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EFACEC case study

The EFACEC Group is leading the supply of integrated solutions and equipment in the market of power generation, transmission and distribution. The Group forms a complete value chain, from building turnkey projects to equipment manufacture, where integrated solutions are developed and designed in...

Disaster & Recovery

Outage Management Review: When the Lights Go Out

The occurrence of severe weather events is on the rise at an alarming rate. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, extreme weather events that used to happen once every 40 years now occur as frequently as every six years in some regions; severe weather is expected to become even more frequent...

Distribution Protection

ArmorBuiltTM Wildfire Shield Proven Protection for Utility Poles

IntroductionIn November of 2018, the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history burned a total of 240 square miles, destroyed 18,804 structures and resulted in 85 civilian fatalities. Known as the Camp Fire, it devastated several communities including the towns of Paradise and...

Wire and Cable

Copper Theft: A Call to Action

How utilities can stand firm to save money and save lives BY PHILL FELTHAM, Executive EditorElectricity Today Magazine Copper theft has become a growing problem for utilities in Canada and the United States. This precious metal has increased in value in recent years, so thieves are stripping...

Pole Line Hardware

Infrastructure & Technologies

Working Live on Transmission Line Structures

Developing protective coating maintenance strategies BY GEORGE JUHN & ALEX MOGILEVSKY, CEATI International Aging of the electrical transmission infrastructure has resulted in an increased need for maintenance to ensure a reliable supply of power to customers who have higher expectations than...

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Q&A: PSE&G Reflects on Hurricane Sandy

Q: Reflecting back at Hurricane Sandy two years ago, what steps did PSE&G take to restore power? What were the lessons learned?

OUR EXPERT | Richard Wernsing, Manager of Asset Strategy, Electric at Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G)

Prior to any storm, PSE&G (Public Service Electric and Gas) estimates the labor requirements based on weather projections. If needed, we hire mutual aid prior to the storm so they are ready for work when...

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