Author Archives: Dan Snyder

Steel Poles to Stand Tall Against Fire Storms in SDGE Installation in National Forest

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) is replacing 2000 wood poles with steel in national forest to improve wind resistant and stand tall against fire storms. Continue reading

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Dominion Power Replaces Wood Poles with Steel Poles To Improve Reliability in Rural and Remote Areas

Dominion Virginia Power/Dominion North Carolina Power provides electricity to more than 2.4 million customers through its local delivery companies in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The utility’s 30,000-square-mile territory has 245 stations which serve as tie points with PJM.

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Kansas Electric Co-Op Builds Distribution Network with a Backbone of Steel

As one of the top three electric co-ops in the state, Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc. provides power to members in 16 counties, across about 3,800 square miles, in rural North Central Kansas. Rolling Hills was formed in 2002 when … Continue reading

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Delmarva Power Initiates Multi-Year Wood-to-Steel Utility Pole Conversion Projects to Withstand Hurricane-Force Winds

The use of steel utility poles is gaining ground in the mid-Atlantic states.This is evidenced by Delmarva Power’s continued conversion from wood to steel utility poles over the past few years. Delmarva Power, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), … Continue reading

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Arizona Public Service Uses Steel Utility Poles to Harden Network, Improve Resiliency

Arizona Public Service (APS) is Arizona’s longest-serving and largest electric service company, founded in 1886. The company is responsible for providing electricity to more than 1.2 million retail and residential customers in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties. That number is … Continue reading

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SMDI and Partners Develop Advanced Steel Utility Pole Training Materials for Apprentice and Journeyman Linemen

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), and its partners—the Institute for Safety in Powerline Construction (ISPC) and T&D PowerSkills, LLC—have released new training materials with a focus on energized distribution systems and safe work practices. Continue reading

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