Electric Utility Operations

Designed to help field supervisors improve the productivity and safety of their field workforce by focusing on issues related to linemen such as fall protection, storm response and infrastructure upgrades.


milton draper

New Line Life Podcast: Working on the Line in Illinois

April 19, 2024
Milton Draper, journeyman lineworker and foreman for Ameren Illinois, runs a three-person crew and mentors apprentices at the training center.

Line Life Podcast: ICYMI: Rodeo Flashback

April 12, 2024
In this audio story, you can hear from three top journeyman teams who share their tips, techniques and memories from years of competition.

New Line Life Podcast: Apprentice Kris Onda of CORE Electric Cooperative

April 5, 2024
This Colorado fourth-step apprentice works to keep the power flowing for the cooperative's members living in the mountains.
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Transmission Reliability

Texas’ Long Road to Reliability

April 1, 2024
Texas has emerged from two winter storms in the three years since Uri with no major issues, but recommended reliability plans are still not fully implemented.

Line Life Podcast: ICYMI: Powering Puerto Rico

March 22, 2024
This episode features the third article featured in the 2023 Lineworker Supplement about LUMA's grid modernization projects underway in Puerto Rico .



Line Life Podcasts

Jan. 18, 2024
Line Life podcast episodes air every Friday, covering everything and anything linework, available on podbean.
Disaster Response

Avangrid Sends UI Crew to Maine to Aid Power Restoration After Storm

April 10, 2024
Over 1,000 crews working to restore power to nearly 350,000 affected customers.
Disaster Response

Central Maine Power Responding to Major Nor’easter

April 5, 2024
Snow loading on trees from more than a foot of heavy, wet snow and strong winds are the primary causes of damage.
Electric Utility Operations

Huskie Tools Unveils 6-Ton Inline Crimping and Cutting Tools

April 5, 2024
The lightweight and compact tools in the lineworker-driven SLA Series offer enhanced ease of operation and advanced safety features.
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Electric Utility Operations

PEC Ready to Respond During Total Solar Eclipse

April 3, 2024
Utility advises spectators to watch out for line crews so they can safely respond to outages.