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How Ground Switch-Test Stations Simplify Life for Locating Technicians

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Aug 30, 2021 2:00:00 PM

Locating technicians must go through several steps to do a locate or trace. First, they open up an enclosure to isolate each wire from ground. Then they remove each grounding harness, so they can listen to find the line. However, the process of reassembling creates the potential for new problems. Nuts can get lost, bonds become loose, or harnesses can end up unattached.  

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Topics: Connectors

Under the Covers: Investigating Animal Mitigation Covers and Infrared Thermography

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Apr 13, 2021 8:25:00 AM

Hubbell | Greenjacket Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received permission to distribute a white paper entitled, "Under the Covers: Investigating Animal Mitigation Covers and Infrared Thermography" by Jay Bowen and Will Bauer on the issue of IR Scanning of electrical equipment while it is protected by cover-up.

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Topics: Wildlife Mitigation

An Interview with Kevin Mabie, Communications Northeast Territory Manager

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Sep 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Meet Kevin Mabie, Northeast Territory Manager, as he discusses his communications industry outlook for the next five years - and how increased access to fiber bandwidth will help drive future growth to rural areas.

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Topics: Communications

How Ground Lead Disconnectors Operate

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Oct 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Electric utility operating system reliability is an important factor of utility performance. As a common practice, distribution arresters are assembled with a ground lead disconnector (GLD) designed to respond to arrester fault current during a short by detonation of a cartridge inside of the disconnector housing.

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Topics: Arresters

Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. Assists Oncor in Restoring Power to More than 340,000 Customers

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Jul 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM

On Sunday, June 9, 2019, a severe storm hit Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas resulting in more than 350,000 Oncor customers losing power. Reported as the sixth largest storm in Oncor’s history, Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. immediately offered support to help restore power as quickly and safely as possible. 

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Topics: Storm Response

A Redesigned Neutral Clevis

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Jan 3, 2019 3:12:00 PM

Four years, several prototypes and thousands of installations later, Hubbell has satisfied Alliant Energy’s need for a stronger neutral clevis.


Alliant Energy identified the need for a better neutral clevis more than a decade ago. Their distribution system has an under-hung neutral and some neutral conductors were attached to poles with vertically mounted clevises. In other words, the neutral was held to the side of the vertically-oriented, spool insulator by a steel tie wire.

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Topics: Pole Line Hardware

Evaluating Utility Foundations During Storm Restoration

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Sep 10, 2018 1:45:00 PM

Rising water can damage or weaken existing transmission line and substation utility foundations. In flooded areas, drilled shafts and driven piles need to be inspected to determine if damage has occurred as a result of erosion. Here’s what you need to check:

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Topics: Anchors, Foundations

A Breakdown of Tariffs and How they Can Affect your Business

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Aug 29, 2018 10:58:50 AM

There’s been a lot of discussion lately around tariffs, but what does this mean for your business?  

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How Transmission Kitting Keeps your Project on Track

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Aug 9, 2018 10:29:00 AM

In Alaska, the 115-kV Quartz Creek transmission line connects two hydroelectric dams on the Kenai Peninsula with the  ‘rail-belt’ — an area containing Alaska’s railroad, its most populous cities and about three-fourths of the state’s population. A fifteen mile section of that line was rebuilt last November, in an area where snow storms regularly drop feet of snow throughout the winter. 

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Topics: Connectors, Transmission

How to Operate your Versa-Tech I & LT WiFi Remote

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Aug 1, 2018 10:41:00 AM


The Versa-Tech® I and Versa-Tech® LT reclosers use a 2.4GHz remote radio to communicate over WiFi. Utilizing this option, there is no need for a local radio. The module is compatible with Versa-Tech I recloser running firmware versions 3.xx or 4.xx and with Versa-Tech LT recloser running firmware version 5.xx. The WiFi radio attaches in the same location as the Digi/XBee and SiFLEX radios and has the capability of communicating up to 100 feet from the recloser.

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Topics: Recloser