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A wildfire over the Grizzly Peak in the Oakland area in San Francisco Bay. The fire caused the evacuation of the University of California, Berkeley.

Modeling Wildfire Risk in 2020 and Beyond

Scientifically supported, peer reviewed solutions for risk modeling can offer powerful insights into wildfire mitigation, monitoring, reporting, and response.



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FirstEnergy Foundation Grants $27,000 to Support Conservation Project

The city of Eastlake, Ohio, will work with conservation partners to plant trees, establish a pollinator habitat and remove invasive species.

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Utility Management Toolkit
With the ability to combine high-quality data sets and accurate weather forecasting, IBM's solutions can help utilities better manage vegetation and predict outages while reducing costs and improving reliability across the grid. Discover more.

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Tree Removal Experts Bring Hurricane Relief Work to Texas and Louisiana

SB Tree Service helps to remove, trim and dispose of trees in hurricane-damaged homes and offices.

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Invasive Watch: Locust Trees

When tall-growing vegetation like honey locust or black locust make contact with utility power lines, service interruptions regularly occur. Learn how to protect system reliability by properly identifying and treating these similar brush species.



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Check Out the Agenda for the Trees & Utilities Virtual Conference

The new president of RISE, the national trade association for the specialty pesticide and fertilizer industry, will be one of the speakers for the virtual event.

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Get there before an outage
In real-time, our partners proactively, remotely and accurately find emerging vegetation and electrical issues. The location is pinpointed down to +/- 30 feet. Issues are addressed. Unfavourable outcomes for their operations and customers are avoided. See for yourself:

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Sempra Energy Foundation Donates $250,000 to California Fire Foundation

The California Fire Foundation provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect.

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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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New Chainsaw Designed to Cut Hardwoods

Milwaukee Tool's new gas-powered, 16-in. chainsaw can perform up to 150 cuts per charge.

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Bringing utilities together to build a robust wildfire and risk management solution for the entire industry. Click here to learn more.

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Utility Wildfire Risk Management

What is risk? Risk is the combination of the probability of an event occurring and the consequence or expected loss.

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SECO Clears the Way

Florida-based cooperative improves reliability and speeds storm restoration with integrated vegetation management.


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