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Utilities are adding facilities to increase the transmission capacity of the grid like never before. Photo by Gene Wolf.

Supporting Today’s Power Delivery System

Innovation defines today’s tower and pole technology.

There is an old French proverb that loosely translated says, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

When the electrification process started more than 100 years ago, one of the biggest areas of concern was transmission. Early utilities saw their customer base expand over larger and larger service territories. They also recognized the benefits of having large centrally located generation facilities and being connected with neighboring utilities. This thinking resu

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