6 Reasons to Try FRP Cross Arms

In an industry with vast infrastructure that is meant to last a quarter century or more, changes don’t happen overnight when a new technology comes along. At this point you are probably aware of FRP as an alternative to traditional cross arm materials like wood or steel. But, why should you start using FRP cross.. 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 →

How to Think Green in the Construction and Maintenance of Transmission Lines

Both private sector and public electrical utility companies are making strides in going green, including in the construction and maintenance of high voltage transmission lines. Why go green? Some reasons are practical, like the need for new materials as the supply of high quality timber becomes more limited; while other reasons take into account preserving.. read more →

The Pros and Cons of Materials for Overhead Transmission Line Structures

When it comes to electrical overhead transmission structures, there are four main materials commonly used to construct them: wood, steel concrete and fibre reinforced polymers. Historically, wood, steel and concrete have been the most frequently used materials for transmission structures. Recently, advances in materials technology have provided the opportunity for companies to use high tech.. read more →