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February 26, 2018

Kentucky Permits Rapid Transfer of Utility Equipment During Emergencies

In the event of an outage or other event that threatens a utility’s transmission system, the RESTORE agreement gives participating utilities the ability to quickly obtain the equipment needed to complete repairs.

October 20, 2017

How PG&E is Using Drones for Wildfire Response

Pacific Gas & Electric teams operated flights over fire zones in Northern California, capturing videos and still images of PG&E equipment.

August 3, 2017

Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Utility Operations

The utility fleet industry is very labor intensive and often must help during emergency situations or during times of severe weather. Telematics can help keep a utility fleet going where it needs to be.

May 17, 2016

Columbia Gas of Ohio Builds Training Center

Columbia Gas of Ohio has announced that it will build a new state-of-the-art training facility in Gahanna, Ohio.

March 30, 2015

Utilities Awarded for Response Times and Safety Efforts

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) recently recognized 17 utility crews for their safety and response efforts in 2014 and late 2013.

December 9, 2013

WMECo Facility Closures Spark Concerns Regarding Response Times

Despite statements from the utility that its services and emergency response protocols will not change, Western Massachusetts Electric Co.’s (WMECo) plans to close its Greenfield service center depot have raised concerns from first responders and local union officials about the impact on the utility's response times.

November 29, 2013

NYU-Poly and Stony Brook University Launch Institute for Storms and Emergencies

The institute will undertake research including cause-and-effect mechanisms for damage to infrastructure, evaluating existing assessments of vulnerabilities of communities and critical facilities, and extrapolating storm risks from climate change conditions.

August 30, 2013

First Utility in New Jersey to Use Local Electrical Union

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) announced it is the first utility in New Jersey to partner with a local electrical trade union to provide damage assessment and public safety resources to help speed the service restoration process following a severe storm or other major event.

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