Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) operates and manages 757 substations within its service territory. Before sending its technicians out in the field, the utility first trains them in a safe and controlled environment at the new substation training facility within the Livermore Training Center.
The facility, which opened in fall 2019, provides added or enhanced training in various substation disciplines such as complex switching scenarios, ground grid installation, wire pulling and line sagging.
Check out this virtual tour of the training facility. For more information, look for the "Training Innovations" story in the 2019 Lineman Supplement, which will be published in September 2019 and distributed at the International Lineman's Expo.