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Predictions for Utilities in 2020

With AI, the cloud and automation, utilities can predict and prepare for failure within vegetation systems and proactively respond.



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Duke Energy Grows Pollinator Garden at Solar Power Plant

The new pollinator garden at the Tippecanoe Solar Power Plant in Indiana helps pollinator species thrive.

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Davey’s vegetation management work for utilities is considered an essential service to maintain electric infrastructure. Our clients rely on us to help avoid service interruption during COVID-19. Learn how we support hospitals through VM patrols. Click here to learn more.

SMUD completed this high fire threat district distribution undergrounding project in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Living with Management and Mitigation of Wildfire Risk

With assets in high fire risk areas, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District is investing in its fire mitigation strategies.

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Fire Mitigation Solutions
Hubbell Utility Solutions has developed new products such as high voltage surge arresters, fire protection disconnectors, fire protection coatings, and contact prevention devices that can lower the risk of wildfires around the power infrastructure. Click here to learn more.

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Ohio Edison's 2020 Tree Trimming Program to Enhance Service Reliability

Work includes trimming work along nearly 5,000 miles of power lines.

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Smart Solutions for the Land You Manage
Corteva Agriscience offers the products, technical support and industry insights you need to ensure your success in the field. Click here to learn more about keeping infrastructures and rights-of-way safe with our complete portfolio of herbicides. Click here to learn more.

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Ameren Illinois Rescues a Beehive From a Hazard Tree in Illinois

The utility partnered with Wright Tree Service and a local beekeeper to remove the beehive from a Cottonwood tree, which had limbs hanging over nearby power lines.

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Utility Arborist Association
The UAA is comprised of more than 5,000 members 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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Utility Extends Geospatial Vegetation and Asset Management Contract

Quantum Spatial was recently awarded a $4.6 million contract to support a North American utility's data-driven vegetation management program.


State Game Lands 33: Ground Beetle Research

Watch as Dana Roberts from Penn State University talks about how ground beetles can serve as a bioindicator of ecosystem health on areas like rights-of-way.


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Parsons Adds Resilience to Wildfire Mitigation and Utility Infrastructure Protection

Grid Armor supplies utility companies with predictive analytics of data from the weather, conductors, video and vegetation.


Research Touts Benefits of IVM on Utility Rights-of-way

Learn how research has analyzed projected costs of vegetation management strategies and the potential results of different treatment approaches over a 20-year period.


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Responsible IVM Protects Native Communities

Plant and animal communities respond well to integrated vegetation management practices on utility rights-of-way.


A Lasting Partnership

Watch Travis Rogers from Corteva Agriscience describe the State Game Lands 33 research project and how decades of field-tested results are supporting the industry.


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