worker injury prevention
BY JIM WALTERS, EdD, Power of Learning, Inc.
Thomas Watson who was president of IBM in the 1950s said, “All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think.” This quote is especially appropriate for the power industry.
Specifically, the industry’s rate of accidents, which has… Read More