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«27» GITA Annual Conference & Exposition
March 2nd-5th, San Antonio,TX
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March 4th-5th,Toronto, ON
«57» Global ESMO 2003 (IEEE-PES 10th Conference)
April 6th-10th, Orlando, FL
«68» 2003 International Conference of Doble Clients
April 6th-11th, Boston, MA
«77» Utility Safety Conference & Expo
April 23rd-24th, San Antonio,TX
«79» Product Showcase
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Cover:HELINASTM Live Line work on 500 KV in Manitoba, Canada
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Francis Bradley, Vice-President, Canadian Electricity Association, bradley@canelect.ca
Potential threats to the continued supply of electric power can come from many quarters and can take many forms.
14
J. E. (Jim) Koop, W.I.R.E. Services/Manitoba Hydro
In today’s changing utility environment, one thing remains constant - electric utilities are continually looking for better ways to increase transmission capacity to satisfy the ever-growing demand for power.
18
Randell B. Hirschmann, Oberon Company, Div. Paramount Corp
There have been several recent developments in the standards of Electrical Safety.
22
Chris Harlow
A lot has changed since my first involvement with the AM/FM/GIS over two decades ago.
42
Greg Patton, Vice President, Patton & Cooke Co.
In spite of all the rhetoric about “getting the lead out”, most larger North American urban centers are still maintaining some form of medium voltage underground network power distribution system using paper insulated, lead covered (PILC) cables.
52
John Pointon, Director of Sales & Marketing, OmniSTAR
Developments in GPS (the Global Positioning System) and DGPS (Differential GPS) over the last few years have greatly changed the options for geo-location procedures in the survey and utilities mapping industry.
60
Chuck Drinnan, Director of GIS Applications, LogicaCMG’s energy and utilities
Comparing the utility industry ten years ago to the industry today is like comparing checkers to chess.
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Terry Wildman & Iain Ritchie, LeT Systems.
It’s no secret global weather patterns are changing dramatically with larger, more violent, and further reaching storms of all types and in all seasons slamming communities more frequently and randomly.

 
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