Linework Content

Smart Grid
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.
Workforce
Learn about mobile technologies that are helping public power utilities optimize and automate field work and communications.
Reliability
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.
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.
Workforce
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
Workforce
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
Safety
Workforce
Wake Forest, N.C., April 28— Eight teams and 13 individuals won awards at the American Public Power Association’s seventeenth annual Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, held April 27-28, in Raleigh/Wake Forest, N.C. Sixty-six teams and 145 apprentices from not-for-profit, community-owned electric
Workforce
Learn how you can get involved in your state’s energy workforce development consortium.
Safety
OSHA’s new licensing requirements for the most part exempt utility workers operating digger derricks, yet utilities may want to review the rules to ensure compliance with the law and to help keep workers safe.
Community
Workforce
I have spent much of the last few weeks on the road. I traveled in late April to Point Clear, Alabama, to attend the 2017 Power Supply Conference held by the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority. AMEA is a joint action agency composed of 11 public power utilities which serve some 350,000 customers,