Vegetation Management http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7393/more en Lack of Proper Pruning Knowledge http://tdworld.com/goose-moose/lack-proper-pruning-knowledge <div class="node-body video-body">If you need legal advice you don't ask your mechanic. If you need medical advice you don't ask your lawyer. If you are building a hydro electric facility you need engineers, you don't ask an accountant to design it. Why the when you need arboricultural advice would you ask anyone who has absolutely no education in arboriculture?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/goose-moose/lack-proper-pruning-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/goose-moose/lack-proper-pruning-knowledge#comments Goose the Moose Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:13:00 +0000 73821 at http://tdworld.com 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