In the wake of recent wildfires, there’s lots of talk about hardening the electric grid as a protective measure to make the system more resilient and less susceptible to future fires. But what, exactly, does “grid hardening” look like? The Utility Reporter caught up with Outside Construction Journeyman Lineman and Crew Foreman Travis Citro and… [Read More]
WORK PICTURE The work picture throughout our jurisdiction continues to remain very strong with no end in sight for both California and Nevada. Just as PG&E was moving into an accelerated fire hardening program, which was expected to provide additional work for our members for at least the next 15 years, we were hit with… [Read More]
The California-Nevada Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee offers a complete apprenticeship program comprised of home study, classroom instruction, and 7,000 hours of on-the-job training. Upon completion, you will be eligible to receive Journeyman status. The California-Nevada JATC will accept applications online for 10 days from February 11, 2019 until February 22, 2019.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, dues for all IBEW “A” members will increase by $1, to $39. “BA” member dues will remain the same. –Muriel Moore, IBEW 1245 Dues Processor
WORK PICTURE The work picture throughout our jurisdiction remains very strong with no end in sight for both California and Nevada. Throw in the Carr and Mendocino fires this summer and we have had more work than imaginable. All our members and travelers who came out to assist in those restoration efforts need to be… [Read More]
The PG&E Substation on Halliday St in Vallejo is approximately 80 years old, and while the facility and its equipment remain functional, it was certainly due for a little facelift. An IBEW 1245 crew from Civil Substations Inc was called in to give the substation a new lease on life this fall, including taking out… [Read More]
On September 22, an IBEW 1245 line crew from Rockstad Power was wrapping up work after a routine pole change-out when their day took an unexpected turn. As the crew was heading back to the Ukiah yard from Lakeport, they spotted a small brush fire, which apparently started when a pickup truck had lost its… [Read More]
As of Sept. 11, 2018, IBEW 1245 has 39 standing open Lineman calls in dispatch. Members can call the dispatch hotline after 5pm each day to get an update on calls.
WORK PICTURE The work picture throughout our jurisdiction remains very strong with no end in sight for both California and Nevada. We are routinely running unfilled calls for linemen, which remains a concern for the future as more and more work is being released. In addition to all the work with plenty of overtime, we… [Read More]