PG&E will spend at least $15 billion burying power lines

Pacific Gas & Electric plans to bury 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) of its power lines in an effort to prevent its fraying grid from sparking wildfires when electrical equipment collides with millions of trees and other vegetation across drought-stricken California.

When Traditional Overhead Construction Is Not an Option

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | 11 AM EDT

This webinar we will review Aerial Spacer Cable applications relative to the many overhead circuit challenges faced by electric utilities today. These applications include limited right of way, multiple circuits, substation exits, long spans, weather extremes and vegetation management.

The Increasing Importance of Advanced Weather Technologies In Building Utility Operations and Field Services...

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In this session, we will share how the latest in artificial intelligence and machine learning in combination with modern modeling techniques, geospatial data and predictive analytics is enabling utilities to build greater resilience across their utility operations and field services organizations. John Villali from IDC will share his perspectives on the key benefits of these technologies while Rob Berglund from IBM will share examples of clients who are benefiting from their use.

Customer Care: The New Reality is a Merged Reality

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Imagine if you could attend home visits virtually, guiding customers through trouble-shooting or other activities while in a separate location? This merged reality is happening today! Learn how a virtual tech site visit guarantees compliance with health guidelines, while reducing truck rolls and other costs.

ENSO phase still neutral for remainder of summer

Overall, there has not been much change in sea-surface temperatures across the Equatorial Pacific Ocean during the past month or so. Most of Equatorial...

Why electric utilities must maintain accurate network asset data

Maintaining an accurate and up to date model of a utility’s network assets is an essential foundation for many important aspects of the business, including network reliability, safety and customer service.

California and other parts of the West broil and burn

Firefighters working in searing heat struggled to contain the largest wildfire in California this year while state power operators urged people to conserve energy after a huge wildfire in neighboring Oregon disrupted the flow of electricity from three major transmission lines.

Weekend Nebraska storms cause biggest outage in years

The storms that knocked down trees and power lines across eastern Nebraska this weekend left more people without electricity that any area storm in years.

TVA requests comments on new integrated vegetation management plan

An IVM approach for vegetation management considers the overall, long-term effect on public health and safety, reliability of electricity transmission, environmental stewardship and cost.

AES Ohio’s grid modernization plan includes Landis+Gyr smart meters, AMI platform

The utility will install approximately 500K smart meters, a blended IP Landis+Gyr Gridstream network solution and cloud-based software. Today, Landis+Gyr Technology Inc., a subsidiary of...

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