Integrating the digital and physical worlds of the power grid through enterprise asset management can help utilities avoid unplanned equipment downtime that causes longer outages, lost revenue, increased risk, and a loss of performance of company assets.
The real achievements of public power operations staff - lineworkers, engineers, and more - can be witnessed every minute of every day as the lights stay on and we can safely work from home, hospitals can treat patients, and food can be farmed, packaged, and delivered.
In a recent Q&A with the American Public Power Association, Fredrick Rumery, a construction coordinator with Nebraska public power utility Lincoln Electric System (LES) and a chief judge for the Association’s 2020 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, as well as Riley Lowe, an LES line technician 1st Class and Takoda Batenhorst, an LES apprentice line technician, discussed their plans for rodeo participation and the benefits of taking part in the event.
Journeyman teams from South Carolina’s Santee Cooper have brought home awards from the American Public Power Association’s Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo for the last several years. Members of Santee Cooper’s journeyman teams discussed how they prepare for the rodeo and detailed the benefits from participating in the event.
Officials with the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities said they would like to see the 2020 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo be the largest rodeo to date and encouraged fellow public power utilities to participate in the event, which will be held April 17-18.
Learn about mobile technologies that are helping public power utilities optimize and automate field work and communications.
A public power utility that can effectively adopt and implement tools in areas such as safety and reliability will reap a number of benefits, the American Public Power Association’s Mike Hyland and Alex Hofmann said at the Association’s recent National Conference where they detailed strategies for utilities to up their operations games.
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.
When it comes to lineworkers, public power utilities need to be able to assess if they’re paying competitively. Utilities paying less than competitive wages have a higher risk of losing qualified individuals to nearby investor-owned utilities, cooperatives, or other public power utilities. In a
The Public Power Lineworker Hourly Wage Estimator is an easy-to-use tool to determine where your pay falls relative to the average hourly rate for public power utilities in your region and of your size. The estimator is based on salary information submitted to the American Public Power Association's