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Linemen News: May

Highlights from the World of Linemen News

Here are some industry news and information articles from around the web, just for you.
Collage of towers halved

Increased power transmission capacity by up to 15 percent and higher grid reliability

Power Transmission: Prysmian Group, a provider of energy and telecom cable systems, has reached two record-breaking milestones in the field of power transmission. It announces the successful development and testing of its new 700 kV MI-PPL (Mass Impregnated) and 600 kV extruded (XLPE) cable systems for high voltage direct current (HVDC) applications. Read More

Duke Energy Florida’s Pole Restoration Project

On Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, Richard Murray and Lance Martina, Duke Energy Florida substation electricians, were crossing the Apalachicola Bay on the causeway to visit the St. George Island (SGI) substation for regular maintenance. As the electricians looked east, out into the bay, something did not look right. It appeared a transmission structure was disoriented and leaning over the water. Read More

POTUS Needs Your Help

The 45th president of the United States will inherit all manner of challenges including many crucial issues surrounding electric energy. See the advice our Xperts would give POTUS if they were appointed senior advisor to the president for electric energy. Read More

SCE, APS to extend agreement on use of transmission line

Southern California Edison and Arizona Public Service filed at FERC to extend the transmission interconnection agreement for the 500-kV Eldorado-Moenkopi transmission line, with both utilities owning a portion of the line that extends from the Four Corners Power plant to the Eldorado substation in southern Nevada.

The current interconnection agreement for the line is set to expire on July 6, and the utilities’ May 6 petition sought to have the agreement remain in effect unless terminated by either party on three years’ notice. Read More

PSO, Tulsa University team up on solar power project

The University of Tulsa will soon be receiving power from solar energy, thanks to a partnership between the university and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma.

Under the terms of an agreement signed earlier this spring, PSO will own and maintain a 300-kV solar panel array which will be installed on the roof of TU’s Case Tennis Center. The university will lease the panels from PSO and use the electricity they generate to supply power to the Case Center.

“PSO is proud to work with an innovative and forward thinking partner like The University of Tulsa to bring this new, renewable technology online,” said Stuart Solomon, PSO president and chief operating officer. Read More

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