Utility Technology Leaders: Who’s Using Composites?

Composite materials, such as Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP), are steadily gaining acceptance throughout the utility industry. This can be seen in the wide range of electrical utilities adopting composite cross arms and transmission poles as an economically- and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional materials like wood and steel. This post will have a look at just.. read more →

The State of Current Electric Power Infrastructure

North America relies on an aging electrical grid, some of which originated as far back as the 1880s. Demand for electricity continues to increase and create further need to not only update but expand the grid. Our existing electricity energy infrastructure is composed of: Electricity generation facilities—approximately 5,800 major power plants and numerous other smaller.. read more →