Vegetation Management http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7393/more en Ergon Energy and SaskPower Awarded EEI’s 2015 International Edison Award http://tdworld.com/news/ergon-energy-and-saskpower-awarded-eei-s-2015-international-edison-award <div class="node-body article-body">Ergon Energy Corporation, Ltd. of Australia and Saskatchewan Power Corporation of Canada have both received the Edison Electric Institute’s 2015 International Edison Award, the electric power industry’s most prestigious honor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/ergon-energy-and-saskpower-awarded-eei-s-2015-international-edison-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/ergon-energy-and-saskpower-awarded-eei-s-2015-international-edison-award#comments News Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:27:00 +0000 70391 at http://tdworld.com No, You Cannot Have It All: The Beleaguered United Illuminating Co. http://tdworld.com/insights/no-you-cannot-have-it-all-beleaguered-united-illuminating-co <div class="node-body article-body">Fanciful thinking seems to play a large part in the public’s approach to utility vegetation management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/no-you-cannot-have-it-all-beleaguered-united-illuminating-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/no-you-cannot-have-it-all-beleaguered-united-illuminating-co#comments Insights Fri, 05 Jun 2015 20:31:00 +0000 69311 at http://tdworld.com theJIPEN/iStock/Thinkstock PPL Electric Partners with GeoDigital to Better Manage Vegetation http://tdworld.com/news/ppl-electric-partners-geodigital-better-manage-vegetation <div class="node-body article-body">GeoDigital has announced its transmission industry vegetation solution has been selected by PPL Electric Utilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/ppl-electric-partners-geodigital-better-manage-vegetation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/ppl-electric-partners-geodigital-better-manage-vegetation#comments News Fri, 05 Jun 2015 20:14:00 +0000 69301 at http://tdworld.com FirstEnergy Receives Tree Care Award from National Arbor Day Foundation http://tdworld.com/news/firstenergy-receives-tree-care-award-national-arbor-day-foundation <div class="node-body article-body">FirstEnergy Corp. and its 10 utility companies have been recognized as a Tree Line USA utility for the 17th straight year by the National Arbor Day Foundation</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/firstenergy-receives-tree-care-award-national-arbor-day-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/firstenergy-receives-tree-care-award-national-arbor-day-foundation#comments News Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19:56:00 +0000 69291 at http://tdworld.com <p>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> PECO Invests $670,000 in Tree Trimming http://tdworld.com/news/peco-invests-670000-tree-trimming <div class="node-body article-body">PECO is investing $670,000 in vegetation management along 263 miles of aerial electric lines to improve electric service for more than 96,000 customers in southeastern Montgomery and northeastern Philadelphia counties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/peco-invests-670000-tree-trimming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/peco-invests-670000-tree-trimming#comments News Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:30:00 +0000 69281 at http://tdworld.com Pasture Protection: Grazing Tolerances on Herbicides Protect Pastures http://tdworld.com/regulations-standards/pasture-protection-grazing-tolerances-herbicides-protect-pastures <div class="field-byline"> Scott Wright, Dow AgroSciences </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To protect livestock on rights-of-way, utility vegetation managers must be aware of the grazing tolerances on their herbicides.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/regulations-standards/pasture-protection-grazing-tolerances-herbicides-protect-pastures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/regulations-standards/pasture-protection-grazing-tolerances-herbicides-protect-pastures#comments Regulations & Standards Silver Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:58:00 +0000 69081 at http://tdworld.com <p>Utility vegetation managers treating this ROW must use herbicides with grazing tolerances to protect the livestock.</p> Top 5 Imperatives of an IVM Contract http://tdworld.com/programs/top-5-imperatives-ivm-contract <div class="field-byline"> Lee Atkins, Progressive Solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Including these elements will help ensure your vegetation management program hits its mark.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/programs/top-5-imperatives-ivm-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/programs/top-5-imperatives-ivm-contract#comments Programs Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:46:00 +0000 69071 at http://tdworld.com Community Embraces Grow-Low Message http://tdworld.com/programs/community-embraces-grow-low-message <div class="field-byline"> Janssen Baij and Ben Gura, American Transmission Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">American Transmission Co. encourages landowners and communities to grow smart near transmission line rights-of-way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/programs/community-embraces-grow-low-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/programs/community-embraces-grow-low-message#comments Programs Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:34:00 +0000 69061 at http://tdworld.com <p>ATC&rsquo;s Ben Gura walks a right-of-way with Davey Resource Group&rsquo;s Katie Canfield to evaluate the effects of prior IVM techniques and to plan for the next phase.</p> High-Tech Innovation http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/high-tech-innovation <div class="node-body article-body">Big data, LiDAR and drones all figure to be major tech topics in utility vegetation management for years to come.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/high-tech-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/high-tech-innovation#comments Tools & Technology Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:24:00 +0000 69051 at http://tdworld.com <p>The dashboard of Arborcision shows a peer review dial (left) based on budget, workload and overall peer comparison of similar utilities, and the optimal cycle model (right) demonstrating the ideal cycle length based on the data collected in the field.</p> Shelter From the Storm http://tdworld.com/programs/shelter-storm <div class="node-body article-body">Having a good IVM program in place helps utilities respond to outages quickly and efficiently.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/programs/shelter-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/programs/shelter-storm#comments Programs Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:14:00 +0000 69041 at http://tdworld.com <p>A SMUD lineman inspects vegetation near a distribution line during a routine pruning cycle.</p>