Vegetation Management http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7393/more en Flashover Tests Verify Minimum Clearances http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/flashover-tests-verify-minimum-clearances <div class="node-body article-body">Conductor-to-tree air gap flashover testing provides the basis for minimum vegetation clearance distances in FAC-003-4. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/flashover-tests-verify-minimum-clearances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/flashover-tests-verify-minimum-clearances#comments Vegetation Management Fri, 20 May 2016 20:00:00 +0000 88951 at http://tdworld.com <p>An air gap flashover occurs between an energized conductor and a tree during high-voltage testing.</p> Photo by EPRI. UAA President's Letter http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/uaa-presidents-letter <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Osborne, UAA President </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Safety, education and research are three areas that are receiving significant attention from UAA membership. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/uaa-presidents-letter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/uaa-presidents-letter#comments Vegetation Management Mon, 16 May 2016 23:01:00 +0000 88681 at http://tdworld.com <p>Joe Osborne (josborne25@cox.net) is president of the Utility Arborist Association.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Herbicide Management Innovations & Initiatives http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/herbicide-management-innovations-initiatives <div class="field-byline"> By Jeff Racey and Korey Meadows, Duke Energy, and Karen Smith, Clearion Software LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Duke Energy uses technology-driven field trials to test new right-of-way management and customer communication methods.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/herbicide-management-innovations-initiatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/herbicide-management-innovations-initiatives#comments Vegetation Management Mon, 16 May 2016 22:48:00 +0000 88671 at http://tdworld.com <p>Crews apply herbicide within rights-of-way to control tall brush and restore the lowgrowing native plant communities that provide food and shelter for a wide variety of birds, insects and other wildlife.</p> Weathering Storms in the Northeast http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/weathering-storms-northeast <div class="field-byline"> By Sara M. Sankowich, Unitil Service Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unitil implements a vegetation storm resiliency program that proves effective as an addition to its core vegetation management program.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/weathering-storms-northeast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/weathering-storms-northeast#comments Vegetation Management Mon, 16 May 2016 22:34:00 +0000 88661 at http://tdworld.com The Measure of UVM http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/measure-uvm <div class="field-byline"> By William Porter, CN Utility Consulting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overemphasis on IEEE reliability metrics diminishes public safety and fire protection efforts. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/measure-uvm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/measure-uvm#comments Reliability & Safety Overhead Transmission Mon, 16 May 2016 22:18:00 +0000 88651 at http://tdworld.com <p>An example of a reliability, safety, fire and environmental quality problem.</p> Technology Drives Ongoing Improvement http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/technology-drives-ongoing-improvement <div class="field-byline"> By Adam Morse, PPL Electric Utilities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PPL Electric Utilities finds a way to deliver power faster, better and cheaper using geospatial work management, LiDAR and unit contracts.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/technology-drives-ongoing-improvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/technology-drives-ongoing-improvement#comments Vegetation Management Mon, 16 May 2016 22:12:00 +0000 88641 at http://tdworld.com <p>PPL Electric Utilities vegetation management personnel review a 3-D model for vegetation clearance in proximity to high-voltage transmission lines.</p> Monarch Movement: Saving a Species http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/monarch-movement-saving-species <div class="field-byline"> By Neil Palmer, Sand County Foundation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Monarch butterflies and many agriculturally essential pollinators can thrive in utility rights-of-way maintained using IVM. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/monarch-movement-saving-species" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/monarch-movement-saving-species#comments Vegetation Management Mon, 16 May 2016 22:06:00 +0000 88621 at http://tdworld.com <p>The monarch, shown here emerging from a chrysalis, is considered the &ldquo;king&rdquo; of the butterflies.</p> Courtesy of Darkdiamond67, iStock. The Smart Use of Controlled Herbicides http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/smart-use-controlled-herbicides <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Neal, ACRT </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Follow best practices when incorporating the use of herbicides into an integrated vegetation management program for sustainable results. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/smart-use-controlled-herbicides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/smart-use-controlled-herbicides#comments Vegetation Management Mon, 16 May 2016 21:48:00 +0000 88591 at http://tdworld.com <p>Prescott Valley, Arizona, reclearing of right-of-way by mastication. Courtesy of Ramon Ortega, Arizona Public Service.</p> Wires Over Wildlife http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/wires-over-wildlife <div class="field-byline"> By Jason Grossman, Empire District Electric Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Empire District Electric successfully manages rights-of-way with the Missouri Department of Conservation and landowners as partners. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/wires-over-wildlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/wires-over-wildlife#comments Vegetation Management Mon, 16 May 2016 21:41:00 +0000 88581 at http://tdworld.com <p>Properly managed vegetation in the right-of-way benefits wildlife, property owners and Empire District Electric.</p> Operational Excellence, Environmental Payoffs http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/operational-excellence-environmental-payoffs <div class="field-byline"> By Amy N. Murray, ITC Holdings Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ITC practices right-of-way vegetation management at its best.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/operational-excellence-environmental-payoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/operational-excellence-environmental-payoffs#comments Vegetation Management Mon, 16 May 2016 21:35:00 +0000 88571 at http://tdworld.com <p>ITC and collaborators restored a mowed turf grass electrical transmission corridor back to a natural prairie in an effort to improve biodiversity and enhance the wildlife habitat.</p>