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How Electric Utilities Run IVM Programs

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The Next Chapter of IVM Unfolds for a Texas Co-op

United Cooperative Services takes its integrated vegetation management program to the next level through an extensive herbicide program.

 
 
 

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The Four Seasons of Vegetation Risk

To manage and mitigate vegetation risks, utilities must be prepared year-round to handle changing conditions.

 
 
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Protecting T&D Assets From Wildfire Damage

Improvements in products and technologies are helping utilities to minimize the effect of wildfires on their infrastructure.

 
 

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AI-Based Software Aides Post-PSPS Inspections on West Coast

The software centralizes, stores and visualizes all collected asset and vegetation data, allowing utilities to remotely inspect T&D assets.

 
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New AI Platform Scans Thousands of Images for Wildfire Prevention

StartX startup Buzz Solutions introduces its AI solution to help utilities quickly spot power line and grid faults so repairs can be made before wildfires start.

 
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Eversource Protects Reliability by Removing Dead, Hazardous Roadside Trees

Tree-related threats continue to raise concerns across Connecticut.

 
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Live Video Conferencing Program Trains Arborists

North American Training Solutions is offering a four-day, 30-hour course for arborists and utility forestry professionals.

 
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In addition to foot patrol crews, trucks and helicopters, drones are used to inspect electrical equipment in high fire-risk areas.
 

Drones Survey Power Lines in High-Risk Fire Areas

Southern California Edison uses high-tech unmanned aerial vehicles to inspect electrical infrastructure and dams in its service territory.

 
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The Measure of UVM

Overemphasis on IEEE reliability metrics diminishes public safety and fire protection efforts.

 
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A Technique for Every Application

For a trusted service provider, the use of selective herbicides has proven to be the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly approach to vegetation management on rights-of-way throughout multiple states.

 

 
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Fault Anticipation Improves Operations

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is improving the reliability and safety of its distribution system and reducing wildfire risk.

 
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A Legacy of Wildlife Research on ROW

Watch Dr. Carolyn Mahan, professor of biology and environmental studies with Penn State University, discuss the benefits right-of-way research at the State Game Lands 33 research project has provided to wildlife habitat for more than 60 years.

 
 

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