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Six Solutions to the Billion-Dollar Copper Theft Problem

In my previous post I talked about how copper theft impacts projects in the electric industry.  It’s easy to talk about the problems, but how can this type of theft be prevented?  Here are the pros and cons of six different solutions that can reduce the risk of copper theft: Control Access. Thieves look for easy [...]

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Copper Theft: A Billion Dollar Problem

It’s 4 a.m. on a Monday morning and you are driving to your job site to continue construction on a new substation.  You arrive as the sun is rising only to find that the fence to your material storage area is cut and your copper wire is gone.  Sound familiar?  It should, as this is [...]

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Why EPC is a Project Owner’s Dream

Engineering, Procure, and Construct (EPC) is a delivery method that is gaining momentum in both the public and private sectors of the power industry because of its potential cost savings.  Sometimes referred to as design-build, the concept behind the EPC delivery method is for the owner to have a single source of responsibility for the [...]

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