Power Lines Blog

Flying over the Rodeo

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The beginning of April found me at APPA's Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo. Watching the lineworkers compete in these events gives you a real sense of the pride they take in their work, and the ever-present need to follow proper safety procedures. Lineworkers working in crews have to be able to rely on each other and to put safety first at all times.

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Raising Nebraska

Raising Nebraska

Nebraska is one of the states to which EPA assigned a very stringent CO2 emissions target in the final Clean Power Plan. Utilities and regulators in the state are wrestling with how to comply while maintaining reasonable rates and reliable service. Nebraska has long been a coal-dependent state, which makes sense, given its proximity to western coal deposits. However, it also has a good wind resource.

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