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EUO, Tucson Electric Power, barehand line crew
Using an Atlas Tower Kit, barehand line crews from Tucson Electric Power tested a new “launch and ascend” capability to quickly access a conductor mid-span on a 345-kV line.

Arizona Linemen Work Live on Remote Job Sites

Tucson Electric Power invests in powered ascenders and launchers for its transmission barehand crew.

Keeping the lights on for customers in the desert Southwest is a crucial and continual mission, especially during hot summer months. To do so, linemen for Tucson Electric Power (TEP) often must work in remote locations that are nearly impossible to access with a bucket truck or crane.

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