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Vegetation Management Insights

How Electric Utilities Run IVM Programs

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The Salt Fire approaching SRP’s 500-kV transmission lines.

Grid Reliability in the Face of Record Wildfires and Pandemic

Salt River Project found ways to improve procedural operations in one of Arizona’s most unprecedented wildfire seasons.

 
 
 

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In the process of managing vegetation within the transmission line's right of way, crews were able to provide the Navajo Nation with useful firewood.
 

Vegetation Management Benefits Navajo

IVM project involved hand cutting incompatible vegetation, trimming trees as necessary to minimize vegetative threats.

 
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SRP, NAU Researchers Use State-of-the-Art Technology to Assess Forest Health

Assessment using airplanes, drones, laser scanning technology to help inform future forest restoration projects, mitigate potential for catastrophic fires.

 
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This rockfall hazard right above an access road presents both direct and indirect potential liability. An access road blocked by large boulders could inhibit inspections and interfere with emergency response.
 

Are There Risks We Aren't Considering for Wildfires?

Broadening the considerations of risk drivers may reduce overall potential liability.

 
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Call for Abstracts for 2021 Vegetation Management Supplement

Submit your abstracts for T&D World's supplement, published in partnership with the Utility Arborist Association, by Jan. 15, 2021.

 
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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.

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From the Archives

 
Caltrans' tree program is comparatively small in relation to the vastness of the department's overall operations, but is no less critical when it comes to protecting citizens and the forests along the state's highways.
 

Tree Maintenance: Building a Foundation of Expertise

Ensuring proper and consistent training among the Caltrans Division of Maintenance’s tree workers was recently part of an important undertaking.

 
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Application Note: Using Touchless Inspections to Avoid Outages and Time On Site

The IM500 allows this utility to perform Touchless Inspections, with 24/7 monitoring on sites and equipment that would otherwise be difficult and costly to inspect.

 
 

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