Date: July 31 - August 11, 2016
Locations: Trenton, GA; Minneapolis, MN; Watertown, SD; Redmond, WA
The U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) will host a Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) on Power Line Maintenance Training to connect U.S. industry with commercial and development opportunities in China. The RTM delegation will include of representatives of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC). The two week agenda involves a traditional RTM where delegates meet with U.S. experts and suppliers of power line maintenance equipment, and there will also be a training program on safe maintenance of live power transmission lines.
The purpose of the RTM is to introduce the latest equipment and techniques and provide training on safety maintenance of live power transmission lines to SGCC. To date, SGCC has not deployed a widespread live line maintenance program. The equipment highlighted during the program will help the SGCC to improve operational efficiency and electrical lineworker protection.