Restoration Best Practices Handbook

The Restoration Best Practices Guidebook is a collection of tips and practices for utilities and other entities involved in either requesting or responding to mutual aid, or otherwise working on utility restoration operations and emergency management.

The Restoration Best Practices Guidebook documents best practices at public power utilities, so that others can learn and – as appropriate – implement these best practices before and during their next significant outage event.

This guidebook contains recommended best practices organized into four sections: preparedness, activation and initiation, restoration operations, and cost recovery and mitigation.

This material is based upon work supported by the US Department of Energy under Award Number DE-OE0000757.

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March 2023

Advanced Lineworker Program Module 1

8 AM EST

ECG’s One-Year Advanced Lineworker Program is designed to build on the knowledge and skills lineworkers already possess. It is the next step in developing your Lineworker. The class will be from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day Four Modules MODULE… read more

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March 2023

Overhead Hotline School Class 6

1 PM EST

ECG’s Overhead Hotline School is designed to give linemen and Apprentice Lineworker Program graduates additional training. The program is simulated energized and at no time will students handle energized conductors. The school’s focus is to train students… read more

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March 2023

Apprentice Class 64

8 AM EST

ECG’s Powerline Workers Apprenticeship Program is a three-year certification designed to enhance utility employees’ knowledge and skills in this field. Powerline workers are responsible for building, improving, and maintaining the poles and wires that… read more

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May 2023

GA Lineman's Rodeo

9 AM EST

The Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo Association (GLRA) is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia. The purpose of the association is to support and conduct an annual Linemen’s Rodeo, to maintain a focus on safety, training,… read more

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May 2023

Apprentice Class 62B

8 AM EST

ECG’s Powerline Workers Apprenticeship Program is a three-year certification designed to enhance utility employees’ knowledge and skills in this field. Powerline workers are responsible for building, improving, and maintaining the poles and wires that… read more