Category: Industry News

Smart Grid And ScCO2 Tech Designed To Improve The Power Grid

These featured projects go above and beyond the typical energy, tech to better supply power to the grid from “Smart Grid” tech to the use of SCCO2 in revamping power cycles. With a world population of over 7 billion and growing the pressure for new and improved energy sources has increased for a more eco-friendly, […]

10 Interesting Facts About The Power Line Industry

The powerline industry and its hard-working linemen/workers are essential to the success of America. Check out these ten interesting facts from the start of the industry to the daily details.   10 Facts You Might Not Know About Power Lines: The first commercial power grid was first established by Thomas Edison in 1882. There are […]

New Utility Trailer Accessory Kit Designed To Benefit Worker and Highway Safety

The Problem: Non-Efficient, Accident-Prone Tool Basins The Solution: Organized, Customized, Utility Trailer Kit “In order to reduce the rate of worker loading and unloading injuries in the electric utility industry, META Design Manufacturing is now making its line of trailer accessories available to the electric utility and construction industries from its [new website https://metadesignmfg.info]” (Agile […]

The World’s Biggest Solar-Charged Battery Storage Project.

A new Florida battery project will launch the world’s biggest solar-charged battery storage project. Energy Storage News writes that the “Manatee battery project will also save its customers some US$100 million over the lifetime of the project by offsetting fuel costs and running on sunshine” (Andy Colthorpe, 1). This is a significant number and benefit […]

Hardening The Grid

The Pacific Power Reps team is proud to represent companies and products that feature fire-hardening designs. In other words, most of the products we sell are designed to make electrical poles, towers, and equipment less likely to start a fire/catch on fire. Such designs include: Intentional Landscape Assessments Weatherproof Construction & Material Post Construction Verification, […]

NYPA Utilizing DGA Transformer Monitoring Devices From GE

The New York Power Authority operates 16 generating facilities and over 1,400 circuit miles of transmission lines. Hence, over 80% of the produced electricity is renewable, clean hydropower. The Goal: The New York Power Authority established the Integrated Smart Operations Center which in turn became the new base for utility asset management. The goal was […]

The Top 10 Weirdest Animal-Caused Power Outages

The Friendly Racoon It was an early morning at Seattle City Light when a Racoons decided to drop by and say hi and take a look around. Consequently, getting into something caused the outage. Luckily, the power was back on as soon as 8:00 am. The Hard Working Beaver In 2018, a hard at work […]

Electrical Utility Wildfire Mitigation

Electrical Utility Wildfire Mitigation is the New Norm

Climate change, an aging grid, and longer periods of drought paint the picture for today’s new norm in wildfire mitigation planning. No longer do we have a “wildfire season” on the west coast, USA. Today, and into the near future, wildfires are a year-round threat in California and surrounding states. In fact, half (10) of […]