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2013-10-30 23:30:54

Pole Pullers provide a simple solution that reduces the chance of equipment damage or worker injury potentially associated with other pole pulling methods. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 LineWise introduces two Pole Puller models, giving electric utility crews a faster and safer method for pole removal. The pole pullers provide a simplified solution that reduces the chance of equipment damage or worker injury associated with other pole pulling devices. The PP-60-XHD pole puller...

2013-10-09 08:21:01

JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Squirrels, raccoons and other curious animals will have a more difficult time getting into Consumers Energy's substations and disrupting power because of control measures being put in place throughout the state. The utility has been installing animal control equipment for years, but now has more stringent standards in place to take a more proactive approach to work at new and existing substations. "Our Promise to Michigan is to deliver the energy...

2013-09-16 08:22:46

AVOID POSTING SIGNS DURING FALL SPORTS, GARAGE SALE SEASON JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the fall sports and garage sale season underway, Consumers Energy has a friendly reminder to keep its workers safe: Don't post signs on utility poles. "We ask that people refrain from attaching signs to utility poles, both for their own safety as well as the safety of our electric line workers," said Michele Kirkland, vice president of energy operations for Consumers...

2013-08-29 08:20:52

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For many, Labor Day weekend will include an extra day off work and meeting up with friends and family. It also means more travel time on America's roads. Safe Electricity encourages those taking to the road this weekend to take extra care and make sure they know what to do if they should find themselves in an auto accident with power lines. According to the National Safety Council, on average the number of traffic deaths during Labor...

2013-08-07 12:22:33

Steel poles outperform wood poles in global climate change and ecological measures WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A detailed life cycle assessment (LCA) study commissioned by the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, finds that when comparing overall environmental performance, galvanized steel utility poles outperform wood poles in key environmental measures. The peer-reviewed study, conducted in compliance with...

2013-06-27 16:21:56

Nears completion of first eight-year inspection that resulted from 2005 hurricane season JUNO BEACH, Fla., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company today surpassed a major milestone in its efforts to prepare for severe storms and ensure reliable service year-round throughout its 35-county service territory. The state's largest electric utility today in Ft. Myers inspected the one-millionth distribution pole as part of its comprehensive program to inspect 1.1...

2013-03-01 12:22:02

JUNO BEACH, Fla., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company delivered its best reliability performance on record in 2012 and is working to make its electric system even stronger. In its annual filing today with the Florida Public Service Commission, FPL said it is investing more than $200 million in 2013 to better prepare its infrastructure to withstand severe storms and further improve everyday reliability. (Logo:...

2013-02-20 12:22:38

CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd announced that it completed the replacement or reinforcement of more than 2700 wood poles in its service territory in 2012, a 200 percent increase over previous years. Inspecting, replacing and reinforcing poles makes ComEd's electric system more storm resistant and reduces customer power outages. In addition to reinforcement and replacement, ComEd inspected and treated more than 137,000 poles. ComEd announced this goal early in 2012 as part of...

2012-06-30 10:20:05

AKRON, Ohio, June 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utility personnel continue to remove debris and restore service following the severe summer storm that hit parts of its service territory last night, customers are reminded of the hazards associated with downed power lines. Across the company's West Virginia, Maryland, western Pennsylvania and southern Ohio service areas, thousands of downed lines have been reported, and many are entangled in trees and not easily visible....

2012-05-15 10:21:25

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The UTAH Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved Alden Systems' Notify(TM) software as the state's electronic notification system (ENS) to manage sharing of utility poles. This decision was made in response to a joint petition by Rocky Mountain Power and CenturyLink, the two predominant pole owners in the state. The current system of communications between pole owners and attaching entities "...is a haphazard, manual process," with...