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2010-05-12 08:15:00

The metal poles that carry power lines across the country are built to take whatever blows at them. So they're big and round and sturdy - as much as 12 feet in diameter and 100 feet high. But transmission poles can still fail under the stress of extreme ice and wind. They could also be vulnerable to an infrastructure attack. And when one of them falls, others are pulled down until heavy dead-end structures stop the cascading collapse. "There are long stretches of these transmission lines...

2010-04-28 14:29:00

DETROIT, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As another Michigan planting season gets under way, DTE Energy reminds customers to watch for power lines overhead and utility lines underground when working near the house or out in the field. Staying safe around power lines "Operating large farm equipment near electrical lines and poles requires extra care," said Vince Dow, DTE Energy vice president of Distribution Operations. "When using elevated truck beds, raised conveyors and other large folding...

2009-11-17 08:10:00

CALGARY, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Resin Systems Inc. ("RS") (RS - TSX), a technology innovator and manufacturer of advanced composite products for infrastructure markets, has entered into a distribution agreement with HD Supply Utilities, North America's largest electric utilities distributor. Under the agreement, HD Supply Utilities is appointed as the exclusive distributor of RStandard(R) poles within the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas and all of the Caribbean...

2009-09-10 14:28:00

DETROIT, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- During the fall harvest season, DTE Energy reminds farmers to be aware of overhead power lines and underground utilities, whether working near the house or out in the field. "It is essential to use extra care when operating large farm equipment near electrical lines and poles, and underground utility cables and pipelines," said Vince Dow, DTE Energy vice president of Distribution Operations. "If you are using equipment like elevated truck beds, raised...

2009-05-13 18:38:00

1,000 Linemen Working into the Night to Turn Lights on MARION, Ill., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Ameren Illinois Utilities (AIU) have used materials such as utility poles and wire valued at more than $2.25 million in the work to get the power flowing to customers following the inland hurricane that caused widespread damage in Southern Illinois. At 5:30 p.m. today, about 1,000 linemen are still at work to turn the lights back on for about 11,700 customers. A large number of these...

2009-05-09 18:21:00

Service Back for about 12,600 Customers MARION, Ill., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ameren Illinois Utilities have made progress by restoring power to about 12,600 customers in the wake of what has been described as an "inland hurricane" that devastated portions of Southern Illinois on Friday. A force of more than 1,300 field and support personnel have been able to reduce the number of customer outages to about 56,200 at 5:00 p.m. today, down from a total of about 68,800 customer outages on...

2009-04-15 08:10:00

Only Composite Utility Pole Data Released by PLS CALGARY, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Resin Systems Inc. ("RS") (RS - TSX), a technology innovator and manufacturer of advanced composite products for infrastructure markets, announced today that the official RStandard(TM) modular composite pole library file is now available for Power Line Systems Inc.'s (PLS) industry-leading transmission and distribution line design software suite, PLS-POLE and PLS-CADD. The PLS-POLE software is now...

2009-04-09 09:58:00

Call JULIE, Then Dig It PEORIA, Ill., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Planting trees and shrubs to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day is a great idea, but before you plant, the Ameren Illinois Utilities (AmerenCIPS, AmerenCILCO, AmerenIP) remind you that April is Safe Digging Month. Homeowners, landscapers, builders, excavators and others not only dig holes to plant saplings, but dig into the ground for fence posts, foundations, sprinkler systems and new decks. All these are great ideas, but don't...

2008-12-22 08:30:00

Reforming Thirty-Year Old "Patchwork of Regulation" for Broadband Era Will Incent Efficient Infrastructure Investment WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lower and uniform rates for attaching broadband equipment to utility poles for all telecommunications providers would spur broadband deployment, particularly in rural areas, the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies said today. The economic analysis of the current, complicated rate structure for...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

Peco has announced that its electric line and tree crews will work along five miles of Route 23 over the next several months, to install a new line of utility poles and other equipment for an electric reliability improvement project for Lower Merion in Pennsylvania. The company said that it is running a new 34kV supply line into Gladwyne substation to connect with the company's Barbados substation in West Norriton and Plymouth substation in Plymouth Meeting, along with adding two new...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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