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Vegetation Management Insights

How Electric Utilities Run IVM Programs

 Vegetation Management Insights 
 

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Miles of Lines, Miles of Monarch Habitat

Utilities are "powering" habitat, not just homes through a ground-breaking collaborative.

 
 
 

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Fire Away: Wildfire Issues in the Utility Industry

The business of designing, operating and maintaining the electric grid continues to increase in complexity as utilities address the challenges of wildfire risk mitigation.

 
 
69b9091c3aff71bd127356940e5857d3 Utility Arborist Association

The UAA is an organization of more than 5,000 individuals who are committed to the proper maintenance of trees and other vegetation for the purpose of ensuring the safe and reliable distribution of energy. The UAA’s mission and vision are based on its culture of safety, environmental sustainability and operational excellence. Click here to learn more.

 

 
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SDG&E Files 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan

The plan builds on SDG&E's commitment to fire preparedness and incorporates a new approach to reduce both wildfire risk and customer impacts.

 
 
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Utilities Submit Wildfire Plans to CPUC

California utilities had until February 7, 2020, to submit their Wildfire Mitigation Plans. Here is a look at some of the plans that were filed.

 
 

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Clearion Announces Major Upgrade for Field Crew Software

The software enables vegetation, maintenance, and construction crews to complete their work and quickly communicate status between the field and office.

 
 
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Smart Grid Line Sensors Help to Mitigate Wildfire Risks

The benefits, starting with increased situational awareness, encompass all stages of fire mitigation, according to Aclara.

 
 

From the Archives

 
REC has established pollinator gardens, such as this one at its service center in Front Royal, Virginia, for educational purposes and to serve as “pit stops” for annual monarch butterfly migration.
 

Customers, Contractors and Communication

Professionally delivered vegetation management program leads to stable costs, improved reliability and high satisfaction.

 
 
The defined, defensible space around the poles was created in a wildfire-prone area through herbicide application.
 

Granular Herbicides Reduce Pole Damage

Unchecked, nature, humans and aging infrastructure may each be factors in the creation of dangerous and destructive wildfires.

 
 

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