Hardening the System: Before the Storm
Utilities work to mitigate extended power outages by hardening their electric systems. Learn the major storm hardening investments utilities make so that when the inevitable storms do hit, the system is stronger, and there are fewer customer outages.
When lines are down and communities are dark, public power’s mutual aid efforts manage a resource network to restore power to customers.. APPA and FMEA share their experience coordinating the network before and after a storm.
Whenever natural disasters cause destruction on the overhead electrical utility system, it is natural to wonder if it would be better to bury lines underground for protection. We discuss the advantages and drawbacks of overhead-to-underground conversion.
Lineworkers from Across the Southeast Region Display Skill and Teamwork
The 15th annual Florida Lineman Competition was held April 17-18, 2015, in Tallahassee. Hosted by the City of Tallahassee, the competition put the technical and physical skills of utility lineworkers to the test in a crowd-pleasing display of skill and teamwork.
- Ohm Page – Teamwork = Stronger Communities
- Hometown Connections – Outage Management and IVR Communications Systems Improve Employee Effectiveness and Customer Service
- Washington Report – Municipal Bond Tax Exemption Is Critical to Affordable Electricity
- WHERE IN THE WORLD IS RELAY? Relay was spotted at the Mizzou-Florida Game in Columbia, Mo., on Tuesday February 24th Thanks to Mike Siefert (Electric Production Engineer, Missouri Public Utility Alliance) for remembering his Florida Public Power roots!