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2011-07-21 04:00:00

CHICAGO, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes, to bring power back to more than 850,000 customers after a destructive storm? ComEd crews went to extraordinary lengths, in recent days, to restore electricity to customers affected by last week's storm. For example: By train: Unable to reach damaged equipment to make necessary repairs at an Abbott Labs facility between Lake Bluff and Waukegan on July 17, ComEd crews coordinated with the Canadian...

2011-05-16 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- May is a perfect time for outdoor activities such as sprucing up yards, cleaning out gutters, painting houses and building patios and decks. It's also national electrical safety month, and Dominion Virginia Power is encouraging customers to remember how to stay safe around electricity. "We may not notice the electric wires, transformers and poles that are all around us, working silently and dependably day after day, but it is important to...

2011-01-04 10:34:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of increased copper thefts, Georgia's electric utilities are offering up to $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals involved in the theft of copper and other metals from their property. Copper thefts from substations, utility poles and lines continue to be a growing problem and public safety issue. The thefts threaten the reliability of the electric system and could cause power outages in some cases....

2010-07-06 10:28:00

ATLANTA, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Georgia's electric utilities are offering $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals involved in the theft of copper and other metals from their property. Copper thefts from substations, utility poles and lines continue to be a growing problem for the industry. These thefts threaten the reliability of the electric system. In addition, damaged lines pose a danger of electrocution to anyone in the area, including...

2010-06-28 08:00:00

CFE Stockpiling RStandard(R) Poles for Emergency Response Situations CALGARY, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - RS Technologies Inc. ("RS") (RS - TSX), a technology innovator and manufacturer of advanced composite products for infrastructure markets, announces it has fulfilled an order to ship six truckloads of RStandard(R) composite utility poles to Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to serve as an initial emergency stockpile. This is RS's first order with CFE and within Mexico....


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