EEI Diversity Conference

CALINC Services Banner

CALINC Services Banner from their booth.

CANUS Corporation proudly accompanied our Diversity Subcontractor CALINC Services to the EEI Supplier Diversity Conference held in New Mexico earlier this month.  There were many great presenters presenting interesting and innovative perspectives on the use of diversity spend within the Utility Industry.  CANUS and CALINC Services participated in the events excellent match making session to help foster both additional opportunities for utilities to source diverse labor as well as provide additional mentoring opportunities for additional diverse subcontractors.

Presenters representing the following utility companies set the tone for an excellent event:

  • PNM Resources
  • Duke Energy
  • First Energy
  • Consolidated Edison
  • Southern California Edison
  • APS
  • Entergy
  • PG&E

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Distribution Line Pole Change Out

CANUS Corporation recently completed an electrical distribution line pole change out project.  CANUS line inspectors inspected the contractors’ work to change out old distribution line poles for newer ones to authenticate compliance with state guidelines for the client. CANUS acted as client representatives when inspecting the work and producing the proper work products and logs required to document the project activities.

CANUS inspected for visual pole integrity, asset management data discrepancies (including GPS location), cross arm angle and integrity, joint pole cable management, signage, vegetation clearance, insulator integrity, guy wire integrity,  etc.  CANUS completed the inspection duties on the distribution line pole change out project without incident well within the client’s budget. Continue Reading →

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: SCADA Install

SCADA Diagram

SCADA Diagram

CANUS Corporation recently completed the modernization of a major public utility’s Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system monitoring all subsurface equipment within a certain communication loop.  CANUS assembled and then installed multiple sensor units, battery backup units, Remote Terminal Units (RTU), Programmable logic controller (PLCs), transceivers, switches, wiring, etc.  After the assembly and installation of the SCADA system CANUS also provided testing services to ensure proper system wide function and integration functionality.  The SCADA system allows for remote real time monitoring from a centralized human machine interface (HMI) and allows the utility to gain insights through the data collected.  In light of their findings and the control over the subsurface equipment the utility is empowered to more effectively provide service to their end users.  The CANUS team completed this scope of work on time and under budget with ZERO incidents or injuries.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Gas Meter Corrosion Inspection

Gas Meter

Gas Meter

CANUS recently finished a project for a major public utility to visually inspect gas services  for corrosion at end users’ meters.  CANUS mobilized over 150 corrosion inspectors equipped with tablets to visually inspect and take photos of each service tagged with GPS location and corrosion ratings.  Each inspector would walk the block evaluating individual meters, manifolds and buried meters.   Continue Reading →