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Linemen News: May 2018

Highlights from the World of Linemen News

Here are some industry news and information articles from around the web, just for you.
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Entergy Energizes New 230-kV Transmission Line

For the better of a decade, Entergy Louisiana planned to build a new transmission line between two substations, but discovering an acceptable route through a developed corridor was like threading a needle. Constructing the new 230-kV line between the Oakville and Alliance substations was the third phase of the Southeast Louisiana Improvement project (SELA3), which followed the construction of two substations and another 230-kV transmission line.

Kiewit Engineering Now Offers BOLD Technology for Compact Overhead Transmission Lines

Through a licensing agreement with BOLD Transmission LLC, Kiewit Engineering Group Inc. can now offer utilities new technology and design options for overhead transmission lines. The patented Breakthrough Overhead Line Design (BOLD) technology features a compact, low-profile structure that maximizes the use of land, while providing high-capacity performance.

Nuclear Power Provides Grid Stability to Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern States

Throughout its existence, nuclear power has battled concerns over safety and environmental impacts. At the same time, it has provided a valuable source of reliable and stable power as the nation’s energy infrastructure undergoes dramatic changes.

Energy Efficiency Leads in Job Growth as Energy Sector Adds Over 130,000 Jobs in 2017

The nation’s energy sector employed 6.5 million Americans in 2017, up 133,000 jobs from the year prior, according to a comprehensive report released today from the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO). This two percent growth rate exceeded the national average of 1.7 percent.

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