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Behind the Scenes with Civil Engineering

By uPDate

Did you know that every substation, every subdivision, every highway, transmission line, rail station, industrial facility, playground, ball park, airport, runway… they all begin with Civil Engineering? Since 1947, P&D’s civil engineering teams have worked…

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P&D Millennials Adopt a Road

By uPDate

As part of its community outreach initiatives, P&D’s Millennial Committee elected to participate in the Adopt-A-Road program. Staff members gathered together one Saturday morning per quarter in order to “beautify” the area along Goshen Springs Road…

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Laying the Groundwork with SCADA

By uPDate

By Michael Thesing A Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system is the proven first step toward greater reliability and situational awareness of an electrical network – big or small. It also provides a firm…

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SCADA Light

By uPDate

P&D’s Michael Thesing, manager of SCADA engineering, discusses SCADA LIGHT with RE Magazine’s John Vanvig as a pilot solution to provide Dixie Electric Power Association in Laurel, MS with real-time access to information needed to prevent problems or…

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Who Owns That Old, Abandoned Pole?

By uPDate

By Steve Conover Joint-use agreements between power companies and telephone/cable companies have been around for many years. Nearly all old joint-use contracts contain at least some verbiage that has become outdated over the years, and…

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Setting Your Retail Rates Correctly

By uPDate

Retail rate setting has become much more challenging in recent years in response to time-differentiated wholesale rates and demands by consumers for more rate options. These challenges have only been exacerbated by seasonal weather variations,…

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