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Fire official: Arcing power lines caused big Reno brush fire

Satellite imagery and surveillance video from a casino roof 5 miles (8 kilometers) away helped pinpoint arcing power lines in gale force winds as the cause of a November brush fire that destroyed five Reno homes and damaged two dozen others, investigators said Tuesday

Court puts halt on construction of $1B Maine power corridor

A federal appeals court has halted construction of a $1 billion power transmission line corridor through Maine to give conservation groups time to make their case against the project.
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Burns & McDonnell to support overhaul and rebuild of Puerto Rico’s electricity grid

Burns & McDonnell announced this week that it was awarded a contract for program management services to support the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) with the revitalization of Puerto Rico’s electrical grid. The work will be...
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345,000-volt transmission line project in Illinois completed by Ameren

Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) has completed and energized the Illinois Rivers Project, a 375-mile, 345,000-volt transmission line from Palmyra, Missouri, to Sugar Creek, Indiana. The final span of the project was placed into service in late December. The...

1st Circuit asked to stop hydropower corridor construction

Supporters say the project would reduce greenhouse emissions and stabilize energy costs in the region. Critics say that the benefits are overstated and that the project would destroy unspoiled wilderness.

Judge declines to stop $1B power line in western Maine

By DAVID SHARP Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge declined to intervene to stop construction of a 145-mile (230-kilometer) electricity transmission corridor aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid. Three...

The wisdom and inevitability of public safety power shutoffs – a utility vegetation management...

Based on California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) analysis, trees or parts of trees falling into overhead facilities during Red Flag events represented the single largest cause of fires related to utility infrastructure. It is not growth “into” lines, but rather trees or portions of trees located outside of normal clearing limits that have failed during high winds and caused the initiating spark.

Scotland’s SSEN Transmission to install first 420 kV Green Gas for Grid gas-insulated substation

SSEN Transmission announced this week that it has awarded a contract to GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business to manufacture, deliver and commission a 420 kilovolt (kV) Green Gas for Grid (g3) gas-insulated substation...
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Unlocking transmission capacity is key to a renewable-energy powered future

As the world turns deliberately and inevitably towards a renewable energy future, innovators from around the world have worked tirelessly to improve upon renewable energy generation technology to the point where it now competes...
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Osmose Utilities acquires Provincial Pole Specialists

Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. announced the acquisition of Provincial Pole Specialists, Inc. (PPSI) and its sister company, Central Pole Inspection and Maintenance, Inc. (CPIM). Manitoba-based PPSI and Saskatchewan-based CPIM are collectively the largest utility pole...