White Papers

Access the latest white papers from Osmose thought-leaders on various topics related to the utility industry. 


Inspection  ·  Rehabilitation  ·  Engineering


Taking care of grid structures is a mission-critical matter. Grid resilience is the foundation of a utility’s business, impacting reliability and, in turn, the effectiveness of the entire company. Much depends on how these assets are managed. So, when hiring outside services to assist in asset management, utilities must be vigilant about who they select as their partner. This four-part Essential Selection Series includes white papers on key factors to be considered when evaluating an infrastructure partner.


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5G: Here, There, and Everywhere

Learn more about how this 5G network is expected to provide technological and economic benefits to consumers, businesses, and municipalities.

 

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Steel Utility Structures: A System for Ensuring Resilience

Steel structures are an essential component of America's electric grid infrastructure. As they age, these structures require appropriate care.

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How to Use Capital Funding to Build System Resilience, Reduce Risk, and Save Money

This white paper provides a framework on how utilities can fund life extension programs for aging steel structures.

What's Holding Up Your Modern Smart Grid?

What's Holding Up Your Modern Smart Grid?

An aging wood pole plant from the 1950s. Why every electric utility should have a long-term resource plan for improving structural resilience.

How to Avoid the Unseen Grid Threat: Buckling.

How to Avoid the Unseen Grid Threat: Buckling.

The likelihood of buckling often is not fully appreciated or even detected and can cause the most dangerous and expensive surprises.

55 Years of Reliable Restoration

55 Years of Reliable Restoration

This paper provides a brief history of the C-Truss steel restoration method and includes data on the re-inspection of over 117,000 restored poles.

 

A New Map for Climate-Driven Hazards to Utility Grids

A New Map for Climate-Driven Hazards to Utility Grids

Using the revised AWPA decay hazard zone map will simplify maintenance and inspection for utility companies.