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T&D World Magazine Open to Utility Submissions for 2023 Features

Sept. 2, 2022
The award-winning publication is looking for contributions involving deep dives into utility projects.

T&D World, your source for critical information for utility professionals about electric power-delivery systems, is seeking bylined features from utilities for its 2023 issues.

Our audience consists of professionals involved in all phases of planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance and safety of transmission and distribution facilities, including automation and information technology.

T&D World covers the world of energy delivery, including power grid resiliency, electric utility operations, renewables, electrification, distributed energy, substations, wildfire mitigation, data analytics, mobile workforces and undergrounding.

Of particular interest are articles: (1) describing problems encountered and how they have been solved, (2) featuring an unusual installation or engineering application and (3) presenting labor-saving/cost-saving methods or designs. Stories will be edited for overtly commercial language to present a vendor-neutral perspective.

In this call for submissions, the editors of T&D World are looking for features to run in 2023, which will cover topics including, but not limited to:

·        Distributed Energy Resources, Microgrids and Renewable Integration

·         Storm Planning, Hardening, Recovery and Restoration

·         Undergrounding Projects

·         Power Line Inspections, Including Drones

·         Transmission Siting, Permitting, Construction, Capacity and Planning

·         Utility Communications, GIS, IT/OT and Software Systems

·         Vegetation Management and Right-of-Way Management

·         Workforce Safety and Training

·         Wildfire Mitigation, Arrestors and Surge Protectors

·         Outage Prevention, Grid Stability and Resilience

·         Cyber and Physical Security

Content Requirements

In-depth case study article FOR PRINT and/or digital publication: Articles with the most impact are from the perspective of a utility rather than that of consultants, manufacturers, or suppliers. Stories will be edited for overtly commercial language to present a vendor-neutral perspective.

Please prepare a 1500-2000-word article with four to eight graphical elements on how a utility successfully tackled a major initiative. This will include major construction or rebuild initiatives and will Include products, methods and technologies that benefit its business, customers, operations. Please do not be afraid to include challenges, obstacles and what did and didn’t work. Include relevant images and diagrams.

This article has the potential to be used in a print issue, particularly if the byline is from someone at the utility. Co-authors can include contractors and consulting firms or consulting divisions of major firms. If the article qualifies for print, there are special graphics and stricter guidelines. Example:

Include a short, 50- to 75-word professional biographical summary for each author along with their e-mail address. Include a description of present company position, education, professional affiliations and professional accomplishments.

The time between article acceptance and publication varies. We attempt to place articles in an appropriate issue as soon as possible.

Photograph Guidelines

The jpeg file size for a single image should be at least 700 kB. We prefer images at 2 MB or higher. Screen captures should be captured at full screen.

Avoid corporate names and logos and on products or backgrounds in photos. And, please avoid use date stamps in photo images.

Provide descriptive captions and credits for each photograph. If the people in the photo are identifiable, provide the name, title, and employer for each person. Avoid using the author(s) in photos if possible. GIF images are generally low resolution and can’t be converted for print.

For graphics, we prefer the digital or vector versions of graphs, charts and map etc. Keep the illustrations neat and clean without too much detail. Light-to-medium line weights work best. Please avoid hairlines and heavy lines. Please avoid converting graphs, charts and maps to a flat jpeg format.

Please provide the native file in its original format, so that they can be adapted to fit our editorial styles. We can accept many file formats including the following: vsd (Visio); dwg (Visio or CAD); svg (Visio or CAD); ai, wmf or eps (Illustrator); and Excel for graphs, charts and maps.

Do not embed illustrations or photographs in the manuscript document. Please provide images as separate files with a map of the image file names to figure captions.

For questions regarding articles please contact Jeff Postelwait, Senior Editor, at [email protected] or 541.844.9063

Award-Winning Coverage

T&D World writers won recognition in 2022 from the B2B industry.

Coverage from T&D World magazine was recognized as a 2022 Jesse H. Neal award finalist from the Software & Information Industry Association for a pair of stories on workplace diversity and women in the line trade. The Neal Awards are the premier awards program honoring B2B journalism.

T&D World also won a regional award in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion category in the 2022 American Society of Business Publication Editors Azbee Awards of Excellence. One of the most competitive awards programs for trade media, the Azbees highlight editorial and design excellence within magazines, newsletters, digital and social media.

T&D World is the flagship brand of Endeavor Business Media’s Energy Group, which also includes EnergyTech, Utility Analytics Institute, T&D World Conference & Exhibition, Microgrid Knowledge, International Lineman’s Rodeo, UAI Summit and UAI Week.

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