When a storm strikes, linemen often pack their tool bags, fuel their trucks and hit the road. To celebrate the hard-working line crews, T&D World and Utility Products recently launched the new Line Life podcast series.
The new episodes are featured in the Lineman Life enewsletter, which goes out the first and third Fridays of each month. Also look for the episodes on our Line Life podcast page. You can also email us with your stories of your most memorable storms.
To kick off the podcasts, we featured the three parts of the Storm Stories Series from T&D World magazine. To listen to the audio stories, simply click on the links below.
Storm Series Part 1: After nearly half of PGE’s customers lost power during a winter blast, 400 crews responded through the utility’s largest mobilization effort.:
Storm Series Part 2: A load shedding event affected 1.4 million CenterPoint Energy customers in Houston during Winter Storm Uri.:
Storm Stories Part 3: During and after the winter storm, a persistent blanket of fog, low clouds, and patchy drizzle insulated much of Dominion Energy Virginia’s service territory. The severe weather event caused power outages and destruction from coast to coast. In Virginia, temperatures hovered around 30° while freezing rain produced widespread ice accumulation.
Thank you to Danielle Blanchette for narrating the episodes. If you would like to share feedback on what you would like to see highlighted in future podcasts, email Field Editor Amy Fischbach. We look forward to hearing from you.