Vegetation Management http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7393/more en Delmarva Power Project to Benefit Centreville, Maryland http://tdworld.com/news/delmarva-power-project-benefit-centreville-maryland <div class="node-body article-body">To improve electric service reliability in Centreville, Maryland, Delmarva Power will replace several poles and upgrade associated infrastructure</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/delmarva-power-project-benefit-centreville-maryland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/delmarva-power-project-benefit-centreville-maryland#comments News Projects in Progress Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:22:00 +0000 73641 at http://tdworld.com Consumers Energy Makes $100,000 Available to Support Tree Planting in Michigan Communities http://tdworld.com/news/consumers-energy-makes-100000-available-support-tree-planting-michigan-communities <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers Energy is offering $100,000 in grants to Michigan communities this year to plant trees, an effort to encourage responsible tree planting and sustainable urban forests in communities across the state.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/consumers-energy-makes-100000-available-support-tree-planting-michigan-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/consumers-energy-makes-100000-available-support-tree-planting-michigan-communities#comments News Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:11:00 +0000 72531 at http://tdworld.com Penelec Continues Tree Trimming Work to Enhance System Reliability http://tdworld.com/news/penelec-continues-tree-trimming-work-enhance-system-reliability <div class="node-body article-body">To help prevent service interruptions and enhance system reliability, Pennsylvania Electric Co. continues tree trimming work in communities across its 31-county service area in Pennsylvania, </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/penelec-continues-tree-trimming-work-enhance-system-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/penelec-continues-tree-trimming-work-enhance-system-reliability#comments News Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:06:00 +0000 72521 at http://tdworld.com <p>Another FirstEnergy utility, West Penn Power forester Chip Brown examines deteriorating bark on an ash tree damaged by the emerald ash borer. Stricken trees die in a matter of months and rot rapidly, posing a hazard to nearby power lines.</p> Transalta Utilities Reporting System—A Management Tool http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/transalta-utilities-reporting-system-management-tool <div class="node-body article-body">A reporting system that provides budget status, unit costs and productivity measures can be an invaluable tool for utility managers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/transalta-utilities-reporting-system-management-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/transalta-utilities-reporting-system-management-tool#comments Tools & Technology Vegetation Management Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 72511 at http://tdworld.com Spurious Justifications for Underfunding Utility VM Programs http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/spurious-justifications-underfunding-utility-vm-programs <div class="node-body article-body">Over the past couple of months I traveled many miles in doing work for a transmission utility client. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/spurious-justifications-underfunding-utility-vm-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/spurious-justifications-underfunding-utility-vm-programs#comments Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:14:00 +0000 72501 at http://tdworld.com shipfactory/iStock/Thinkstock Blue Ridge Electric Cuts SAIDI in Half http://tdworld.com/distribution/blue-ridge-electric-cuts-saidi-half <div class="field-byline"> Lee Layton, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A cooperative’s journey to improve reliability involves strategic planning and tactical deployment at many levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/blue-ridge-electric-cuts-saidi-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/blue-ridge-electric-cuts-saidi-half#comments Distribution Reliability & Safety Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:50:00 +0000 71871 at http://tdworld.com <p>A Blue Ridge Electric system operator monitors an outage map.</p> Vegetation Management Calculator Estimates over $1 Billion in Savings for Utilities http://tdworld.com/news/vegetation-management-calculator-estimates-over-1-billion-savings-utilities <div class="node-body article-body">GeoDigital has partnered with The McDonnell Group to launch an online calculator that provides an estimate of the potential financial benefit of moving from human-based to digital-based patrol for vegetation inspection. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/vegetation-management-calculator-estimates-over-1-billion-savings-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/vegetation-management-calculator-estimates-over-1-billion-savings-utilities#comments News Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:10:00 +0000 71021 at http://tdworld.com Mon Power Uses Aerial Saw for Tree Trimming Program http://tdworld.com/news/mon-power-uses-aerial-saw-tree-trimming-program <div class="node-body article-body">Mon Power is using helicopters equipped with aerial saws to trim trees and maintain clearances along hard-to-access transmission and distribution corridors throughout its service area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/mon-power-uses-aerial-saw-tree-trimming-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/mon-power-uses-aerial-saw-tree-trimming-program#comments News Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:48:00 +0000 71011 at http://tdworld.com A close-up of the aerial saw on the ground, with rotary blades and box housing the motor. The 2% Objection http://tdworld.com/insights/2-objection <div class="node-body article-body">One of the first tasks assigned to me when I joined TransAlta Utilities in 1985 was to develop a process for alternatives to repetitive tree pruning that was based on financial justifications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/2-objection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/2-objection#comments Insights Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:28:00 +0000 71001 at http://tdworld.com c8501089/iStock/Thinkstock Bamboo invades Pennsylvania http://tdworld.com/goose-moose/bamboo-invades-pennsylvania <div class="node-body video-body">How to control the growth and spread of bamboo in Pennsylvania</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/goose-moose/bamboo-invades-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/goose-moose/bamboo-invades-pennsylvania#comments Goose the Moose Sun, 12 Jul 2015 18:31:00 +0000 73681 at http://tdworld.com