Utility Risk Management Corp. (URMC; Stowe, Vermont, U.S.) has entered into a teaming agreement with Power Line Systems Inc. (PLSi; Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.) to integrate URMC's intelligence-based risk-management solution with PLSi's PLS-CADD platform. The teaming will extend the utility-industry application of PLS-CADD overhead line design software by integrating vegetation management intelligence provided by URMC's remote-sensing and digital-imaging technologies.
“Combining URMC's operational vegetation management know-how with our PLS-CADD overhead line design program will reduce a utility's liability and operating costs,” says Steven Weber, CEO of PLSi. “The combination will provide right-of-way management and compliance reporting solutions that leverage URMC technology with the PLS-CADD platform.”
URMC's intelligence-based, risk management solutions allow for the automated inventory of utility companies' transmission assets as well as all nearby vegetation that could threaten power transmission lines due to weather or normal growth.
“By integrating URMC data and algorithms with PLS-CADD, utility executives and managers will be able to inventory their assets and prioritize vegetation risks from their desktops and immediately act to mitigate them within hours by deploying GPS-enabled tree crews to any point in North America,“ says Adam Rousselle, president and CEO of URMC. “URMC and PLSi together uniquely understand the challenges faced by the utility industry and the solutions needed by asset management personnel in both engineering and operations. The teaming of our combined resources will result in a complete turnkey solution that will drive reliability and efficiency for the industry.“
A video demonstration of URMC data delivered on the PLS-CADD platform is available on URMC's home page at www.utilityrisk.com.
URMC is a utility-focused risk management services company dedicated to improving the reliability and productivity of utility companies around the globe. We produce and deliver empirical, risk-specific inventory and analysis via advance remote sensing technology and process methodology.
URMC's proprietary and patent-pending technology and tools allow us to define, analyze and understand vegetation-related risk with a speed, accuracy and consistency unmatched by traditional approaches. URMC goes beyond technology to provide the tools to identify risk, mitigate and audit them for complete asset management.
Based in Doylestown, PA, URMC is an exclusive partner of ArborMetrics Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Asplundh. Learn more about URMC by visiting www.utilityrisk.com.
About Power Line Systems Inc
Power Line Systems Inc., based in Madison, Wisconsin, was founded in 1984 to provide consulting services and develop engineering software for the structural and geometric design of electric power lines. Since then PLSi has become the world-wide leader in software for transmission lines. PLSi supplies engineering software to about 1000 organizations in 98 countries. Their customers include a full spectrum of organization from the smallest consulting firms, fabricators and municipal utilities to over half of the largest generating utilities in the U.S. and large international utilities including Electricité de France, American Electric Power, Southern Companies, Duke Energy, BC Hydro, Hydro Quebec, National Grid, Cemig, Power Link Queensland, and Eskom.
Learn more about Power Line Systems by visiting http://www.powline.com.