Engineering Content

Workforce
Learn about mobile technologies that are helping public power utilities optimize and automate field work and communications.
Safety
A core purpose of the American Public Power Association’s new eSafety Tracker is to collect public power utility safety data, said Alex Hofmann, the Association’s Senior Director of Energy and Environmental Services, on April 1.
Safety
One hundred thirteen utilities have earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2018.
Community
As Muneer Shetab sat inside a military vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, his group’s translator pointed to something off in the distance. Through the grime and the dust on the windows, Shetab saw a building that looked familiar. “That’s your old bus stop,” the translator said. As the vehicle moved on,
Workforce
Learn how you can get involved in your state’s energy workforce development consortium.
Smart Energy Use
Smart Grid
Bonds and Financing
The New York Power Authority has awarded $1.4 million to three energy-saving projects in the city of Albany, N.Y., including one that will connect 22 municipal buildings there to the New York Energy Manager, NYPA’s network operations center for real-time use energy monitoring.
Reliability
Energy Storage
The next generation of substations does more than bring electricity to the community. It becomes a platform for community engagement and education. Storage, data, and digitization are changing the paradigm in electricity distribution.
Reliability
It's not rocket science to figure out what customers want from their electric utilities — reliable power supply, reasonable prices and good customer service. The more efficiently a utility operates, the more likely it is to keep the lights on and customers happy.
Workforce
A public power utility is owned by the community it serves. One of our goals should be for the utility to employ a workforce that reflects the diversity of that community. Easier said than done. Especially when you consider that women make up nearly 51 percent of the U.S. population and 47 percent
Safety
Working on electric lines has always been serious business, but in the early years of the 20th century, it could be downright scary. A lack of standards and safety protocols led to far too many injuries and fatalities.